[AI] Visually Impaired appointed Vice Principal of Jail School

akshun mahajan akshunmahajan885 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 22:30:39 PDT 2015


agreed with George sir.

On 7/2/15, George Abraham <george at eyeway.org> wrote:
> In my view, blindness cannot be the criteria that determines whether he is
> fit for the job or not. His performance in previous postings can certainly
> shed light on his capability of delivering on the new post.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AccessIndia [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf
> Of Deepak Singla
> Sent: 02 July 2015 09:25
> To: accessindia
> Subject: [AI] Visually Impaired appointed Vice Principal of Jail School
>
> Hi all
>
>
>
> Tribune News Service
> Patiala, July 1
>  A visually impaired officer has been appointed the vice-principal at
> the Punjab jail training school, Patiala, in an alleged violation of
> the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA).
>  Eyebrows were raised on Amarjit Singh’s appointment, ordered by the
> Home Department on June 30, as many other “eligible” officials were
> allegedly ignored in the recruitment process.
>  A few months ago when he was posted as the Deputy Superintendent at
> the Ferozepur jail, he was assigned “active duty” as the in charge of
> a factory in the jail. Sources said the “active duty” assigned to him
> was a violation of ESMA. “It will be difficult for a visually impaired
> officer to impart arms training and explain jail duties to newly
> recruited officers. Though we are not against him, there is no
> provision under ESMA for appointing such an officer to a key post in
> the department,” said officers in the jail department.
>  The state Jail Department has promoted Amarjit Singh (51) to the
> Deputy Superintendent, Jails, on March 31. He neither passed the
> departmental examination nor did he reportedly appear before the
> Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for elevation to the post of
> Deputy Superintendent.
>  The medical examination of the officer by a medical board on April 6
> — a day after Amarjit’s elevation — found that he was “permanently
> visually handicapped and his disability was 100%”.
> “The Additional DGP (jails) office recommended him. Before I ordered
> his appointment on June 30, his file went to Punjab Jails Minister
> Sohan Singh Thandal. They must have given it a thought before raising
> his name,” Principal Secretary Home (Jails) Sanjay Kumar said. Amarjit
> Singh said he was fit enough to work at the post.
>
>
>
> --
> Regards
>
> (Deepak Kumar Singla)
>
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