Case Spotlight – Rajive Raturi vs. Union of India

Apex Court hearing matter on accessibility for disabled persons in public infrastructure
In the case of Rajive Raturi vs. Union of India, the Supreme Court is currently hearing the plea of the petitioner, a visually impaired person, that all public infrastructure, facilities and services must be made accessible to persons with disabilities all over India.

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Case Spotlight – Rajeev Kumar Gupta Vs. Union of India

Supreme Court directs reservation in promotion for persons with disabilities
In a landmark case argued by the Disability Law Initiative, the Supreme Court on 30th June 2016 held as illegal the Government of India instructions disallowing reservation in promotion for persons with disabilities, and said that wherever posts are identified to be suitable for disabled persons, 3% reservation must be given in direct recruitment as well as in promotion.

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Case Update – Rajeev Kumar Gupta Vs. Union of India

Supreme Court rejects review petition in Rajeev Kumar Gupta

On 15th December 2016, the Supreme Court rejected the attempt of the Government of India to have the 30th June 2016 judgment reviewed.

See the order here

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