HC directs railways to help college students with disabilities to journey to Delhi for DU exams

New Delhi, September 1

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Railways to make sure that all college students with disabilities, who have to journey to the nationwide capital to look in bodily exams being held by Delhi University, are supplied confirmed tickets.

The court docket stated it wanted to be ensured that the scholars belonging to the individuals with disabilities (PWD) class didn’t miss the possibility to look within the second spherical of ultimate 12 months examinations, which can be held in bodily mode from September 14.

A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad stated in view of the restricted variety of trains working at present, the hassle can be made to offer them confirmed tickets.

It stated college students might e-book tickets within the ready record and inform the Railways two days upfront.

The court docket additionally requested DU to file an affidavit stating the variety of college students who had registered for the second section of exams.

The college may even point out within the affidavit as to when the outcomes of each the phases might be declared.

It listed the matter for additional listening to on September 22.

Advocate Jagjit Singh, representing the ministry, stated the Railways already offers a concession to a number of classes of PWDs together with these with visible and speech impairment.

He stated the process to avail the concession is about out.

The court docket requested senior advocate SK Rungta, representing petitioner National Federation of Blind, to offer an inventory of PWD college students who suggest to journey to Delhi from far off locations.

The excessive court docket was listening to pleas by legislation scholar Prateek Sharma and NFB in search of to arrange efficient mechanisms PWD college students in order that academic directions might be transmitted to them correctly and educating materials is supplied to them by on-line mode of educating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The on-line OBE for ultimate 12 months undergraduate college students had been held from August 10 to 31.

The college students who can be ignored of on-line exams can be given a chance to look in bodily examinations, to be held from September 14. PTI

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