New Currency Notes to Have Braille-like Signs

Published: 11th July 2014 08:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2014 08:41 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Currency notes with Braille-like signs, establishing national-level institutes for Universal Inclusive Design and Mental Health Rehabilitation and also a Centre for Disability Sports are some of the announcements made by the NDA government in its efforts to make an inclusive society for persons with disabilities to enable them to enjoy equal opportunities to lead an empowered life with dignity. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Braille Presses in the Government and private sector are not able to meet the demand of Braille Textbooks for the visually impaired students. “It is proposed to provide assistance to the State Governments to establish 15 new Braille presses and modernise 10 existing presses in the current financial year,” he said. The budget also proposed to extend the scheme for Assistance to Disabled Persons for purchase/fitting of Aids and Appliances to include contemporary aids and assistive devices. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp