AIIMS Hrishikesh director withdraws controversial order, mentioned to retire with disabilities

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Director and CEO of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, Prof. Ravi Kant has withdrawn his order which known as for retiring disabled workers. The order dated 9 April 2020 acknowledged that any worker, together with college, who will not be capable of carry out his job attributable to bodily or psychological disabilities, can be compulsorily retired beneath CCS guidelines.

Director mentioned, Institute will observe RPD Act

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Disabled Empowerment within the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on this regard. <! –

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                 The AIIMS director issued an clarification on 4 May, stating that the order would neither apply to disabled workers on the job, nor to workers with disabilities throughout work. He has additionally mentioned that the institute will abide by the Persons with Disabilities Rights Act, 2016 (RPD Act) on this regard.

Rule to maintain a disabled worker in service until retirement

In a letter despatched to the ministry on 1 May, the final secretary of the group Muralitharan had additionally cited the federal government's guidelines, which this order violates. He talked about the Central Services (Pension) Amendment Rules 2018 and RPD Act 2016 notified on 4 January 2019. According to the RPD Act, "If an employee is disabled while in service, no government establishment will remove him nor lower his rank. If he is no longer able to do the old work due to disability, then he should get the same pay scale. And another post with service benefits will be given. If it is not possible to accommodate him on a post, then he will be given additional charge till the age of retirement or retirement. Switch to be kept. "

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