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Still no disability policy in the capital of India

Posted by Dr Satendra Singh on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,

In the wake of India ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities  (UNCRPD) in October, 2007, it has become incumbent on India’s part, under the established and recognized international human right norms, to harmonise all its relevant domestic laws and policies with this international treaty.

Even 17 years after enactment of ‘PwD’ Act 1995, only a very few States/UTs do have some kind of a policy on disability in place, most others have none. Secon...

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National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2011

Posted by Satendra Singh on Wednesday, November 30, 2011,

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment announced awardees for the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2011. The awards shall be conferred by H.E. the President of India at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 3rd December, 2011. In 1969, the Government of India approved a Scheme for giving National Awards to the outstanding employers of persons with disabilities.


Empowerment of persons with disabilities is an inter-disciplinary process, covering various aspects nam...

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