[AI] The Policy

Prof. S. R. Mittal srmittal at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 09:48:22 EST 2008

Dear madam Kanchan.
Thank you very much for posting the recommendations promptly.
Rgds Mittal.
----- Original Message ----- 
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 
> uniformity.
> 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
> Kanchan
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