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HC Orders Nursery Schools to Reserve Minimum 3 Seats for Differently-abled Kids

May 16, 2014 17:51 IST

    The Delhi High Court asked principal secretary (Education) to address the issue of reservation of 3 seats meant only for differently-abled children or Children with special needs (CWSN) in the ongoing Nursery Admission 2014.

    The HC ordered Delhi Government’s Education Department to issue notice to all the Pre-primary schools in Delhi for keeping a provision for CWSN and disabled children by reserving minimum three seats in Nursery class level.

    The notice was issued to principal secretary Anindo Majumdar by the division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Vibhu Bhakhru, who asked him to appear before court on today’s date.

    The court issued orders upon hearing a contempt plea which was filed against Majumdar for non-compliance to court's order issued on 7 May which had asked the government of Delhi to release circular "within 24 hours" to the nursery schools in Delhi, which are not fully inspected yet of having arrangements of special facilities, to keep at least 3 seats reserved for Children with special need category.

    In March, the court directed the Directorate of Education to issue a notification to 43 private schools with facilities to educate special students to reserve three seats in the current admission season.

    The Delhi government earlier submitted that after conducting inspections of 36 nursery schools out of 43 total schools in the city, only 18 schools were revealed as to be capable and well equipped of educating children with special needs. While 8 are still left to be inspected as yet.

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