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2022: the year reservation in promotion finally happened

By Rajan Mani and Ritu Kumar, Disability Law Initiative December 28, 2022 Public sector employees with disabilities have for long been fighting to get the benefit of reservation in promotion to higher posts. Without that, the inherent biases of their employers, as well as lack of reasonable accommodation of their needs, prevent their career progression […]

December 28, 2022

New guidelines for scribes for persons with writing disability

November 11, 2022. The Central Government has issued new guidelines dated August 10, 2022, permitting scribes for persons with disabilities who do not meet the 40% threshold for issuance of a disability certificate, but nonetheless have impairment in writing for academic and professional examinations.  This follows directions issued by the Supreme Court in the landmark […]

November 11, 2022

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