HC directs Railways to confirm seats for PWD students under emergency quota

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According to Yahoo news, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday instructed the Ministry of Railways to make efforts to confirm seats for students with disability in the Emergency Quota. A division bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad stated that students could book waitlist tickets, and avail confirmed ones by informing the Railways two days in advance. This news comes in light of DU’s physical exams for final year students which will begin on the 14th of September. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a limited number of trains making travel a difficult affair.

Senior advocate SK Rungta, who was representing National Federation of Blind, was asked to provide a list of PWD students who would be travelling to Delhi from other parts of the country for the examination. DU was asked to file an affidavit stating the number of students who would appear for the second phase of the final year exams as well as the release date of the result of the first and second phase of the exams.

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The Ministry of Railways, represented by advocate Jagjit Singh, stated that it would take measures to avail confirmed seats for PWD students. It went on to state that it gives concessions to the visually impaired and many other categories of people with disabilities.

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DU stated that almost 1500 students had registered for the second phase of final year exams. It added that even those students who wanted to improve their results could sit for the second phase of the exam.

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The court listed the matter for further hearing on the 22nd of September.

Image Source: Zee News

Also Read: Metro services to resume in Delhi from September 7

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