New Delhi: Kendriya Vidyalayas to get educators for special children

The Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered the Centre and the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to fill regular positions for special educators in KVs within eight weeks

IANSUpdated: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 08:57 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered the Centre and the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to fill regular positions for special educators in KVs within eight weeks.

According to Advocate Ashok Agarwal, the order by the Chief Justice-led bench stemmed from a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Social Jurist seeking the appointment of special educators for students with disabilities studying in its schools.

The petitioner was seeking direction to KVS to forthwith create an adequate number of regular posts of special educators, frame recruitment rules, and recruit at least two special educators for each school.

"Respondent KVS till date has neither created permanent posts of special educator nor has framed recruitment rules nor has made any recruitment so far. It is also further submitted that despite the fact that respondents have as many as 5701 children with special needs as of December 31, 2021 in KVs across the country, till date, respondents have not taken steps to recruit special educators for the education of children with disabilities," the plea read.

Non-appointment of special educators would not only discourage students with disabilities from studying to continue their studies but also discourage children with disabilities to take admission in KVs, it stated further.

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