Under Section 42 of the Act, Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 making available tools to provide access to information and communication technology to persons with disabilities is mandatory in law and not providing the same would also constitute an offence under Section 89 and 90 of the said Act.
“This Court is saddened to see such a sorry state of affairs, where members of the petitioner Society, being persons with disabilities and, over and above everything else, being citizens of this Country having an order in their favour passed by a Statutory Authority in 2019, are being compelled to move pillar to post seeking implementation of their rights.”
On 23-6-2023, the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, in consultation with the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, made amendments in the Madhya Pradesh
The Delhi High Court held that the denial of a health insurance policy to a minor child suffering from Bi-Lateral Hearing Loss was contrary to the provisions in favour of Persons with Disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and further directed IRDAI to design products for persons with hearing disabilities and persons with implants.
In this case, the father of a minor child having visual impairment of over 75%, filed a writ petition seeking grant of books, earning materials and assistive devices along with other facilities as provided under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
Supreme Court: After multiple objections were raised to the draft guidelines on ‘Carriage by Air of Persons with Disability and/or Persons with
Supreme Court: The 3-judge bench of AM Khanwilkar*, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar, JJ has directed the Central Government to notify the
“… sometimes it is easier to bring a legislation into force but far more difficult to change the social mind set which would endeavour to find ways and means to defeat the intent of the Act enacted… .”
Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has exempted pregnant women officials and staff members from attending office. The Union Minister of State (Independent
Supreme Court: The 3-judge Bench of Dr. AK Sikri, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer, JJ asked the Central Government to make necessary
Law Mantra is organising a one Day International Seminar on Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities, on 2nd December, 2018 at the
Patna High Court: A Division Bench of Ajay Kumar Tripathi and Nilu Agrawal, JJ. dismissed an appeal filed for the wrong exercise
Supreme Court: Stating that educational institutions are bound to reserve seats from persons suffering from disability, the bench of Dr. AK Sikri