Posting Rules for Govt Employees with Differently Abled Dependents
On January 5th, 2016, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) issued an order regarding the posting of government employees who have dependents with disabilities. This order aimed to ensure that such employees are given postings that are suitable for their personal circumstances and that enable them to take care of their dependents’ needs. This step was taken to promote inclusivity and support the rights of differently-abled individuals and their families within the government workforce.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi,
dated the 05th January, 2016
Subject: Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents- reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 06.06.2014 and 17.11.2014 exempting a Government employee, who is also a care giver of disabled child, from the routine exercise of transfer/rotational transfer subject to the administrative constraints.
The word ‘disabled’ includes (i) blindness or low vision (ii) hearing impairment (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy (iv) leprosy cured (v) mental retardation (vi) mental illness (vii) multiple disabilities and (viii) autism.
2. The matter regarding the scope of ‘disabled’ has been examined in consultation with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Considering the fact that the child suffering from “Thalassemia” and “Haemophilia” requires constant caregiver support and it would be imperative for the Government employees to take care of their child suffering from “Thalassemia” and “Haemophilia” on continuous basis, it has been decided to include “Thalassemia” and “Haemophilia” in the term of ‘disabled’ defined in Para 3 of the above mentioned OM dated o6.06.2014-
3. The term ‘disabled’ as defined herein and in OM dated 06.06.2014 and 17.11.2014 is applicable only as grounds for seeking exemption from routine transfer/rotational transfer of a Government employee who have disabled child.
4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned under their control.
Encl: As above.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
What are the guidelines for posting government employees who have differently abled dependents?
The guidelines state that employees with differently abled dependents should be posted to a place that provides easy access to medical and educational facilities.
Is there any government policy that ensures job security for government employees with differently abled dependents?
Yes, the Indian government has a policy that ensures job security for government employees who have differently abled dependents.
How can a government employee inform their employer about their differently abled dependent?
Employees with differently abled dependents should inform their employer about their dependent’s condition in writing.
Can a government employee request for a transfer if their dependent needs special care?
Yes, a government employee can request for a transfer if their differently abled dependent needs special care.
What benefits are available for government employees with differently abled dependents?
There are various benefits such as leave, financial assistance, and medical reimbursement available for government employees with differently abled dependents.