Letter to the Editor
Create new jobs for Divyang
It is welcome to note that the Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has notified 3566 posts in Central Government establishments as suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
These posts include 1046 in Group A, 515 in Group B, 1724 in Group C and 281 in Group D posts. Posts have also been identified suitable for new categories of persons with disabilities such as dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual impairment, specific learning disability, mental illness, and multiple disabilities have been added.
This list is not an exhaustive one and Central Ministries/Department/Autonomous Bodies and Public Sector Undertakings may further supplement it. The notification will broaden the scope of employment for persons with benchmark disabilities in Government establishments.
The Government authorities should fulfill all backlog posts and create new jobs as per notification. The need of the hour is to empower the Divyangjan by ensuring their full participation in society.
Amit Singh Kushwaha, Satna (MP)