DOPT HAS ORDERED THAT PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SHOULD NOT BE EXCLUDED FROM COMPETITION WITH OTHERS FOR PROMOTION TO GROUP 'A' & 'B' POSTS
Dear Comrades! The orders of the DOPT is furnished below that stipulates that the Government Employees with disabilities shall also be allowed to compete with others for promotion against unreserved vacancies, if the posts are identifid suitable to persons with disability. This clarification is issued in the background of complaints from different departments that persons with physical disability are not allowed to compete for Group A and B unreserved Posts. The full text of the orders are as follows:
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING,
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI,
O.M. NO.36035/4/2010-ESTT. (RES)DATED 1ST AUGUST 2011
Subject: Consideration of persons with disabilities for promotion against unreserved vacancies-reg.
The undersigned is directed to say that representations have been received stating that some Ministries/Departments etc. do not consider the persons with disabilities for promotion to Group 'A' and Group 'B' posts, even if such posts are identified suitable for them, on the ground that there is no reservation for persons with disabilities in the matter of promotion to such posts. In this regard, attention is invited to para 6 of this Department's OM No. 36035/3/2004-Estt.(Res) dated 29th December, 2005, which provides that a person with disability cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment against an unreserved vacancy in a post identified suitable for persons with disability of the relevant category. It is hereby clarified that if promotions are made to a Group 'A' or Group 'B' post, which is identified suitable for persons with disability of a specific category, the persons with disability of relevant category in feeder grade, if any, shall be considered for promotion to the post by applying the same criterion as applicable to other persons.
(Sharad Kumar Srivatava)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India