Apr 3, 2012

CAT comes to the aid of polio-hit officer.

CHENNAI: The TN bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has come to the rescue of an officer working in the Ordnance Factory in Avadi, by quashing an order transferring him to Uttar Pradesh.

S Manivannan, joint general manager of the Ordnance Factory, here moved the CAT to quash an order dated june 23, 2010 of the Ordnance Factory Board in Kolkata transferring him to Ghaziabad in UP.

Petitioner submitted that he was 80 per cent affected by ‘post polio residual paralysis’ of both the lower limbs. His seven-year-old daughter also had serious speech and language delays. 

The doctor had diagnosed that she was suffering from an ‘autism spectrum disorder’ and recommended that she attend special education and speech therapy that would target specific deficits in learning language, attention, compliance and initiative of interaction as early intervention programme. The speech therapy was only in Tamil. 

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