[AI] Govt. Mulls quota in private sector for disabled
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Fri Aug 13 01:42:10 EDT 2010
Times of India:
NEW DELHI: A government panel is discusing if job reservation for disabled persons can be extended to the private sector.
A committee entrusted with the task of overhauling the Persons with Disabilities Act is mulling providing reservation for disabled persons in private sector<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/search?q=private%20sector> through a law. Presently, it is limited to government sector with advisories to private employers to recruit persons with disabilities in suitable jobs.
If so, the definition of "establishment" in the new law would include private sector.
The committee, constituted by social justice ministry, is also thinking of providing reservation in educational institutions. While 5% quota can be given to disabled children, 1% may be given to wards of disabled persons.
These<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/search?q=These> issues were part of discussions on Thursday. It is also being examined if "disability" should be defined in the Act or in the rules which are easy to amend.
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