Recruitment of disabled in Local Bodies Dept hangs fire

Recruitment of disabled in Local Bodies Dept hangs fire

Persons with disabilities want vacancies to be filled soon. File

Harshraj Singh

Tribune News Service

LUDHIANA, SEPTEMBER 15

When the Department of Local Government, Punjab, invited applications for a special recruitment drive for the disabled in May 2019, many with disabilities had pinned hopes on getting a job after a long wait.

But even more than a year after the advertisement was published, the wait is only getting longer as the process to fill 350 vacancies for disabled persons in various municipal corporations, councils and nagar panchayats is hanging fire.

Facing a tough time amid the pandemic, many with disabilities are demanding that vacancies be filled at the earliest.

Goldy Vig, a polio patient, had filed the job application in June 2019 but is still waiting for the recruitment drive to take place.

Satish Thaman, a member of Ludhiana West Grievances Redressal Committee, said: “The Department of Local Government had invited applications for 350 posts of different categories for the disabled but these posts are not being filled. I have written to the CM in this regard and requested him to order the department concerned to fill the vacancies at the earliest.”

Rakesh Garg, Joint Director of Department of Local Government, said they would take a decision soon to start the recruitment process to fill these vacancies.

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