|Ministry of Human Resource Development|
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Activities undertaken for Disability Sector
Department of Elementary Education and Literacy
The National Policy on Education, 1986 as modified in 1992, emphasizes three aspects in relation to Elementary Education, viz.,
The Policy also emphasizes that education must play a positive and interventional role in correcting social and regional imbalance, empowering women and in securing a rightful place for the disadvantaged and the Minorities.
Inclusive Education of Children with Special Needs (CWSN)
SSA aims to ensure that every Child with Special Needs (CWSN), irrespective of the kind, category and degree of disability, is provided education in an appropriate environment and envisages adoption of zero rejection policy so that no child is left out of the education system. SSA envisages a specific grant @ Rs.1200/- per CWSN per year to meet “the special learning needs” of CWSN. Convergence has been established with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to provide aids and appliances to CWSN under SSA. Steps are being taken to make all new school buildings and the existing schools barrier free.
Department of Secondary and Higher Education
The Following are the guidelines and scope of the above facilities:
Exemption from examination in the third language; Permission to use an amanuensis and allowed an additional 60 minutes (1 hour) time for each external examination; Consider the physio-therapic exercises as equivalent to Physical andamp; Health Education course of the Board; Have the option of studying one compulsory language as against two. This language should be in consonance with the overall spirit of the Three Language Formula prescribed by the Board. Besides one language any four of the following subjects be offered:
In addition to above concessions, the Centre Supdts. have been requested to make arrangements for conduct of examination of such candidates on the ground as far as possible.
RULES FOR APPOINTING AN AMANUENSIS:
The Integrated Education for Disabled Children (IEDC) scheme started in 1974, provides 100 percent funding to State Governments/UTs and NGOs towards facilities extended to disabled children such as books and stationary, uniforms, transport allowance, escort allowance, reader allowance for blind children, equipments. The Scheme has also component for free school training for disabled children and counseling for their parents. Assistance is also provided for setting up of resource room, survey and assessment of disabled children, purchase and production of instructional material, training and orientation of general teachers to take care of the educational need of the disabled children. The revision of the scheme is under consideration so as to make schools more inclusive and make systemic reforms for bringing and retaining more and more children with disabilities in regular schools.
University and Higher Education
To ensure inclusiveness in the higher education system, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has been operating two schemes namely Teachers Preparation in Special Education (TEPSE) and Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN) for the differently abled persons. The main objective of the scheme is to develop courses for special teachers and counselors, and also to provide facilities in various forms for differently abled persons.
Source: CCPD Annual Report 2006-2007
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