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New Delhi: 3% of the total available seating for new entrants in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) are horizontally reserved for children with disabilities. The following measures were implemented for disabled children in KVs and JNVs: –
i) Barrier-free access for students with disabilities is an integral part of the Vidyalaya building design. Ramps and special toilets are being built in schools as well as in dormitories.
ii) Teachers are trained to help students.
iii) Use of the services of special educators to facilitate the teaching-learning process for children with disabilities
iv) Demand-based procurement of assistive extended devices.
v) Exemption from paying VVN and tuition fees.
vi) The ability to balance exam time, the seating arrangements on the ground floor, and the provision of the scribe / clerk facility in all exams for all benchmark disabled students studying in different classes will be expanded as per CBSE guidelines.
The government enacted the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) in 2016, and that law mandates the government and local authorities to take action to provide inclusive education for children with disabilities (CwDs). In addition, the law requires competent government and local authorities to ensure that every child with a disability of at least 40% has access to free education in an appropriate setting by the time they are 18 years old.
Centrally sponsored Samagra Shiksha – is an integrated school education program of the Ministry of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry of Education that includes children from preschool through secondary school. Under Samagra Shiksha there is a special component for inclusive education for children with special needs (CwSN), through which various offers for educational needs are provided, such as materials (TLMs) etc.
National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 advocates full equity and inclusion as cornerstones of education to ensure that all students can thrive in the education system. In its context, it also underlines the training of the CwSN in order to guarantee an equal school quality. The Samagra Shiksha program has also been aligned with the recommendations of NEP 2020 to ensure that all children have access to quality education with an equitable and inclusive teaching environment.
The information was given in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today by the Union Minister of Education, ShriDharmendraPradhan.