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Nursery Admission: Circulars issued to 44 Private Schools to Reserve Seats for Special Children

May 28, 2014 15:12 IST

    The circulars for reserving minimum 2 seats for Children with Special Needs (CWSN) for the Nursery Admission to current academic session has been issued by Directorate of Education to 44 Schools in Delhi, as informed by the Delhi government to Delhi High court.

    The city government through an affidavit conveyed to the court that the circular was issued on May 19 in which private schools were asked to reserve at least two seats for CWSN category candidates.

    However, the affidavit had mentioned further that the private schools are not self-sufficient and well-equipped to serve the needs of disabled kids suffering from autism, palsy, multiple disorders or even those who are blind, deaf or dumb. It emphasized further that unless specialist from medical, psychology and experts in teaching fields are called to discuss the subject, the dream of granting benefits to disabled children would remain unmet.

    In the former hearing, the Court had directed the city government to issue the circular for minimum of 2 seats reservation in nursery, within 24 hours to 15 schools (eight of which were to be inspected and seven of which, according to the petitioner in the matter, have the facilities to provide education to CWSN).

    The Court on 13 May had summoned the Principal Secretary (Education) of the Directorate regarding a contempt of court petition filed by a man which accuses the city government of defying a Court order asking it to issue a circular to 15 schools within 24 hours to reserve minimum 2 seats for CWSN Category in Nursery class.

    Petitioner Pramod Kumar alleged the Government had deliberately not to issue the circular, which later on 19 May got issued.

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