GUWAHATI: Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha Assam (PSSA), an organisation working for the rights of differently abled persons of Assam, has placed allegation on the Department of Secondary Education for being biased towards the differently abled section of society.
In a press meet, PSSA Secretary Nripen Malakar accused the Department of Secondary Education for betraying the differently abled section of society. According to information received from the Director of Secondary Education by Malakar, secondary teachers and Grade III and IV in 21 districts amounts to 72,444 in total excluding Principals and Vice Principals.
According to Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, 4% of reservation should be made for the differently abled section of society. This would amount to 2897 posts in total for the disabled in secondary education.
Malakar has alleged that the post secured by the differently abled in the Department of Secondary Education is negligible. “An advertisement has been forwarded in a special recruitment drive. However, it is dismal that only 20 posts are reserved for the differently abled in secondary education. This would mean that they are deprived of the remaining 2877 posts typically reserved for them”, Malakar accused.
PSSA has demanded that the remaining posts are cleared by the secondary education within seven day.
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