Government to roll back tax on disability pension for forces

Disability pensions in the Indian armed forces will continue to be exempt from tax, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh has conveyed to senior government officials, effectively rolling back a recent order that brought the provision in the tax net. At the same time, however, the minister has called on the three services – the Indian… Read More Government to roll back tax on disability pension for forces

Draft Education Policy ignores differently-abled people: Experts

Hyderabad: Questions are being raised over the new Draft National Education Policy-2019 (DNEP-2019) giving a little or no attention to the issues related to the Children with Special Needs (CwSN) and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). https://www.thehansindia.com/telangana/draft-education-policy-ignores-differently-abled-people-experts-552759 According to the sources in the Education department, there is the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act-2016. It is… Read More Draft Education Policy ignores differently-abled people: Experts

Bareilly topper Mahima Shah appeals to Minister, says guidelines must be updated to reflect RPWD Act

Mahima Shah, the CBSE topper from Bareilly with cerebral palsy, has written appealed to Giriraj Singh, Union Minister, Animal Husbandry asking that admission rules to the Veterinary Council of India be updated in line with provisions of the RPWD Act 2016. Mahima has cleared the medical entrance exam, NEET, and wishes to become a veterinarian.… Read More Bareilly topper Mahima Shah appeals to Minister, says guidelines must be updated to reflect RPWD Act

#IStandIndependent – Ramesh Naidu’s abilities as all rounder make him a valued member of the India Divyang Cricket Team

This August, in our campaign #iStandIndependent, we bring you stories of extraordinary achievers in the world of sports. People with disabilities from poor, underprivileged backgrounds who have overcome great odds to make their mark and are aiming to make India proud. Our first profile is on Ramesh Subramaniam Naidu, member of newly formed India Divyang… Read More #IStandIndependent – Ramesh Naidu’s abilities as all rounder make him a valued member of the India Divyang Cricket Team

Here’s a look at job opportunities available for differently-abled

There are a number of hurdles differently-abled individuals face in their day to day life, be it in public spaces, buildings or in the form of the attitude of other people towards them. They face difficulty in getting an education and then further getting employment. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), 15% of the… Read More Here’s a look at job opportunities available for differently-abled

Set up Special Courts to try offences against disabled people in 10 days, orders Delhi Disabilities Commissioner

State Commissioner for Disabilities T D Dhariyal has done some tough talking. Fed up of the endless passing the buck between various departments, he has issued a suo moto order directing the government of Delhi to set up Special Courts in each district to try offences against people with disabilities, mandated under the RPWD Act.… Read More Set up Special Courts to try offences against disabled people in 10 days, orders Delhi Disabilities Commissioner