Status of the Education of the Deaf Blind in India

We sent an RTI on November 20, 2013 to Directorate of Education, and asked following information from him:
Q.1 How many deaf-blind students are in the primary education system of the country?
Q.2 How many deaf-blind students are in the secondary school system of the ocuntry?
Q.3 How many deaf-blind students are in the university system of the country?
Q.4 How many deaf-blind in the country?
Q.5 What is the basis for the number in answer to question 4?

We have received following responses of our queries:
1. Dated 9th December 2013 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education
Forwarded to the following coordination CPIOs/US with the request to provide information on the points/issues pertaining to their Bureau/division, if any directly to the applicant at their end under intimation to this section.
i. Sh. Sahdev Singh, US & CPIO, D/OHE, HE Bureau, MHRD.
ii. Sh. Umesh Kumar, US & CPIO, D/OHE, CU Bureau, MHRD.
iii. Sh. R. S. Solanki, US & CPIO, D/OHE, TC, Bureau, MHRD.
iv. Sh. Rajendra Prasad, US & CPIO, D/OSE & L, MHRD.
v. Sh. Ashok Kumar, US & CPIO, D/OSE & L, MHRD (IEDSS)

2. Dated 12th / 16th December 2013 from Ministry of HRD, Department of School Education and Literacy
In this connection it is informed that in so far as IEDSS section of this Department is concerned, reply with reference to point No. 2, & 4 of your above referred application, as per the information available in IEDSS section is as under:
Answer of Q.2. As per records available in IEDSS section, no separate data disability wise has been maintained.
Answer of Q.4. As per records available in IEDSS section, no separate data disability wise has been maintained.

3. Dated 03rd December 2013 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Technical Section-II
In this regard, the information so far as the Technical Education Bureau concerned, may be treated as ‘NIL’.

4. Dated 18th December 2013 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education
This section is not dealing with the subject matter, hence it is not possible to furnish the requisite information on points sought by you.

5. Dated 24th December 2013 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy EE-11 Section
In so far as your RTI information is concerned the requisite information does not maintained at the Central level. You may access the requisite information from the concerned State/UT’s Government.

6. Dated 26th December 2013 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education
This division does not have any information to furnish in this regard as it is not our subject matter.

7. Dated 31st December 2013 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education
This Section is not dealing with the concerned subject.

8. Dated 6th January 2014 from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Shastri Bhawan
As the information sought by you does not pertain to this Section, this Section has no information to furnish.

9. Dated 13th January 2014 from Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs
No Such Information is Available in the Department.

10. Dated 22nd January 2014 from University Grants Commission
Q.1 and Q.2: Primary & Secondary Education does not come under the preview of UGC.
Q.3 to Q.5: This information is not available in SCT-Section of UGC.
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