The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the government to consider treating physically challenged people at par with SC/ST candidates while granting relaxation in qualifying marks for admission in professional courses.
The court asked the government to consider the recommendations of chief commissioner for disabilities who had directed all government-aided institutions to extend the relaxation in qualifying marks to physically disabled candidates in order to bring them at par with SC/ST candidates.
A bench headed by Justice B.D. Ahmed, however, refused to grant any relief to a handicapped student who had sought such relaxation for getting admission in a medical college, saying there was no such provision in law at present.
"However, the respondents (government and institutions aided by it) are required to give a serious view to the recommendation in order to ensure that physically disabled persons are not deprived of their rights, privileges and facilities under the law," the court said.