CBSE reminds schools to appoint "Special Educators"

The Circular No/CBSE/AFF/ Circular 13/2017 says,

This is in continuation to CBSE circular No. CBSE/ACAD/JS&IC (A&T)/2015 dated 25.06.2015. As per Rule No.13.11 of Affiliation Bye-Laws of Board in which direction was issued to all the affiliated schools to mandatory appoint SPECIAL EDUCATORS to ensure quality education for all children including children with special needs as per Section 3, 8(c) and 9 (c) of the Right to Education Act, 2009 to facilitate effective and meaningful inclusion of children with disabilities in schools. However, it has been observed that many schools affiliated with CBSE are not adhering to the provision concerning appointment of Special Educators. In this connection, your attention is invited to Rule 13(11) of Affiliation Byelaws which provides to promote inclusion of students with disabilities/special needs in the normal school as per provisions of the “Persons with disabilities Act 1995” and in conformity with National Policy of Education. In view of above, the Management and the Head of the CBSE affiliated schools are hereby directed to strictly follow the above provisions and make arrangement immediately to appoint special educators in their respective school(s).The above provision may be brought to the knowledge of School Managing Committee for strict compliance.

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