The Punjab government has directed all departments to evaluate the reserved posts for disabled persons under the rules fixed as per cadre strength in the departments and fill the vacancies within a fixed time period.
These instructions were issued as per the orders of the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Announcing this on Tuesday, an official spokesperson of the Punjab government said if any department wanted to provide relaxation for any post under the reservation rules, the complete case and proposal with facts should be sent to the office of the chief secretary. It was clarified that no department would take the relaxation on their own.
It was further instructed that if reservation was not applicable for disabled persons in the department for any post, then the department had to submit an attested certificate clarifying that there was no backlog in recruitment of disabled vacancies in the department.
The spokesperson said the complete report for these posts should be sent to the chief secretary for a review. The spokesperson further said if the departments were unable to complete this exercise within the fixed time period then the head of the department would be held responsible and it would be further sent to the administrative department of the high court and Supreme Court for action against him.