Officials serve disabled students as penalty

The Disability Affairs Department has imposed a distinctive penalty on officials accountable for a four-year delay in updating an employee’s disability category, instructing them to serve specially-abled students for five days.

Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Rajesh Aggarwal strongly criticized Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) for not promptly changing the complainant employee’s category from General to PwD.

In an interim order on November 16, shared with PTI, the Chief Commissioner issued the unique recommendation to raise awareness. MTNL is directed to identify and send responsible officers for the prolonged delay to Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, where they must serve specially-abled students for five days by December 31.

Aggarwal has also called for a detailed report from the telecom firm post-implementation to evaluate the sensitization program’s impact and ensure accountability for addressing disability-related concerns within the organization. This step aims to assess the impact of the sensitization programme and ensure accountability in addressing disability-related concerns within the organization, the official said.

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