The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) on a PIL seeking appointment of special teachers for disabled students studying in their schools.
A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice on a plea by NGO Social Jurist and asked KVS to file an affidavit disclosing details and details relating to the special auditors appointed by it for its schools. had gone.
A bench of Justice Navin Chawla asked the KVS to state whether there are KVs where special teachers have not been appointed.
Advocate Ashok Aggarwal, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that KVS has not recruited any particular teacher despite the assurance given in 2009.
The petitioner has prayed to direct the KVS to create sufficient number of regular posts of special teachers, to frame recruitment rules and to recruit at least 2 special teachers for each school.
The petition states that the inaction with regard to recruitment of special teachers on permanent basis is violative of the Fundamental Right to Education of thousands of disabled students as well as the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and rights. Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
“Respondent KVS has neither created permanent posts of Special Teacher nor framed recruitment rules nor made any recruitment till date. It is further submitted that despite the fact that respondents have 31.12 .There are 5701 children with special needs as of 2018. As of 2021, in KVs across the country, the respondents have not taken steps to recruit special teachers for the education of children with disabilities.”
It said that non-appointment of special teachers would not only discourage students with disabilities to continue their studies, but also discourage children with disabilities to take admission in KVs.
The petition further states that the fact of the respondent special teachers in KVS was highlighted by the petitioner in a PIL in 2008, according to which KVS had assured the court that it was lagging behind in providing facilities to the physically challenged students. will not be.
However, that assurance on the part of respondent KVS remained elusive, he claimed.
The next hearing of the case will be on November 17.
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