Delhi HC orders appointment of visually impaired candidate to IAS


The Delhi High Court directs the central government to appoint Mr Vishv Mohan to the IAS (2015 batch) with all consequential benefits in respect of seniority and promotion on a notional basis. Mr Mohan was a candidate for the All India Services for the year 2015 under the ‘Visually Handicapped’ category, which requires a person seeking benefit to have a benchmark disability of 40%.

Mr. Mohan had secured 5th rank in his own category and was also positioned at All India Rank No. 1,173.

Mr. Mohan, who suffers from ‘high myopia with isometropic amblyopia’ (decreased eyesight), has challenged the reliance of authorities on certain medical reports which found his visual disability to be 20% only, thus cancelling his candidature. Mr. Mohan had furnished a disability certificate by AIIMS which assessed his disability to be 75%.