Promotions for Employees with disabilities

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Posted here is a circular that places the promotion policies for employees with physical handicaps as the same as those who are in the SC/ST category. This Promotions for Employees with disabilitieswould provide useful information for many who write in regarding their future in the careers they choose.

No 6/21/95 [SC/ST Cell] S No 9 CR
Government of India
Ministry of Industry
Department of Public Enterprises

Block No 14, CGO Complex
Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003
Dated: 16.03.1998

Office Memorandum

Subj: Reservation for the Physically Handicapped on posts filled by promotion

The undersigned is directed to enclose a copy of the Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No 36035/7/95 – Estt (SCT) dated 18.2.97 and 36035/7/95 – Estt (SCT) dated 16.1.98 on the subject mentioned above and to request that all Administrative ministries/departments may bring the contents of the OMs under reference to the notice of all public sector enterprises under their administrative control for information and compliance.

CC Unnikrishnan
Under Secretary to the Government of India

A copy of this circular was given to all Chief Executives of PSUs, the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Welfare, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.

No.36035/7/95 Estt.(SCT)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

Office Memorandum

Subject : Reservation for the physically handicapped in the posts filled by promotion.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to O.M.No. 36035/8/89.Estt. (SCT) dated 20.11.1989 of the Department of Personnel and Training on the subject noted above. Subsequent to the issue of the afore said office Memorandum, a number of references are received from Ministries and Department regarding difficulties being faced in calculating/operating the posts reserved for the physically handicapped as per the office Memorandum. The matter has been examined in the light of the problems faced by Ministries departments and it has been decided that :

  1. For providing reservation to the physically handicapped in promotion, which would be 3 % of such posts, a separate register of 100 points will be maintained for a post identified to be manned by the physically handicapped, in which point No.33,67 and 100 will be reserved for the Physically Handicapped. The Heads of Departments may start the point No.33 with any kind of disability depending on the availability of feeder grade belonged to Orthopaedically Handicapped category he may utilize the point by promoting the officer, However, he must ensure hat there is proper rotation of reservation Handicapped persons promoted under the reservation provided for them as her the point in the above mentioned register should be placed in the appropriate category viz SC/ST/General candidates depending upon the category to which they belong in the promotion roster. To illustrate, if in a given year there are two vacancies reserved for the Physically Handicapped and out of two Physically Handicapped candidates promoted, one belongs to the Scheduled Castes and the other to general category then the Physically Handicapped SC candidate will be adjusted against the SC point in the reservation poster and the other general candidate against general category point in the relevant reservation roster. In case the number of vacancies against which promoting is made is less and none of the vacancies falls n points reserved for the SC or ST but one of the vacancies is to be reserved for the Physically Handicapped (as per the point in the register) and the officer promoted belongs to a reserved community, the next available reserved point in the reservation poster for that category will be utilized for adjusting the reserved candidate, e.g.if there are three vacancies falling under point 5, 6&7 which are to be treated as unreserved as peer the promotion poster out of which one vacancy has to be reserved for Physically Handicapped as per the point in the register and if the officer selected under the quota reserved for Physically Handicapped belongs to SC, he would be adjusted against the next available SC point i.e. Point No. 8.
  2. In the cases where the percentage of posts filled by Direct Recruitment is 75% or more, no reservation will be provided for any category including the Physically Handicapped while filling up the posts by promotion.
  3. While filling posts by promotion, by selection, against vacancies reserved for the Physically Handicapped, the Physically Handicapped candidates who are within the normal zone of consideration will be considered. Where adequate numbers of Physically Handicapped candidates, of the appropriate category of handicap are not available within the normal zone, the zone of consideration may be extended to five times the normal size and the Physically Handicapped persons falling within the extended zone maybe considered. In the event of non availability of an officer even in the extended zone the posts could be exchanged with other categories of handicap, identified for the relevant post and the reservation carried forward for the next three recruitment years, where after it will lapse.
  4. In posts filled by promotion by non-selection, the eligible Physically Handicapped candidates can be considered for promotion against the reserved vacancies and in case no eligible Physically Handicapped candidate of the appropriate category of handicap, is available, the post will be exchanged with other categories of handicap, identified for it, and reservation carried forward for the nest three recruitment years where after it will lapse.

All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above instructions to the notice of all Heads of Department and appointing authorities under their control for compliance.

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