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Govt allows disability quota in promotions

People with disabilities will now be entitled to reservation in promotion for government jobs, says the Supreme Court. This will clear a major block for those who face difficulties and discrimination.

Under a 1995 law, the government identifies 3% jobs as suitable for persons with disabilities but doesn't enforce the same quota in promotions. This meant people with disabilities could not be appointed to government posts that are meant to be filled up by promotion only.

Now the court has ruled that once a position is identified as suitable, people with disabilities must be given 3% quota under the 1995 Persons with Disabilities Act.

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