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Friday, December 6, 2013
Slammed by Supreme Court, DoPT revises discriminatory order
The Supreme Court in a historic decision directed
the Centre and all state governments to provide three per cent job reservation
to disabled persons in all their departments, companies and institutions.
A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam
also clarified that the principle of not exceeding more than 50% reservation
would not be applicable while granting quota for disabled persons. The apex
court directed the authorities to compile the number of vacancies in all their
departments give jobs to disabled persons under three percent reserved quotas
within three months. Hon’ble court also asked DoPT to revise the earlier
circular no.36035/3/2004-estt[res] dated 29th December 2005 that have inadvertently
erased promotion reservations and other benefits.
Keeping in view the directions of Supreme Court, Para 14 of the OM
dated 29.12.2005 is now modified by DoPT as per their immediate order released
on International Day of Persons with Disabilities.