8,000 disabled people to be hired by public sector
by Burcu Çalık
ISTANBULMay 10, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Burcu Çalık
May 10, 2015 12:00 am
The government has initiated a process with the objective of employing tens of thousands of disabled people, relatives of martyrs, veterans, victims of civilian terror and orphans in the public sector. More than 8,000 people, who constitute this disadvantageous group, will be appointed to positions in the public sector. Appointments will be made during a ceremony with the attendance of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on May 20. Thus, the number of those disabled people and relatives of martyrs working in the public sector will exceed 50,000. Appointments, which are jointly planned by the State Personnel Department and Family and Social Policies Ministry, also cover individuals who were raised under the guard of the state at protection dorms. Appointments will be carried out within the framework of legal rights given to the relatives of martyrs and victims of civilian terror with the Public Personnel Election Examination for the Disabled (EKPSS). According to the data disclosed by the Family and Social Policies Ministry, the number of people who are enabled to work in the public sector was 5,077 in 2002, and this figure has reached 36,165 in 2015, marking a sixfold increase. Following the legal amendments made in the Counterterrorism Law, a total of 7,085 relatives of martyrs, veterans and service-disabled people have been employed in the public sector over the past seven months.