Reserve 3 per cent govt jobs for disabled:SC to Centre, states

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the Centre and all state governments to provide three per cent job reservation to disabled persons in all their departments, companies and institutions.
 
A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam also clarified that the principle of not exceeding more than 50 per cent reservation would not be applicable while granting quota for disabled persons.
 
The apex court directed the authorities to compile the number of vacancies in all their departments to give jobs to disabled persons under three per cent reserved quota within three months.
 
The bench said it is an "alarming reality" that disabled persons are not getting jobs because of various social barriers forcing them to live life in poverty and negligence.
 
It said the goverment has "categorical obligation" to protect the right of disabled persons and passed a slew of directions for providing jobs to the differently-abled.