[AI] Differently-abled persons were demanding government jobs
malkit.best at gmail.com
Sat May 29 11:10:48 EDT 2010
respected sir i saliut the movement which is started
by ours brothers i think with this movement a rit should be filed in the
ounerable cort for fill the back laug
email malkit.best at gmail.com
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Subject: [AI] Differently-abled persons were demanding government jobs
> Karunanidhi breaks schedule to meet, convince protesters to withdraw stir
> Special Correspondent
> Differently-abled persons were demanding government jobs
> lending an ear:Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi interacting with
> differently-abled persons, at the Government General Hospital in Chennai
> on Friday.
> Chennai: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi had an unscheduled appointment on
> After learning from the morning newspapers that differently-abled persons
> were on hunger strike for the third day, he landed up at the Government
> General Hospital even before his breakfast.
> Delighted to see the Chief Minister personally arriving to listen to their
> grievances, the differently-abled persons gave vent to their sorrow.
> Saying their families shunned them, they pleaded for government
> Informing them that the government had a separate department for the
> differently-abled, the Chief Minister told them that they should have
> approached him personally for redress of grievances. Promising to fulfil
> their demand within a week, Mr. Karunanidhi asked them to give up their
> fast and go home.
> Based on the Chief Minister's assurance, they gave up their protest.
> Assuring them that the government order would be passed soon, Mr.
> Karunanidhi returned home for his breakfast, stated an official release.
> According to it, the government had appointed 77 visually impaired persons
> trained at the special educators training school in Poonamallee but could
> not provide jobs immediately to 72 more differently-abled persons from the
> same school.
> As per norms, 2 per cent of special educators' posts are reserved for
> visually impaired and 1 percent for differently-abled.
> The latter were informed that they would also be appointed through
> Teachers Recruitment Board as and when vacancies arose.
> Contending that the government should not differentiate among impaired
> persons, the differently-abled launched a hunger strike on Wednesday.
> Despite the Chennai District Welfare Officer for the Disabled promising to
> take up the issue and in spite of being admitted to the GH, they continued
> their strike till the Chief Minister met them, the release added.
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