First ever physically challenged person to undergo ability test
Court : High Court of Punjab and Haryana
Brief : The petitioner, Ritesh Sinha, who suffered from spastic cerebral palsy, ot selected for the post of a clerk (under reserved category for physically challenged) at the District and Sessions Court, Karnal on Oct 23, 2010. However, after three months, he was served a termination order.
He filed a writ petition in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana challenging the termination order. During the course of litigation, the court, for the first time, ordered a physical test of his ability to perform office duty at the court premises, which was conducted on Oct 30, 2012, satisfied with the outcome, the court quashed the termination order.
Citation : Ritesh Sinha vs. State of Haryana and Ors.