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Sikkim HC directs state govt to file report on identification and reservation for ‘Persons With Disabilities’

Sikkim high court directs state government to file report in form of affidavit on status of compliance with the provisions of the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016, particularly Sections 33 and 34 dealing with identification and reservation of posts for specially abled within 6 week time period.

“We are of the view that a report in the form of an affidavit is required to be filed by the competent authority of the State of Sikkim, on or before the next date, stating therein specifically as to whether the State of Sikkim has complied
with the provisions of sections 33 and 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, or whether they are in the process of taking steps towards complying with the said provisions.”

On March 16 Sikkim HC hearing on a public Interest Litigation filed by one Navraj Tiwari on March 13 observed, “The said two provisions are in respect of identification of posts for reservation by the appropriate Government and
reservation by the appropriate Government of a certain percentage of posts in every Government establishment”

The directions were made by a bench comprising Chief Justice Biswanath Somaddar and Justice M.M Rai while hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by one Navraj Tiwari.

Further, the bench listed the matter again after six weeks for further consideration.

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