The Supreme Court on Friday stayed a Delhi High Court order directing the Centre to reserve three per cent jobs in government and public sector undertakings for the disabled, including one percent reservation for the visually impaired.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan stayed the high court’s order terming it “prima facie incorrect”, after Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising said it was not workable.
However, the bench said it was not staying the Disabilities Act under which mandated three per cent reservation in jobs for disabled persons, including one per cent for the visually-impaired. It said the interim directions passed by it earlier would prevail.