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| | posted on:Conference, Inclusion

The Inclusion Fellowship 2017

Date: 23rd October, 2017 11th November 2017, 2017
Tour Location : Delhi and Bangalore | India.

Registrations are now open. Passionate about making India inclusive and accessible?

What are you waiting for? Apply for the Inclusion Fellowship 2017!

What is the Inclusion Fellowship?

India Inclusive Summit 2017The Inclusion Fellowship 2017, an extension of India Inclusion Summit, is the first-of-its kind fellowship offered to individuals working in filed of inclusion. The Inclusion Fellowship supports a cohort of upcoming entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers and persons working in the disability space to promote inclusion. To know more about the Fellowship, click here!

We are looking for motivated individuals, who do not take No for an answer in their fight for creating an inclusive world!

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Deadline for applications: 10th June 2017

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devarajan profile imageநான் S.தேவராஜன் (வயது 42), B.Com., பட்டதாரியான நான் சிறு வயது முதலே உழைத்து பிழைத்து வந்ததோடு எனது படிப்பையும் தொடர்ந்து வந்தேன். இந்நிலையில் 1996-ம் ஆண்டு எனது தந்தை காலமானதால் குடும்ப சுமைகளை தாங்க நேரிட்டது. இந்நிலையில் 1999 முதல் நான் பத்திரிகை துறையில் பணியாற்ற தொடங்கினேன். முதலில் தினமலர் நாளிதழில் நிருபராக பணிபுரிந்தேன். பின்னர் தினமணி நாளிதழில் Marketing பிரிவிலும் பின்னர் உதவி ஆசிரியராகவும் பணிபுரிந்தேன்.

இதற்கிடையில் 2010 ஆம் ஆண்டு ஏற்பட்ட விபத்து ஒன்றில் எனது வலது காலை இழந்து சர்க்கரை நோயாலும பாதிக்கப்பட்டேன். அதன் தொடர்ச்சி யாக 2013 ஆம் ஆண்டு எனது இரு சிறுநீரகங்கள் பாதிப்படைந்து செயலிழந்தன. அதற்கான பல சிகிச்சை களை மேற்கொண்டும் பலனில்லாமல் போனது. பின்னர் வேறு வழியின்றி Dialysis சிகிச்சை முலம் கடந்த 4 ஆண்டுகளாக உயிர் வாழ்ந்து வருகிறேன்.

இருப்பினும் என்னால் எந்த பணியும் செய்ய முடியாத அளவுக்கு உடல் பலமற்று போய்விட்டது. வீட்டிலிருந்தபடியே ஏதாவது பணி செய்யலாம் என முயற்சித்தாலும் சரியான வாய்ப்பு கிடைக்கவில்லை. கடந்த 6மாதங்களுக்கு முன்னர் சாப்பாட்டுக்கு கூட வழியில்லாத நிலையில் என்னை தனியே தவிக்க விட்டுவிட்டு எல்லோரும் சென்று விட்டனர்.

இல்லானை இல்லாலும் வேண்டாள் ஈன்றெடுத்த தாயாரும் வேண்டாள் என்பார்கள் அதுபோல என் தாயாரும் என்னை விட்டு சென்று விட்டார்கள். எந்த வருமானமும் இல்லாத நிலையில் நான் தற்போது சில நண்பர்கள் மற்றும் தெரிந்தவர்கள் என்னை அறிந்தவர்களிடம் யாசகம் பெற்று உயிர் வாழ்ந்து வருகிறேன் வீட்டுக்கு வாடகை கொடுக்கவும் உணவு உள்ளிட்ட அடிப்படை தேவைகளை பூர்த்தி செய்து கொள்ள முடியாமலும் தந்தை என்ற முறையில் எனது மகளின் கல்வி செலவுக்கு கூட ஏதும் உதவ முடியாமலும் வாழ்வா ? சாவா ? என்ற கட்டத்தில் நான் தற்போது இருக்கிறேன்.

இதில் ஒரு ஆறுதலான விஷயம் என்னவென்றால் மாதம் 8 முறை எளக்கு Dialysis சிகிச்சை செய்வதற்கான செலவை சென்னை Sri Matha trust நிர்வாகத்தினர் ஏற்றுக்கொண்டுள்ளனர்.

இருப்பினும் எனது அடிப்படை தேவைகளுக்கு நான் சிரமப்படும் நிலை நீடிக்கிறது. இந்தநிலையில்தான் எனது நிலை குறித்து இதன்மூலம் தங்களுக்கு தெரிவித்துள்ளேன். எனக்கு தகுந்த வேலையை கொடுத்து எனது மகளின் படிப்பை தொடர வழிவகை செய்ய இதன்மூலம் தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறேன்.

உங்கள் சகோதரன்
S.தேவராஜன்.
2/23, புத்தபிரான் தெரு. சீனிவாசன் நகர். நாவலூர் போஸ்ட். தாழம்பூர்.
காஞ்சிபுரம் மாவட்டம். சென்னை -600 130.

Phone Number : 9092838780.

 

 

குறிப்பு: இத்தகவல் இங்கு இலவசமாக மற்றும் தேவராஜன் அவர்களுக்கு உதவும் வண்ணம் மட்டுமே  வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. தொடர்புக்கொள்ள விரும்புவோர் தேவராஜன் அவர்களை நேராடியாக தொடர்பு கொள்ளவும்.

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Selection of Youth with Disabilities (Age between 13 -19 yrs) for National IT Competition.

KSRPD LogoThis year the Global IT Challenge (GITC) for Youth with Disabilities will be held during September, 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The event is meant for four categories of Youth with Disabilities i.e in the categories of visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical impairment (locomotor) and intellectual /development disorder in the age group 13-19 years. Govt. of India has been requested by the organizer i.e Korean Society for Rehabilitation of Person with Disabilities (KSRPD) to nominate one youth with disability from each of the above categories to participate in the GITC 2017 in Vietnam. The required expenditure towards to and fro air ticket and lodging boarding will be borne by the organizer for participating in GITC 2017.

With a view to finalize nomination of Govt of India to participate in the above event, applications are hereby invited from the prospective Youth with Disabilities in the age group of 13 – 19 yrs from the following four categories –

  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Physical impairment (locomotor)
  • Intellectual /development disorder

ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE NOMINATION PROCESS ARE:

  1. Must be in the age group of 13 -19 yrs in the above four categories
  2. Must be able to work with Internet Explorer web browser, MS Office and Scratch Programmes
  3. Must be able to communicate in English.

On receiving applications, the department will conduct a National IT competition to select the suitable nomination to represent India in the GITC 2016. The competition will be done on the following areas –

  • Local individual education- e-Learning mentoring training
    Content : Understanding of information including IT Understanding of the competition subjects and utilization e-Tool Challenge, e-Life Map Challenge, e-Design Challenge, e-Creative Challenge
  • IT Paralympiad- e-Tool Challenge: development assessment; e-Life Map Challenge: individual assessment; e-Design Challenge: group assessment and e- Creative Challenge: group assessment

The venue and the details of the National Competition will be intimated to eligible applicants separately. For participating in the National Competition the applicant shall have to bear the expenditure for their travel. The department will make arrangement for their lodging and boarding along with one escort during their stay at the centre where National competition will be held.

Interested Youth with Disabilities fulfilling above criteria may send their application in prescribed format (Annex –I) to

The Director,
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities,
Room No – 518, Antyodaya Bhawan,
CGO Complex, New Delhi

or email to kvs.rao13@nic.in latest by 20th May 2016.

Download Application (DOC, 128KB)

 

F.No. 13-07/2017-DD-III
swavlamban-logoGovernment of India
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Antyodaya Bhawan, CGO Complex, New Delhi

Ref: Disability affairs

| | posted on:Education

Ability foundation and Sathyabama University offer merit based admission to 50 students with disabilities for the year 2017.
Merit Based Education for Students with disabilities with Full Scholarship banner
Course : B.E, B.tech, B.Com and MBA

  • Full scholarship covering tuition and hostel fees
  • Study environment suited to one’s disability
  • Accessible Hostel facilities

Avail of this great opportunity

Completed forms must reach Ability Foundation, on or before, Friday 19th May 2017.

Download Application Forms:

  1. For B.E, B.Tech, B.Com and B.SC -viscom (DOC, 129KB)
  2. For MBA (Doc, 85KB)

For more information e-mail
varsity@abilityfoundation.org

Administrative Office:
Ability Foundation, New No.4, Old No.23, Third Cross Street,
Radhakrishnan Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur
Chennai – 600 041, India.

Telephone Numbers:
91 44 2452 0016

Merit based Education for students with disabilities

 

| | posted on:Accessible Tourism

Accessible Adventure Tour to Rishikesh for Persons with Disabilities

Date: 05th May, 2017 07th May, 2017
Tour Location : Rishikesh, Uttarakhand | India.

Before the season goes off, PlantAbled Bring you the rafting tour again on popular demand. Don’t miss out this time.

  • Completely Assisted and Accessible
  • Accompanied by A Sign Language interpreter
  • Open for People of all Disabilities and customized Accordingly
  • Join in alone or with Friends/Family and even pets.

Wherever you are in the Country, Adventure is not for Away.

Contact PlanetAbled Now – 9910042281 or travel@planetabled.com

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Contact Details:

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A first of its kind unique travel sojourn of the planet where people of all disabilities and without disabilities travel together.
Tel:+91 9910042281
E-mail: travel@planetabled.com

| | posted on:Jobs

Job Openings For: Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Impaired, Acid Attack victim, Dwarfism and Locomotor Disability

Graphic Designer (18) | Office Management (03) | Assistant Faculty (Multimedia) (04)

Location: Delhi India

Industry: Media

Occupational Category: Professor of Biochemistry

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours+ per week

Salary: INR Negotiable

Description: AIMS Media
Job Requirements
Graphic Designer

  • Adequate knowledge of designing software/s & control in keyboard
  • Sketching skills and nice color sense

Assistant Faculty (Multimedia)

  • Techno savvy
  • Communication & teaching skills
  • Adequate knowledge of designing software/s

Office Management

  • Basic computer (MS word, power point & excel), internet surfing & browsing and access to Email
  • Communication skills (telephonic and at personal)
  • Minimum Education Requirements:

    • 10th Pass+ / Diploma

    Experience requirements:

