The union government on Monday said that government employees who have children suffering from autism will be exempted from routine transfers and they will not be asked to take voluntary retirement on refusing such postings.
Department of Personnel and Training, DoPT, has issued an order including autism in the category for disabled children. The order says that parents of such children have been exempted from transfer.
Autism is a developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. In an earlier order, the DoPT had said that the word disabled includes blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, leprosy, mental retardation, mental illness and multiple disabilities.