April 15, 2024

The Delhi Excessive Court docket has requested the Delhi Authorities to make sure 5% reservation for specially-abled candidates in all academic establishments and that the mandate of the Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Act is adopted.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma additionally requested Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha College to order seats for specially-abled individuals as per the regulation.

The Court docket’s order got here on a public curiosity litigation which alleged that the respondent College was not offering 5% reservation to specially-abled individuals following the provisions of the Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Act, 2016.

The Bench, additionally comprising Justice Saurabh Banerjee, noticed the College was offering a 5% quota to specially-abled individuals in all programs and no additional orders have to be handed.

It, nevertheless, stated the Delhi Authorities and the College “shall make all potential endeavour for filling up the seats meant for specially-abled individuals by offering reservation to all classes of specially-abled individuals”.

“The College in addition to the state authorities are directed to make sure that in all academic establishments, the statutory provisions governing the sector beneath the RPWD Act are adopted and 5% reservation is offered to specially-abled individuals,” the Court docket stated in its current order.

In Could, the Court docket handed an interim order directing the College to supply reservations to specially-abled candidates for admission within the present educational session.

The petitioner — Justice For All, an NGO — had argued that the College, as an alternative of offering a 5% quota beneath the Act was offering solely a 3% quota to the candidates. The petitioner subsequently moved a contempt software and alleged that the interim order was not being applied.

The Court docket closed the proceedings after the College filed an affidavit and “categorically said” that it was offering 5% reservation to specially-abled individuals.