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Disabled are entitled to same benefits of SC/ST quota: Supreme Court

13th July, 2020 Society

Court Observation:

  • Persons suffering from disabilities are also socially backward and entitled to the same benefits of relaxation as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates in public employment and education.
  • New academic courses should be crafted to specifically cater to the needs of intellectually disabled persons.

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/disabled-are-entitled-to-same-benefits-of-scst-quota-supreme-court/article32059867.ece#:~:text=The%20Supreme%20Court%2C%20in%20a,in%20public%20employment%20and%20education.