No need for reservation for differently abled in aided schools with fewer students: Govt

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Thiruvananthapuram: There is no need to implement reservation in jobs for differently abled candidates in aided schools with fewer students, as daily wage appointments are made for regular vacancies in such institutions.

The state government made the clarification in its latest notification issued the other day.

However, upon the educational institution enrolling a sufficient number of students, the reservation for the differently abled is applicable. Even then, the quota shouldn’t be extended in the case of vacancies arising before November 18, 2018, and being filled by temporary appointments.

Meanwhile, relaxation in maximum age can be availed of by those who initially get appointed on a daily-wage basis in schools with fewer students and are then made permanent when such institutions enrol an adequate number of students.

The State Government earlier issued guidelines for implementing the High Court direction to provisionally approve the appointments made to vacancies in aided educational institutions during the period from November 18, 2018, to November 7, 2021.

The court, in its verdict last year, ordered the authorities to implement the reservation in jobs in favour of differently abled candidates that should have been extended to them during the period from 1996 to 2017. The same should be implemented with retrospective effect in appointments made from November 18, 2018, onwards, it directed.

The latest notification is issued to bring clarity to the matter.

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