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A win for inclusivity in employment: Disability is not unfitness, says High Court

In a case argued by Disability Law Initiative, a two judge bench of the Delhi High Court has rejected the appeal of the Railways and reaffirmed the view of the single judge of the Court that the disability of Prashant Kumar, a candidate for the Indian Engineering Services, does not render him unfit for engineering […]

August 23, 2018

Disability Advisory Boards: Guardians of disability policy and affirmative action

In the matter of “Rajive Raturi vs. Union of India” being argued by the Disability Law Initiative and the Human Rights Law Network, the Supreme Court had on 15th December 2017 passed a slew of directions to the Center and States to make public places, transport systems and information services accessible. Of particular note was […]

June 26, 2018

Judgment Recall: Reservation in promotion for disabled employees

As readers may recall, in a case argued by the Disability Law Initiative (Rajeev Kumar Gupta Vs. Union of India), the Supreme Court had decided on June 30, 2016 that wherever a promotional post was identified to be suitable for a person with disability, all public sector employers were to provide the benefit of 3% […]

May 3, 2018

SC directs accessibility for disabled persons in public places and colleges, universities

The Disability Law Initiative and the Human Rights Law Network obtained two far-reaching judgments from the Supreme Court last Friday to make public places and higher education accessible for disabled persons. The first judgment gives the Government three months to place a plan before the Court to make Govt. buildings, airports, buses, railway stations, web […]

December 21, 2017

Disabilities Commissioners have protective powers, say Courts

Recently, there has been some concern in the disability community as to whether the Central and State Disabilities Commissioners have effective powers to protect the rights and entitlements of disabled persons in India. When provisions in disability law such as reservations in higher education and employment, and equal access to public places and facilities are […]

December 14, 2017