Government of Sikkim have initiated measures to implement reservation under Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016


The Government of Sikkim have decided to implement the statutory mandate as contained under sections 33 and 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. 

Section 33 of the RPWD Act, 2016, provides for the identification of posts for individuals with benchmark disabilities by constituting an Expert Committee that is representative of PWD, and periodically reviewing the posts identified every three years.

Section 34 of the RPWD Act, 2016, states that every government establishment shall appoint in every government establishment not less than 4% of the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in each group of posts meant to be filled with persons with benchmark disabilities of which, one per cent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities.

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