Summary: Â Hence, we have decided to file a special leave petition at the Supreme Court, said Behera. â€œIt is a matter of misfortune that OPSC has been continuously depriving the visual impaired candidates to sit in the civil service examinations by virtueÂ of their impugned advertisement published in 2001, 2006, 2011 and also in 2015, respectively,â€ rued Behera.
The Institute of Social Work and Research (ISWAR), a forum fighting for the cause of physically-disabled and visually impaired persons, has decided to move the Supreme Court after the Odisha High Court disallowed a petition regarding proper reservation facility to visually-impaired persons in the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) examinations. The HC has directed the petitioner to move to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) citing the latter is the appropriate forum. One Sujata Jena of Human Rights Law Network had moved the High Court alleging that Article 16 of the Constitution has been violated as the OPSC in its fresh advertisement has ignored one per cent post for the visually impaired persons.
But what worries the visually impaired most is that the Odisha Association for the Blind along with some deprived visual impaired candidates had moved the SAT in 2006 challenging the imputed advertisement which did not mention reservation percentage for PwDs. After nine years of filling of the case, the case could not be posted for hearing by the SAT,â€ said Sannyas Behera of ISWAR. â€œUnder such circumstances how we expect justice from SAT as the last date filing of forms for the 2015 OPSC recruitment is August 10,â€ added Behera.
Â Hence, we have decided to file a special leave petition at the Supreme Court, said Behera. He urged all stakeholders to support them in ensuring justice as prescribed in the Constitution. He also slammed the OPSC as it is yet to comply with the General Administration Department direction to ensure proper reservation facility to the PwDs in various posts/services under the State Government and Public Sector Undertakings.
â€œIt is a matter of misfortune that OPSC has been continuously depriving the visual impaired candidates to sit in the civil service examinations by virtueÂ of their impugned advertisement published in 2001, 2006, 2011 and also in 2015, respectively,â€ rued Behera. Â Â Â . , As Reported By Dailypioneer.
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