[AI] The Policy
balondhe at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 05:50:30 EST 2008
Thanks alot dear Kanchan madam. This is a great achievement for the
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From: "pamnani" <kanchanpamnani at hotmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:15 AM
Subject: [AI] The Policy
> Just like to report that we had a good meeting yesterday in Delhi.
> the recommendations are as follows:
> 1.Candidate has the discretion to appoint his own scribe
> 2. Extra time of 20 mins per hour of exam
> 3. no fetters on qualification of Scribe. This is the best - no junior
> problem, no stream problem, no marks problem.
> 4. Alternative Formats as suggested in my draft plus audio.
> 5. All equipment as suggested in my draft.
> 6. the details of the technology hardware and software to be used will be
> put in an annexure. Here I will re send Manish's points.
> Basically everything accepted. I did not fight about extra time of 30
> mins. Everyone felt that 20 mins per hour was fair. Any loss of time will
> also be compensated. The biggest achievement is on no fetters on Scribe
> chosen by candidate and multiple scribes. this battle took nearly 1 and
> half hours. these recommendations will be the minimum to be provided some
> Examining Bodies provide better facilities like Pranav has suggested they
> can continue to do so.
> Now the whole process starts. it will be recommended to the Ministry then
> maybe another 2 sittings and discussions. then it will be implemented at
> the Center and we will have to go back to each State to ask them to
> implement it.
> It is ironical but the fight started in Maharashtra and then went to the
> Center and now we will have to go back to each state finally to achieve
> Closure is far but the steps have started.
> I would like to thank Mr. Sisodia who started this battle and then got me
> involved, every accessindian for sharing and contributing and the Xaviers
> Resource Centre for the Visually challenged in Researching and actually
> battling it out with the Authorities.
> this topic can now close for a few days till I post the recommendations as
> and when I receive it.
> I guess by 2009 exam season we should have everything in place. Thanks
> once again
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