Uttarakhand High Court summoned the top officials of the government and asked them to explain the financial crisis which is preventing them from improving the education sector. The officials were called a day after the High Court banned the purchase of the luxury items by the state until the schools in the states are equipped with the basic amenities.
Principal secretaries in the finance and education department were summoned by the court and after acknowledging the fact that the implementation of the all facilities will be a financial burden on the state's finances, the court ordered them to provide the basic amenities for the moment.
The major importance was given to providing the clean drinking water which is very important as water borne diseases such as jaundice are already prevalent in the area.
The court said that a sum of Rs 100 crore will be more than enough to provide basic facilities as a first step.Advocate General SN Babulkar said that he will pursue the matter at the higher level.
The court further said that "the appropriate amount be set aside for the education sector".
The court stated that "given the summer season the government can buy items like water coolers and other necessities subject to clearance from the Principal Secretary concerned".