Need for comprehensive action plan for identification of Children with Special Needs, training of special teachers : GoI

Need for comprehensive action plan for identification of Children with Special Needs, training of special teachers : GoI


Need for comprehensive action plan for identification of Children with Special Needs, training of special teachers : GoI


Srinagar, Oct 19 : The Government of India (GoI) has said that there was a need to devise a comprehensive action plan for a calendar of activities of inclusive education for the identification of Children with Special Needs (CwSN) and the training of special teachers.

In this regard, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has asked to explore avenues for convergence with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Justice for effective coverage and implementation.

According to the official documents available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the MoE has said, “A comprehensive action plan for calendar of activities is to be prepared for the identification of Children with Special Needs (CwSN), training of teachers, availability of special educators, making infrastructure and ICT inclusive and awareness programmes.”

The ministry has asked all the states and UTs to explore avenues for convergence with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Justice for effective coverage and implementation.

“Regular Updation of child wise data relating to stipend for girls and other students oriented component-wise details under Inclusive Education must be uploaded on Project Appraisal, Budgeting, Achievements and Data Handling System (PRABANDH) of Samagra Shiksha,” it reads.

Apart from development in inclusive education, the MoE has also said that 50 percent of the composite secondary and senior secondary schools as envisaged in NEP 2020 will introduce vocational education in the next four years—(KNO)

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