Met MHRD & MSJE ministers since Mr.Sibal, Mr.Wasnik's period till date. Completely convinced Mrs.Irani's & Mr.Thawarchand's all crucial secretaries (IAS officers) including Ms.Ikongla Zamir (PS to MHRD) about the need of Modified Testing Methodology & Right Exam Accommodations (non descriptive question paper & Adult prompters), by ALL educational boards including CBSE, ICSE, State boards, NIOS & Open Universities for students with Autism. Hand out given to Mrs.Irani & Mr.Thawarchand:
Hon'ble MSJE minister Mr.Thawarchand __________________________________
Had a 2 hours of 1:1 advocacy with the CBSE Secretary Dr.Veera & convinced her regarding the need of Non-descriptive testing method, Adult prompter & other Right exam accommodations in July 2012. Minutes of meeting with Dr.Veera
Met and convinced the Director of PWD department director Mr.KVS Rao & Joint Secretary of MSJE, Mr.AK Awasti, of the same.
Email from Mrs. Sonia Gandhi's office dated 11/4/2012
Kind attn: Ms Amrutha Ramanujan
Dear Ms Amrutha,
I have been asked to acknowledge the receipt of your email addressed to Smt Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson-UPA and Congress President. She conveys her appreciation for the good work you are doing for children affected by autism and has noted your request for an appointment on April 25. She has, however, conveyed her inability to confirm at the present time due to her hectic schedule. She hopes you understand.
Our office has been asked to keep your request pending and will revert back to you in the event a suitable date/time slot is fixed.
With good wishes.
Office of Chairperson, UPA
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