Last updated time: 14 Mar 2023 11:08 IST
A Delhi HC bench has listed the matter for further hearing on July 20 (Representative image)
The tender submitted by Santosh Kumar Tripathi, Permanent Adviser to the Delhi Government, has been resubmitted and the construction of the building will begin soon.
The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response from the Delhi government on a plea to construct a new building for a school that was earlier functioning in tents and porta-booths and was demolished during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad issued a notice and asked the Delhi government to respond on the matter.
The tender submitted by Santosh Kumar Tripathi, Permanent Adviser to the Delhi Government, has been re-submitted and the construction of the building will begin soon.
The court listed the matter for further hearing on July 20.
The Supreme Court was hearing a plea by NGO Social Lawyer, represented by advocate Ashok Agarwal, seeking a direction to the Delhi government to immediately construct 56 additional classrooms to run the Government Girls’ High School and the Government Boys’ High School in Mustafabad, northeast Delhi. in order to build a new school building.
The petition, through advocates Kumar Utkarsh and Mohini Chaubey, also said that Rs 16.54 crore has been sanctioned to the Public Works Department (PWD) in June 2021 for construction of additional classrooms, but the work has not yet started.
“This is a clear failure of the respondents to fulfill their constitutional and legal obligations to educate their children,” the report said. The petition called the delay a failure on the part of the government.
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