All govt schools must have toilet by November end: SC
New Delhi, Oct 18 : The Supreme Court today directed all states and union territories to build toilets, particularly for girls, in all government schools by the end of November.
A bench headed by Justice D K Jain asked all the governments to take immediate steps regarding this and file their compliance report before the deadline fixed by it.
The bench said that in case of any problem, the governments would at least provide temporary toilets for the students by November-end and the permanent structure be built by the end of the year.
' ' '"It is imperative for the governments to provide toilet facilities to students. Parents would not the send girl child to school if there is no toilet. We direct all states and union territories to provide toilet facilities by November 30.
In case it is not possible, then temporary structure be made and permanent construction must be done by December 31,' ' ' ¯ the bench said.
The court passed the order on a PIL seeking its direction to governments to provide basic facilities of drinking water and toilets in schools.
The bench was also told that all the states, except Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, have complied its previous order on providing drinking water in schools.
The court then directed the two states to comply with its order by the end of this month.