70% spike in disability quota applications (The Times of India (New Delhi edition), Jun 15 2017, Page4)


70% spike in disability quota applications
Satabhisa Bhaumik
The Times of India (New Delhi edition)
Jun 15 2017

New Delhi: Delhi University has recorded a 70% rise in applications under the persons with disability (PwD) category compared to last year. This assumes significance in the light of the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill,…read more…

Quota for acid attack victims in govt jobs likely (The Asian Age, Jun 22 2017, Page4)


Quota for acid attack victims in govt jobs likely

The Asian Age
Jun 22 2017

New Delhi, June 21: People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks may get quotas in Central government jobs and for promotions. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has proposed vacancies,…read more…

PwD quota raised to 4%; activists still unimpressed (The New Indian Express, May 31 2017, Page03)


PwD quota raised to 4%; activists still unimpressed

The New Indian Express
May 31 2017

TAMIL NADU on Tuesday hiked the reservation for Persons with Disability (PwD) from three to four per cent in all public services, public sector undertakings, boards, corporations, educational institutions under all kinds of managements like government,…read more…

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PwD quota raised to 4%; activists still unimpressed (The New Indian Express, May 31 2017, Page03)


PwD quota raised to 4%; activists still unimpressed

The New Indian Express
May 31 2017

TAMIL NADU on Tuesday hiked the reservation for Persons with Disability (PwD) from three to four per cent in all public services, public sector undertakings, boards, corporations, educational institutions under all kinds of managements like government,…read more…

Now, play music with just your thoughts (The Times of India (Mumbai edition), Jul 17 2017, Page13)


Now, play music with just your thoughts

The Times of India (Mumbai edition)
Jul 17 2017

Washington: Scientists have created a handsfree musical instrument that allows people to play music with their thoughts, and may help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those from stroke, spinal cord injury and…read more…

Equal loves, equal lives (The Hindu, Jun 25 2017, Page3)


Equal loves, equal lives
BY K.C. DEEPIKA
The Hindu
Jun 25 2017

Shivani (name changed), 25, is a visual merchandiser in a private company in Mumbai. She could be on any of the numerous apps that promise to help people find their “ideal match”. For young Indians not looking to take the plunge within days of meeting…read more…

DU broadens its horizon (Hindustan Times (Gurgaon), May 25 2017, Page07)


DU broadens its horizon

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon)
May 25 2017

The university has increased the categories of disability to five from three for people who could apply under persons with disability (PwD) quota. Here’s who all will be covered Physical disability: Leprosy cured person, cerebral palsy, dwarfism,…read more…

21 new disabilities recognised by Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill (The Free Press Journal, Jun 25 2017, Page3)


21 new disabilities recognised by Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

The Free Press Journal
Jun 25 2017

1. Blindness, 2. Low-vision, 3. Leprosy cured persons, 4. Hearing impairment, 5. Locomotor disability, 6. Dwarfism, 7. Intellectual disability, 8. Mental illness, 9. Autism, 10. Cerebral palsy, 11. Muscular dystrophy, 12. Chronic neurological…read more…

Child with benchmark disability to get quota in higher education (The Free Press Journal, Jun 7 2017, Page3)


Child with benchmark disability to get quota in higher education
-Staff Reporters
The Free Press Journal
Jun 7 2017

MUMBAI: In this academic year, students with benchmark disability may get an increased quota in higher education. The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Gehlot mentioned that the Central government will notify rules for the…read more…

FRESH NORMS FOR DISABILITY PENSION SOON (The Asian Age, Jul 3 2017, Page4)


FRESH NORMS FOR DISABILITY PENSION SOON
PTI
The Asian Age
Jul 3 2017

New Delhi: The government has decided to remove existing “anomalies” and come out with a specific percentage-based system for granting disability pensions to Army, Navy and Air Force personnel sustaining injuries in the line of duty. The decision has…read more…