After SC rap, govt starts filling posts for disabled

After SC rap, govt starts filling posts for disabled

After a rap from the Supreme Court, the Union government has launched a special recruitment drive to fill posts earmarked for disabled persons and set February 1, next year as deadline for completion of the process.

The process was set in motion in a meeting held on May 8, 10 days after the Supreme Court directed the government do so while dealing with a contempt petition filed by National Federation of Blind.

In the meeting organised by the Ministry of Personnel, top officials from 45 departments and ministries attended and timeline for the programme was finalised. The timeline for finishing recruitment where the process has already begun is December 31 while for others, it is February 1, 2016.

The Department of Personnel and Training has issued an office memorandum on Friday in this regard. All the ministries, departments, subordinate offices, central public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies are requested to take action, the office memorandum said.

“They are also requested to collect information from all the appointing authorities under them and send the reports to this Department (DoPT),” it said.

“The subordinate offices, CPSUs and autonomous bodies will send their reports to the concerned administrative ministry, who will ensure compilation of the same and thereafter send a consolidated report to the DoPT,” it added. In a recent order, the DoPT had asked all government departments to try to retain the services of any employee seeking voluntary retirement on medical grounds or citing disability. “If however, despite being so advised, such government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed,” it added.

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