Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot tells learning disabled people to use job reservation

Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said that proper training can help disabled people become a part of the workforce.

He spoke at the 25th annual national parents' meet of Parivaar, National Confederation of Parents' Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability, autism, cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities.

The function was held in Bengaluru recently. It focused on empowering families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Gehlot said that the reservation for hearing, visually and orthopedically impaired in jobs was earlier 3% (1% for each category).

Now the government has increased the disability reservation to 4%. So, the 1% must be used for the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi was also present at the event. She requested Gehlot that parents who look after autistic kids should also be given 1% reservation in jobs.