Heart ailment not "disability" under 1995 or 2016 laws: Supreme Court rejects plea by seaman for disability compensation

The Court was deciding the plea of a person who was found suffering from ‘Dilated Cardiomyopathy’ and was declared permanently unfit for sea service.
Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy
Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea by a former seaman who claimed disability compensation on account of a heart ailment (Nawal Kishore vs Union of India).

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