Govt exempts all posts in IPS, RPF from 4% disability quota | India Information

NEW DELHI: The center has exempted all categories of posts under the Indian Police Service and Indian Railroad Protection Force, as well as some other services, from providing a 4% reservation on employment for individuals with benchmark disabilities, taking into account the nature of the work involved these services. The Disability Rights Act of 2016 provides a 4% quota for government agencies for people with disabilities as stated.
A notice in the Official Gazette also exempts the Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli police services from the reservation requirement under the law.
A communication from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment stated that the decision was made in consultation with the Chief Representative for People with Disabilities, taking into account the nature and nature of the work.
In a separate notice, the government has exempted all post of combatants from the Central Armed Police Forces, such as Border Security Forces, Central Reserve Police, Central Industrial Security Forces, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal and Assam Rifles, from the proviso under the 2016 law at the beginning of 2018 the government exempted all categories of combatant posts in the armed forces.
The announcement regarding the exemption for all categories of posts in services like IPS generated strong reactions from disability rights activists. In a statement, the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled said the move “is against the spirit and intent” of the provisions that allow exceptions under the RPwD law. “This reservation is not intended to grant a blanket exemption from the employment of disabled people, but to ensure that they are not assigned any combatant roles or such tasks. And in any case, the recruitment will only take place against identified bodies, ”said NPRD Secretary General Muralidharan.
However, sources at the ministry said the decision was taken after extensive consultation with the ministries and departments concerned.

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