‘84% seats for disabled unfilled at top universities’

Exposing the appalling failure of the government in implementing the 1995 Disability Act — which fixed a minimum 3% quota — the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) found that these institutions had just 1,614 disabled people out of a student population of 3.33 lakh, which is just 0.48% of the… Read More ‘84% seats for disabled unfilled at top universities’

Woman asks PM to help her disabled son who made his village open-defecation free

NEW DELHI: The mother of an eight-year-old disabled boy praised by Prime MinisterNarendra Modi in Mann ki Baat yesterday has sought the PM’s help in getting medical help for her son, reported ANI. The PM had hailed the boy’s efforts in transforming his village into open defecation-free. Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/best-of-the-week/india/woman-asks-pm-to-help-her-disabled-son-who-made-his-village-open-defecation-free/articleshow/61814515.cms

Disabled people raise grievances

Margao: Nearly 100 grievances against inaccessible government offices and washrooms, lack of parking facilities, etc, dominated the daylong mobile courtjointly organised by the Centre’s chief commissioner for persons with disabilities in association with the state commissioner for persons with disabilities at the South Goa collectorate premises on Thursday.  A total of 91 grievances were received… Read More Disabled people raise grievances

Chhattisgarh is best state in promoting empowerment of persons with disabilities

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh has been adjudged the best state in promoting empowerment of persons with disabilities by the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment. This award is being considered to be the first best state award for Chhattisgarh. The national award will be given by President Ram Nath Kovind, December 3, on the occasion of… Read More Chhattisgarh is best state in promoting empowerment of persons with disabilities

Not even 1% of Indian educational institutions are disabled-friendly

New Delhi: Not even one per cent of Indian educational institutions is user-friendly for disabled persons, participants at the National Convention of Youth with Disabilities have said here. According to statistics from the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India website, as of February there are 789 universities, 37,204 colleges and 11,443 stand-alone institutions in India.… Read More Not even 1% of Indian educational institutions are disabled-friendly