    • Freshers can also apply

    * Applicant age must be on or above 18 years as on dated 01 April 2017.
    * Last date to submit curriculum vitae resume is 11th April 2017.
    * Applicants will call for interview only after screening of their resume & documents.
    * Selection of candidate will be a sole decision of selection committee.
    IF INTERESTED: Please submit your curriculum vitae resume along with a write up about yourself, your
    expectations and your portfolio ‘if any’ via mail at “cc.aimsmedia@gmail.com

    Company Profile
    AIMS Media – 25 Job Openings for Persons with DisabilitiesAIMS Media provides Educational services to students of all age groups and abilities. Ever since its inception, AIMS Media has tried to make the existing and traditional education system more interesting, innovative and employment-oriented. Furthermore, it has successfully positioned many students in various organizations based on their distinctive competencies. AIMS Media works with Differently-Abled students having special needs and disabilities under the “Mission of building an Inclusive and Accessible Society”.
    AIMS Media Pvt. Ltd.
    Corporate Office: B-5, Gurudwara Road, Madhu Vihar, Patparganj, New Delhi -92 (IND).
    Ph: +91-11-41561501/2501 | Email: info.aimsmedia@gmail.com
    Website: www.aimsmedia.net.in | Follow us at: www.facebook.com/aimsmedia

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    JIPMER Special Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with DisabilitiesJIPMER Special Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with Disabilities. Applications are invited by the Director, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry-605 006 from eligible Indian Citizens belonging to Persons with Disabilities (PwD) only for recruitment to the following posts : –

    Name of the Post

    1. Professor of Biochemistry (Group A) – CODE NO: 1 – 01 (OA. OL. L)
    2. Professor of Pharmacology (Group A) – CODE NO: 2 – 01 (BLA, OL, OA & OAL)
    3. Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine – CODE NO: 3 – 01 (OL)
    4. MTS – COBBLER – CODE NO: 4 – O1 (HH)
    5. MTS – JUNIOR TAILOR – CODE NO: 5 – O1 (HH)
    6. MTS – STRETCHER BEARER – CODE NO: 6 – O1 (HH)
    7. MTS – BARBER – CODE NO: 7 – 01 (OL)
    8. MTS – CODE NO: 8 – 01 (BLA, OL, OA & OAL)

    Examination Fees: No Fees
    The last date for receipt of filled in applications is 28.04.2017 (Friday) by 4.30 PM.

    More Details
    1. How to Apply
    2. Instruction

    Mode of Selection
    Code No (1 to 3) – Interview
    Code No (4,5 & 7) – Skill Test
    Code No (6 & 8) – Written Test

    S=Sitting, ST=Standing , W=Walking, BN=Bending , CRL= Crawling, CL=Climbing, JU=Jumping, L=Lifting, C=Kneeling & Croutching, RW=Reading & Writing, MF=Manipulation by Fingers, PP=Pulling & Pushing, SE=Seeing, C=Communication=Hearing, OA=One Arm, BA=Both Arms, OAL=One Arm and One Leg, BLA=Both Legs & Arms, BLOA=Both leg & one arm ,OL=One Leg, BL=Both Leg, CP= Cerebral Palsy, LC= Leprosy Cured, OH= Orthopedically Impaired, VH= Visually Impaired, B=Blind, LV=Low Vision, HH= Hearing Impaired

    Persons suffering from not less than 40% of relevant disability (OH and HH) only will be eligible for appearing for Written / Skill Test for the aforesaid post and also eligible to get age relaxation. In case they qualify to be considered to the post applied by them, after the selection process conducted by this Institute, the applicant shall have to undergo a medical test before the Medical Board to be constituted by this Institute. In case they fail in the medical test or the Medical Board gives its opinion that the disability is less that 40%, then they will not be offered the post and they will have to forgo their claim for that post.

    Professor of Biochemistry (Group A)

    Pwd Vacancy reserved : 01 (OA. OL. L)

    Physical Requirement: S. ST. KC. MF. SE. C

    Location: Puducherry India

    Industry: Medical

    Occupational Category: Professor of Biochemistry

    Hours: Full-time, 40 hours+ per week

    Salary: INR 51600
    PB-4: 37400-67000 + AGP 10,500/-(Academic Grade Pay) with a minimum of Rs.51,600/- with NPA (NPA applicable only to Medical candidates)

    Description: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
    seeks a Professor of Biochemistry.

    Educational requirements:

    • A Medical qualification included in the I or II Schedule or Part II of the third Schedule to the Indian Medical Council Act of 1956 (persons possessing qualifications included in part II or third schedule should also fulfill the conditions specified in Section13 (3) of the Act.)
    • A Postgraduate qualification, i.e. M.D in Biochemistry or a recognized qualification
      equivalent thereto
    • Post Graduate Qualifications, i.e. Master’s Degree in Biochemistry or allied subjects
    • A Doctorate (Ph. D) Degree from a recognized University/institute.

    Experience requirements:

    • Fourteen years teaching and/or research experience in a recognized institution in Biochemistry after obtaining the qualifying degree of M.D in Biochemistry or a qualification recognized equivalent thereto.


