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Govt proposes new fund-sharing pattern for scholarship scheme for SC students

So far, the scheme is being run on the concept of committed liability and due to this maximum part of the financial burden had to be borne by state governments and UT administrations in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

OBC sub-categorisation panel gets 6th extension

In its orders issued on May 21, two days before the results of the General Election, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment extended the Commission’s tenure for another two months beyond the current deadline of May 31.


Vocational training gives reformed addicts a fresh start

De-addiction programme adds another dimension to post-recovery life , gives avenues to earn livelihood

Centre mulling change of definition of rape to make it gender-neutral

Assaults on eunuchs often go undetected as only a woman can be 'raped' in India.

Rights groups seek passing of disability Bill in Parliament

Expressing disappointment over the inordinate delay on part of Parliament in introducing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill,disability rights groups are planning to hold candlelight vigils in various parts of the country and outside the Vice President’s house as a sign of protest.

Soon,facilities for the physically challenged at all police stations

Delhi Police is now in the process of making arrangements for the physically challenged at all police stations and unit offices.


National parents’ meet inaugurated at GMCH-32

The 21st National Parents’ Meeting was inaugurated at Government Medical College and Hospital,Sector 32 (GMCH-32) on Monday. Over 300 parents of intellectually disabled children from across India came together to discuss issues like employment,disability legislation,social security and local issues. The theme of the meet this year was “Making Rights Real! Approach To Inclusion”. The meet […]

Less than Rs 2 lakh p.a. may make family EBC

Centre is set to consider households with less than Rs 2 lakh p.a. as EBCs.

Allow scribes with science background for blind candidates in IIT-JEE exam: HE tells exam body

Providing relief to a visually challenged student scheduled to take the IIT-JEE exam this year,the Delhi High Court has directed the IIT-JEE examination control body to follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and allow him to take the exam with the help of a writer who has studied science at least up to class XI.

No reservation for AIIMS nursing posts,disabled candidates turn to court

Three years after the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment introduced a mandatory three per cent reservation in nursing staff posts for orthopaedically challenged candidates.