OST, along with a comprehensive package of psychosocial interventions, helps people lead drug-free lives.
An earmarked separate reservation counter has also been set up at almost all railway stations for the ‘Divyangjans’ where they can reach their wheelchairs without any hassle.
According to the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry, 61 state transport undertakings (STUs),
Many schools deny admission to special children as they don’t have the equipment to cater to them.
The draft policy was released on June 6 seeking suggestions from the public within a month.
According to the 2011 Census, about 2.2% of people in India are disabled. Experts believe the actual figure is more likely 15%.
Governor RN Ravi said there is a lack of awareness even though laws are in place for PwDs.
Though new technologies, such as electric wheelchairs, can provide independent mobility to PwDs, they are only as good as the weakest link.
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.
A division bench of Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice P Krishna Bhat passed the order while allowing the appeal filed by a claimant seeking enhancement of the compensation.
The organisation is also carrying out organic farming on 88 cents.
The department has a team of special educators who would be roped in for teaching the differently-abled students in normal schools.
These institutions are Ravenshaw, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Khallikote, Fakir Mohan universities, BPUT and BJB College.
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.
Thudiyalur All-Women (AWPS) police arrested the accused on Friday.
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.
The SC allowed candidates with physical disabilities, who have cleared the civil services written exam, to provisionally apply to the UPSC for selection to IPS, DANIPS, IRPFS.
The court has issued a notice seeking response from the State government to a writ petition that has challenged it.
“There are 21 types of disabilities. To ensure that they vote without hesitation, authorities should have publicised the facilities available for them at booths and met stakeholders.
The petition has named Chief Secretary, Chairman of managing committee of Srimandir and chief administrator of the temple as opposite parties in the case.