HC Rap To Delhi Govt, MCDs: What Will You Teach When You're Unable To Clear Garbage
What kind of education would you impart, if you were unable to remove garbage from your schools, the Delhi High Court (HC) on December 18 asked the Aam Aadmi Party government and the municipal corporations of the national capital.
An HC Bench, headed by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and comprising Justice C Hari Shankar, said civic bodies were "hopelessly unable to do their duty".
"Maintenance of hygiene in the city is your prime duty. If you are not able to do it, what kind of education will you impart? It is sad that you are not able to remove garbage from your schools," the Bench observed.
"The point is inability," the Bench said, and asked the counsel of the Delhi government and the three MCDs, east, north and south municipal corporations, if it was not their duty.
The Bench directed the authorities to file their replies as regards removal of garbage generated in the schools run by the Delhi government as well as the MCDs and fixed the matter for April 23 next year.
The directions of the court came during the hearing of a plea filed by a non-governmental organisation, which urged the court to direct the authorities to make appropriate arrangements for daily collection and disposal of garbage from the premises of schools.
The petition claimed that multiple agencies in Delhi were busy shifting the blame on one other, and that there was no coordination between these agencies as regards improving the infrastructure for the students. The petition also dealt with the "poor" condition of toilets in these schools.
With inputs from Housing News