Persons with Disabilities

Disability act deadline ignored

According to the 2011 Census, about 2.2% of people in India are disabled. Experts believe the actual figure is more likely 15%.

published on : 20th June 2022

Five years since RPWD Act but Tamil Nadu still failing disabled persons

Though new technologies, such as electric wheelchairs, can provide independent mobility to PwDs, they are only as good as the weakest link.

published on : 15th June 2022

Panel formed to ensure 4% persons with disabilities quota

They said a previous committee, which was formed in 2008, remained dysfunctional and are afraid the new panel too would meet the same fate as it lacks PwD representation.

published on : 10th June 2022

Odisha plans to bring special children under normal school fold

The department has a team of special educators who would be roped in for teaching the differently-abled students in normal schools. 

published on : 22nd May 2022

Odisha universities asked to make websites accessible for People with Disabilities

These institutions are Ravenshaw, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Khallikote, Fakir Mohan universities, BPUT and BJB College.

published on : 14th May 2022

Playgrounds in TN to be audited to ensure accessibility to disabled

In order to ensure students with hearing impairment can pursue higher education in southern districts, B Com and BCA will be introduced at an outlay of Rs 18.06 lakh.

published on : 22nd April 2022

Disabled persons protest against certificate irregularities in Tirupattur

The disabled persons have also charged that they were ill-treated by officials and Collectorate workers during the grievance redressal meeting for the disabled community every Tuesday.

published on : 6th April 2022

PIL seeks disabled-friendly Shri Jagannath temple

The petition has named Chief Secretary, Chairman of managing committee of Srimandir and chief administrator of the temple as opposite parties in the case.

published on : 29th January 2022

TN govt clarifies on disability rule for free travel in buses

However, PwDs should carry Unique Disability ID card or National Disability Identity Certificate to avail free travel in ordinary buses.

published on : 28th January 2022

Roads inside Tiruchy district court complex in appalling state for years, urgent action sought

The condition of roads inside the Tiruchy district court campus have long been crying for attention.

published on : 17th December 2021

Tamil Nadu local body elections: Will repay people’s trust in us, say physically challenged winners

Santhaseelan, who was born with a curved hand and leg, has never let his disability stop him from doing social work.

published on : 18th October 2021

Issue directions for reservation to disabled: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to issue instructions at the earliest and not later than four months for giving reservation in promotions to persons with disabilities.

published on : 29th September 2021

More than two floors? Your building must be accessible for PwD

The policy note stated that buildings with over two floors must have lifts, ramps, special toilets, Braille signage and vehicle parking slots reserved for PwD.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Government exempts certain establishments from giving job quota to disabled; rights groups object

Section 20 of the Act provides for non-discrimination in employment, reasonable accommodation and appropriate barrier free and conducive environment to employees with disability.

published on : 19th August 2021

HC asks DoPT to give number of vacancies, reservations as per RPWD Act for 2020 civil services exam

Petitioner organisation Evara Foundation sought directions to the UPSC and the Centre to fill up all the backlog vacancies of persons with disabilities arising since 1996 till date.

published on : 1st August 2021
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