03-30-2015, 02:29 PM
NEW DELHI: students with disabilities enrolled in private schools received a unique gift from the High Court of Delhi special educators-teachers ' Day.
A Division bench comprising Chief Justice Sikri AK acting and justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw directed all private unaided schools in the capital to employ two qualified special educators as the term of the right to education (RTE) Act.
The bench made it clear that special educators are needed not only in government-run schools or receiving aid, but should the private schools they enroll students with disabilities with special needs. HC was a Social Organization for civil rights Lawyer who has tried to extend the appointment of special educators for private schools.
The Court directed the State schools already to appoint special educators for children with disabilities in 2009. It reiterated the judgment earlier this year while it hears a contempt against the Government for its failure to fill vacancies for special educators.
PIL filed by lawyer Ashok Agarwal, pointed out that private unaided schools 2039 and 258 schools receiving aid does not have the physical infrastructure and basic academic, including special educators for those who suffer from blindness, mental retardation or serious hearing. "The failure on the part of the schools without help and helped me to have these facilities in place violates the fundamental right to education and human children with disabilities, guaranteed to them by the Constitution, the law on RTE (2009) and the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (2008)," PIL-argued.
In turn, the State Government has agreed with the need to have special educators and private schools all said without the help of Delhi are required to make provisions for special educators for children with special needs. HC has previously directed the Committee of action of private unaided schools to submit Declaration on honour with respect to the explanation of the position regarding the recruitment of special educators, the availability of ramps and special toilets, etc. for children with disabilities.