3,566 places in central government agencies have been reported by the government as acceptable for individuals with benchmark disabilities.
These posts were also defined as fitting for new groups of people with disabilities, such as dwarfism, victims of acid attack, muscular dystrophy, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual impairment, unique learning disability, mental illness, and multiple disability.
On January 4, 3,566 posts were announced by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in central government establishments as necessary for persons with benchmark disabilities (disability of 40 percent and above) under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
In a statement, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment claimed that this notification would expand the potential for jobs in government institutions for people with benchmark disabilities.
In terms of the repealed Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, a list of 2,973 places listed appropriate for persons with benchmark disabilities was last notified in 2013. 593 new posts have been added as opposed to the earlier notified list.