There is good news for the hearing impaired who are seeking jobs as contractual teachers Grade- 2 and 3 in the State.
In a judgment on Tuesday, the high court has directed the state government that hearing impaired students who will qualify the examination for contractual teachers Grade -2 and 3 conducted by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (PEB), will be appointed in a separate quota for the hearing impaired.
The high court also quashed the government circular issued on 24 March 2006, which said that the 2% quota for the hearing impaired had been included in the 4% quota for the orthopedically challenged. PEB had advertised for recruitment of 80,000 contractual teachers, but the recruitment was done on the basis of the 2006 circular.
Challenging the circular, a petition was filed on 21 October 2011 petition by Karuna Ahuja, Gajaraj Singh, Mukesh Rajak, Anil Patel and others, all of whom are hearing impaired. The petition demanded that hearing impaired students should be given the opportunity to sit in the examination and they should also be given benefit of reservation.
The court also said that according to state level district survey there are as many as 9,032 boys and 6,660 girls studying in government schools, who are hearing impaired and therefore there is need to appoint teachers who would cater to the needs of such students. The decision was passed by the court of Justice SC Sharma.