Is a person with vision loss eligible for a government job?
Q: I am a 20 years old boy and I lost eyesight in my left eye due to an accident when I was a year old. I am an electrical engineering student. Am I eligible for any government job and if not, which job would best suit me? Besides, my right eye has myopia with a power of -3.5. Will this combined with loss of vision in the left eye entitle me to any benefit for the physically/visually handicapped?
- Yes. You are eligible for government job.
- Vision in one eye only with myopia 3.5 and an engineering degree is not a lamentable condition. You can be suitable for many vocations in government or private sector or as a self-employed person.
- You are eligible for physical handicap benefit in terms of section 33 of the PWD ACT, 1995 [The Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995], which is reproduced below.
- Blindness or low vision;
- Bearing impairment;
- Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability:
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