Right To Information EFFECT
In all societies, there is a conscious effort to give some advantage to those with financial, historical or physical disabilities. Even people who do not really subscribe to this view, make an attempt to be politically correct and practice their discrimination without leaving a paper trail of any overt discrimination against the disadvantaged or dispossessed.
One would be skeptical about his story that that though he was selected without any concession being made for his disability, the powers that be were willing to throw all fairness and decency to the wind & this in an ‘educational’ institution,- the N.G.Acharya & D.K.Marathe College of Arts and Science.
Shri Chandrakant Sasane a young man of 31 belongs to the scheduled caste and is blind. He has done his M.A. in Social Work. Using Right To Information, He asked for documentary evidence from the College as well as the University, which would prove that though he was selected by the University without any concession being given for his physical disability, the college had been insensitive and brazen enough to refuse to appoint him to teach the ‘philosophy foundation course’!
The college has not replied, and one will have to take recourse to the penal provisions of RTI to teach them how to become law abiding. The information given by the Bombay University is devastating. A selection Committee,- where seven of the eight members were present and have signed on 14 September, 2004, unanimously selected Shri Chandrakant Sasane for appointment as lecturer to teach Foundation Course in Philosophy. The post was reserved for SC/ST and six candidates had been interviewed. The selection Committee also included the Principal and the Head of Department of the college. On 16 September, 2005 the University sent the recommendation to the college to appoint him.
The college did not issue the letter of appointment to Shri Sasane, for reasons we have to guess. Without assigning any reasons for this, the college asked the University for permission to again advertise for the post on 19 April, 2005. On 11, July, 2005 the University refused permission to the college to advertise for this post, since they had not appointed Shri Sasane! It is unbelievable that a blind person would be treated so callously and a clear paper evidence is available.
The elite of Mumbai laugh at Bihar; this is the story of a blind young man waiting for a job for about seventeen months now, in Chembur, Mumbai for which he was selected with no concession for his disability!
This evidence now brought to Public notice will hopefully get Mr. Sasane his job.
Right To Information will continue to expose misdeeds and common Citizens everywhere will seek continue to seek accountability.
He stays at – Lokmanya Nagar, Pada no.4, Near Santoshi Mata Temple, Thane 400606.
Mera Bharat Mahaan..Nahi Hai,Per Yeh Dosh Mera Hai.