Three percent vacancies in the identified posts, in all groups, in case of direct recruitment; and three percent vacancies in the identified posts in group ‘C’ and ‘D’ in case of promotion where the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75%, are reserved for persons with disabilities.
Some reserved vacancies remain vacant for reasons like non-availability of suitable candidates, gap between arising of a vacancy and its filling up etc.
In order to ensure that the vacancies reserved for persons with disability are filled by such persons only, relaxations in age limit, standard of suitability etc. are provided to them. If a reserved vacancy is not filled up, for reasons like non-availability of suitable disabled persons, the vacancy/reservation is carried forward. The Government has issued instructions that policy of reservation should be implemented scrupulously.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.