The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently disposed of a PIL filed which said respondent authorities were not adhering to provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act).
The PIL filed by one Kartar Singh further contended that the respondent authorities on the contrary have issued a notification dated 29.09.2020, which according to the petitioner is in violation of RTE Act provisions. The petitioner has raised several issues before the respondent authorities by making representations dated 19.07.2021, 25.07.2021, 15.08.2021, 29.08.2021.
Additional Advocate General Deepak Balyan, Haryana, submitted that the concerned authority shall consider and decide the representations filed by the petitioner expeditiously, if not already decided, and communicate the same to the petitioner.
In view of the aforesaid statement made by the State counsel, the Division Bench of Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha and Justice Arun Palli did not find any reason to entertain the PIL, which was disposed after taking the statement of the State counsel on record .
“It is made clear that this Court has not expressed any opinion on the merits of the case and, therefore, the authorities would be at liberty to examine the matter keeping all facts and facets into consideration and thereafter accept or reject the same in accordance with law,”
-the order reads.