Special drive to fill vacancies for disabled persons

2016.05.05

NEW DELHI: A special drive to fill vacant posts for persons with disabilities has been initiated by the Centre.

"All ministries or departments are requested to take immediate necessary action for filling up of vacancies for persons with disabilities," an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

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Bringing light in the lives of 58 Lakh people suffering from disability

2016.05.05

Creating India’s biggest establishment for managing disabilities

38 years ago, Dr P Hanumanth Rao started a small centre in a garage to treat and rehabilitate the disabled. Today, through four different NGOs, Dr Rao runs India’s biggest establishment for the disabled. He’s brought light in the lives of 58 lakh people suffering from physical and mental disability, besides starting numerous educational institutions and research centres to trained individuals in disability management. Through his unmatched effort in the field of managing and curing the disabled, he’s earned himself a reputation, and continues to inspire many in India and outside.

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How Upasana Makati built India’s first English lifestyle magazine in Braille for visually impaired

2016.04.22

While working for a public relations firm in Mumbai, Upasana Makati began thinking about the various reading options available for a visually impaired person. Much to her surprise she did not find any, and shared the idea of launching an English lifestyle magazine in Braille with her close friends.

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For the disabled, it’s a breeze in Kamrup

2016.04.07

Even while the politics of polarisation plays out in the high-stakes Assam Assembly elections, a silent effort towards inclusion is under way in the State. One such instance is the way the district administration of Kamrup Rural in Lower Assam has been trying to ensure hassle-free voting for the differently abled.

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Only left is right: Why disabled drivers miss discount trip

2016.04.07

New Delhi: It is clearly about the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, only it involves the two legs rather than the hands in the case of Dr Satyendra Singh. For a month now, the teacher at the University College of Medical Sciences in the capital has been struggling with a peculiar problem, the resolution of which could help many others like him beat red tape. Singh is in the market for a car, but having a right leg that is polio-affected is not helping him much despite the central government actually offering excise duty concessions to buyers with special needs such as him. The confounding thing in his case is his right limb—the car company he has approached insists that the tax leniency is allowed only in the case of a disabled left leg.

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