Employment status of person with disability in Government Departments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
Employment status of person with disability
Objective: The objective of the study was to determine whether anticipated number of person with disabilities was employed in different government departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan.
Methods: Using across sectional survey, data from 16 different departments of provincial government of KPK was collected by volunteers of ‘Friends of Paraplegics.
Results: Out of total 1, 71,137 Govt. employees, only 1151 (0.67%) were person with disabilities. None of the included departments fulfilled 2% allocated job quota for person with disabilities. Majority of the employees included in study were from Elementary & Secondary Education Department (n=140345) and Agriculture, Livestock & Cooperation Department (n=14315). The number of person with disabilities in these departments were 960 (0.68%) and 68 (0.48%) respectively. The highest percentage of person with disabilities were working in Higher Education Archives & Libraries Department (1.65%)followed by Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Human Rights Department (1.42%), Planning & Development Department (1.39%) and Administration & Establishment Department (1.16%).
Conclusion: It is concluded that a small number of person with disabilities are employed in different Govt. Departments. Moreover, these departments has not ensured providing 2% job quota for person with disabilities.
How to cite this:
Arsh A, Darain H, Zeb A, Ullah S, Ullah I, Ilyas SM. Employment status of person with disability in Government Departments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Pak J Med Sci. 2019;35(5):1392-1396. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.35.5.239
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