Lucknow. Divyangjan will get four percent reservation in 21 categories in Uttar Pradesh public services. A fresh order will be issued for this. The proposal was approved in a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday. Giving information about this decision of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, State Government Spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh said that in 1996, seven categories for Divyangjan were formed within the state, which were increased to 21 in 2016. In 1996, in every department, there was three percent reservation for Divyangjan, but in 2016 it was increased to four percent. After this, in 2019, for the provision of direct reservation, the state government formed a committee for which category of posts should be in Group A, B, C and D in all 68 departments.
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The committee submitted its report. He said that since till now there was a system of reservation in seven categories as per the mandate issued in 2011, due to this the Divyangjans were not getting the benefits as per expectation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Disabilities have been increased from seven to 21 types, which include blind and low vision, deaf and hearing loss, locomotor disability, including cerebral palsy, disease-free leprosy, dwarfism, acid attack victims, out of the newly defined 21 types of disabilities. Disabilities like intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness have been included for providing the benefit of reservation in public service. He said that its mandate would be issued soon.