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The Leprosy Mission Regional Vocational Training Center! Read More
Guidelines regarding Persons with Disabilities using the service of a scribe

Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test for MBA and MCA.

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DEF-ISL App - Communication App for deaf and hearing - DEF-ISL app

The DEF-ISL app makes learning of sign language easy, accessible and interesting. Packed with 5000+ easy-to-understand signs and phrases, in-built videos, illustrations, this easy to navigate app can be used both by adults and children who are deaf or non deaf.

DEF-ISL offers the opportunity for all to learn sign language and thereby reach out to the deaf more easily. Deaf Enabled Foundation create the app with supported by L& T Construction, Chennai


Very Great! I have been learning for new words, sentence and moral etc due to lack of English communication in past time which is useful a lot for me. I am very interesting to be read it. Thank you so much giving us to be learnt useful DEF-ISL!

– Sonu Sunny


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Contact Details

Deaf EnAbled Foundation
th Floor, 605 & 606, Navketan Complex,
S D. Road, Secunderabad, Telangana – 500 003
Mobile +91 97033 81112

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Indian Railways offers a concession on ticket prices to select categories of passengers. These include senior citizens, students, government award winners, patients and persons with disabilities, according to Indian Railways' website - Except senior citizens, the concession on Indian Railways tickets is admissible on production of the requisite certificate from the concerned person, according to the Railways website. The documents issued by organizations in other countries are not be valid for the purpose of concession, according to Indian Railways.
Here are five things to know about the Railways' rules on the concession on train tickets:
1. All concessional fares are calculated on the basis of fares for mail/express trains irrespective of the type of train, (mail, express or passenger) by which the passenger travels, according to the Railways website.
(Also read: IRCTC Tourism offers 7-day tour to Ladakh: Fares and other details here)
2. Only one type of concession is admissible at a time on choice of the passenger.
3. In the case of senior citizens, no proof of age is required at the time of purchasing tickets. The concession tickets are issued on demand made through the option in reservation form. However, the senior citizens are required to carry some documentary proof showing their age or date of birth and produce it if demanded by some Railway Official during the journey.
4. The holder of a concession ticket is not permitted to change the ticket to a higher class even by paying the difference of actual fares.
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National Seminar on “Role of Young and Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in National Integration of India” organized by Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies In collaboration with Human Rights and Disability Studies Programmes, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi.

Role of Young and Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in National Integration of India

Venue  Committee Room (3rd Floor), SIS, JNU, New Delhi
Date: 20th & 21st June 2019 (Thursday & Friday)

Aims, Objectives and Justifications

National Seminar is basically intended to trace answers to the following pertinent questions:

  • How young and adult girls with disabilities are being excluded from decision making?
  • What is the experience of young and adult girls with disabilities regarding their contribution in nation building?
  • Why is it that when society breaks down, the young girls with disabilities become vulnerable?
  • Do you subscribe to the view-point that by changing attitudes, the hidden potential of the young and adult girls with disabilities could be tapped for national development and integration?
  • What role could be played by communication and information technology in regard to harnessing the inherent capabilities of young and adult girls with disabilities?
  • How could the CRPD help to increase the visibility of young and adult girls with disabilities?

Subjects / Issues to be discussed

The following themes/ sub-themes are identified for discussion at this National Seminar–

  • Adolescent and Young Girls and Women with Disabilities: Issues and Challenges;
  • Disability, Youth and Community Living;
  • Promoting Inclusion in Recreation and Leisure;
  • Young Girls with Disabilities in Institutional Settings;
  • Disability Policy for Young and Adult Girls and Women with Disabilities: Achievements and Limitations;
  • Criminal Justice System for Young and Adult Girls and Women with Disabilities;
  • National Youth Policy and Strategic Plan of Action;
  • Right to Community Integration for Young and Adult Girls and Women with Disabilities;
  • Role of Young and Adult Girls and Women with Disabilities in Nation Building and National Integration;


Concept Notes
Call for paper

Contact details

Dr G. N. Karna, PhD (JNU)
Tel : 011-26125258/ 26122925
Fax 011-26125258
Mobile 9810161358/8851303431
Email :

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Tamil Nadu Tax on Professions, Trades Callings and Employments Act.1991 (Act No.24 of 1992)
Received the assent of the Governor on 12th June 1992)

Profession Tax Exemptions for Persons with Disabilities (Tamil Nadu)


Exemption:- Nothing contained in this Act shall apply to

  • (a) The members of the armed forces of the union serving in any part of this State, that is to say, to whom the provisions of the Army Act, 1950 (Central Act 46 of 1950), the Air Force Act.1950 Central Act 45 of 1950) or the Navy Act, 1957 (Central Act 62 of 1957) applies;
  • (b)Physically disabled persons with total disability in one or both the hands or legs, spastics totally dumb or deaf persons or totally blind persons.

Provided that such physical disability shall be duly certified by a registered medical practitioner
in the service of the State Government not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon.

