Delhi Police to provide special facilities to specially-abled cops
In order to ensure greater and more efficient participation from its workforce, the Delhi Police will soon provide special facilities to its differently-abled personnel.
The initiative has been taken after police commissioner Alok Verma found that a considerable number of personnel, posted in various districts and units of the Delhi Police, is not fit for policing duties due to several types of disability.
A special order has been passed to promote healthy service conditions for such personnel, thereby allowing them to carry out non-operational works.
Millennium Post has a copy of the circular issued to all districts and units of the Delhi Police.
“Ordinarily, disability is a physical or mental condition caused by an injury or a disease, which prohibits an employee from performing essential functions of the job. Partial disability is one that prevents an employee from performing investigative and field works, but does not stop him/ her from performing duties of some other nature,” said a senior police official.
After the circular was issued, all districts and units have been asked to identify disabled police personnel working in their respective jurisdictions.
“Also, they have been asked to conduct a case study, especially mentioning the nature of the disability and take measures to utilise their (disabled personnel) services effectively,” another police official said.
According to the type of disability, police personnel will be assigned duties in police canteen, mess, tea stall, store room, record room, L.O Office, SO/Reader room, watch room, library, recreation room, study room, gym, computer and cyber room, etc. While allotting them these works, their qualification will also be taken into account. “After the allotment is done, they will be placed under an experienced employee for at least a month. This will help them pick up skills required to perform the job and also the adaptations that may be required in some cases,” the circular reads.
Besides, these personnel will be given other facilities such as easy access from the entrance of the main building to their work areas and to common utility areas such as toilets, canteens, etc. All such areas will be made easily accessible through lifts or ramps.