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Bombay high court asks MHADA to increase quota for disabled from 2% to 3%

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Date : 08/07/2014

India Centre for Human Rights and Law & ors. Versus The State of Maharashtra & ors.

HRLN has filed a PIL in February 2009 against Maharashtra housing development authority, (MAHADA). As per MAHADA rule they can keep 2% reservation in the housing distribution for the person with disability. But as per PWD act 1995 it has to be 3%. This PIL demands from MAHADA to make 3%. from to 2% reservation for the person with disability.

The petitioners also seek a direction to the State Government and MHADA to provide for single window clearance mechanism for persons with disabilities, so as enable those to effectively avail the benefits of the policy laid down in Government Resolutions dated 3 June 2002, 28 December 2006, 25 July 2007, 6 August 2008 and 26 April 2011 which concern the allotment of land to blind and disabled persons without auction for residential, commercial and industrial use.

The Court has given its Order & direction as mentioned in the attached copy.

Read the order here.

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