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Review petition challenging 50% vision, hearing disability limit for judge's post to be filed next week

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:43 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

The Supreme Court bench order stipulating a 50% disability limit in hearing and vision impairment for the post of civil judge is all set to be challenged.

Next week, Advocate V Surendra Mohan plans to file a review petition seeking that the order be placed before a larger bench.

Government to introduce comprehensive package for blind schools

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:42 -- geeta.nair

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has decided to introduce a comprehensive package for the functioning of blind schools - government and aided - in the state.

The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday took the decision to bring in a package for fixing norms for such schools.  

The package will deal with all aspects related to the functioning of blind schools in the state including setting standards, finalising its norms, ensuring infrastructure facilities, staff pattern and appointments. However,  there is no time set for implementing the package. 

HC stays move to shut blind school

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:41 -- geeta.nair

The Delhi High Court on Thursday stayed the State government’s move to close down a residential school for the blind and stop the supply of basic amenities to the school hostel.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice G. Rohini was hearing a petition filed by the National Federation of Blind which had challenged the move of the government. The petitioner, advocate Santosh Rungta, said the Department of Education had compelled parents to withdraw their wards from Andh Mahavidhyalaya on Panchkuian Road and admit them in other blind schools which were running to capacity.

40-year-old Visually Impaired Woman Argues Own Court Case

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:39 -- geeta.nair

KOCHI: She had never had light before her eyes; but led by her inner light, she fought for her right to win. The Kerala High Court on Wednesday witnessed a rare fight for justice, when a 40-year-old visually challenged woman argued her own case before the court against the Kannur University decision denying her appointment to the post of lecturer in law.


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