5 Percentage Job Reservation for Diff-abled Soon


CHENNAI:  Reservation for the differently-abled in government jobs will be increased to five per cent from the present three per cent. The Bill for this has been examined by a Parliamentary Standing Committee, Lov Verma, secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, said on Wednesday.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the World Down Syndrome Congress here, he said the Ministry was also in the process of redrafting the Persons With Disabilities Act, 1995 to cover a total of 19 disabilities from the current seven.

There would be stringent penalties for non-observance of the regulations, Verma said.A National Commission for Disabled would be constituted soon, the Secretary added.

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