Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hooray!

No routine transfers for govt staff with autistic kids


NEW DELHI, Nov 17, 2014, DHNS:
Central government employees who have autistic children will not have to face routine transfers any more.

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Monday took the decision to include autism in a list with the Department of Disability, after the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) examined the scope of bringing the developmental disorder under the definition of disabled.
“Considering the fact that a child with autism spectrum disorder requires constant support of a caregiver and it would be imperative for government employees with such children to take of their child on a continuous basis, it has been decided to include ‘autism’ in the term ‘disabled’ in the office memorandum,” read a DoPT.

                     I am not sure if this benefit is extended to the armed forces also.

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