Shimla: The court in Himachal Pradesh put the state government on notice for upgrading schools without requisite infrastructure, something that most governments of the day have been doing so with impunity
Taking cognizance of a letter by Ashok Kumar, a resident of Hamirpur, the High Court division bench of acting chief justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Kuldip Singh suo moto treated it as a public interest litigation and asked the director higher education and director elementary education to reply within 4 weeks.
Ashok Kumar in his letter alleged that every government, during its terms, upgrades schools without corresponding up gradation of facilities. As such, these have no infrastructure worth the name and these upgraded schools were facing severe staff shortages.
Before posting the matter for 6th January, the court has asked director higher education and director elementary education to reply about the allegations schools had been upgraded in violations of government rules.