New Delhi , The Delhi High Court has given the last chance to Delhi University (DU) to file a comprehensive affidavit on the implementation of the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.
The high court also asked DU to file an affidavit as to how the amicus curiae’s suggestions or report on physical infrastructure and accessibility for persons with disabilities have been implemented at the university’s Campus Law Center (CLC). It was informed by the counsel for Delhi University that the work of repair of toilets, corridors, open areas and provision of tactile and other facilities for persons with disabilities in the CLC has been completed by the agency to the satisfaction of the competent authority of the University.
The bench of Justice Purushindra Kumar Kaurav has given seven days time to DU to file an affidavit in this regard. The bench said that through the affidavit, it wants to be satisfied whether arrangements have been made in the DU as per the provisions of the 2016 Act and the suggestion report of the amicus curiae. For this only a detailed affidavit has been summoned. Actually, the High Court is hearing the petition of a university student Jayant Singh Raghav (who is blind). He had raised the issue of providing assistive devices to disabled students during examinations.
Order should be given to make 10 more ramps
The bench had earlier appointed lawyer Kamal Gupta as amicus curiae in this case. He has said in his report that orders should be given to build 10 more ramps at different places in CLC. There should be a toilet for the disabled on each floor. The case will be heard on December 7.