After a long battle, Goa government department finally appoints disabled person

The Directorate of Health Services (DHS) in Goa has appointed a disabled person as an attendant at its Panaji office.

The State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Anuradha Joshi, gave the order. Just how hard it is for people with disabilities to get a job in the government sector is highlighted in this incident.

In this case, the employee, who has a loco-motor disability, was offered a job in the DHS in September 2016. One month later, the offer was cancelled. No explanation was given to the disabled applicant.

Ms Joshi has criticized the DHS for harassing the applicant in this manner. Only after she intervened in the matter, did things change. The DHS offered the applicant a position at the sub-district hospital in Ponda.

In 2015, the DHS had promised that people with disabilities would be given jobs in their sector. This included the deaf and hard of hearing, the blind, and people with other types of disabilities.

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