The Delhi High Court on Monday asked for a response from the Delhi government in a public interest lawsuit demanding immediate reinstatement of the sanitary napkin facility for girls students in all government schools here, saying the lack of an ongoing contract is not good enough is to stop a social measure. Delhi government adviser Santosh Kumar Tripathi told a bank headed by acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi that the facility, said to have been shut down since January 2021, is likely to start up after schools reopen after the summer break, as there are already a new tender has been submitted. floated and the same will probably be completed soon.
The bank, which also includes Judge Sachin Datta, questioned why such a measure should be stopped due to the lack of an interim arrangement and stated that it is always up to the government to source goods at approved rates from the bank. -Government Marketplace. The Delhi government should develop a policy to deal with situations where the existing contract will expire over time, the court said.
The lack of an ongoing contract is not good enough to stop such a social measure and the Delhi government should develop a policy to deal with a situation when the existing contract expires over time, the government said. court of law. The petition from the NGO Social Jurist claims that since January 2021, the Directorate of Education (DoE) under Kishori Yojana has stopped providing sanitary pads to girl students in government schools in Delhi, leaving them facing the problem.
The plea, filed by lawyers Ashok Agarwal and Kumar Utkarsh, argued that DoE had adopted the Kishori Yojana Scheme under which girl students studying in government schools in Delhi would be provided with sanitary pads to maintain their personal hygiene and general health and also to overcome obstacles in their lives. delete study. “DoE vide circulars…directed head of government and government helped schools distribute sanitary towels to college girls,” it said that the restoration of sanitary pad facilities for girls students in government schools is very important and necessary for their personal hygiene and general health such as in his absence, their education and attendance are adversely affected, the plea said.
It argued that DoE’s action not to provide sanitary pads is irrational, unreasonable, arbitrary and contrary to the fundamental right to education of girls students, as guaranteed by the Constitution, read with provisions of the right of children to Free and Compulsory Education. Act and Delhi School Education Act. The case was to be heard on July 6.
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