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SC says disabled to get same relaxations as SC/ST

In a significant judgment for persons with disabilities, the Supreme Court on 8th July, 2020 in the case of Aryan Raj Vs. Chandigarh Administration¬†held that people suffering from disabilities are also socially backward, and are therefore, at the very least, entitled to the same benefits of relaxation as given to the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled […]

July 14, 2020

Accessibility, with reduced human assistance, in modern times

In India, persons with disabilities have often relied on human assistance for mobility and accessing public places and facilities. Helpers may guide the visually impaired, or provide physical support to those with orthopaedic disability.¬† Persons with hearing impairment or intellectual disabilities need sign language interpreters and caretakers to accompany them. Now, with social distancing becoming […]

June 30, 2020

Claiming relief for persons with disabilities during Covid-19 times

Our last e-bulletin highlighted the guidelines issued by the Central Government to the States to ensure that persons with disabilities face no hardship during the Covid-19 epidemic. These guidelines require that caregivers be provided exemptions from travel restrictions, persons with disabilities be provided with access to food, water and medicine at their residence, and that […]

April 6, 2020

Disability and Covid-19: Government issues protective guidelines

With the leadership and help of some dedicated disabled persons and their organizations, the Central Government has invoked Section 8 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and has issued guidelines to the States and local authorities for the protection and safety of persons with disabilities during the Covid-19 epidemic and the 21-day […]

March 30, 2020

Intellectual disabilities and higher education: the case for separate reservations

The 5 % reservation in higher education prescribed in the 2016 Disabilities Act presents both an opportunity and a conundrum for young persons with intellectual disabilities.¬† This provision opens the door for the collegiate experience and a valuable job qualification. However, a key concern is that very often, colleges do not provide separate reservations for […]

February 17, 2020