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Indian government publishes a list of jobs identified for persons with disabilities

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India’s Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DePWD), on January 4, 2021, has notified 3566 in the central government establishments as suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. 

Posts have also been identified suitable for new categories of persons with disabilities such as dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy, autism, intellectual disability, learning disability, mental illness, and multiple disabilities have been added.

According to the statement, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said this notification would broaden the employment scope for persons with benchmark disabilities in government establishments.

A list of 2,973 posts identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities was last notified in 2013 regarding the repealed Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

As compared to the earlier notified list, 593 new posts have been added.

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