New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that the differently-abled have the right to get reservation not only in getting jobs but also in promotions. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and R Subhash Reddy dismissed the appeal of the Kerala government in one of the cases, saying that The state government had reached the Supreme Court against the decision of the High Court.
SC terms HC’s decision ‘congratulatory’
The Supreme Court has termed the High Court’s decision to give reservation in promotion to physically challenged employees as ‘congratulatory’. The court directed the state government to implement this order of the High Court in Leesamma Joseph vs Government of Kerala within three months.
State government statement
The state government said that the decision of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in the case of Indira Sawhney vs Government of India in 1992 forbids reservation in promotion. The judges rejected this argument. He referred to the decision of a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court in the case of Rajiv Kumar Gupta vs. Government of India in 2016.
Special arrangements for Divyangjan in Persons with Disability Act
In that decision, it was said that the Indira Sawhney decision of 1992 is not applicable in the promotion of disabled employees. The Persons with Disabilities Act of 1995 also talks about special arrangements for the differently-abled.
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