Persons with Disabilities

‘Provide list of persons with disabilities for free scooters’

The State Commissionerate for Persons with Disabilities has sought a list and other details on beneficiaries who may avail free accessible scooters that will be provided by the government.

published on : 3rd January 2021

Calendar to celebrate differently-abled, raise funds for organisations working for their empowerment

About choosing this theme, Dahiya says, 'Purva and I had planned a lot of things but nothing happened. But gradually we zeroed in on the theme of disability and started contacting people...'

published on : 11th December 2020

COVID induced lockdown spelled worries for persons with disabilities, indicates study

The lockdown posed major challenges for the differently-abled in accessing medicines due to travel restrictions in their region.

published on : 4th December 2020

‘Know us for our abilities’

Coimbatore-based disability rights crusader Jayaprabha C talks toVaishali Vijaykumar about her dream of making the world an inclusive place for all

published on : 3rd December 2020

‘Non issuance of papers hurting Persons with Disabilities’

Despite the government allowing to work with 100 per cent staff, the situation has not improved, they rue. 

published on : 2nd November 2020

Method of allocation of seats in courses not meeting quota for disabled: JNU concedes in HC

In July, JNU had told the court that it has never violated the mandate of five per cent reservation for disabled students and was committed to providing it in all courses.

published on : 13th October 2020

Woman files 500 lawsuits to 'test' compliance of Americans with Disabilities Act across US

Deborah Laufer contended they discriminated against her by failing to ensure that she could enjoy the same experience as those without disabilities.

published on : 10th October 2020

‘Photos of PwDs being handed over supplies won’t be taken now on’

In response, the State Commissionerate for Differently Abled, on September 14, stated that such photographs will not be taken henceforth.

published on : 24th September 2020

Govt in process of launching 24x7 mental health rehabilitation helpline

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said the helpline will operate through 25 institutions in 13 languages.

published on : 17th August 2020

Don’t view disability through charity lens

Economic progress cannot and should not come at the cost of individual rights. Penal provisions are the teeth required to ensure the rights provided by the Act are available to all differently abled.

published on : 16th July 2020

Activists worried over amendment of RPwD proposal

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, on Wednesday, put out the proposal for amendment on and has sought public feedback by July 10.

published on : 5th July 2020

When will the aid reach us, ask specially-abled persons

Persons with Disabilities (PwD) across the State rue that the financial aid announced by the State government in mid June was yet to reach most of them.

published on : 5th July 2020

Modi government's proposal to amend disability rights act worries activists

The union govt has sought suggestions on the proposed amendments and stakeholders say the proposal will mellow the disability rights Act and will withdraw protection for the community.

published on : 2nd July 2020

No reservation in jobs for person with temporary disabilities: Odisha government

The state government has clarified that other benefits meant for Persons with Disabilities is to be given as long as their disability is not less than 40 per cent.

published on : 27th October 2019