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Quota for disabled: Centre gets pat from SC

The court welcomed the steps being taken by the government to create vacancies and filling up the positions to provide three per cent quota to disabled people.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2015 3:00:58 am
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The Union government Tuesday earned accolades from the Supreme Court for its “commitment” and the “positive steps” taken to fill up posts meant for differently-abled persons.

A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N V Ramana welcomed the steps being taken by the government to create vacancies and filling up the positions to provide three per cent quota to disabled people.

“In view of the compilation filed by the Solicitor General, it seems that there is an unequivocal and unambiguous commitment by the Union of India to fill up the posts,” said the bench, as it disposed of a contempt plea against the Central government.

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Underlining the measures mentioned by the government, the bench said there was no wilful disobedience of the orders of this court and that the process of filling up of over 15,000 vacancies has already begun.

An NGO had sought contempt proceedings against the government for not providing three per cent quota for disabled people.

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