Dhaka: 11:25 AM, Sun, 18 Aug, 2019

Quota for physically challenged still exists in govt jobs

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-01-21 7:29:04 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-01-23 9:21:47 PM

Secretariat Correspondent: The cabinet has approved the draft of the national Action Plan on the disabled people in the light of the ‘Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Act 2013’ and the ‘Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Rules 2015’.

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told this to reporters after the maiden meeting of the new cabinet at Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday.

He said the law has been proposed to ensure the smooth accessibility of the persons with disabilities to the public transports and establishments like educational institutions, hospitals, bus, launch and rail stations, airports, land ports and river ports, cyclone shelters, cultural function venues, places of worships and flyovers.

Replying to a question, Alam said the quota for the disabled people still exists in the government jobs. “The provision still exists there and it is yet to be curtailed,” he said, adding that any law cannot be superseded through an administrative order.

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