Can’t have blanket disability test for reservations in jobs: Delhi HC


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A blanket test for all disabled who have applied for government jobs may be “impractical” and a “one size fit all” model may not be the most efficient, Delhi High Court has observed, saying there were over 26 lakh people in India suffering from a variety of disabilities.
A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma were of the view that every disability required a specific aid and came with specific restrictions and the criteria of 40 per cent disability on the Indian Disability Evaluation Assessment (IDEA) scale “cannot be held ideal”. The court concluded that there were deficiencies in the Persons With Disabilities (PWD) Act with regard to providing job reservation and 40 per cent criteria for being classified as a person with disability.

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/cant-have-blanket-disability-test-for-reservations-in-jobs-delhi-hc-3732433/

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