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Promotion to Disabled Persons in unreserved vacancies

The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has noted that some Ministries/Departments were not considering the persons with disabilities for promotion to Group 'A’ and Group 'B’ posts, even if such posts are identified suitable for them, on the ground that there is no reservation for persons with disabilities in the matter of promotion to such posts.  The DOPT has decided that, if promotions are made to a Group ‘A’ or Group 'B’ post, which is identified suitable for persons with disability of a specific category, the persons with disability of relevant category in feeder grade, if any, shall be considered for promotion to the post by applying the same criterion as applicable to other persons.

Full Text of OM No.36035/4/2010-Estt.(Res)  dated 01.08.2011 is reproduced below :

No.36035/4/2010-Estt.(Res)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 1st August 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Consideration of persons with disabilities for promotion against unreserved vacancies-reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that representations have been received stating that some Ministries/Departments etc. do not consider the persons with disabilities for promotion to Group 'A’ and Group 'B’ posts, even if such posts are identified suitable for them, on the ground that there is no reservation for persons with disabilities in the matter of promotion to such posts. In this regard, attention is invited to para 6 of this Department’s OM No. 36035/3/2004-Estt.(Res) dated 29th December, 2005, which provides that a person with disability cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment against an unreserved vacancy in a post identified suitable for persons with disability of the relevant category. It is hereby clarified that if promotions are made to a Group ‘A’ or Group 'B’ post, which is identified suitable for persons with disability of a specific category, the persons with disability of relevant category in feeder grade, if any, shall be considered for promotion to the post by applying the same criterion as applicable to other persons.

sd/-
(Sharad Kumar Srivatava)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

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