HC tells Delhi govt to form policy for non-stop sanitary pads distribution | Latest News Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the city government to consider a policy of uninterrupted distribution of sanitary napkins to students in its schools, saying the absence of a running agreement alone is not enough to stop social action. .

The seat of Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Sachin Dutta has always been related to the government’s purchase of goods at a government-approved rate by listening to a public interest petition filed by a non-governmental organization, Social Justice, to quickly restore sanitary napkins in all government schools. E-marketing.

“The absence of a running agreement to stop this kind of social action is not good enough and the Delhi government should make policy to deal with the situation when the existing agreement is lost with time,” the court said.

In a petition filed by lawyer Ashok Agarwal, the Directorate of Education (DOE) has not been providing sanitary napkins to students of Delhi government schools under the Kishori scheme, which is causing them a problem.

Delhi government lawyer Santosh Kumar Tripathi told a bench headed by Provisional Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi that the facility, which was supposed to be shut down by January 2021, is likely to open as schools reopen after the summer break. That float is likely to be finalized soon.

In its appeal, the DoE has adopted a Kishori Project, which provides sanitary napkins for students studying in Delhi government schools to maintain their personal hygiene and general health and to overcome obstacles in their studies.

It stated that restoring the sanitary napkin facility for students in government schools is very important and necessary for their personal hygiene and general health, as their absence would adversely affect their education and attendance.

The DOE action, which does not provide sanitary napkins, violates the fundamental right to education of female students, which is irrational, unreasonable, arbitrary, and guaranteed by the Constitution’s provision of child free and compulsory rights. Education Act and Delhi School Education Act.

The next hearing on the case is scheduled for July 6.

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