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Schools must have basic facilities: SC

Posted on Oct 03, 06:26PM | IBNS

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre as well as the state governments to provide basic infrastructure facilities that include drinking water and toilets to all schools in India within six months.

The apex court gave the order on a petition filed by an Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Environmental and Consumer Protection Foundation.

A bench headed by Justice K. S. Radhakrishnan directed that both government and private schools should implement the order within six months.

The court said failing to implement the order would be viewed seriously.

The SC asked the petitioner to move the court for action against schools that will fail to implement the order within six months.

It said that all existing directions given by the court in connection to providing infrastructure should also be implemented within the same time period.