CBSE grants concession to class 10 Mumbai student with learning disability

Less than a week after DNA reported about the class 10 student from Mumbai with learning disability who was being denied concession by CBSE citing delay in getting the certificate , the board has now rolled back its decision.

On Thursday, the CBSE’s Chennai division , which Mumbai is a part of, sent a letter to the school granting concession to the student for the remaining exams. The letter granted a concessional time of 30 mins to an hour depending on the total marks of the paper. The letter came after city-based psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty wrote to the HRD ministry.

In 2016, the child was diagnosed with learning disability after which the school issued a letter to Nair hospital to get the necessary tests done and was expecting to get a certificate before December 2016, the due date mentioned by the CBSE to submit the documents.

The hospital gave the certificate a little late on February 20 , due to the large number of requests it had, confirming that the child had dyslexia and dysgraphia. The letter was forwarded to the CBSE in the next two days but was denied by the board citing delay.

Now with the concession being granted , the child can write the remaining papers with the additional time.

“We are finally relieved that the CBSE has granted concession to the child. We just wish that the board should have been considerate and taken note of the request before”said the mother of the student.

Dr Harish Shetty said that he would write to the HRD ministry to ensure that no such student suffers in the manner after this. “I will write to the HRD ministry and would urge them to take action against officials who denied the child his right ” said Shetty.