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Air Ticket Concession for Disabled People

People with locomotor disability, blind people, war disabled officers and persons on stretcher can get discount on air fare. Learn how to get this concession.

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Is Attempt to Suicide a Crime in India?

In India, attempt to suicide is always seen as “an act of the weak person”. And so far, it was considered even as a crime! But the Mental Healthcare Act 2017 has changed it all.

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Use of CGHS Benefits by the Disabled Sons of the Beneficiary

Unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of CGHS beneficiaries suffering 40% or more of one or more disabilities as certified by a Medical Board shall be eligible to avail CGHS facilities even after attaining the age of 25 years.

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RPWD Act 2016 in Sign Language [Video]

View sign language videos explaining the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 (RPWD Act) of India.

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UDID Application Status: I Haven’t Received My Card

If you still haven’t received your UDID Card, you should check your application status. In this article we talk about a few steps you can take to find out what happened to your card.

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Rights and Facilities Available to the Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in India

RPWD Act 2016 has included Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a disability. This article contains a list of rights provided to the persons with ASD. We are also presenting a list of various facilities available for the persons with ASD.

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Disabled Population in India: Data and Facts

Today we are presenting some data on disability distribution in India in terms of literacy, educational status, marriage, sex-ratio, age groups, rural-urban divide and disability types.

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People with Flat Feet and Employment in Army

Learn if Army and other security and armed forces allow people with flat feet to join the service. Also learn the reasons as to why flat feet and over-arched people are not allowed to be part of the armed forces.

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Disability Certificate for Flat Feet

Is flat foot considered a disability? Many people want a disability certificate for permanent flat feet condition. Let’s learn if you can.

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List of Disabilities Covered Under Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPWD Act)

Here is an infographic list of disabilities that are covered under the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. The RPWD Act enlisted 21 medical conditions as recognized disabilities.

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UDID Registration Form Download for Offline Application

This article allows you to download the UDID registration form for making offline application. Also learn the process of applying offline for a UDID card.

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UDID Card Registration: 504 Gateway Time-out Error

Learn how to deal with the 504 Gateway Time-out error while submitting the UDID application online. The SwavlambanCard portal often throws this error. Here is the solution.

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Easily Register for UDID Card: Application Process and Tips

Learn how to apply for the UDID Card online. The process of application for the Unique Disability ID (उडिड) card is very easy and nicely explained in this article. Read on…

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Benefits and Uses of Unique Disability ID (UDID) Card

SwavlambanCard or Unique Disability ID (UDID) Card has a number of benefits and uses for the government as well as the persons with disabilities. This new card will solve many problems and will make disability data management much more accurate and efficient.

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RPWD Act 2016: Summary and Overview [with Infographic]

Today we are publishing summary and overview of the RPWD Act 2016. In this article we are also including an infographic containing important points related to the rights of persons with disabilities act.

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Disability Statistics, Data and Facts in India [Infographic]

Today we are publishing an infographic on interesting and useful statistics on disability in India. This infographic shows data on important aspects like education, employment, marriage, literacy rate among disabled people.

Getting Railways Photo Identity Card for Persons with Disability

Learn the process of getting the Railways Photo Identity Card or the Concession Certificate for the disabled persons. This card allows PwDs to book train tickets at concessional rates.

GST tax rates on Disability Equipment

GST on Disability Equipment

We are presenting a list of disability equipment and GST tax rates applied on them. Know the GST tax rate on products like Braille books, wheelchair, crutches and artificial limbs etc.

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What is Unique Disability ID (UDID) Card?

Know everything about Unique Disability I.D. (U.D.I.D.) Card. We discuss the benefits of U.D.I.D. and also the process of applying for a U.D.I.D. Card online. You should know that U.D.I.D. Card will replace your disability certificate.

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Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016: Important Points and PDF

Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016 is a milestone in struggle for equal opportunities for disabled people in India. This article lists some of the important features of this Act and we also talk about what more needs to be done to make this Act even better. PDF file of the complete Act is also included.

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