persons with disabilities

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

Don't ignore needs of the disabled

An accessible environment must not be seen as a sop or concession made to a proportion of our population but as a right that allows a person to live a full life.

published on : 8th July 2021

Persons with disabilities too request free bus travel

They further pointed out that a promise in this regard had been made in DMK’s election manifesto. “The manifesto assures free bus travel for persons with disabilities.

published on : 9th May 2021

PIL for priority to disabled in vaccination; HC seeks stand of Centre, Kejriwal government

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice to the Ministry of Health and Delhi government on the plea by two disabled persons.

published on : 5th May 2021

Special arrangements at Covid vaccine centres for disabled

The bench passed the interim order on a PIL moved by Meenakshi Balasubramanian, a disability rights activist, seeking to add disabled persons to the priority group.

published on : 20th April 2021

Are petrol pumps being allocated to disabled under Disabilities Act, 2016: HC asks Centre

The plea by a woman, who suffers from 75 per cent visual impairment, has contended that HPCL was still following the older repealed Persons with Disabilities Act of 1995 for allotment of dealerships.

published on : 15th April 2021

TN elections: Chennai corporation teams up with Uber to transport disabled to polling stations

Persons With Disabilities may call a dedicated helpline number that the city corporation is set to publicise shortly before the polling day, and receive a promotional code that they can use.

published on : 4th April 2021

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