Central Govt. identifies jobs for persons with intellectual disabilities and mental illness

In a major boost for employment of persons with intellectual disabilities and mental illness, the Central Government has published a comprehensive list of jobs in the public sector that are identified as suitable for them.

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Have courses for students with intellectual disabilities, SC tells college

The Supreme Court has in a recent case directed a college to consider creating courses which cater to the specific needs of students with intellectual disabilities, or to earmark seats for them in existing courses.

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Press Release: SC Affirms Reservation In Promotion For Disabled Persons In Public Sector

A three judge bench of the Supreme Court granted the benefit of reservation in promotion to disabled employees in the public sector, affirming the earlier judgment of the court in the case of Rajeev Kumar Gupta argued by the Disability Law Initiative.

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From Psycho-social Disability to Becoming a Judge

The Delhi High Court has taken a prima facie view that a person with bipolar affective disorder, a psychosocial disability, is eligible to be appointed as a judge pursuant to being successful in the Delhi Judicial Services examination and the variation in the extent to which he is affected cannot be a reason to deny him the benefit of reservation in the post.

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Supreme Court takes first steps to make itself accessible

In a sign of the seriousness with which it considers the issue, the apex court has initiated a number of steps to ensure accessibility within its own precincts, including designation of Grievance Redress Officers and Coordinating Officers to “render all possible assistance to lawyers and litigants with disabilities”.

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Welcome to the Disability Law Initiative website! Our aim is to empower persons with disabilities and their organizations through comprehensive knowledge and understanding about disability law in India and its role in enabling a fair, equitable and inclusive society for persons with disabilities.

The DLI site provides information on the laws, regulations and judicial pronouncements governing the rights and entitlements of persons with disabilities in India. The DLI site also publishes a periodic E-bulletin, which highlights important issues relevant to disability law and affirmative action. Through such information, our intent is to enable persons with disabilities to realize affirmative action in critical areas such as employment, education, barrier-free access to facilities, housing, and financial services.

Information on this site is organized by a left-side topic menu, consisting of subjects critical to the integration of persons with disabilities into the social mainstream, such as Employment, Education, Access and Reasonable Accommodation. We encourage persons with disabilities and their organizations to communicate with us, using the tools provided on this site, about the issues they face and also to provide us feedback about developing the site to best serve the interests of the disability community in India.

The development of this website is made possible by a grant facilitated by GiveIndia Foundation.