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Volume 1 Issue 6

November 15, 2003


  • Certifying disability
    Giving information about the disability certificate has always been at the top of our agenda, in meetings, talks and other information giving campaigns, says Radhika M. Alkazi



  • GOI refuses to recognise merit
    The idea of any law or policy is to empower marginalised people. But this is a curious case of disabled persons being pushed downwards on account of so-called reservation.
  • Disabled scholars angry with DU
    Almost three years after Delhi High Court ordered 3 per cent reservation for disabled people in appointment of teachers, physically disabled students of Delhi University are still waiting for their due, reported The Times of India.
  • India ratifies UN Convention
    The Government of India has finally decided to write a 'Comprehensive and integrated International Convention to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities' while ratifying United Nations International Convention.

  • A very special cricket tournament
    It was a very special tournament on Chacha Nehru's birthday on November 14, 2003, when disabled and non-disabled children of Delhi (under 12 years of age) played a cricket match for the first time.
  • NGO-watch policy on the anvil
    The Planning Commission has cleared a national policy on the voluntary sector that is likely to keep a close watch on NGO funding.
  • NIMH gives hope to mentally disabled
    National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH) has, for the first time, come out with a list of jobs suitable for mentally disabled people in public sector undertakings, in the 'D' category.
  • Education Bill lacks focus on disability
    Disability Rights Group, along with National Alliance For The Fundamental Right To Education (NAFRE), went on a sit-in protest against the government's proposed Free and Compulsory Education for Children Bill, 2003.
  • BT tops Europe's equal opportunities' employer list
    If British Telecom (BT) is a blue-eyed baby of the European disability sector, then there are reasons enough to spell out why the corporate has made its mark as an equal opportunities employer.
  • Impairment is not a barrier
    Visual impairment has never stopped Sagar Prajapati from being an ace physiotherapist of Ahmedabad.
  • Chomsky to speak at World Social Forum
    Distinguished scholar and critic of US foreign policy and globalisation, Noam Chomsky will be one of the 'star speakers' at World Social Forum (WSF) to be held in Mumbai from January 16 to 21, reported The Times of India.