ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has taken notice of vacant posts in more than 50 departments of the Govt in the four provinces due to which disabled persons are being deprived of their due quota of two percent. The SC on Saturday directed the Secretary Social Welfare and Special Education to present a complete relevant record pertaining to a number of available vacancies for the disabled persons. A three-member bench headed by CJ Iftikhar M Chaudhry and comprising Justice Ch Ijaz Ahmed and Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday issued the direction on an application of Amir Manzoor relating to quota for disabled persons. The bench in its order directed Secretary Social Welfare Department to prepare a comprehensive report and submit department-wise list as whether or not the relevant provisions of the law noted above were being adhered strictly and what the reasons were for not offering the jobs against vacant posts to the disabled persons. The bench in its order further sought available vacancies and the recruitment of disabled persons. The provincial governments were also directed to complete the exercise while the respective Secretaries, Social Welfare Department, were asked to submit report as to either these special persons were accommodated in the private sectors in terms of provision or any other law promulgated in the provinces. Deputy Director Ministry of Social Welfare and Special Education, apprised the bench that Federal Govt in pursuance of Disabled Persons (Employment and Rehabilitation) Ordinance No. XL of 1981 was offering job to the disabled persons. He submitted a record of 55 FG departments. The bench adjourned the hearing till April 12.