Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday approved a quota for people with physical disabilities in the Lok Sabha Secretariat jobs.
According to a statement from Meira Kumar’s office, three percent of vacancies in case of direct recruitment in the Lok Sabha Secretariat shall be reserved for “people with disabilities”.
The quota has been set aside for across the job categories.
Of the three percent, one percent each will be reserved for persons suffering from low vision, hearing impairment and locomotor disability in the posts identified for each disability.
“Similarly, three percent of vacancies in case of promotion to Group C posts in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75 percent, shall be reserved for persons with disabilities,” the statement said.
The order also relaxes the upper age limit for such candidates by 10 years.
It also “provides for the relaxation of standard of suitability and stipulates that if sufficient number of persons with disabilities are not available on the basis of the general standard to fill all the vacancies reserved for them, candidates belonging to this category may be selected on relaxed standard to fill up the remaining vacancies reserved for them provided they are not found unfit for such post or posts”.