PIL moved in Delhi High Court seeks proper execution of Right to Education Act

New Delhi: A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking proper implementation of the Right to Education Act, alleging that authorities concerned have taken no action to ensure education, health and nutrition of children up to the age of 14 years.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The PIL has sought framing of a policy to ensure education, health and nutrition as well as the development of children up to the age of 14 years, as guaranteed under the Constitution.

The petition has sought directions to the Aam Aadmi Party government and the municipal corporations, which run schools in the national capital, to carry out a house to house survey in their respective areas to find out if there are any children between the ages of 6-14 years who are not going to schools.

The petitioner, Salek Chand Jain, has also urged the court to direct authorities to take steps to curb the drop out rate in government and corporation-run schools.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar is likely to hear the matter on 11 July.

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Updated Date: Jun 04, 2018 16:44:57 IST

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