    Professor of Pharmacology (Group A)

    Pwd Vacancy reserved : 01 (BLA, OL, OA & OAL)

    Physical Requirement: S,ST,W,RW,MF,SE,H,C

    Location: Puducherry India

    Industry: Medical

    Occupational Category: Professor of Pharmacology

    Hours: Full-time, 40 hours+ per week

    Salary: INR 51600
    PB-4: 37400-67000 + AGP 10,500/-(Academic Grade Pay) with a minimum of Rs.51,600/- with NPA (NPA applicable only to Medical candidates)

    Description: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
    seeks a Professor of Pharmacology.

    Educational requirements:

    • A Medical qualification included in the I or II Schedule or Part II of the third Schedule to the Indian Medical Council Act of 1956 (persons possessing qualifications included in part II or third schedule should also fulfill the conditions specified in Section13 (3) of the Act.)
    • A Postgraduate qualification, i.e. M.D in Pharmacology or a recognized qualification equivalent thereto.
    • Post Graduate Qualifications, i.e. Master’s Degree in Pharmacology or allied subjects.
    • A Doctorate (Ph. D) Degree from a recognized University/institute.

    Experience requirements:

    • 14 years’ teaching and/or research experience in Pharmacology or subject concerned after obtaining
      the Doctorate Degree.


    Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine (Group A)

    Pwd Vacancy reserved : 01 (OL)

    Physical Requirement: S. ST. KC. MF. SE. C

    Location: Puducherry India

    Industry: Medical

    Occupational Category: Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine

    Hours: Full-time, 40 hours+ per week

    Salary: INR 30000
    PB-3: Rs.15600-39100 + AGP 8000/- (Academic Grade Pay) with a minimum of Rs.30,000/- with NPA (NPA applicable only to Medical candidates)

    Description: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
    seeks a Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine.

    Educational requirements:

    • A Medical qualification included in the I or II Schedule or Part II of the third Schedule to the Indian Medical Council Act of 1956 (persons possessing qualifications included in part II or third schedule should also fulfill the conditions specified in Section13 (3) of the Act.)
    • A Postgraduate qualification, i.e. M.D in Pharmacology or a recognized qualification equivalent thereto.

    Experience requirements:

    • Three years teaching and/or research experience in a recognized institution in Pulmonary Medicine after obtaining the qualifying degree of M.D in Pulmonary Medicine or a qualification recognized equivalent thereto.


    MTS – COBBLER (Group c)

    Pwd Vacancy reserved : O1 (HH)

    Physical Requirement: S,L,BN,MF,SE

    Location: Puducherry India

    Industry: Medical

    Occupational Category: MTS – COBBLER

    Hours: Full-time, 40 hours+ per week

    Salary: INR 20200
    PB-1 5200-20200 + G.P Rs.1800/-

    Description: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
    seeks a MTS – COBBLER.

    Educational requirements:

    • 10th Standard or its equivalent from a recognized Board or University


    JUNIOR TAILOR (Group c)

    Pwd Vacancy reserved : O1 (HH)

    Physical Requirement: S,ST,W,MF,BN,SE,H,RW

    Location: Puducherry India

    Industry: Medical

    Occupational Category: MTS (JUNIOR TAILOR)

    Hours: Full-time, 40 hours+ per week

    Salary: INR 20200
    PB-1 5200-20200 + G.P Rs.1800/-

    Description: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
    seeks a MTS (JUNIOR TAILOR).

    Educational requirements (Desirable):

    • 10th Standard or its equivalent from a recognized Board or
      University.
    • Practical Training in the profession for one year Diploma in Tailoring


    MTS – STRETCHER BEARER (Group c)

    Pwd Vacancy reserved : O1 (HH)

    Physical Requirement: S,ST.W,BN.MF,PP,L,SE.C

    Location: Puducherry India

    Industry: Medical

    Occupational Category: MTS – STRETCHER BEARER

    Hours: Full-time, 40 hours+ per week

    Salary: INR 20200
    PB-1 5200-20200 + G.P Rs.1800/-

    Description: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
    seeks a MTS – STRETCHER BEARER.

    Educational requirements :

    • 10th Standard or its equivalent from a recognized Board or
      University.
    • Elementary knowledge of first aid.
    • One year’s experience in hospital work or in handling or dressing wounds.


    MTS (BARBER) (Group c)

    Pwd Vacancy reserved : 01 (OL)

    Physical Requirement: S. ST. MF. SE.

    Location: Puducherry India

    Industry: Medical

    Occupational Category: MTS (BARBER)

    Hours: Full-time, 40 hours+ per week

    Salary: INR 20200
    PB-1 5200-20200 + G.P Rs.1800/-

    Description: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
    seeks a MTS (BARBER).

    Educational requirements :

    • 10th Standard or its equivalent from a recognized Board or
      University.
    • Should be a professional Barber


    MTS (Group c)

    Pwd Vacancy reserved : 01 (BLA, OL, OA & OAL)

    Physical Requirement: S. ST.BN. W.SE.H.RW, C

    Location: Puducherry India

    Industry: Medical

    Occupational Category: MTS

    Hours: Full-time, 40 hours+ per week

    Salary: INR 20200
    PB-1 5200-20200 + G.P Rs.1800/-

    Description: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
    seeks a MTS .

    Educational requirements :

    • Pass in Matriculation or equivalent examination or ITI pass.

