Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act 2016
News  /  Published 11.08.22

Calcutta High Court: Justice Bhattacharya rejects college decision denying permanent job to teacher with disability

The Calcutta High Court has quashed a college’s resolution denying permanent appointment to a teacher with 80 per cent disability...
By Our bureau and PTI

India  /  Published 23.07.22

SC to vet GST on wheelchair

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine the Centre’s decision to impose a 5 per cent GST on wheelchairs, Braille materials and other equipment used by physically challenged people. A publ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.08.21

Together alone: Education for disabled

Inclusion can be an illusion. The Centre recently informed the Supreme Court that under the Samagra Shiksha scheme, a majority of the 22.5 lakh children with special needs would be admitted to regular...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.21

Far from progress: UP's population Bill

A law being formulated does not guarantee that it will be implemented or that it will change attitudes. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 followed India’s ratification of the Uni...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 19.02.21

PwDs: a persecuted people

I studied in a boarding school. Every day, two hours of the evening were scheduled for outdoor games. Before we could begin playing, our sports teacher would instruct us to run two rounds of the playg...
By Prashant Bhaware

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.20

Short-sighted: National Trust Act repeal

One of the biggest threats to the health of a democracy is the gradual dismantling of laws and institutions that protect the most vulnerable sections of society. Yet, this is what would happen if the ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.20

The other side of the Indian education system

Students overcoming great odds to achieve success is always heartening. Take, for instance, the student in Ludhiana who scored above 90 per cent in the recently declared results of the board exams in ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 07.07.20

Disabled: bid to change law

The CPM has condemned the move to amend the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, and several organisations of the disabled have urged the government not to go through with the changes, aimed...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.02.20

Dispur errs, teacher in Gauhati High Court

In a “glaring” error, the education department of the Assam government has included the “obsolete” Person with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) A...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati


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