Bhubaneswar, Nov 6 (LocalWire): The Supreme Court has directed Odisha to utilize Rs 5 crore penalty money lying in court deposit, for establishing schools for the education of children of servitors and others of Puri Jagannath temple.
The court has asked the state’s chief architect to ensure a proper plan is produced with the help of the temple managing committee and progress of steps taken in this regard be informed to it.
“We direct the Temple Managing Committee to allot suitable place for the school for children of servitors for their proper education as may be considered necessary” the apex court in a ruling stressed two days ago.
“The school should also cater to other members of the public, and not exclusively for children of such servitors”
The Apex court had in 2016 imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on a private medical college for raising the number of seats from 100 to 150 without having the necessary facilities and infrastructure.
The penalty money has been lying in deposit in the apex court.