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Rules for hiring teachers for disabled approved, court told

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) informed the Delhi High Court Monday that it has approved rules for recruitment of two special teachers for disabled students in each government school in the city.

 Counsel for the UPSC told Justice Indermeet Kaur that the UPSC has sent draft recruitment rules for the post of special educator (primary), as approved by the commission, to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

 The UPSC filed its reply after the court July this year issued notices to the UPSC and the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) over an alleged delay in posting two special teachers for disabled students.

 The directions for appointing special teachers were given to the Delhi government and the civic agencies in 2009.

 The court had issued notice to the UPSC when counsel for the MCD told the court that the matter rested with the UPSC and as and when the commission would respond, the necessary requisition would be sent to the DSSSB in regard to 1,790 posts of special teachers.

The court directed the MCD to take further steps to comply with its orders and submit compliance report before the next date of hearing Jan 23, 2012.


The court’s order came on a rejoinder filed by NGO Social Jurist to the response of the Delhi government and the MCD.


Meanwhile, the Delhi government informed the court that the DSSSB has advertised for recruitment of 858 posts of special teachers.

 “The applications will be accepted from Oct 24, and will close on Nov 17,” said Delhi government counsel.

The Social Jurist said that the court in 2009 directed the Delhi government, the MCD and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to ensure that each of their schools had at least two special teachers and teaching aids for students with disability.

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