Samagra Shiksha caring for children with dyslexia, HC informed

Samagra Shiksha, who works under the school education department, takes care of children with dyslexia through special teachers, the Supreme Court in Madras said.

The submission to that effect was made by the School Education Department in its affidavit filed with the court in response to a recent PIL request.

Petition K Elango prayed for the department to set up an expert commission that would identify students with dyslexia and organize nationwide counseling for children addicted to social networks and transform the parents ‘and teachers’ association on the basis of representation.

The counter stated that the Department of Primary Education appointed 58 full-time special teachers and 2,196 teachers with a consolidated salary. Another 147 special teachers appointed the secondary education department with a consolidated salary.

Satisfied with the ministry’s submission, the first bench of the acting Chief Justice MN Bhandari and Judge PD Audikesavalu processed the petition.

The bench noticed that the counter showed the steps taken in connection with the petitioner’s prayer. The petitioner’s legal representative also expressed satisfaction. Because of this, there is no need to issue any instructions other than to ask the authorities to comply with the decisions they have taken and, accordingly, to regularly monitor the event in the public interest, especially for students with dyslexia, adding and handling the petition.


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