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Work Policy For Caregivers of Persons With Disabilities

April 26, 2017

To ensure there is no obstruction in the care of people with disabilities, this government policy ensures that caregivers working in government jobs do not have any routine transfers. Read on to know which disabilities are covered under this policy.
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The policy states that a government employee who has a child certified to have any of the below listed disabilities shall not be displaced due to routine transfers/rotational transfers, subject to administrative constraints.

This is in order to avoid any disruption of the rehabilitation process of the child. It also seeks to prevent employees from opting for voluntary retirement.

What impairments does the policy cover?

Under the original notification, the following impairments were covered:

  • Blindness/low vision
  • Hearing impairments
  • Locomotor disability/cerebral palsy
  • Leprosy cured
  • Mental retardation
  • Mental illness
  • Multiple disabilities.

Later in 2014, the scope of the policy was expanded to include caregivers with autistic children. In 2016, the scope of this policy was extended to include children with Thalassemia and Haemophilia.

What proof do you need to be considered under this policy?

As there is no certification process approved for persons with Thalassemia and Haemophilia yet, a medical certificate issued by a government physician based on blood testing should be considered sufficient.

For other categories, disability certification under the Disabilities Act would be the most accepted means of proof of disability.

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