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CwSN (Children with Spl Needs) Cetrain Exemptions in Examnations - Orders

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT

School Education Providing certain exemptions & concessions to the Children with Special Needs (CwSN) in the 5SC Public Examinations and other examinations of Classes VI to X, duly superseding the earlier orders issued in the G.O.Ms.No.14, SE (Prog.II) Dept., Dated: 31-01-2019 Orders - Issued. SCHOOL EDUCATION (Prog.II) DEPARTMENT

G.O.Ms.No.86, Dated:29/12/2021

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1. G.O.Ms No.14, SE (Prog.II) Dept, Dated:31-01-2019.

2. From the Secy, DSE&L, Gol, D.O.No.9-39/2021-1S.18,  Dated:09-11-2021. 

3. From the CSE, A.P., File No.GE-COORONINT/1/2021-DGE (Computer No. 1557369), dt.03.12.2021.

ORDER:

In the G.O.1" read above, Government have provided certain exemptions and concessions to the children with Special Needs (CwSN) in SSC examinations and other examinations of classes VI to X to retain them in schools and to encourage them to complete their secondary education successfully.

2. In the letter 2nd cited, the Secretary, DSE&L, Gol has informed that National Education Policy, 2020 reaffirms the provisions contained in the Rights of Person with Disability Act 2016 in regard to students with disability. Section 17 of this Act mandates that the appropriate Government and local authorities must "make suitable modifications in the curriculum and examination system to meet the needs of students with disabilities such as extra time for completion of examination paper, facility of scribe or amanuensis, exemption from second and third language course." Therefore, the Secretary, has requested to review the existing provisions for CwSN in A.P. State Boards, revise them, accordingly notify in Government rules and facilitate for implementation of these provisions for CwSN as per Section 17 of the RPwD Act and NEP 2020, so that there are. uniform provisions across all Boards with clear eligibility criteria..

3. In the reference 4th cited, the Commissioner of School Education, A.P., has stated that, to facilitate every student in the State to complete his/her secondary education with ease, reduce the drop-out rates, provide equali opportunities and level-playing field to the Children with Special Needs (CwSN), certain provisions & concessions are to be provided to the Children with Special Needs (CwSN) in SSC Public Examinations (Class-X) and other examinations from Class-VI to Class-X in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The Constitution of India ensures equality, freedom, justice and dignity of all individuals including Persons with disabilities and mandates an inclusive society for all. Article 41 of the Constitution of India declares that the State shall, within the limits of its economic capacity and development, make effective provisions for securing the right to work, to education and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement and in other cases of undeserved want.

Further, National Education Policy 2020 recognizes the importance of creating enabling mechanisms for providing CwSN the ame opportunities for obtaining quality education as any other child and reaffirms the provisions contained in. the Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016. The Director of Government Examinations, AP has undertaken the task of revising the present exemption & concessions which are being provided for the CwSN in the SSC Public Examinations to implement the objectives of NEP 2020 in the right spirit. After a detailed study of the provisions provided by CBSE as well as the RPwD Act, 2016 and other orders of the Social Justice and Empowerment Department this regard. Accordingly, the Commissioner of School Education, AP has submitted necessary proposal for exemptions and concessions to the Children. with Special Needs (CwSN) in the SSC Public Examinations and other examinations of Classes VI to X.

4. Government, after careful examination of the matter, hereby order to provide exemptions and concessions indicated at Annexure-I and II, appended to the G.O., to the Children with Special Needs (CwSN) in the State of Andhra Pradesh from the SSC Public Examinations, March-2022 and other examinations of Classes VI to X from the Academic Year 2021 22, duly superseding the earlier orders issued in the G.O. 1st read above.

5. The Commissioner of School Education, A.P., and the Director of Government Examinations, A.P., shall take further action accordingly, in the matter. (BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

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