Volume 8 Issue 7 - April 01, 2011
Identify less strenuous jobs for disabled jawans: Delhi High CourtD.N.I.S. News Network, India: In a landmark ruling, the Delhi High Court has said that paramilitary forces just cannot “mercilessly dismiss” their personnel who acquire a disability while on duty.
The Court directed identification of less strenuous jobs for disabled jawans. It said: “The Home Ministry shall take a policy decision in this regard. They are to be rational and logical and frame uniform policies pertaining to rehabilitation and/or retention in service of all personnel serving under different central paramilitary forces.”
The ruling came following a petition by an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (I.T.B.P.) personnel Gajendra Prasad posted in Kashmir who suffered a peripheral vascular disease after a frost bite at minus 20 degrees Celsius in 2001. His right leg and left toe had to be amputated. I.T.B.P. first placed him under ‘low medical category’ and later, expelled him from service.
Prasad appeared in person before the Court and said: “It is injustice to throw me out of job. With an artificial leg I am in a position to work even as a constable dak (mails) and it is wrong to state that I cannot perform any duty.”
The bench, headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, was duly impressed. They said, “Let us confess that when he stood up in court on our request we saw him more smart in his turn out vis-ŕ-vis other constables of paramilitary forces we see in Court.”
The bench also pointed out that another central paramilitary force, namely C.R.P.F. has a rule that no one shall be boarded out of service unless not found fit for “any job”. The bench praised C.R.P.F. for having a “benevolent policy”.
The bench then went on to tersely ask the Home Ministry as to what prevented them from having a “uniform policy” for all paramilitary forces vis-ŕ-vis those jawans who became disabled while on duty.
DNIS is produced and managed by:
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People
Screening Guidelines to be followed by CISF Security Staff for Passengers with Disabilities at Indian Airports
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill
Mental Health Care Bill
CRPD Monitoring Report
20 Stories of Change(book)
- List of Awardees 2015 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (2.7 MB)
- List of Awardees 2014 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (1 MB)
- List of Awardees 2013 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (1.44 MB)
- List of Awardees 2012 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (804 KB)
- List of Awardees 2011 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (864 KB)
- List of Awardees 2010 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (623 KB)
SHELL HELEN KELLER AWARDS
NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Awardees 2013
- â€śLack of political will on the part of decision makers is a hurdle towards mainstreaming disabilityâ€ť
- â€śOur focus is on enhancing the equitable inclusion of people with disabilities as employees, customers and stakeholders,â€ť Suzanne Colbert
- D.M. Naidu passes away: A huge loss for the Indian disability sector
- Beleaguered Committee drafting new disability law set to miss deadline yet again!
- Health Ministry and M.S.J.E. to finally sit together to discuss Legal Capacity
- Indian Sign Language Research Institute: M.S.J.E. endorses I.G.N.O.U.â€™s hijacking!
- Once again a disabled student has been put to test. Well, literally.
- Sports Ministry derecognises P.C.I.
- Identify less strenuous jobs for disabled jawans: Delhi High Court
- Finance Minister ends medical misery, rolls back tax
- A.M.U.â€™s Centre for Distance Education to also focus on people with disabilities
- Public awareness about Downâ€™s Syndrome essential: Dr Chopade
Disability News and Information Service is produced and managed by: