The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the UPSC to give appointment letters to four visually-impaired candidates by 17, October 2013 who had cleared the UPSC examination five years ago.
The candidates, Shivam Kumar, Pankaj Kumar Srivastava, Abhishek Kumar and Rahul Mittal had secured more marks than some general category candidates who cleared the same examinations but were not given appointment letter by the UPSC.
The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) in 2010 had taken up the case of 11 such candidates who had cleared the UPSC examinations. The delegation then met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after which seven of them got appointment letters in February 2012.
The remaining four once again approached the CAT and their contempt petitions were upheld. The CAT has asked the UPSC to implement its earlier order for their induction by October 17.