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

May 2, 2023. A little over two years ago, in the landmark case of Vikash Kumar vs. UPSC argued by the Disability Law Initiative, the Supreme Court of India expressed the necessity of providing reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to compensate for their specific disabling condition. In reviewing the operation and impact of this […]

May 2, 2023

Disabled candidates selected on their own merit not to utilize quota: Govt.

April 18th, 2023 In a major development, the Central Government last month conceded before the Supreme Court that disabled candidates selected on their own merit in open competition along with other unreserved candidates will not be counted towards the 4% disability quota in public sector employment. This will result in more disabled candidates lower in […]

April 18, 2023

To improve its accessibility, SC seeks input from disability sector

February 28, 2023 In a remarkable move, the Supreme Court of India last week invited persons with disabilities and other stakeholders to answer an online questionnaire about the level of accessibility in the Court premises, website, documents and case proceedings. The Court has also solicited input on how to ensure comprehensive and holistic end-to-end accessibility. […]

February 28, 2023

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