Among the five National Law School Delhi Graduates who have made it to the merit list of the UPSC Civil Service Examination, 2017 is Ms. Saumya Sharma. She has managed to beat all odds and secure 9th rank in her first attempt. However, this isn’t the first time that she has made headlines.

Back in 2016, when she was a final year student, Saumya had drawn the attention of the Delhi High Court towards the advertisement notifying the Delhi Judicial Services Examination, 2015 and the ‘important instructions’ annexed thereto. The advertisement had limited the relaxation of 10 years in the upper age limit and horizontal reservation of 3% available to the Physically Handicapped candidates to only the visually and orthopedically-disabled.

Hearing Impaired Law Grad, Who Was Instrumental For Reservation For Hearing Impaired Candidates In DJS Gets 9th Rank In Civil Service Exam

Among the five National Law School Delhi Graduates who have made it to the merit list of the UPSC Civil Service Examination, 2017 is Ms. Saumya Sharma. She has managed to beat all odds and secure 9th rank in her first attempt, despite her hearing impairment. However, this isn’t the first time that she has … Continue reading

So persuasive was her letter, and so cogent were her arguments that the relaxations were made available to those with hearing impairments, without any litigation, by Chief Justice G. Rohini in her administrative capacity.

Saumya is also the founder of ‘Enable’, a group representing students with disabilities at NLU Delhi. As an initial agenda of the group, the group focuses on orthopedic, hearing, and visual impairment. Having cracked the UPSC now, she is sure to bring about more positive change in the system. Here is an exclusive interview with her:

In an encouraging instance, the benefit of reservation and age relaxation available to the ‘Physically Handicapped’ (PH) candidates in the Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) Examination have been extended to the hearing impaired, without any litigation, on account of a letter by a hearing-impaired student of law addressed to Chief Justice G Rohini of the Delhi … Continue reading

Hi Saumya! Many […]

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