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Noting irregularities in admission to children with special needs, the education department has ordered private schools in the city to “implement inclusive education”, threatening them with penalties if they don’t comply. The order, issued on August 28, calls on schools to comply with provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016, which guarantees inclusive education to children with disabilities in all educational institutes.
The Act directs that the government and local authorities endeavour that all schools run and recognised by them provide inclusive education, and it lists the duties of educational institutes. These include admitting them without discrimination; making buildings, campus and various facilities accessible; and providing necessary support “individualised or otherwise……………………..