Transfer policy relaxed for employees with disabled children: Dr Jitendra Singh

Transfer policy relaxed for employees with disabled children: Dr Jitendra Singh 
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today disclosed that the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) had relaxed the transfer policy in case of government employees who happened to be the parents or care-givers of a disabled child. As a result of this, parents of such children would be exempted from routine exercise of transfer in government service, subject to administrative constraints. 

Dr Jitendra Singh was speaking after inaugurating T-20 series cricket match between India and Pakistan teams comprising of specially abled or physically challenged players from both sides. The series is being held in connection with the “World Disability Day”.

Elaborating further, Dr Jitendra Singh said, initially, the Narendra Modi government provided this relaxation in case of employees who were care-givers of a child with certain disabilities like blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotors disability, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, multiple disabilities and autism, but a recent proposal put up few days back, seeks to include two more conditions namely, thalassaemia and hemophilia in this category.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, another major decision taken by the Government with regard to Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) is to provide hi-tech latest technology devices including low-vision aids, hearing aids, special furniture, wheelchairs, software scanners and other necessary hardware to those of the employees who are already in the government service. For those of the disabled youth who are not in government service, a special recruitment drive has been launched from 22nd May this year to fill up vacancies by February 2016, he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh also informed that there is an age relaxation of ten years in upper age limit for the persons with disabilities to apply for jobs to all the posts under Central Government. In addition, 3% reservation of vacancies for direct recruitment is applicable to Group A, B, C & D and similarly 3% reservation of vacancies is also available for promotion applicable to Group C & D, he added. 

Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2015- Declaration of Final Result 

            The following are the lists, in order of merit of 190 candidates who have qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2015 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in February, 2015 and SSB interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the 140th  Course of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun;  Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course  i.e. 199/ 16F/PC.

There are some common candidates in the three lists for various courses.

The number of vacancies, as intimated by the Government is 200 for Indian Military Academy [including 25 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders], 45 for Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala -[ General Service] including 06 vacancies reserved  for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders](Naval Wing)  and 32 for Air Force Academy, Hyderabad.

       The Commission had recommended 4787, 2921 and 595 as qualified in the written test for admission to the Indian Military Academy/ Indian Naval Academy  and Air Force Academy respectively. The number of candidates finally qualified are those after SSB test conducted by Army Head Quarters.

The results of Medical examination have not been taken into account in preparing these lists.

Verification of date of birth and educational qualifications of these candidates is still under process by the Army Headquarters.  The candidature of all these candidates is, therefore, Provisional on this score.  Candidates are requested to forward their certificates, in original,  in support of Date of Birth/Educational  qualification etc., certificates claimed by them, along with Photostat attested copies thereof to Army Headquarters/Naval Headquarters/Air Headquarters, as per their first choice.  In case, there is any change of address, the candidates are advised to promptly intimate directly to the Army Headquarters/Naval Headquarters/Air Headquarters.

These  results will also be available on the UPSC website at http.//   However, marks of the candidates will be available on the website after completion of its complete process  i.e. after  declaration of final result of Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) for Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2015. 

For any further information, the candidates may contact  Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’  of the Commission’s Office, either in the person or on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 between 10:00 Hours & 17:00 Hours  on any working days.

ACC Appointment
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences assigned to Prof. K.Vijay Raghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, for a further period of three months beyond 30.11.2015 or till appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders, whichever is the earliest. 

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