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Tamil Nadu increases reservation for differently-abled persons

Chief Minister K Palanisamy has issued orders that four per cent reservation would be applicable for differently-abled persons as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Tamil Nadu increases reservation for differently-abled persons
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palanisamy

Chennai

Tamil Nadu Government today increased the reservation for differently-abled persons to four per cent from the existing three per cent.

Chief Minister K Palanisamy has issued orders that four per cent reservation would be applicable for differently-abled persons as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

“I have issued orders that from the existing three per cent reservation (currently being implemented) will be increased to four per cent (hereafter)”, he said in an official release.

While four per cent will be applicable for differently-abled persons, he said one per cent will be for persons with disabilities like visual or hearing impairement or those suffering from autism or mental illness.

The reservation for differently-abled persons would be applicable for jobs in public sector undertakings, local administration, educational institutions and agencies that receive government funding, the release added.

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