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Inclusive education moves forward, with SC directions

4th May 2022. This past February was a landmark month for inclusive school and higher education for children and young adults with disabilities. Following Supreme Court directions to all States in the matter of Rajneesh Kumar Pandey vs Union of India, the Delhi Government on 24th February was one of the first to issue detailed […]

May 4, 2022

Disability reservation in promotion reaffirmed by SC

The Supreme Court yesterday reaffirmed it’s 2016 judgment in the case of Rajeev Kumar Gupta vs. Govt. of India, holding that reservation in promotion must be provided to public sector employees with disabilities. The Government had approached the Court again for clarifications to limit the effect of the 2016 judgment. However, the Court accepted the […]

September 29, 2021

Employ persons with intellectual disabilities, say Courts

In two cases recently argued by the Disability Law Initiative, the Courts of the Disability Commissioners have found that the Government illegally left out persons with intellectual disabilities from reservation in public sector jobs. The Commissioners said that the job of Special Educator in primary schools of Delhi and the job of Postman in the […]

July 7, 2021

Scribes for persons with writing disability: Government invites comments

The Central Government has invited comments on draft guidelines permitting scribes for persons with disabilities who have difficulty in reading and writing for academic and professional examinations, even if they do not meet the 40% threshold for issuance of a disability certificate. This was pursuant to the directions of the Supreme Court in the landmark […]

May 18, 2021

Landmark SC verdict on facilities and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities

In a landmark 62-page judgment last week, the Supreme Court of India has said that the principle of reasonable accommodation, spelt out in the 2016 Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, captures the positive obligation of the State and private parties to provide additional support to persons with disabilities to facilitate their full and […]

February 17, 2021