The Three Year Action Agenda of the Niti Aayog is the first major government document to be released since the implementation of the new Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016.
Satyadev Pachauri had insulted a Class IV employee over his disability. If convicted, he faces a six month to 5-year prison term.
While the prime minister’s World Health Day speech was timely and important, it missed the points on the roots of depression that were addressed by UN special rapporteur Dainius Pūras.
Disability rights groups are urging the Centre to build smart cities that abide by international planning norms and are completely barrier free.
The contentious clause allows establishments to discriminate against persons with disabilities if there is a “legitimate aim”.
Special mobile apps, software, infrastructure, training for personnel and feedback mechanisms have been created to make voting easier for persons with disabilities.
Activists says solutions should be holistic, piecemeal announcements like making 500 railway stations disabled-friendly will not help much.
Activists say exempting persons with disabilities is not the answer, but the law should take the reality into account and provide guidelines accordingly.
Government Ignores Vulnerability of Persons With Disabilities During Natural Disasters, Says Activist
On filing RTIs with two government authorities, activist Satendra Singh learnt that they have no data or plan on how to make disaster risk reduction and management more inclusive.
Persons with disabilities want tangible change such as jobs with the government, not a new term like ‘divyang’ to identify with.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has also blocked full body scanners that would decrease harassment faced by persons with disabilities at airport security checks.
The apex court ruled that 3% reservations for persons with disabilities in government jobs are valid irrespective of how the post is filled.
A bureaucratic maze of forms and formalities dogs people with disabilities who seek the welfare they are entitled to.
Doctor with disability exposes the lack of sensitivity at New Delhi railway station – a wake up call ahead of India’s bid to modernise hundreds of its stations.