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Observation with Service providers; they need us to sign a lot of documents; but they would not want to sign-up in writing

As we know, we need to sign-on several documents when we apply for any service or a transaction; but do we ever ask service provider anything in writing? Recently we have applied for broadband connection from ACT Fiber; they have visited home and got us signed on a few documents along photo copy of documents…

Update: GST on Disability related aids and appliances – still need some rollback

Due to energetic and continued efforts put in by disability activists and others across the country, there has been some progress. Here is a quick updated shared by Mr. Javed Abidi of NCPEDP. Based on the 16th GST Council meeting, the rates have now been revised and are as follows: Braille Typewriters – 5% Braille…

GST affects lives of people with disabilities

Government of India is almost set to roll out Goods and Services Tax. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax throughout India to replace taxes levied by the central and state governments. It was introduced as The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Act 2017, following the passage of Constitution 122nd Amendment…

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Radio Udaan Convention 2017 – a great meet-up to raise awareness and network among people with disabilities

On 28th January, 2017, I have attended 3rd convention of Radio Udaan at Hyderabad. Thanks to Sri Jain Sangh (of course the efforts of our dear good friend Meenal Singhvi and her family) for hosting the convention. As usual, Ministers who have committed to attend inaugural session of the convention did not turn up but…