HC seeks to know how disabled can be facilitated to take part in BCS exams Print

The High Court (HC) Sunday issued an order on the authorities concerned asking to explain in 30 days how the disabled persons could be facilitated to take part in the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations, reports BSS.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Mohammad Momtazuddin Ahmed and Justice Naima Haider issued the order.

The orders came on a writ petition brought by Swapan Kumar, a disabled person who obtained a postgraduation degree from Dhaka University, seeking directives to pave the way for facilitating them in taking part in the BCS examinations.

Ain O salish Kendra and ADD, two NGOs working with human rights issues, were also included in the writ petition.

The court also asked the authorities concerned to explain what steps were taken under the Disabled Welfare Act-2001 for their wellbeing.

The writ petition alleged that the Public Service Commission (PSC) Rule-21 imposed bar on the disabled persons from taking part in the BCS examinations.

Source: Financial Express/ 26 April, 2010