    HOW TO APPLY?

    Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria as mentioned above may apply in the prescribed format
    (printed in A4 size paper) along with the self- attested copies of the following certificates/enclosures:- (If a candidate wants to apply for more than one post he / she should apply in separate format for each
    post)
    1. Age Proof.
    2. Relevant Educational & Technical Qualifications and Experience certificates for the post applied.
    3. “No Objection Certificate‟ from the present employer, if employed in State/Central Government/ Union Territories/Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous bodies of State/Centre Govt. Service candidate seeking age relaxation would be required to produce a Certificate from his/her Employer on the Office letter head to the effect that he/she is a regular Employee and not on casual/adhoc/daily wages/hourly paid/contract basis employee.
    4. The candidates belonging to OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/SC/ST category should submit the certificate issued by the competent authority failing which they will be considered against UR category only subject to eligibility.
    5. Recent Passport Size Photograph with self-attested affixed in application.
    6. Disability Certificate issued by the competent authority. If any application received without valid supporting documents for the disability, the application will not be accepted.

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    Application cover should be superscribed as “Application for the Post of ________________
    (Code No. :________)” and the same should be addressed to the Director, JIPMER, Puducherry- 605006.

    2. Application along with self-attested copies of certificates as stated above should be submitted in the
    prescribed Pro-forma (Annexure) as in the specimen given below. It should be neatly typed in A4 size paper.

    3. Candidates applying for more than one post should send separate application form for each post along with the self-attested copies of the certificates required. Otherwise, the application will be rejected without any intimation.

    4. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED.

    5. Submission of application without Qualifying Certificate/Experience Certificate will be summarily rejected.

    6. For candidates working in Central/State Government/Union Territories/Public Sector undertaking / Autonomous bodies, their application should be routed through proper channel with the Vigilance Clearance Certificate or along with „No Objection Certificate‟ from the Employer.

    7. This Institute is not responsible for any postal delay.

    8. The Call memo will be sent only to Eligible candidates. No intimation will be sent for late applications and also for ineligible applications.

    9. Incomplete application i.e. applications not enclosing all or any of the copies of the required certificates / application received after due date mentioned below will be rejected without any intimation

    10. Unsigned application will be rejected summarily.

    11. THE CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED NOT TO BRING ANY POLITICAL OR OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS TO INFLUENCE THEIR SELECTION. THE CANDIDATURE OF SUCH CANDIDATES WILL BE SUMMARILY REJECTED.

    12. Submission of any missing/additional Certificates/documents after the last date for receipt of the application will not be entertained.

    13. The last date for receipt of filled in applications is 28.04.2017 (Friday) by 4.30 PM.

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    Central Sector Plan scheme of Free Coaching for Students with disabilities
    Notification : F.No. 14-24/2013-Sch

    Index

    Schemes for providing free coaching to students belonging to Scheduled Castes(SCs) and Other Backward Classes(OBCs) is presently available. However, there is no such ongoing scheme for students with disabilities. XII Five year Plan document in the context of socio-economic development of persons with disabilities, inter alia, provides that emphasis will be on educational development of such persons through a scheme for free coaching of students with disabilities.

    Objective

    The objective of the Scheme is to provide coaching for economically disadvantaged students with disabilities, having minimum 40% or more disability to enable them to appear in competitive examinations and to succeed in obtaining an appropriate job in Government / Public / Private Sector.

    Courses for coaching

    The courses for which the coaching will be imparted shall as follows

    • Recruitment examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC), the staff selection Commission(SSC) and the various Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) for Group ‘A’and ‘B’ posts;
    • Recruitment examinations conducted by the state public service commission for group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts in the respective states.
    • Recruitment examinations conducted by INstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Nationalized Banks, Government Insurance Companies and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for Officer level posts under them.
    • Entrance Examinations for admission in
      • (a) Engineering (eg. IIT-JEE)
      • Medical (eg.NEET)
      • Professional courses like Management(eg. CAT)
      • Law (eg. CLAT) and
      • Any other such disciplines as Ministry may decide from time to time

    Implementing Agencies

    The Scheme will be implemented through the reputed coaching institutions / centre run by the:

    • Central Government / State Governments / UT Administrations and PSUs or Autonomous Bodies there under
    • Universities (under both central and state governments) including the Deemed Universities and Private Universities; and
    • Registered private institutions / NGOs

    Eligibility Criteria for applying for empanelment of Coaching Institutes:

    • The institute should be a registered body or run by any organization registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 /Companies Act, 2013 or any other relevant Act of the State / Union territory;
    • The institute should have been registered at least for a period of 3 years as on date of notification inviting applications from States / UTs/ Coaching Institutes for empanelment by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
    • The institute should have been fully functional for a minimum period of 3 years at the time of applying under this scheme and having a minimum enrolment of 100 students in the courses as indicated at Para-3 here in above each year for at least two years, immediately prior to the year in which empanelment is sought
    • The institute must have proper infrastructure (barrier free) to meet all prescribed requirements for providing coaching in the courses applied for.