References and Downloads

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Introductory camp on Wheelchair Basketball

Event Date: 3th March, 2019 09.30am 4th March, 2019 – 12.30pm.
Venue : Labon Sports Club, Indoor sports stadium, Labon Sports Club , Shillong , Meghalaya India

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Introductory camp on Wheelchair Basketball

Event Date: th March, 2019 09.30am th March, 2019 – 12.30pm.
Venue : Mount Litera Zee School, Behind Hotel Uday Residency, kichha bye pass, road- 263153, Rudrapur , Uttarakhand India

Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India, WBFI is happy to announce our new camp at Uttarakhand State. This WCBB introductory camp will be in partnership with Star Health and Allied Insurance Co Ltd at Mount Litra Zee School, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, March 6 and 7, 2019. Mount Litra Zee school and Disability sports society are our other partners. We are expecting 25 players out of which 8 will be women.

email : |
Phone : 9841098056 / 9841609601.

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Guidelines for conducting written examination for persons with Benchmark disabilities

References :
1. O.M. No. 34-02/2015-DD.III dated 29.08.2018 ( Dept. Empowerment of Persons with disabilities) dated 14.01.2019
2. F.No. 6-2/2013(SCT) 21-02-2019

Para XII on page 3 of above guidelines may be substituted with the following :

UGC Extra Benefits for Women with Disabilities - Written Exam Compensatory Time for persons with disabilities - UGCThe word “extra time or additional time” that is being currently used should be changed to “compensatory time” and the same should bot be less than 20 minutes per hour of examination for persons who are allowed use of scribe / reader / lab assistant.

All the candidates with benchmark disabilities who are eligible for availing the facility of scribe in terms of guidelines IV may be allowed addition time of minimum of one hour for examination of 3 hours duration whether they use the facility of scribe or not.

In case the duration of the examination is less than an hour, then the duration of additional time should be allowed on pro-rata basis. Additional time should not the less than 5 minutes and should be in the multiple of 5.

Download : UGC notification (PDF, 128KB)

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Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) and Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVU), Coimbatore are conducting a Certificate Course on Pre-employability Skills for Persons with Disabilities (Hearing and speech impairments and Locomotor Impairments). It is a Free course with accommodation. The only cost would be your travel to Coimbatore if you are from another town / city. The course is from March 2017 to May 2017 with intermediate break for Holidays. This course will be useful for your preparation towards Banking and other Government examinations as you are taught language and written communication skills as well as computers operations, if required. Please find below in the link a PDF file with more details on this course Read More
Job Fair in Chennai by We are Your Voice on 26th February 2017 for Persons with Disabilities Read More
Opportunity for Self Employment - Government of India
PWD-Pradhan Manthri Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana Read More Link opens up in New Tab or Window
3 Km Marathon was organised by Cheshire Homes Bengaluru as an awareness programme on abilities of persons with disabilities on World Disability Day, December 3rd, 2016 Read More

Deccan Chronicle | Joyeeta Chakravorty | Published Dec 5, 2016

Visual documentation of the Best practices of ‘Access to Livelihoods’ programme for persons with Disabilities in Asia– Leonard Cheshire Disability’s flagship programme being implemented in 5 countries is Asia and South Africa with strategic partnership from Accenture.  Read More

LCD YouTube Channel

Accenture’s “Skills to Succeed” initiative supports Leonard Cheshire Disability’s “Access to Livelihoods” program, which builds the skills and confidence of persons with disabilities globally. Read More

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SAP Labs India and the Indian School of Business (ISB), have entered into a collaboration to nurture startups in the social enterprise space with relevance to national priorities as Jumpstart Social Enterprise (JSE) Read More

Hi Tech Training Centre for persons with disabilities for traning on computers and other employment tools was inagurated today with the support of Coimbatore Metropolitan Round Table and Ladies Circle, Coimbatore on 18th April 2016. Read More
Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with Disabilty (PWD)-2015 at Hindustan Copper Limited (A Govt. of India Enterprise) .. A Link through website ( for online submission of application shall be open from  12.11.2015 to 05.12.2015. Thus, the closing date for online submission of application shall be 05.12.2015 Read More
Soulful prayer and cultural show by people with disabilities marked the 50th anniversary celebration of Cheshire Homes India’s Mangaluru unit on Sunday. Read More

The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment on Thursday launched Accessible India campaign to make public buildings, public transportation, signage accessible to Persons with Disabilities.

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NTPC is launching Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with Disabilities in the area of Operation & Maintenance (O&M), Civil Construction & Finance at the levels of E1/E2/E3 levels for its Projects/ Stations Read More
An online beneficiaries registration system, ‘On-line On-Site’, was launched  to ensure transparency in schemes implemented by the ministry to provide assistive aids Persons with Disabilities.

Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot, who inaugurated a mega camp for free of cost distribution of Assistive Aids and Appliances to  Persons with Disabilities under the ADIP scheme at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, said that this registration system will help in saving time.

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V-sesh assisting job seekers by providing information about jobs and offering skill development programmes that are aligned with employer’s requirements.. The organization is conducting employability training in Bangaluru next week. Read More
In collaboration with National Skill Development Council (NSDC) of Government of India, 5 Lakh PwDs are to be trained in next 3 years by NGOs and other Training Providers partnering with Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD). Read More
CSIR Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with Disabilities in Hyderabad, Last date of receipt of application is 12-6-2015 Read more... Link opens up in New Tab or Window |
Special Recruitment Drive for Person's with Disabilities by NEYVELI LIGNITE CORPORATION LIMITED, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, India Read More
A CSR Initiative of HDFC Bank - Educational Crisis Scholarship Support (ECSS) to provide interim education support to children facing a personal or financial exigency Read More

Shri Gehlot said that the National Action Plan is a partnership between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability for skilling 2.5 million Person with Disability (PwD) over seven years.

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