Express News Service
KASARAGOD: The state authorities on Thursday agreed to create a short lived put up of a phone operator to accommodate a clerk who misplaced his imaginative and prescient to a situation referred to as Marfan Syndrome whereas on the job.
Shajith Kumar Ok T (41), a clerk in Madhur grama panchayat, will now work as a phone operator within the workplace of the Deputy Director of Panchayats in Kasaragod.
The Cabinet on Thursday authorised the choice of the Department of Local Self Government to create the supernumerary put up for Shajith Kumar. The put up will likely be abolished when Shajith Kumar retires, mentioned minister for native self-government M V Govindan.
The determination mirrored the federal government’s humanitarian stance in the direction of individuals with disabilities, he mentioned. “That is why the government took the right decision when his application came before it,” he mentioned and added that this authorities would take alongside individuals with disabilities.
Shajith Kumar, a local of Thalangara in Kasaragod, was born with Marfan syndrome, a genetic situation that damages connective tissues which offer help to organs. At the age of 13 years, his proper retina received indifferent, mentioned his uncle Ok Narayana. “He took up BA Economics but could not complete the third year,” he mentioned. Then he cleared Kerala State Public Service Commission (PSU) examination and joined the Department of Panchayats as a clerk 5 years in the past.
His first posting was within the workplace of the Deputy Director of Panchayats (DDP), and later he was transferred to Manjeshwar panchayat. “That’s when he lost his left eye too because of retina detachment,” mentioned Narayana. On compassionate grounds, he was posted at Madhur grama panchayat, which is near his home. “But Shajith could not work and went on leave without pay,” he mentioned.
That’s when he filed a petition with the Kerala State Commission for Persons With Disabilities.
The fee cited Section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, and directed the state authorities to discover a appropriate job for Shajith Kumar. The Act says no authorities institution shall dispense with or cut back in rank an worker who acquires a incapacity throughout his or her service. If he isn’t appropriate for the put up he’s holding, he needs to be shifted to another put up with the identical pay scale and repair advantages. If it isn’t potential to regulate the worker towards any put up, he could also be saved on a supernumerary put up till an acceptable put up is out there or until he retires, says the Act.
Hence, the federal government of Kerala determined to create a put up for him to maintain him on the job.