HC orders notice on plea for issuing laptops to disabled students

The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice T Raja and Justice D Krishnakumar passed the direction on hearing a petition filed by advocate Karpagam, a resident of Chennai.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to file its response to a plea to give free laptops to physically disabled students studying in the school.

The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice T Raja and Justice D Krishnakumar passed the direction on hearing a petition filed by advocate Karpagam, a resident of Chennai.

The petitioner prayed for a direction to Tamil Nadu government to consider her representation made in September to give free laptops to physically challenged students.

According to the petitioner, the State procured about 5.32 lakh laptops in 2020 -2021 for giving them to school students free of cost and not even a single laptop was distributed to disabled students.

Recording the submissions, the judges observed that if the scheme of providing free laptops to the students is in operation, why the State shall not consider to give them to physically challenged students.

The bench further directed the government to file its response to this plea and adjourned the matter within two weeks.

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