GUWAHATI: In a memorandum submitted to the Chairman of the Secondary Board of Education (SEBA) by the Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha (PSSA), Assam, the Sangstha has raised their concern over the assignment of amanuensis towards the physically challenged.
PSSA is a pioneer organization for the welfare of the physically disabled persons of Assam. According to a guideline released by SEBA, PSSA has expressed their disapproval over amanuensis standard as set by the SEBA. The notification read “the amanuensis will be of class IX standard for writing the answers dictated by the candidate. The amanuensis will be decided by the centre-in-charge.” Nripen Malakar, PSSA Secretary, opined that the candidates should have the discretion of opting for their own scribe/reader/lab assistant. He has also pointed out that the denial of amanuensis for the deaf and dumb is not fair as it violates the provision of the Right of Persons with Disability Act, 2016. A request has been forwarded to modify the guidelines set by SEBA and re-enforce the rights of the physically disabled students.
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