The Delhi High Court demanded a 5 percent reservation of seats for PWD students in Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU). Hence, the court asked the JNU administration to adopt whatever method deemed fit to reserve seats for the disabled category. Therefore, 5 percent of seats of the total admissions will be reserved for them from now onwards.
HC Statement for the PWD students:
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said, “After the admission procedure, when the students are counted, the 5 percent reservations criteria should be met.” Hence, the Delhi High Court and its judges wants speedy implementation of this 5 percent criteria for the people with disability. This statement for the PWD students was issued on Friday, 6th November.
JNU administration on the PWD statement :
JNU agreed to the Delhi High court’s statement. Hence, the varsity assured that the designated percentile for the PWD students will be covered by the end of the admission procedure. Monika Arora, Central government standing counsel, represented JNU. The JNU representative said that it was their duty to ensure 5 percent of seats for people with disabilities. Hence, they are bound to provide the PWD such concessions and reservations.
This latest stand for the PWD made by the JNU administration is contrary to their earlier verdict. Their earlier verdict witnessed problems in achieving a mandate on the matter of a 5 percent seat reservation for such students. Hence, some members of their administration didn’t agree with the statement before. However, the whole JNU faculty and administration are now okay with the verdict.
The JNU administration has submitted data on October 15th that the criteria of admitting 5 percent of PWD students weren’t met. However, in July the JNU administration has said that it never violated the mandate over reservation criteria. Hence, the administration says that they always want to fill seats in the PWD criteria and in all the courses.
Javed Abidi Foundation, working for the welfare of the disabled students, issued a PIL in the High court. They claimed that the JNU administration didn’t fulfill the 5 percent criteria issued by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD).