How Disability Commissioners protect entitlements

Read about a recent Supreme Court decision which highlights the role of the Disabilities Commissioners in enforcing the rights of people with disabilities in India.

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Harvard scholars: Indian SC’s Vikash Kumar judgment allows dignity for the disabled

Harvard University scholars say that the Indian Supreme Court exceeded even the US Supreme Court’s approach, by recognizing that the request for reasonable accommodation forms part of the larger quest for dignity by persons with disabilities.

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To improve its accessibility, SC seeks input from disability sector

In a remarkable move, the Supreme Court of India invited suggestions from persons with disabilities and other stakeholders to improve the level of accessibility in the Court premises, website, documents and case proceedings.

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2022: the year reservation in promotion finally happened

Public sector employees with disabilities have for long been fighting to get the benefit of reservation in promotion to higher posts. In 2022, prodded by the Supreme Court, the Government of India finally issued instructions to provide for reservation in promotion for persons with disabilities all over India.

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Multi-tasking Staff jobs to be reserved for persons with intellectual disabilities

The post of Multi-Tasking Staff, one of the most commonplace jobs in the Central Government, will now be reserved for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Welcome to the Disability Law Initiative website! Our aim is to empower persons with disabilities and their organizations through comprehensive knowledge and understanding about disability law in India and its role in enabling a fair, equitable and inclusive society for persons with disabilities.

The DLI site provides information on the laws, regulations and judicial pronouncements governing the rights and entitlements of persons with disabilities in India. The DLI site also publishes a periodic E-bulletin, which highlights important issues relevant to disability law and affirmative action. Through such information, our intent is to enable persons with disabilities to realize affirmative action in critical areas such as employment, education, barrier-free access to facilities, housing, and financial services.

Information on this site is organized by a left-side topic menu, consisting of subjects critical to the integration of persons with disabilities into the social mainstream, such as Employment, Education, Access and Reasonable Accommodation. We encourage persons with disabilities and their organizations to communicate with us, using the tools provided on this site, about the issues they face and also to provide us feedback about developing the site to best serve the interests of the disability community in India.

The development of this website is made possible by a grant facilitated by GiveIndia Foundation.