Govt notifies law on rights of persons with disabilities

2017.01.02

NEW DELHI: Government has notified the recently passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill which provides for raising reservation in government jobs for persons with benchmark disabilities from 3 to 4 per cent, and in higher education institutes from 3 to 5 per cent, Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot said on Friday.

 

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Disabilities Bill expected to be passed in RS next week: Gehlot

2016.12.13

The amended the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which proposes a jail term up to two years and a fine of maximum Rs 5 lakh for discriminating against disabled persons is expected to be passed in the Rajya Sabha next week. 

 

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Government trashes media reports, says 'disability pension not reduced, but significantly increased'

2016.10.25
  • Union government has rubbished media reports which claimed disability pension for the armed forces had been reduced
  • The disability pension of almost 90% of the armed force personnel have been significantly increased, government sources clarified
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Will Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil change the way disability is portrayed in Bollywood?

2016.10.25

Kaabil, which will see Hrithik Roshan playing a blind mimicry artist, might just change the caricaturish depiction of the disabled in Bollywood.

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Disabled and disheartened

2016.07.10

Progressive legislation and enabling administrative orders constitute the policy framework under which the government deals with the rights of persons with disabilities and seeks to provide them equal opportunities.

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