Differently-abled students need not always go to special schools for their education as the Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to appoint special teachers in each school to cater to their needs.
“Every school must have special educator. We want you to appoint as many regular teachers as needed. The teachers should be appointed on a permanent basis and their salary must be at par with the regular teacher,” a bench comprising Chief Justice AP Shah and Justice Manmohan said.
The government, however, assured the court that fifty such teachers have already appointed and more would be recruited in the coming days.
Not satisfied with the reply, the court wanted to know about the steps taken by the government.
“We are not going to be satisfied by your assurance. You have to advertise and appoint teachers in all government schools,” the bench said adding they should be appointed on permanent basis.
The court’s remarks came while hearing a PIL
seeking a direction to the government to make schools disabled-friendly.
The petition, filed by advocate Ashok Agrawal, alleged differently-abled students are suffering because of lack of facility and teachers in government schools.