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.

Full letter can be read here.

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