Employment status of person with disability in Government Departments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

Employment status of person with disability

  • Aatik Arsh Paraplegic Center, Peshawar
  • Haider Darain Khyber Medical University Peshawar
  • Amir Zeb Paraplegic Center, Peshawar
  • Sana Ullah Paraplegic Center, Peshawar
  • Irfan Ullah Friends of Paraplegics Peshawar
  • Syed Muhammad Ilyas Paraplegic Center, Peshawar
Keywords: Disability, Employment, Health, Law, Policy, Pakistan, Society

Abstract

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.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.35.5.239

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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Author Biographies

Haider Darain, Khyber Medical University Peshawar

Assistant Professor Khyber Medical University Peshawar

Amir Zeb, Paraplegic Center, Peshawar

Senior Physical Therapist, Paraplegic Center Peshawar

Sana Ullah, Paraplegic Center, Peshawar

Occupational therapy assistant Paraplegic Centre Peshawar

Irfan Ullah, Friends of Paraplegics Peshawar

General Secretary Friends of Paraplegics Peshawar

Syed Muhammad Ilyas, Paraplegic Center, Peshawar

Chief Executive Officer, Paraplegic Center Peshawar

Published
2019-08-22
Section
Original Articles