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Expectations from the next government of India - My Take by Jasmina Khanna


In My Take this week, systems analyst Jasmina Khanna who is closely tracking the elections shares her expectations from the government that takes charge next.


Disabled person can claim up to Rs 1,25,000 tax deduction


If a person is suffering from disability and also has a disabled dependent, then he/she can claim deduction for self under 80U and for the dependent under 80DD


War disabled soldiers to participate in Mumbai Marathon


With a message of converting disability into ability, 16 soldiers who were disabled in war are set to participate in the Mumbai Marathon 2019, scheduled here on January 20.


Disabled can claim tax saving deductions up to Rs 1.25 lakh under sections 80DD, 80U


"The amount of deduction depends on the percentage of disability. The deduction claimed is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses."


Expert Talk

Interviews with experts on disability.

Motivational Feature Ms Jasmina Khanna, Sr Associate Consultant, Atos Syntel


In this interview, we feature Ms Jasmina Khanna, who suffered Cerebral Palsy since childhood.  Hear her journey on how she has fought her disability to have a successful career.


Interview with Mr.Manickavelu M, Mindtree


Manickavelu M (Manix) is Program Director delivering Assistive Technology solutions and Corporate Social Responsibility projects at Mindtree Foundation, Bengaluru.

Manix is involved in number of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects supporting under-previledged children category, and specifically Persons with Disability (PwDs).

Getmeenabled team got in touch with Manix over an interview and provide excerpts of the interview here.


Interview with Prof Shanti Bhattacharya, Dept of Electrical Engineering, IIT Chennai & Namita Jacob Chetana Charitable Trust


Dr. Shanti Bhattacharya is a Founder Trustee of Chetana Charitable Trust. The Trust seeks to increase awareness on issues of social importance. Shanti is the author of ‘Where is the Button?’, a book for children learning to read, suitable for both the normal and the visually impaired child. In addition to her work on Accessible Reading Materials, she is an enthusiastic birder and enjoys many outdoor activities. Shanti is currently a faculty member in the Dept. of Electrical Engg., at IIT-Madras, and a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for her research on optical devices.

Dr.Namita Jacob is Program Director, Chetana Trust, a volunteer - based organization pioneering projects promoting access to health and education. Their flagship project, the “I COUNT” registry, documented visual abilities in children with developmental disabilities generating system change in services to infants in Chennai. As Advisor with national & international organizations on sensory impairments, multiple disabilities & early childhood development, her work includes direct services, research, professional development and creating resources for individuals with disabilities, their families and professionals who serve them. She authored: What and How does this Child see? with Dr. Lea Hyvarinen and Helping children who are Blind, with Sandy Neiman, used across the world as reference books.


Interview with Ms Anjlee Agarwal, Founder & Executive Director, Samarthyam


Ms Anjlee Agarwal, Founder & Executive Director, Samarthyam

Samarthyam is a civil society and research organization founded by persons with disabilities in 1994 and registered in 2001. Samarthyam is accredited by United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Currently working in five countries of Asia Pacific Region- India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Philippines.