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Jun 21, 2017
Acid attack survivors may get reservation in govt jobs, promotionsPeople with autism, mental illnesses and intellectual disability as well as victims of acid attacks may get quotas in jobs and promotions in the Central government.
May 02, 2017
India's Disability Act gets delayed by over a month due to 'procedural lapse'The process for implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act has been delayed by over a month after the Social Justice Ministry, "in a procedural lapse", tried to notify the rules before the Act came into force.
Apr 25, 2017
SC tells states and UTs to 'scrupulously' follow law for disabled, seeks compliance reportsThe Supreme Court on Monday asked all states to scrupulously follow the 2016 law on the rights of persons with disabilities and submit a compl
Apr 25, 2017
India swaps 40-yr-old definition of blindness for WHO criteria: Move may allow blanket discrimination against visually impairedLast week, as per a notification issued by the Union Health Ministry, India embraced the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of blindness, and changed its four-decade old criteria of what blindness should be. In the process, India would drastically bring down the number of people who will be considered ‘blind’ in the country.
Jan 24, 2017
National Anthem guidelines for persons with disabilities are regressive, compromises right of individual autonomyAfter passing the historic Rights of Persons with Disability Bill in the Lok Sabha in 2016, the new guidelines on how people with disabilities can show respect when the national anthem is being played in movie halls or public functions, shows that perhaps nothing has changed when it comes to respecting the basic human right of individual autonomy
Dec 16, 2016
Parliament passes Disabilities Bill; universal identity card to help differently-abledParliament on Friday passed the Disabilities Bill which stipulates up to two year jail term and a maximum fine of Rs 5 lakh for discriminating against differently-abled persons.
Nov 30, 2016
National Anthem to be played in cinema halls: Here's how the idea evolvedIt is interesting to probe, wherefrom did the idea crawl into our minds that the National Anthem – a subject of reverence – is somehow related to cinema.
Feb 26, 2015
Mumbai suburban stations to be disabled-friendly by 31 DecemberSuburban stations in Mumbai would be made disabled-friendly and have facilities like low height ticket counters by 31 December, Railways on Thursday told the Bombay High Court.
Jan 15, 2014
Disabilities Bill to be introduced in Lok Sabha next month: SoniaA bill that seeks to provide disabled people five percent reservation in public sector jobs will be brought for passage in the upcoming Parliament session in February, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said on Wednesday.