Disability and the Private Sector

Jayna Kothari

in The Future of Disability Law in India

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780198077626
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080960 | DOI:
Disability and the Private Sector

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This chapter deals with disability issue in the private sector which has been completely left out of the purview of the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act in India. It analyses the horizontal application of rights to determine to what extent private employers and private educational institutions come within the scope of the PWD Act. It argues that the PWD Act would need to apply to the private sector, and that several significant provisions of the PWD Act such as reservation of jobs, access to education and non-discrimination in transport should be made applicable to non-governmental actors and private employers and organizations as well either by substantial amendment of the Act or by interpretation if it is to be truly meaningful for persons with disabilities.

Keywords: private sector; persons with disabilities; private employers; private educational institutions; access to education; reservation of jobs

Chapter.  6173 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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