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Visually Impaired Teacher Discriminated by Directorate of Education(S)

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Imphal, July 20: Recent transfer and posting order issued by the Directorate of Education (s) has caused a serious inconvenience and felt discriminated to visually impaired upper primary teacher. In a statement by Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Able Persons, Manipur the Directorate of Education(s) overlooked the transfer and policy guideline of Person with disability order by the government. The Relief Centre for Welfare of Differently Able Persons appeals the government to stay the transfer and posting order No.AO/59/TT(RMSA/ SSA)/2011(4)-DE(S) dated 14th July 2017 in favour of the visually impaired teacher and allow him to continue his service at Sagolband Popular Upper Primary School, Imphal. RCWDAP further alleged that the said order by the Directorate of Education(s) is an infringement on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. According to Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016, Chapter-II Rights and Entitlements, under section-3 Equality and nondiscrimination clause (3) (3) No person with disability shall be discriminated on the ground of disability, unless it is shown that the impugned act or omission is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. The report further stated that, according to No.36035/3/2o9- Estt.(Res) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training North Block, New Delhi. Dated the 315J; March, 2014. H. Preference in transfer/ posting as far as possible, the persons with disabilities may be exempted from the rotational transfer policy/transfer and be allowed to continue in the same job, where they would have achieved the desired performance. Further, preference in place of posting at the time of transfer/ promotion may be given to the persons with disability subject to the administrative constraints. The practice of considering choice of place of posting in case of persons with disabilities may be continued. To the extent feasible, they may be retained in the same job, where their services could be optimally utilized. The Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Able Persons, Manipur, suggested that persons with disabilities should preferably be posted nearest to their homes till they wish to be remain posted .and no government transfer policy should hinder them in performing their duty effectively. Further the Relief Centre appeals the State Government kindly to set up a separate Department for Disability Affairs in the interest of persons with disabilities so that their grievance could be addressed effectively.

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