Reservation to PwDs in Railways as per Supreme Court’s order: रेलवे  में दिव्यांगजनो के लिए आरक्षण

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Reservation to PwDs in Railways as per Supreme Court’s order: रेलवे में दिव्यांगजनो के लिए आरक्षण

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Reservation to Persons with Disabilities in Railways: Government to ensure adequate representation as per Supreme Court’s order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 615
ANSWERED ON 05.02.2021

RESERVATION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN RAILWAYS

615. PROF. MANOJ KUMAR JHA:

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of Persons with Disabilities appointed in Railways during last three years and the current year, Zone-wise;
(b) whether cases of violation of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 in Railways, have come to the notice of the Government during the said period, and if so, the details thereof, Zone-wise;

(c) whether Railways have implemented Supreme Court’s order for extending three per cent reservation to Persons with Disabilities and if so, the details thereof, Zone-wise; and
(d) the other steps taken by Government to ensure adequate representation of Persons with Disabilities in Railways?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

(a) to (d) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 615 BY PROF. MANOJ KUMAR JHA ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 05.02.2021 REGARDING RESERVATION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN RAILWAYS

(a) Zone-wise detail of the number of Persons with Disabilities appointed in Railways during last three years and the current year is as under:

Zonal Railway Number of Persons with Disabilities appointed in Railways
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Central Railway 114 62 85 39
Eastern Railway 36 31 20 4
East Central Railway 20 44 97 33
East Coast Railway 24 40 07 0
Northern Railway 12 18 147 58
North Central Railway 32 14 76 43
North Eastern Railway 05 49 14 7
North East Frontier Railway 33 01 70 10
North Western Railway 11 15 13 15
Southern Railway 39 1 94 2
South Central Railway 9 196 48 1
South Eastern Railway 0 0 94 2
South East Central Railway 11 16 11 14
South Western Railway 29 09 32 07
Western Railway 32 109 190 70
West Central Railway 10 16 55 9
Total 417 621 1053 314

  • No, No cases of violation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016 (which is the new Act in place of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995) have come to Ministry of Railways’ notice.
  • Yes, Sir. Zone-wise details of recruitment are provided in part (a)
  • In addition to provision of reservation, PwBD candidates are given following exemptions/relaxations and facilities in open market recruitment to non-gazetted posts on Railways:
    • Such candidates are charged a lower amount of ₹ 250 as exam fee, compared to ₹ 500 from non-exempted category and that too is refunded if the candidate appears in the written
  • There is a provision of giving relaxation of up to 2 marks to PwBD candidates in the minimum qualifying marks for each category, , UR (Unreserved)/SC (Scheduled Caste)/ ST(Scheduled Tribe)/OBC (Other Backward Classes).
  • Upper age limit relaxation of 10 years is given in addition to community-wise age
  • Exemption is given from appearing in Physical Efficiency Test (PET) conducted for Level-1 recruitment
  • PwBD candidates of several disability categories are also provided assistance of Scribes for appearing in recruitment

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