Fill up vacancies for disabled by June 30, HC tells govt
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Last Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010, 00:53
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said if the government did not fill all the existing vacancies in the posts reserved for disabled by June 30, it would consider freezing the recruitment even in the general category.

The division bench of acting Chief Justice J N Patel and Justice S C Dharmadhikari, which was hearing PILs filed by National Association for Blind and others, also directed that identification of new posts -- which can be reserved for disabled -- must be completed by July 30.

The PILs were filed three years ago, seeking implementation of Disability Act of 1995, which created a three per cent quota for those with handicaps.

"Authorities must be sensitive to the requirements of the disabled... They don't need your sympathy, but give them work," the bench said.

Some 600 posts reserved for disabled were yet to be filled, the petitioners told the court.


First Published: Friday, June 18, 2010, 00:53

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