Supreme Court of India has announced that it will pass the order on plea filed to make higher education institutes to get physically accessible for differently -abled students.
A bench chaired by Justices A.K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said the court will pass certain directions to higher education institutes for differently-abled students.
Enabling Institutes of differently-abled:
In the month of November, University Grants Commission (UGC) of India presented a statistics that not even one per cent of Indian educational institute is user-friendly for differently abled students. There are approx. 50 per cent of persons with disabilities fewer than 25 years of age, and none of universities are user-friendly for these students. Adding further, the report says, students who make it to the higher education find it hard to accommodate and gain too much exposure to academics.
In the year 2006, Disabled Rights Group in 2006 filed a plea, exposing the cause of differently-abled girl who is 100% wheelchair bound.
Lack of Facilities for Disable students:
In the petition filed, it stated that collages lack facilities for disabled students despite having the law of provision of facilities to such students. The Persons for Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, provided guidelines to follow which Indian institutes didn’t adhere too. In fact, the institutes didn’t follow 3% reservation.
The bench will soon pass the order which every institute in India have to follow.