Over 15,000 central government employees with disabilities may now have a reason to cheer. Government has issued an order saying such employees should get preference in transfers, postings and accommodation to suit their needs. For long, these employees have been complaining that due care is not taken in catering to their special requirements while deciding their transfers and place of stay. There are 15,747 persons with disabilities--visually handicapped, hearing handicapped and orthopedically handicapped--in various central government ministries or departments, according to a Personnel Ministry latest data.
Read the Economic Times news report here.