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Why delay in recruiting 1540 special educators: HC to AAP govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High today sought the government's response over alleged delay in filling up 1540 posts of special educators in municipal schools here.

A bench of Acting and Justice C further issued notice to the Subordinate Services Selection Board and South Municipal Corporation on the plea alleging that till date the authorities have not even conducted the examinations for these posts.

The asked the authorities to file their status report before the next date of hearing on January 23.

The was hearing an application moved by seeking direction to immediately issue dates for examination for filling up of the posts in terms of the advertisements issued in August last year.

It said that in pursuance to the high court's September 2009 order, the unified MCD had created as many as 1741 posts of special educators. "Out of this 1741 posts of special educator, 1540 posts are still lying vacant, that means 89 per cent posts of special educators in MCDs run schools have not been filled up so far.

Agarwal submitted that the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board was "just sitting over the matter ignoring the seriousness of the same."

The application was moved in a petition by and her husband Shyam Nandan, who sell vegetables in Katwaria Sarai in south Delhi.

has moved the court saying her two sons with special needs have studied at and municipality-run schools for years, but have learnt nothing and were rather made a source of entertainment.

They said their disabled sons had stopped going to the school due to lack of special educators.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:10 IST