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

14th September 2022 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. This has been ordered by the Disabilities Commissioner following a complaint made by the father of a person with intellectual disability in consultation with the Disability […]

September 14, 2022

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