In what could be termed as a major lapse on the part of the state education department, close to 1,200 students appearing under the handicapped category for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations will have to sit for their exams without an adult writer even though they have a legal right to avail of one. The reason? An inordinate delay by the state education department in issuing the notification in this regard.
The notification, which should have been issued in January, was issued only this Monday. As a result, only around 50 of the 1,220 students concerned were able to file their nominations to avail of an adult writer for the all-important exams.
Source : http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-disabled-students-left-with-no-time-to-apply-for-adult-writers-2179006