The court also directed that a three-member committee comprising Secretary (Education), Ministry of Education, or its nominee, Secretary Education of GNCTD or his nominee, and a representative from the Committee of Private Schools be set up within a week.
The committee will frame the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for identification of standard gadgets as well as the supplier(s) and Internet package(s) so that Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Groups (DG) students can access elementary education through digital online means.
"The committee shall identify gadget(s)/equipment, taking into account all relevant factors like their utility, ease of operation, cost, maintenance charges, life, reputation of manufacturers, child-lock etc within two weeks from its constitution," it said.
"The committee shall also decide as to whether any gadget(s)/equipment needs to be purchased by cluster bidding or by individual schools or hired by way of lease or licence agreement," the order read.
The court was hearing a plea filed by NGO Justice For All through advocates Khagesh B Jha and Shikha Sharma Bagga.
"The private unaided schools shall file their claims for reimbursement under Section 12(2) to the GNCTD within eight weeks from the date of supply of such gadget(s)/equipment. The said claim shall be processed and reimbursed to the schools within eight weeks from the date of their submission," the court added.
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