[AI] Opportunity denied
subhashvashishth at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 04:54:23 EDT 2010
Well, I have had no experience of this nature where a language other than
English or Hindi was the medium. However, three points are sufficient for
the claim of the gentleman:
(a) Firstly the Post is identified and reserved for VH.
(b) Secondly, The implementation of provisions of PWD Act do not rest on
whether there is a software available to work on computers. Had that been
the case, no blind could have been appointed when computers were not so
(c) Thirdly, the issue is not whether what he can not do but about the
reasonable accommodation and assistance of a scribe that government is to
Also, no defence of maintaining secrecy will aid the Government. If the
assistance provided is a government servant and he/she will be governed by
govt. rules. Private assistance can also allowed subject to security
regulations. For eg. Mr. Sanjeev Sachdeva is a Class I officer in Indian
Parliament. He is a person with muscular dystrophy and uses personal carer
(as opposed to a carer provided by Government) entering the parliament. He
dictates all sensitive letters/assignments and somebody else types it. Where
is the threat to secrecy?
Thus in my opinion, the contentions of the Government will not hold any
ground. Today there are several cases that prove this point - ranging from
Ravi Arora, Dinakar and several others.
On 1 April 2010 13:06, Vamshi. G <gvamshiai at gmail.com> wrote:
> I remember Kanchan madam tried very hard for appointment of Tasildar
> in the state of Rajasthan. I don't know about the result though.
> One Mr. Dinakar, who cleared the IAS selection, got appointed as a
> personnel officer in Indian railways.
> So, if the job of Tasildar requires some vision, then he can be
> appointed in an alternative job at the same cadre. Having said this,
> why did the government reserve one post of Tasildar for visually
> challenged when it feels a blind person can't perform
> the duties of Tasildar independently?
> Opinions from the legal fraternity are eagerly awaited.
> G. Vamshi
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> God helps those who help themselves
> On 4/1/10, Sanjay <ilovecold at gmail.com> wrote:
> > One of my friends has cleared KPSC (Karnataka Public Service Commission)
> > exams in 2008. As the State Government was unwilling to recruit him to
> > post of Tahsildar, He approached KAT (Karnataka Administrative
> > KAT directed the Government to recruit him within three months. But,
> > Government appealed against the decision in High Court. The matter will
> > heard soon.
> > The Government's contention is how this blind candidate can perform his
> > duties. His problem is he cannot use computer effectively because most
> > the work is done in Kannada language, which is another barrier for him,
> > there is no accessible softwares and speech systems available in this
> > language. I think the main requirement in Government jobs, as an
> > one has to maintain secrecy. Therefore, having readers is not a
> > solution in this case.
> > I would like to know how best he can defend his case and in what way
> > can
> > prove his abilities? Are there any class 1 and class 2 officers working
> > regional languages? Please share your experience so that he can defend
> > himself and open the door for future job seekers. Perhaps this is the
> > time Govt. of Karnataka reserved a post for V I. in this category.
> > thanks.
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