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Persons with Blindness can’t be Judges – Says Supreme Court

Posted in Case Review, Disability Support, and Employement

In this case, the Supreme Court had to address the validity of rules and orders that limited appointment of civil judges and district judges to persons with partial blindness (between 40-50 percent of blindness). In the case, a person with seventy (70) percent blindness was denied appointment as a judge because he was more than fifty (50) percent blind, the specified outer limit. Surprisingly, the Supreme Court came to the conclusion in the case that…

Applicability of Disabilities Act to Private Companies and Establishments

Posted in Case Review, Disability Support, and Employement

In a case involving termination of an employee owing to disability by a private company, the Supreme Court held that the 1995 Act does not apply to private companies and establishments. It only casts responsibilities on, and provides rights against the Government and Government companies. Though this judgment is not completely relevant after the enactment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the judgment will be useful for interpreting the meaning of Establishment…