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Bombay High Court directs Mumbai municipal corporation to hire more people with disabilities

The Bombay High Court has stepped in and ordered the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to hire 82 people with disabilities, who have been waiting for ages for a post in the city municipal corporation.

Among them is Vinoda Pujari, a postgraduate in Marathi literature, but who decided to apply for the post of a female attendent for lack of job opportunities. The BMC had a vacancy for blind women candidates, but Vinoda did not get the job.

Same was the case with 21-year-old Milind Bhalerao. This visually impaired college student applied for a job as a worker in the Class IV category, but was rejected because he is blind.

Now they have some hope of getting a job in the BMC after the court intervention. Many of them were declared fit after medical tests but were still rejected.

They are now waiting to see what kind of jobs the BMC will assign them to.

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