KPSC directed to permit visually challenged to apply for posts

The Karnataka HC directed KPSC to issue a corrigendum for the advertisements calling for applications for the posts of first division and second division assistants to permit visually challenged also to apply for posts.

Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 17:34 PM IST

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Friday
directed Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) to issue a
corrigendum for the advertisements calling for applications
for the posts of first division and second division assistants
to permit visually challenged also to apply for posts.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and
Justice AS Bopanna sought to know from the goverment as to
why it had not identified the said posts for visually
challenged while the Central goverment had identified these
positions for the visually challenged.

The bench further directed the state government to
constitute an expert committee within two weeks to look into
the matter and also directed that the committee should submit
its report to the court within eight weeks.

The National Federation of the Blind in a PIL sought to
know as to why the visually challenged had been excluded from
applying to the said posts.

PTI