Nod for aided school appointments only after finalising disability quota retrospectively

The High Court had ordered that the seats should be reserved for persons with disabilities in general appointments, with retrospective effective from 7 February 1996 onwards: Shutterstock images

Thiruvananthapuram: Appointments made in aided schools from 18 November, 2018 would get approval only after carrying out the appointments of the persons with disabilities, with retrospective effective, as per a previous Kerala High Court order. This was clarified by the Department of General Education through an order issued the other day.

However, the appointments that have been approved until now won’t be re examined. Besides, appointments by transfer too would be approved.

The High Court had ordered that the seats should be reserved for persons with disabilities in general appointments, with retrospective effective from 7 February 1996 onwards. These reserved vacancies would be filled via new appointments. Until then, those who got appointed in the established vacancies but have been working despite not having the approval could be given daily wages.

Meanwhile, those who have been appointed as teachers in the Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary (VHS) streams would be given the salaries of guest faculties.

Other highlights of the order
Each management should count the number of vacancies, with retrospective effective, in the primary, high school, higher secondary, VHSE (senior) and VHSE (junior) categories.

In order to fill the reserved vacancies, the managements should notify the details about the vacancies from 18 November 2018 onwards to the education officers and the Director of General Education. The education officers should inspect the available vacancies as per the documents that support the appointment.

The school managements should write to the Directorate of Employment asking for a list of persons with disabilities who are eligible for appointment. In case there aren’t any eligible candidates from this category for a post, the managements, after receiving the non-availability certificate from the Director of Employment Exchange can take actions by following the previous government orders.

In the case of employees who would be terminated for appointing persons with disability no appellate order is required to approve the duration between the date of their appointment and the date of appointment of persons with disabilities. They should be given priority for appointment to vacancies, other than the ones reserved for persons with disabilities, that that come under the management.