Information at your fingertips: Details of various govt schemes for the welfare of persons with disability in one place

Here’s a publication (compendium) by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, giving detailed information about various schemes for the welfare of persons with disability.

The Government of Delhi notifies rules under the RPwD Act 2016

The Lok Sabha passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016, on December 16, 2016, and it became an Act – the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016). Even though a year has elapsed after this, many states have not framed rules under this Act and notified them. It is to the credit of the Government of Delhi that it has framed and notified rules under the Act, joining a handful of states that have done this.

A partnership for rehabilitation of persons with leprosy-related disabilities

Representatives of the Community Intervention Unit (CIU) of The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) Shahdara Hospital took part in an alliance-building workshop for civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the disability sector, organised by The Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief (EFICOR), in New Delhi, on May 11.