Fill up vacancies in school for visually impaired: Delhi HC
Delhi High Court has directed the AAP government to "forthwith" appoint 10 contract teachers to vacant posts in a school in Delhi for visually impaired boys and provide the students with "assistive devices" like audio recorders to help them study.
The direction by a bench came on a PIL claiming there was 50% vacancy of teaching staff in the school.
School was functioning without principal for over two years: Petition
The petition by the National Federation of the Blind, which works for the rights of visually impaired persons, said the sanctioned teaching strength of the Government Senior Secondary School for Boys (Blind) in North Delhi's Kingsway Camp was 20, but there were only 10 teachers.
The plea also said the school was functioning without a principal for over two years.
Rules for inducting regular teachers will take time: Delhi government
Delhi government said the rules for inducting teachers on a regular basis would take time to be finalized. Then, the bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao said, "If your rules will take time, then appoint 10 guest teachers forthwith."
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Court ordered to provide assistive devices to students
The court in its order directed that the guest teachers be appointed immediately by conducting "walk-in interviews" in view of the "urgency" and the rules for recruiting teachers on a regular basis be finalized before the next academic session.
It also ordered that "assistive devices be forthwith provided" to the students, particularly students of Classes 9 to 12.
Court asked government to find vacant building for hostel facilities
The bench directed that a report should be filed before the next date of hearing on October 27, indicating the number of kits made available and the time frame within which they would be provided to the remaining students.
With regard to the hostel facilities, the court asked the government to indicate if a vacant building is available in the vicinity of the school.
Two portions of school building had fallen this year: Petition
According to the petition, two portions of the school building had fallen this year. It also claimed that the school lacked teaching staff, books and, most importantly, audio devices, like recorders to help the students understand what was being taught.
Delhi High Court
Chief Justice Rajendra Menon
Government Senior Secondary School
Justice VK Rao