On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the Supreme Court has directed all the state governments to provide necessary infrastructure, stationaries, books, and other equipment to child care institutions for online classes within 30 days.
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao ordered that the state governments should ensure that the required number of teachers are made available to teach children at child care institutions.
The Supreme Court also passed a slew of directions to cater to the educational needs of child care institutions as well as to children who have been restored to families from these institutions.
It also ordered that extra classes should also be imparted to children in order to equip them for final exams which may be held next year.
“Provide the necessary infrastructure, books, and other equipment that is necessary for online classes on the basis of recommendations made by District Child Protection Units within a period of 30 days from today,” the bench said.
The apex court was hearing a suo moto case relating to COVID-19 spread in children shelter homes across India.
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