Notice to Govts on Norms for Scribes

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Monday directed issuing of notices to Central and State governments following a PIL seeking guidelines for appointing scribes to assist visually-impaired students for board exams. The petitioner, C Govindakrishnan, a social activist, submitted that the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Department of Disability Affairs released an Official Memorandum dated February 26, 2013 listing the guidelines for conducting written examinations for persons with disabilities.