Reservation for acid attack victims: Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre, AIIMS

The government in 2016 had announced the inclusion of acid attack survivors in the disabled category so that they could avail reservation in jobs under the Physically Handicapped.

Published: 06th July 2018 07:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2018 07:04 PM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Centre and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to give reservation to victims of acid attack under Person with Disability (PWD) quota.

The direction by the judicature came after one of the victims filed a case in the court over the right to employment.

The government in 2016 had announced the inclusion of acid attack survivors in the disabled category so that they could avail reservation in jobs under the Physically Handicapped (PH) category but didn't issue the notification to the concerned departments.

On a closer look, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has also rolled out a fresh notification on January 28 ,2018 directing all the central government departments to ensure one per cent of each post be reserved for not only for acid attack survivors but also for people having low vision, deaf and hard of hearing; locomotor disability.

As per the new rules and regulation, each government organisation will have one grievance redressal officer for looking into complaints. The officer is expected to maintain proper records of the complainant and the date of disposal of the grievance.

Every case will be inquired within a period of two months of its registration and the action taken by the organisation will be communicated to the complainant with the disability at the earliest.

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