India Disability News

40% fall in disability quota applicants at Lucknow University

Fri, 16/06/2017 - 23:47
LUCKNOW: Lucknow University has recorded a 40% fall in applications under the persons with disability category as compared to the previous year. The steep decline, despite the introduction of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016, has shocked ...

NYSILC Statement On President Trump's Proposal For Federal Fiscal Year 2018

Fri, 16/06/2017 - 08:57
The budget proposal released by The White House in late May makes numerous across-the-board cuts to programs and services vital to the independence of people with disabilities. The proposed cuts (to areas such as Medicaid, Social Security Disability ...

Two-day camp to give free aid to disabled

Fri, 16/06/2017 - 08:23
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today exhorted the people suffering from physical disabilities, especially the ones from ... with the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India. Sharma said in the camp a team of experts were assessing ...

AbilityLinks Launches Newly Renovated Website to Promote Hiring of People with Disabilities

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 21:29
June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating its 16 th anniversary this year,, the award-winning job-opportunity network, is completely renovating its website to more effectively promote the hiring of people with disabilities.

PN Bhagwati, pioneer of PILs and one of India’s most distinguished jurists, dies

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 18:27
The 17th Chief Justice of India, Justice Bhagwati passed away in New Delhi on ... rights of those denied access to justice on account of poverty or social or economic disability. Justice Bhagwati developed the strategy of PILs with a view to making human ...

Disabled girls excluded from aid and education - charity

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 14:46
LONDON, June 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls with physical and mental disabilities are routinely excluded from education and aid programmes in poor countries, stopping them from finding jobs and exposing them to greater risk of exploitation ...

Disabled soldiers to get pension who retired prematurely before

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 14:32
New Delhi: In a major bonanza, the Defence Ministry on Thursday ordered to pay disability pension to all the disabled soldiers of all the three services, who took pre-mature retirement before 2006. Earlier the ministry used to pay pension to the disabled ...

Pre-2006 voluntary Armed Forces retirees to get disability pension

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 13:14
A letter accessed by India Today says "the President is pleased to decide that Pre-2006 Armed force personnel who were retired/discharged from service on or after 1st January 2006. Who were retained in service despite disability and retired voluntarily or ...

70% spike in disability quota applications

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 17:43
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, 2016.

Workshop on disability at JNU

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 14:42
At the event, Professor T K Oommen sought to provide an analysis of ability and disability and underlined the necessity of approaching the issue of disability from rights- based perspective, said a release

Delhi students excel in IIT Joint Entrance Exam

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 11:48
Ananye Agarwal, secured All India rank (AIR 3) followed by Kushagra Juneja (AIR 11) and Kushal Patil (AIR 14). Despite disability, Avanish Kumar Singh fought against all odds to secure AIR 25 in PWD category and Jatin Lamba secured AIR 33 despite financial ...

Uttar Pradesh Government Considers Loan Waiver For People With Physical Disabilities

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 06:59
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is considering the introduction of a loan waiver for people with physical disabilities, on the lines of the ambitious crop loan waiver announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for farmers. The Uttar Pradesh ...

Experts urge support for most marginalized persons with disabilities, as UN forum begins

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 02:16
New York, June 14(Just Earth News): As the largest and most diverse international disability meeting in the world kicks off at the United Nations in New York, leading experts in the field are calling for greater recognition of a range of human rights and ...

'Unprecedented' conference on rights of persons with disabilities gets under way at UN

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 01:35
“The Convention [on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD] is one of the most progressive human rights treaties, recognizing the role of the people it is trying to impact,” Georgi Panayotov, the Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN ...

Adelaide couple face deportation because of daughter’s disability

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 10:04
The George family arrived from India in 2011 on student visas and said they are now being refused permanent residency as a result of Mary’s disability. “We got a letter from immigration, saying my daughter is disabled so that's why,” Mr George explained.

How a bunch of Indian tech startups hope to change the world for the visually impaired

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 04:12
Gupta, then barely 20 years old, was on a fact-finding mission for his final year engineering project on devices for people with visual disability ... to World Health Organisation statistics. India has the world's largest blind population at about 12 ...

Disabilities Act: Kerala to frame rules

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 23:55
For eg, A person with learning disability of 40% cannot be put on par with a person ... of the disabled are reg istered under the Rehabilitation Council of India, physiotherapists and occupational therapists (OT) do not have any regulatory body to monitor ...

Kochi schools deny admission; no complaint so far

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 23:28
KOCHI: Though there are instances of schools denying or rejecting children with mild disabilities in normal schools, no complaints have been filed in this regard. The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) says that they are yet to ...

Need for single focused institution to address disability: VP

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 13:29
Disability is a major public health issue specially in developing societies like India, but appropriate intervention and their implementation is still at a 'nascent' stage, he said. "Persons, particularly children, with special needs mainly come under the ...

India takes pride in bullet trains but para-athlete forced to sleep on floor of Garib Rath Express

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 07:52
Have ordered enquiry in the issue.We are serious about ensuring smooth travel for Divyangs "I don't want any enquiry, I want a permanent solution for persons with disabilities in India," said Suvarna who suffers 90 percent ...