Sambhavana v. University of Delhi [ Civil Appeal Nos. 4722 -23 of 2013 ]

Country India
Category Right to Education, Rights of the differently abled people
Date of Judgment 29-05-2013
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  • Description

    Hiring of 70 visually impaired lecturers – In 1994 University passed a resolution for 3% reservation for blind and Orthopedically handicapped persons in the teaching departments of the universities and affiliated colleges. One year later Central government passed the Persons with Disabilities Act providing 3% reservations for PWDs.

    Despite these two measures and non implementation, the Delhi High Court took the Universities and the affiliated colleges into task for their incompetence and demanded for all steps to be taken immediately to implement. Despite the Court order Universities and colleges continued with to non-implement especially with hiring of visually impaired. To combat this, series of Public Interest Litigations were filed on behalf of a society of disabled employees of Delhi Universities.


  • Judgment

    High court ordered to the university to stay the hiring process for all the relevant positions until the requisite reservations were met and as a result 70 blind lecturers were hired by University and affiliated colleges.