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In a significant judgment, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday 18.8.2015 directed the Uttar Pradesh government to make it mandatory for the government employees and those serving in the local bodies to send their kids to government-run primary schools. In its order, the HC asked the state government to take appropriate steps to ensure that these guidelines are implemented from the next academic session.

While hearing a group of petitions by Shiv Kumar Pathak and several others, the HC bench of JusticeIn case the government employees fail to send their kids to the government primary schools, an amount, which they are paying as fee for their wards in private schools, will be deducted from their salaries every month. The court also directed the chief secretary to submit a compliance report in next six months. Agarwal also suggested strict penalties for those officials/employees failing to follow the new rules.