Disabled Persons

  • Wheelchair facility introduced at Jodhpur railway station January 3, 2014

    The Jodhpur Division of NorthWestern Railway on Friday introduced wheelchair facility for the disabled passengers at Jodhpur railway station. Divisional Railway Manager Rajeev Sharma dedicated this service, and said, "This is for the first time that a service like this has been introduced at any railway station in the country. It...
  • Reserve 3 per cent govt jobs for disabled: SC to Centre, states October 8, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre and all state governments to provide three per cent job reservation to disabled persons in all their departments, companies and institutions. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam also clarified that the principle of not exceeding more than 50 per cent reservation...
  • Odisha to include disabled persons under MGNREGA and NRLM February 5, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: After including persons with 75 per cent disability in the subsidised Rice for Differently Abled Persons (RDP) scheme, Odisha government has decided to provide jobs to them under MGNREGA and NRLM programmes. This has been resolved at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary BK Patnaik, official sources...
  • All the slogans but no place for the disabled December 2, 2007

    December 3 will be observed as International Day for Disabled Persons. There will be lot of talk about providing facilities to the disabled but as Citizen Journalists Dinesh Gupta and Kamal Bir Singh show thats all empty talk. Gupta, who has cerebral palsy, is campaigning for accessible buses in Delhi...