Jobs for blind: State told to file objections

Jobs for blind: State told to file objections

The petitioners, National Federation for Blind had moved the High Court seeking directions to the Government to identify more jobs for the visually impaired.

The petitioners said that the Union Government in over a 100 departments had identified about 325 vacancies, while the State had identified just 35 vacancies in 31 departments. The division bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice H G Ramesh directed the State to file objections.

Minutes of SC/ST panel

The High Court on Thursday directed the State Government to produce the minutes of various meetings held by the Karnataka State SC/ST Commission in two weeks.

The Karnataka Valmiki Nayak Maha Sabha had moved the High Court challenging the action of the State Government to extend the term of Nehru Olekar, Haveri MLA, as the Chairman of the Commission.

 The petitioner alleged that Olekar is often found too busy with work in his constituency to concentrate on his job as the head of the Commission.

The State termed the allegations as baseless and submitted that several meetings were held. The Court sought details of the meetings held, in two weeks.

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