Karnataka HC Directs KPSC And State To Consider Granting Extra Time To Visually Impaired Students

The Karnataka High Court Bench comprising of Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi, on 21st August 2020, directed the Karnataka Public Service Commission and the State of Karnataka to consider granting additional time of 20 minutes per hour for visually impaired students.

The Court had issued this direction in the light of a plea before the bench alleging that for the upcoming KPSC exams, the directions issued by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, were not being followed.

Thus, the Karnataka High Court held that it is the obligation of KPSC to ensure that no visually impaired candidate is denied the opportunity to appear for the exams owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The KPSC is scheduled to be held on 24th August 2020.