    Selection of Institutes

    (i) The proposals for empanelment of coaching institutes will be considered by a Selection Committee and recommended for selection based on their past record of performance and other criteria to be determined by the Selection Committee. The institutes for providing coaching will finally be selected by the DEPwD based on the recommendations of the Selection Committee. The Composition of Selection Committee will be as follows:

    Joint Secretary (DEPwD) – Chairperson
    Financial Advisor, DEPwD or nominee not below the rank of DS/Director – Member
    Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Higher Education – Member
    Two Representatives from relevant background to be decided by the department – Member
    Director / Ds, Concerned, DEPwD – Convener

    (ii) The States/UTs will furnish a list of (not more than 10) reputed coaching institutes with a proven track record of success in coaching in courses identified in Para-3 here-in-above.

    (iii) In addition to proposals received from States, the Selection Committee, as indicated at Sub-para (i) above, may also propose empanelment of institutes which enjoy good reputation and record of performance in providing coaching.

    (iv) On receipt of list of names of coaching institutes, the institutes will be requested by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) to submit a detailed proposal in compliance with requirements of the Scheme along with their performance record in proforma as requested.

    (v) Reputed institutes having branches in more than one district in a State will be given preference over stand alone institutes.

    (vi) The concerned Programme Division will carry out a preliminary screening of the proposals received from State Governments / UTs and institutes recommended by the Selection Committee and shortlist those, which prima facie satisfy the eligibility criteria and have all prescribed supporting documents. Such shortlisted proposals shall be placed before the Selection Committee.

    (vii) The institutes, once selected, will enter into an Agreement with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India with regard to the courses to be offered, terms and conditions of empanelment, fee structures, frequency of disbursal, number of slots, duration of courses, furnishing of Utilization Certificates, etc.

    (viii) Selected coaching institutes will be empanelled for a period of three years subject to their Agreements entered with the DEPwD.

    Note: With a mew to give the Scheme wider publicity, the coaching institutes will issue advertisement in the local newspapers and invite applications from the eligible Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) candidates as per promsions of the Scheme.

    Funding Pattern

    i) The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India will fund the entire expenditure of coaching provided to selected PwDs candidates as per the terms and conditions of the Scheme and agreement entered into with the concerned coaching institute.

    ii) Fee component will be released directly to the coaching institutes/centers concerned in the form of grant-in-aid.

    iii) Grant-in-aid will be released to the institutes concerned in two equal installments every year.

    iv) The first installment will be released to the institutes immediately after their empanelment. However, the second installment of grant-in-aid will be released (in shape of reimbursement) to the coaching institutes on production of Utilization Certificate, details of expenditure made, audited accounts certified by a Chartered Accountant, details of courses conducted and number of students coached.

    v) After completion of first year, the performance of the institutes will be assessed before releasing the fund for the subsequent year. The release of fund after every year will depend on the satisfactory performance of the institute during the previous year.

    vi) The grant-in-aid for 2nd and 3rd year would be released to empanelled coaching institutes only after receipt of due Utilization Certificate, list of students coached with the previous year’s grant, audited accounts in respect of previous year’s funds and performance of students coached during previous year.

    vii) The Empanelled institutes should register themselves in National Scholarship Portal (www.scholarships.gov.in) (whenever the portal will be made operational for this scheme).

    viii) The applicants (students/trainees) should submit their application for coaching through the on-line system by the last date prescribed for receipt of applications. All requisite documents like photograph, proof of age, disability certificate, income certificate of the parent, etc. duly filled in the prescribed format will be required to be uploaded in the on-line system. [However, until this scheme of Free Coaching starts through National Scholarship Portal, the candidates shall submit their applications to the Empanelled Coaching Institutes of their choice through off-line method]

    ix) The Nodal Officer nominated by Empanelled institutes shall verify the applications and process the same and forward the final list in PFMS portal for disbursal of stipend and Special allowance.

    x) Stipend and Special allowance admissible to the candidates shall be released directly to their Bank Accounts through PFMS portal under Aadhaar based DBT by DEPwD.

    Quantum of Coaching Fees

    The quantum of coaching fees will be as agreed to in the agreement between the DEPwD and the coaching institute at the time of empanelment.

    Eligibility criteria and selection of candidates:

    (i) Free coaching under this scheme will be available to students with disabilities who are covered under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 and the National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 and any other relevant Act issued by the Govt, of India from time to time.

    (ii) The students should be selected by the coaching institute based on academic criteria prescribed by the institute itself. However, the institute may relax these criteria for PwDs candidates as per terms to be laid down in the Agreement.

    (iii) The candidate should be eligible to appear at the examination for which he/she is obtaining the coaching under this Scheme.

    (iv) Income Ceiling: Only students with disabilities having total family income from all sources of Rs.6.00 lakh or less per annum will be eligible to apply under the Scheme.

    (v) Benefits under the Scheme can be availed by a particular student not more than once, irrespective of the number of chances he/she may be entitled to take in a particular competitive examination. The coaching institute will also be required to take an undertaking from the students that they have not taken benefit more than once under the Scheme.

    (vi) Candidates who are not availing the benefits of free coaching under any other scheme of the Central Govt, are eligible under the scheme. The coaching institute will also be required to take an undertaking from the students that they have not availed benefit of free coaching under any other scheme of the Central Govt.

