With disposing of a plea, Delhi High Court has asked Delhi government to continue with the welfare initiative for the orphan children including admitting them in private and public schools.
Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan have disposed of the petition filed by Harpal Singh Rana seeking detailed scheme on the education, living, and other facilities for the orphan children of the national capital who are suffering badly in absence of the governmental policies amid coronavirus outbreak.
Harpal Singh has sought the information through a Right to Information (RTI) application.
Taking cognizance of the efforts and steps taken by Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government, the high court said that the court no longer needs to monitor the case and disposed of the plea on Tuesday.
Delhi government has ensured that orphan children are getting admitted to private and public schools in order to get access to the proper education.
“In view of the status report filed by the Delhi government, we see no reason to further monitor the matter. We expect the Delhi government to continue getting the children admitted in private and public schools,” stated the bench.
In the earlier status report by the Delhi government, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has submitted that apart from education, they are also providing food, clothing, medical care, and financial assistance to all the orphan children of the national capital.
Delhi government also told that they also provide career guidance, job placements, Aadhaar cards, bank accounts and ₹ 30,000 as financial assistance to girls, their guardians or foster parents for their marriage.