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Government Launches first of its kind Six- Month CBID Program on Rehabilitation of Divyangjan

Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Dr Thaawarchand Gehlot virtually launched a 6- month Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Program on rehabilitation of Divyangjan on 19 May 2021, in the presence of Union Minister of State, Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar ; Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr. Barry O’Farrell;  High...

Mandatory online certification of disability through UDID portal from June 1

The Centre has made it mandatory for all States and UTs to issue the certificate of disability through online mode from 1st June 2021. The certificate will be issued only using Unique Disability ID portal. The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has issued a Gazette notification in this regard. The Department of...

NIEPVD initiated Online Learning Platform for Orientation of regular classroom teachers on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

NIEPVD, Dehradun and SSA Assam jointly have initiated Online Learning Platform (nivh.org.in/assam/) for Orientation of regular classroom teachers of Assam on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. The platform will allow self-learning on disability issues at your own pace. A joint certificate will be issued to successful participants. As per web portal of NIEPVD, Assam...

Odisha Man behind the UN World Food Programme’s Nobel Prize win in 2020

It is a proud moment for all Odisha residents -a Rourkela Boy - as the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the World Food Programme where an Odisha resident plays a prominent role as its Advisory Council Member and Artificial Intelligence technology leader. He is Pranav Khaitan, 2009 BTech in Computer Science...

National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill 2020, passed by Rajya Sabha.

Rajya Sabha on 16 March passed a Bill which seeks to provide for regulation and maintenance of standards of education and services by allied and healthcare professionals, "The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020" . Replying to a debate on the Bill, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said that the legislation...

Govt notifies over 3,500 jobs for persons with benchmark disabilities

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities notified 3,566 posts on January 4 in central government establishments for persons with benchmark disabilities. These posts have been identified as suitable for the new categories of persons with disabilities such as dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, mental...

Achievements beyond disabilities: Para Athletes Win National Sports Awards

National Sports Awards are conferred every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. The Government of India has announced the list of winners of the National Sports Awards 2020, as per the recommendation of the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma (former Judge of Supreme Court of India). Honourable President of India conferred the awards to the awardees at a specially organized function through virtual mode from Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th...

Equity & Inclusion, A Guide to Reopening Schools

The onset of COVID-19 has changed public education in many ways. As a result, the 2020–2021 school year will look very different from previous years. Students have lost valuable instructional time. Families have been left out of important conversations and decisions. And educators have been operating without much needed guidance, support, and resources. In...

New National Education Policy 2020: NEP gets Cabinet Approval, MHRD now Ministry of Education

Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to a new education policy for the 21st century. It is important, as for 34 years there were no changes in the education policy: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The government on Wednesday unveiled the new National Education Policy bringing a number of reforms almost after 34...

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