Infra Facilities At Government Schools In Gujarat Almost On Par Wi

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Excessive Courtroom on Tuesday noticed that steps taken by the state authorities in enhancing college infrastructure aren’t solely passable but in addition virtually on par with non-public establishments.

The courtroom of Chief Justice Aravind Kumar and Justice Ashutosh Shastri noticed primarily based on a authorities affidavit offering particulars of faculty buildings and infrastructure services reminiscent of playgrounds and washrooms in a suo motu PIL.

The courtroom had taken suo moto cognisance of a information article in regards to the collapse of a faculty constructing at Vagalvada village in Chhota Udepur district, and a few components of a faculty constructing collapsing at Pratappura in Mahisagar district and a few college students getting injured within the incident.


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The bench famous that the annexure made within the affidavit revealed that infrastructure services reminiscent of consuming water, bathrooms, and playgrounds have been supplied at district/taluka ranges, together with buildings for conducting lessons.

The courtroom additional mentioned that the advocate common has assured that any shortfall within the infrastructure can be addressed if delivered to the discover of Vidya Sameeksha Kendra, Samagra Siksha Kendra or Gujarat Council of Faculty Schooling.

“We don’t see any good floor as to why the mentioned assertion made shouldn’t be accepted, significantly within the background of the statistics positioned earlier than this courtroom (concerning infrastructure services) disclosing the steps taken by the state authorities, which aren’t solely passable but in addition virtually on par with some other non-public faculties,” the bench mentioned.

The federal government knowledgeable the courtroom {that a} pucca RCC constructing has been constructed at Vagalvada, and crucial directions have been issued concerning the college at Pratappura.

The courtroom noticed that it’s “not solely glad with the steps taken by the state but in addition locations on document its appreciation for fast steps taken on such deficiencies being identified”.

As per the affidavit filed by the extra secretary, there are 32,319 authorities faculties in all, with 47,07,846 college students.

Whereas virtually all faculties have bathrooms and consuming water provide, at the very least 6,443 shouldn’t have playgrounds, it mentioned.

The courtroom famous in its order that the state has put up “strenuous efforts” by which the online enrollment price in faculties (NER), which was 75.05 per cent in 2002-03, has risen to 99.25 per cent in 2012-13, and is now near reaching 100 per cent.

The varsity dropout ratio from Courses 1 to eight, which was round 18.79 per cent in 2004-05, has come down to three.07 per cent in 2021, as per the federal government affidavit.

The dropout ratio of women has come right down to 1.29 per cent for Courses 1 to five, and three.46 per cent for Courses 6 to eight by 2021, and the student-to-classroom ratio (SCR) stands at 26:1 in 2021, from 38:1 in 2001-02, with 1.37 lakh school rooms constructed throughout this era, the affidavit said.

As per the federal government knowledge, about 1.96 lakh lecturers and head lecturers have been recruited within the final 20 years, enhancing the pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) to twenty-eight:1 in 2021, from 40:1 in 2001-02.

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