Blind/deaf can’t be judges, say govt and HC; PIL questions it

CHENNAI: More than a year after Tamil Nadu government, acting as per a high court order as well as recommendation of a high power committee of the court, disqualified blind/deaf persons from becoming district judges or munsifs/magistrates, a PIL has challenged the decision.A practising advocate, who became blind at the age of 12, has moved… Read More Blind/deaf can’t be judges, say govt and HC; PIL questions it

SA ‘falling behind’ in integrating people with disabilities into workforce

SOUTH Africa is falling behind in the integration of disabled people into the workplace, as its private and public institutions have failed to ensure — as the Employment Equity Act demands — that at least 2% of their workforce is disabled.To address this, the Disability Workshop Development Enterprise (DWDE), a nongovernmental organisation based in the… Read More SA ‘falling behind’ in integrating people with disabilities into workforce

HC asks govt to ensure appointment of handicapped candidates

NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of the Supreme Court granting 3% quota in government jobs for the disabled, the Delhi high Court on Friday cleared the decks for physically handicapped civil service candidates joining government on general merit.A division bench of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and V K Rao pulled up the department of personnel… Read More HC asks govt to ensure appointment of handicapped candidates

263 crore invested for welfare of differently abled’

The State Government has invested Rs 263 crore for the welfare of the differently abled, said Social Welfare Minister B Valaramathi. ‘She was speaking at the one-day seminar on ‘Orientation  course on equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in employment’, organised by the Tamil Nadu Health System Project on the DMS Campus in the city… Read More 263 crore invested for welfare of differently abled’