Persons with Disabilities

Postal ballot facility introduced for Persons with Disabilities and senior citizens in Jharkhand assembly poll

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced the schedule for Assembly elections in Jharkhand which will be held in five phases, beginning November 30, and the results will be announced on December 23. The ECI also announced a slew of measures taken to ensure smooth conduct of the electoral process and to ensure that each and every citizen of the state is facilitated to exercise their franchise.

Nov 01, 2019, 18:20 PM IST

Telangana to set up IT campus for disabled

It will create jobs for 2000 people in the next 5 years, said a statement from state IT Department.

Dec 03, 2017, 17:46 PM IST

PM set to launch 'Accessible India Campaign' for persons with disabilities

The initiative will be inaugurated on 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities' on December 3.

Nov 30, 2015, 22:46 PM IST

Govt to increase expenditure for welfare of disabled persons

The government today announced to increase expenditure on the empowerment and welfare of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) from the present 4.31 crore to 45 crore per year in the coming two years.

Nov 24, 2015, 21:46 PM IST

Cabinet to consider proposal for national sign language institute

 The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss tomorrow a proposal for setting up of a national institute for sign language, which would focus on research and training.

Sep 22, 2015, 00:34 AM IST

MoU for health insurance cover for disabled persons signed

 A memorandum of understanding was signed today for providing comprehensive and affordable health insurance cover for the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).

Sep 21, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

Govt. starts 'On-line On-Site' to aid persons with disabilities

An online beneficiaries registration system, 'On-line On-Site', was launched today to ensure transparency in schemes implemented by the ministry to provide assistive aids to persons with disabilities.

Aug 17, 2015, 19:35 PM IST

14,000 vacancies identified for disabled in govt sector: Union minister

 The Centre on Thursday said over 14,000 vacancies have been identified for persons with disabilities (PwDs) in the government sector and a special recruitment drive would be launched for filling up the vacancies by February next year.

Aug 06, 2015, 17:24 PM IST

Over 14,000 posts for persons with disabilities vacant: Govt

Over 14,000 posts earmarked for persons with disabilities have been lying vacant in various central government ministries, banks and PSUs, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Jul 30, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

Centre assures support for new composite rehabilitation centre

The Centre today assured support for establishing a new Composite Rehabilitation Centre at a cost of Rs 60 crore in Sikkim.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:58 PM IST

Need to grade national institutes for differently-abled: Govt

 The seven national institutes functioning under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities need to be graded to set targets and assess their performance, the government said on Wednesday.

Jul 08, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

Parliamentary panel bats for setting up of Disability Rights Tribunal

Batting for a Disability Rights Tribunal, a parliamentary panel has recommended increased penalty for offences against persons with disabilities, and suggested bringing "long term" diseases including diabetes Type-I, kidney failure and blood cancer, besides dwarfism, under the bracket of disabilities.

May 07, 2015, 21:41 PM IST

Don't lay off disabled employees: DoPT to govt depts

No government entity shall dispense with the services of an employee who acquires a disability during the course of service or deny promotion on these grounds, the Centre said on Friday.

Feb 07, 2015, 00:43 AM IST

'No definite time envisaged for passing of Disabilities Bill'

The Government on Thursday said that no definite time frame can be envisaged for passing the Right to Persons with Disabilities Bill at this stage.

Dec 11, 2014, 17:10 PM IST

Govt to soon launch awareness campaign on disability issues

Centre is contemplating to launch a massive campaign to sensitise people on accessibility issues concerning persons with disabilities, besides creating an awareness on improving facilities for them.

Nov 30, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

Separate training for teachers to educate differentially-abled kids: Irani

A separate academy would be set up to train teachers to impart education to differentially-abled children and address their challenges, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said.

Nov 25, 2014, 00:21 AM IST

Draft report on ID card for Persons with Disabilities complete

Inching closer to the ambitious project of issuing Unique Disability Identification Card for Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Disability Affairs has released the draft Detailed Project Report for this purpose.

Oct 05, 2014, 15:14 PM IST