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Disabled candidate not unfit to be an engineer, says Delhi High Court to Railways

In an impact judgment for disabled persons argued by the Disability Law Initiative, the Delhi High Court has negated the stand of the Railways that the disability of a candidate renders him unfit to hold the post of engineer in the services of the Government of India. The High Court found that the action of […]

October 30, 2017

Accessibility in higher education: The new Disability Act

It is well recognized that the one challenge faced by persons with disabilities in joining the mainstream in India is the difficulty in accessing higher education, a prerequisite to gainful employment. Despite the 1995 Disability Act making it mandatory for universities and colleges all over the country to provide accessible courses and campus facilities, very […]

September 19, 2017

Are the Employment Provisions in the New Disability Act Satisfactory?

By Viswesh Sekhar (email: INTRODUCTION Integration of persons with disabilities into the mainstream is possible and can be achieved to a greater extent when they are gainfully employed. Gainful employment of persons with disabilities breaks the nexus between poverty and disability and has fallouts that lead to the empowerment of persons with disabilities as […]

July 12, 2017

Special Educators entitled to be treated on par with regular teachers: Calcutta High Court

In a recent judgment allowing a batch of writ petitions filed by the All Bengal Special Educators’ Assocaition demanding equal pay for equal work, a single judge of the Calcutta High Court asked the State Government to immediately take steps for granting approval to the regularisation of the Special Educators as Assistant Teachers in normal […]

June 1, 2017

Supreme Court rejects petition of Oriental Insurance Company to deny persons with disabilities reservation in promotion

In  Oriental Insurance Company vs. Welfare Association of Persons with Disabilities, Disability Law Initiative represented Welfare Association in opposing the petition of Oriental Insurance Company, which sought denial of reservations in promotions to persons with disabilities employed by them.  On 10th April 2017, the Apex Court rejected the Company’s petition, orally observing that the Welfare […]

April 14, 2017