India: A new law for India to protect the rights of persons with disabilities

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (the ‘new Act’) is a welcome legislative development. The new Act came into force on 19 April 2017. Further, the Rules were notified on June 15, 2017 (i.e. the date from which they came into force). The new Act replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (the ‘previous Act’)….

India: first official trade union for IT industry

  On 7 November 2017, the Karnataka State IT/ITES Employees Union (‘KITU’) was officially registered and recognised under the Trade Union Act, 1926 (‘TU Act’) and Karnataka Trade Unions Regulations, 1958. KITU claims to have about 250 IT industry employees as members. The formation of a trade union to fight for the cause of IT industry employees in India has been in the making for several…

India: new law to protect rights of persons with disabilities

  The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (the ‘new Act’) is a welcome legislative development. The new Act came into force on 19 April 2017. Further, the Rules were notified on June 15, 2017 (i.e. the date from which they came into force). The new Act replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (the ‘previous…