    (vii) However, notwithstanding the provision at para (v) above, where examination is conducted in two stages viz. Preliminary and Main, the candidates will be entitled for free coaching for both the stages of examinations. They will be entitled for free coaching separately for both the Preliminary and Main examinations as per their convenience. However, there will be no restriction in number of chances for coaching for Interview, if the candidate is selected for interview.

    (viii) Attendance: In the event of any student remaining absent for more than 15 days without any valid reason, benefits of free coaching to him/her shall be discontinued under intimation to the DEPwD.

    (ix) Duration of Coaching Assistance: On completion of the first year, if a student wants to continue for the second year, he/she has to apply for renewal of coaching assistance.

    Stipend

    Monthly stipend of Rs.2500/- (Rupees Two Thousand and Five Hundred only) per student will be paid for local students for attending the coaching class. Similarly, Rs.5000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only) per student will be paid p.m for outstation students. Special Allowance of Rs.2,000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only) per student p.m will be paid to students towards reader allowance, escort allowance, helper allowance etc.

    General Provisions

    i) The institutes shall maintain complete progress record of the coaching and selection of the candidates.

    ii) Grant-in-aid released to the institutes shall be dealt with in a separate account by them.

    iii) The institutes shall utilize the grant-in-aid only for the purposes laid down in this Scheme. In the event of the grantee institute acting in contravention of this condition, the institute will be liable to refund the amount received with 18% penal interest and other action, as deemed necessary.

    Review of performance and monitoring

    i) There will be a review of performance of the coaching institutes at the end of 3rd year of empanelment. The assessment will be based on the results of PwDs candidates provided coaching under the Scheme and the success rate enjoyed by coached students in clearing competitive examination for which he/she has received coaching.

    ii) The DEPwD reserves the right to conduct random inspection/check from time to time of any of the empanelled institutes.

    iii) The DEPwD reserves the right to discontinue funding under the Scheme at any point of time if the performance of the coaching institute is found to be unsatisfactory.

    Date of Commencement of the Scheme

    The scheme will be effective from 1st April, 2017.

    Jurisdiction of the Scheme

    The jurisdiction of the Scheme is up to providing prescribed financial support to the selected candidates for receiving coaching assistance in specified courses. The Scheme does not cover employment aspects of the beneficiaries and also does not provide for any kind of assistance to them in seeking employment or admission anywhere, after his/her having availed of the benefits of free coaching.

    Furnishing of False Information

    If any candidate has furnished any false information/document and is established as false, he/she will be debarred from the award and if he/she has availed of it or is availing, an action will be initiated for recovery of the amount spent with 15% compound interest thereon. Such candidate will also be black listed for future and appropriate legal action can be taken against the candidates.

    Litigations

    Any litigation on matters arising out of this scheme will be subject to sole jurisdiction of the courts situated in National Capital Territory of Delhi.

    Administrative Expenses

    The scheme will be implemented by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. In order to implement the scheme, the Department may have to meet certain administrative expenses like –

    a) Engagement of manpower at the Department for execution of the scheme. As the magnitude of data to be entered and processed would be enormous and the scheme gets implemented over the years there would be a need to engage qualified skilled personnel right from the beginning to deal with the scheme.

    b) Publishing advertisements and other publicity materials to generate awareness among the targeted beneficiary group.

    Accordingly, a provision of not exceeding 3% of the total budget allocated to the scheme shall be kept as administrative expenditure.

    Revision of the Scheme

    The Scheme will be reviewed every three years.

    Download : Scheme (PDF, 3MB)

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    R.K. நகர் தொகுதி இடைத்தேர்தலில் மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகளுக்கு செய்யப்பட்டுள்ள சிறப்பு வசதிகள்

    R.K. Nagar Election 2017 – மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகளுக்கு செய்யப்பட்டுள்ள சிறப்பு வசதிகள்

    • மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகளுக்கு தடையின்றி வாக்களிக்க தேவையான சக்கர நாற்காலிகள்
    • சக்கர நாற்காலியுடன் வாக்களிக்க வரும் மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகளுக்கு உதவிபுரிய உதியாளர்கள்
    • மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகளுக்கு தடையற்ற சூழ்நிலையில் வாக்களிக்க வசதிகளை ஒருங்கிணைக்க Nodal Officer நியமனம்
    • மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகள் வசதிக்காக புதிய இணையதளம்

    வாக்குச் சாவடியில் மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகளுக்காக ஏற்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ள வசதிகள்

    • வாக்குச்சாவடிகளில் வழிகாட்டும் அடையாள குறிகள்
    • அனைத்து வாக்குச்சாவடிகளிலும் சாய்தளங்கள்
    • சக்கர நாற்காலியுடன் வாக்குச்சாவடிக்கு சென்று வாக்களிக்கும் வசதி
    • பார்வை குறைபாடுள்ள வாக்காளர்கள் அறியும் வகையில் பிரெய்லி (Ballot Paper)
    • அனைத்து வாக்குச் சாவடிகளிலும் குடிநீர் வசதி
    • வாக்குச் சாவடிகளில் தரை தளத்தில் வாக்களிக்க வசதி
    • மாற்றுத்தினாளிகள் அதிக அளவில் குடியிருக்கும் பகுதிகளில் குறப்பாக பார்வையற்ற மற்றும் தொழுநோயால் பாதிக்கபட்ட மாற்றுத்திறனாளிக்கான தனி வாக்குச் சாவடி

