Review disability quota immunity of IPS, two other forces: SC to Centre
- THE SUPREME Court has asked the Centre to have a relook at the blanket exemption given to the Indian Police Service (IPS) DANIPS and IRPFS from the onus of reserving posts for persons with disabilities under the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016.
- Government stated that people with benchmark disability-disability of more than 40%-are not considered for any post in the three services, given the nature of their work.
WHAT THE LAW SAYS
- SECTION 33 of the Act mandates the government to identify posts that can be held by various categories of persons with benchmark disabilities.
- Section 34(1) of the Act provides for reservation of not less than 4% in government jobs to identified categories of persons with benchmark disability - people with disability of 40% or more.
Need for relook
- The DEPWD is the competent authority to exempt any Central government post or service from the purview of reservation under the Act.
- Court directed the government to file a new affidavit after reconsidering the demand of aspirants of these services.
- Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016.