The Assam Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha Demands a 4% Reservation for Divyangjans. Jobs for Assam’s 1 lakh unemployed youth. The Assam Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha (PSSA) has hailed the Assam government’s proposal to create one lakh employment for the state’s jobless youth. PSSA secretary Nripen Malakar has emphasized that when the selection process begins. The government should remember to reserve 4% of seats for Divyangjans. In accordance with the 2016 Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.
“Section 34 of the Act requires the government to reserve 4% of seats for handicapped persons (PWDs). The Assam administration, on the other hand, is not following suit. As a result, thousands of seats earmarked for PWDs are now vacant, according to official statistics “Malakar said.
In this respect, the PSSA has written to the Chief Minister. The Minister of Social Welfare. And the Minister of Education requesting them not to ‘deprive’ PWD applicants. So, that their 4% quota in the new selection procedure.
“We hope that, like in previous years, PWD candidates do not lose their 4% reservation,” Malakar said.
According to 2017 statistics from the State government, the PSSA noted that 4,419 positions earmarked for PWDs in different agencies were unfilled. “These positions remain vacant as a result of the government’s indifference,” Malakar said.
The group emphasized that if the government is committed to providing one lakh employment, then, in addition to backlog openings, up to 4,000 positions should be earmarked for people with disabilities. Among the PSSA’s other requests are a special TET for PWDs, a rest home in Guwahati, and a monthly pension increase from Rs 1,000 to Rs 3,000.