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Chief Commissioner, Disabilities Vs. Central Water and Power Research Station, Ministry of Water Resources

Case No.:

2669/2002

Complainant:

Chief Commissioner

Respondent:

Central Water and Power Research Station, Ministry of Water Resources

Category of Complaint

Complaint

The Chief Commissioner, Disabilities upon taking Suo-moto notice of violation of section 33 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act 1995, registered a complaint u/s 59 of persons with Disabilities Act against the respondent.

Whereas Central water &Power Research Station, Pune had published an advertisement in the Employment News dated 14-20 December 2002 for the posts of Craftsman 'C' (Carpenter) without providing reservation for the persons with disabilities in accordance with Sec. 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995.

Judgement

In view of the overall circumstances and the material available on record, the respondents are directed to reserve one vacancy in Group 'B' and 4 vacancies in Group 'C' identified posts e.g. Technician , Craftsman 'C' and Stenographer Grade-III for persons with disabilities and to issue advertisement/ corrigendum to be framed for filling up of the vacancies reserved for PH category:

  1. information regarding sub categories of disabilities e.g., whether the post is reserved for blind or low vision; hearing impaired ; or locomotor disabled;
  2. persons with disabilities having more than 40% disability are eligible for the post(s);
  3. the number of posts against each category reserved for disabled;
  4. age relaxation, relaxation of application fee and relaxation of eligibility criteria, if any.

The respondent shall workout the exact number of backlog vacancies in each Group and mode of requirement based on 100- point reservation register referred to above. If the number of reserved vacancies happens to be more than the number worked out in Para 5 of this Order, then the respondent shall fill up such vacancies against future vacancies at the earliest available opportunity.

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