New Delhi: The Supreme Court, hearing a case on Wednesday, asked the Center to take into account its financial implications while implementing schemes and legislation. Citing the Right to Education Act as an example, the court said that the law has been made but where are the schools. Where will the teachers come from? No infrastructural resources. Somewhere there are Shiksha Mitras who get five thousand rupees. who later demand equality. When such cases come to court, the government points to budget constraints. The court told the government that you should look into this aspect thoroughly. If the government does not work in this direction, then these will be just verbal claims.

The remarks were made by Justice UU Lalit on Wednesday during the hearing of a petition that sought to provide structural resources specified in the Domestic Violence Act, such as appointment of a security officer. Justice Lalit was presiding over the three-member bench. The bench also included Justice S Ravinder Bhatt and Justice PS Narasimha.

When the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday, the court asked the government to first give details of how many incidents of domestic violence take place. Then decide how many cadres are needed in each state. Then see how much money is needed to maintain this cadre.

Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhatti, appearing for the government, said that the court in its last hearing on February 25 had sought a status report from the government on the infrastructural resources available under the Domestic Violence Act. A part of the report is ready and some information is to be sought from the states. The court should give some more time for this. The government has filed an appeal in the court. The court gave the government two weeks to file the status report and said that advance copy of the report would be given to the petitioner. The court directed that the matter be heard again on April 26.