    மாற்றுத்திறனாளி வாக்காளர்கள் தங்கள் பதிவுகளை சரிபார்த்திட சிறப்பு வசதி

    • விடுபட்ட வாக்காளர் தங்கள் பதிவுகளை சரிபார்த்து இணையதளம் மூலம் பதிவு செய்யும் வசதி
    • வண்ண வாக்காளர் அடையாள அட்டை வழங்கும் வசதி
    • தன்னார்வ தொண்டு நிறுவனம் நடத்தும் விடுதியில் தங்கியுள்ள மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகளுக்கான சிறப்பு முகாம்
    • மாற்றுத்திறனாளி வாக்காளர்கள் தங்களுக்கு வேண்டிய சேவைகளை முன் கூட்டியே பதிவு செய்யும் வசதி (பதிவு செய்து கொள்ள EPIC No விவரங்களை 1950-க்கு அனுப்பும் வசதி)

    பிற வசதிகள்

    • மாற்றுத் திறனாளிகள் அனைவரும் பங்கேற்று வாக்களிக்கும் வகையில் விழிப்புணர்வு தகவல் கையேடு வெளியீடு
    • பார்வையற்ற மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகள் அறிந்து கொள்ளும் வகையில் பிரெய்லி வழி கையேடு வெளியீடு

    மேலும் தகவல் பெற 1950 என்ற எண்ணில் தொடர்பு கொள்ள வேண்டும்

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    RPwDs Bill 2016 - Rights of persons with disabilities bill 2016 in INdia

    Types of Disabilities

    Education

    • Right to free education for children with disabilities of 6-18 years
    • Educational institutions funded / recognized by Govt will have to provide inclusive education to children with disabilities
    • Reservation in higher education and Government jobs
    • Section 32 [2] stipulates upper age relaxation of five years for admission for students with
      benchmark disabilities.

    Accessibility

    • Stress on accessibility in public buildings ( both Govt & Private)

    Employment

    • Reservation in vacancies increased from 3% to 4%

    Security

    • Section 37 provides for five per cent reservation in allotment of agricultural land and housing in all relevant schemes and development programmes.
    • The bill provides for grant of guardinship by District Courrt
      Penalties for Offences committed against PwDs
    • Special Courts in each district for cases concerning to vilolation of rights of PwDs

    Administration

    • Office of CCPD / SCPD have been strengthened.
    • Formation of District level committees.

    Funds

    • Creation of National and State fund to provide financial support ot PwDs

     

    Chapter by Chapter

    1. Chapter 1 is Preliminary. It contains short title and provision regarding commencement of the Act.
    2. Chapter 2 is on Rights and Entitlements. It comprises a whole range of provisions including provisions in respect of equality and non-discrimination, women and children with disabilities, community life, protection from cruelty and inhuman treatment, protection from abuse, violence and exploitation, home and family, reproductive rights, accessibility in voting, access to justice, legal capacity, and provision for guardianship where and to the extent needed, designation of authorities to support, etc.
    3. Chapter 3 is on Education. It envisages duty of educational institutions, measures to promote and facilitate inclusive education and adult education.
    4. Chapter 4 is on Skill development and employment. It comprises a comprehensive gamut of provisions which includes provisions relating to vocational training and self-employment, non- discrimination in employment, appointment of grievance redressal officer, institutionalization of equal opportunity policy, etc.
    5. Chapter 5 is on Social Security, health, rehabilitation, and recreation. Provisions include those on social security, healthcare, rehabilitation, research and development, culture and recreation, and sporting activities, etc.
    6. Chapter 6 is on Special provisions for persons with benchmark disabilities which is referred to in the subsequent segment, namely, part five of this narrative.
    7. Chapter 7 is about Special provisions for persons with disabilities with high support needs which is also referred to in the subsequent segment, part five of this narrative.
    8. Chapter 8 is on Duties and Responsibilities of Appropriate Governments. These duties and responsibilities are essentially around awareness-raising about rights of persons with disabilities, and also around their accessibility of infrastructure, transport, information and communication, consumer goods, mandatory observance of accessibility norms and compliance with time-limit therefore, etc. These are further referred to in part seven as the private sector is an important player and partner in ensuring accessibility. This chapter also stipulates provisions in respect of human resource development and social audit to be undertaken from time to time.
    9. Chapter 9 is on Registration of Institutions for Persons with Disabilities and Grants to such Institutions.
    10. Chapter 10 is on Certification of Specified Disabilities.
    11. Chapter 11 is on Central and State Advisory Boards on disability and District Level Committee.
    12. Chapter 12 is about Chief Commissioner and State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. This is referred to at some length in part six of the narrative.
    13. Chapter 13 is on Special Court. This too is referred to in part six.
    14. Chapter 14 is on National Fund for Persons with Disabilities.
    15. Chapter 15 is on State Fund for Persons with Disabilities.
    16. Chapter 16 is regarding offences and penalties briefly alluded to in part two of this narrative.
    17. Chapter 17 is Miscellaneous. It confers powers to frame rules under this Act both on the central as well as the state Governments and contains usual provisions in respect of repeal and savings, etc.

    Ref: NASSCOM and Disability affairs