The following are the FAQs and Answers on reservation to persons with Benchmark Disabilities in posts/services under Central Government issued vide letter issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personal & Training no 36035/02/2017-Estt(Res) dated 25th March 2019.
The department receives references from various Ministries / Department seeking clarification on instructions with regard to reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities issued vide OM of even number dated 15.01.2018, therefore a set of FAQs have been answered as under for their use.
All the frequently asked questions and their answers are applicable for all the persons with Benchmark Disabilities in posts/services under Central Government offices and the employees of PSU (Public Sector Undertakings) under Government of India, Let’s check all
Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is vacancy based as per section 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.
As provided in para 2 of the poem of even number dated 15.01.2018, categories of specified disabilities covered under reservation in posts and services of the Central Government vis-à-vis category wise percentage of reservation is as under
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities can apply only against the posts identified for the relevant category.
Priority has not been given in selection to any category of persons with benchmark disability.
Yes, benchmark disability candidates can completed for appointment by direct recruitment against an unreserved vacancy if selected without relaxed standards along with other candidates for those posts / services which are identified suitable for them.
Yes vacancies which are to be earmarked reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities is to be computed on the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified categories of posts as well as unidentified categories of posts. However recruitment of persons with benchmark disabilities would only be against the category of posts identified suitable for them.
(a) Blindness and Low Vision = 1%
(b) Deaf and Hard of Hearing = 1%
(c) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and Muscular Dystrophy = 1%
(d) Autism, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability and Mental illness and Multiple disabilities from amongst persons = 1%
Yes, every Central Government establishment shall maintain group wise separate 100 point vacancy based reservation roster register in the prescribed format for determining / affecting reservation for the persons with benchmark disabilities – one each for Group A posts filled by direct recruitment Group ‘B’ posts filled by direct recruitment and Group ‘C’ posts filled by direct recruitment.
As per section 34(2) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, if in any recruitment year any vacancy cannot be filled UP due to non-availability of a suitable person with benchmark disability or any other sufficient reasons, such vacancy shall be carried forward in the succeeding Recruitment, and if in the succeeding recruitment year also suitable person with benchmark disability is not available, It may first be filled by interchange among the five categories and only when there is no person with disability available for the post in that year, the employer shall fill up the vacancy by appointment of a person other than a person with disability.