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5% of total induction should comprise of disabled students: HC to JNU – education

The Delhi High Court told Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday that whatever method it adopts to reserve seats for the disabled category, five percent of total final admissions must include people with disabilities (PWD) .

“At the end of the admissions, when heads are counted, the five percent reserve / induction should have been met. He’s doing it, right? ”Said a bench of the Chief Justice DN Patel and Judge Prateek Jalan to the varsity team.

The varsity team assured the court that the five percent induction of disabled students was met at the end of admissions.

The JNU, represented by permanent central government attorney Monika Arora, said it had a duty to ensure that a five percent reserve is provided and met for PWD candidates.

The latter position runs counter to the varsity’s earlier submission that it was not meeting the five percent disability induction mandate as mandated by law.

On October 13, the varsity team had admitted to the court that after the admissions were terminated, the admission of disabled people did not meet the five percent quota set forth in the Persons with Disabilities Rights Act (RPWD). .

In July, JNU had told the court that it had never violated the mandate of the five percent reserve for disabled students and promised to provide it in all courses in the 2020-21 academic year.

In light of the latest stance from the varsity team, the high court removed a PIL by the Javed Abidi Foundation, which works for the welfare of people with disabilities, claiming that JNU has kept less than five percent of seats for category of disabled in the academic session. 2020-21.


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