Govt notifies over 3,500 jobs for persons with benchmark disabilities

Govt notifies over 3,500 jobs for persons with benchmark disabilities

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities notified 3,566 posts on January 4 in central government establishments for persons with benchmark disabilities. These posts have been identified as suitable for the new categories of persons with disabilities such as dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, mental illness and multiple disability as per Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2016.

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in a statement, said this notification will broaden the scope for employment for persons with benchmark disabilities in government establishments.

A list of 2,973 posts identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities was last notified in 2013 in terms of the repealed Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

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