Disabled persons want job reservation

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Aizawl, Mar 14 (UNI) The Differently-abled Society of Mizoram has rapped the state government for "failure" to implement the Parliament's order of a three per cent job reservation for disabled persons in the state.

''No action has been taken in pursuance of the government's order that appeared in the state's gazette recently,'' leaders of the society lamented today.

Leaders of the society expressed anguish over "discriminations" against their members in respect with recruitment of staff in government jobs, while adding that they were not getting their due share from the government, even after the enactment of the three per cent job reservations guaranteed to them.

Speaking on behalf of the society, its adviser and MLA Andrew Lalherliana asserted that the needs of disabled persons were not to be overlooked or looked down upon.

''Contrary to the general idea that the disabled peolpe were to be pitied uopn and looked after, we should help them help themselves,'' he said.

President of the society Nicky Chhakchhuak said that he was not allowed to apply for the MCS examinations because of his disability.

''The government's legislation on job reservation for us is meaningless,'' he remorsed.

A 'mobile court' for the disabled was conducted here last year, where the state government was compelled to issue an order for a three per cent job reservation for them, which however, failed to materialise until now.


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