Expanding Article 15 to include discrimination against disabled people


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Iwas glued to my TV on 6 October when finance minister Arun Jaitley and other senior officials started addressing a press conference following a meeting of the 22nd GST Council. Persons with disabilities (PwDs) were expecting that the decision to tax disability aids (that were earlier tax exempt) under GST would be reversed. After all, what sense does it make to tax aids for the disabled that are equivalent to walking, seeing or hearing?
Sadly, it wasn’t long before my enthusiasm turned into disappointment. Khakhra, unbranded namkeens and ayurveda became cheaper. A panel was formed to rework GST rates on restaurants. However, disability had been forgotten.

Source : https://theprint.in/2017/10/24/expanding-article-15-to-include-discrimination-against-disabled-people/

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