Volume 4 Issue 2 - January 15, 2006
Training syllabus for I.A.S. officers to include crosscutting perspective on disability
D.N.I.S. News Network – Officers of the fabled iron-structure of the Indian State, the Indian Administrative Services (I.A.S.), will be sensitised on disability issues during their training at Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy with the Government of India currently reviewing the training syllabus.
A Consultation Meeting was held recently in the National Capital to seek views from a cross section of civil society representatives and concerned organisations on making these officers aware of the rights and needs of marginal social and economic groups, including disabled people.
The Department of Personnel and Training had constituted a Committee to review the syllabus of training for I.A.S. officers on their entry into the service.
Representatives and experts working in the area of gender, poverty, and disability attended the meeting. From disability sector, National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled People (N.C.P.E.D.P.), Deepalaya, and Amar Jyoti Rehabilitation Centre were invited.
It was highlighted that while the two-hour module on disability in the first phase of training was adequate to sensitise the new entrants towards the issues of disabled people in India, it was not sufficient enough to equip them to face the challenges in implementing the policies for disabled people.
It was suggested that in the training module on law apart from other laws, three key disability laws - the Disability Act, the National Trust Act, and the Mental Health Act – also be taught. Research methodologies and analytical skills should be imparted and during the course of training, they should be asked to conduct case studies on various issues concerning rights and development of diverse identity groups including disabled people.
It was also suggested that a component of internship with some NGOs should be incorporated so that trainee I.A.S. officers can develop an understanding of the work of civil society organisations and how they can work in partnership with the government.
All these suggestions were noted down and it was informed that the final changes based on this consultation would be shared soon with all the stakeholders.
DNIS is produced and managed by:
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People
Screening Guidelines to be followed by CISF Security Staff for Passengers with Disabilities at Indian Airports
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill
Mental Health Care Bill
CRPD Monitoring Report
- List of Awardees 2014 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (1 MB)
- List of Awardees 2013 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (1.44 MB)
- List of Awardees 2012 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (804 KB)
- List of Awardees 2011 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (864 KB)
- List of Awardees 2010 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (623 KB)
SHELL HELEN KELLER AWARDS
NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Awardees 2013
- Government of India to make access features mandatory for state & inter-state buses
- Delhi High Court admits petition on non-implementation of Disability Act
- Another path-breaking judgement by the Delhi High Court
- Delhi Transport Minister approves pilot project for disabled-friendly bus terminal
- H.C. issues notices to Centre and U.P.S.C. on discriminatory norms for disabled category candidates
- Training syllabus for I.A.S. officers to include crosscutting perspective on disability
- India’s visually impaired highlight Government’s apathy on World Braille Day
- S.C. awards compensation to an undertrial who spent over 50 years in a mental asylum
- Orthopaedically disabled Haryana State employees to receive higher special allowance
- Why are there no disabled-friendly cars on Indian roads? Asks National Human Rights Commission
- Tamil Nadu district representatives discuss on State-level Convention of Disabled People
- N.F.B. stages protest rally in the National Capital demanding to meet P.M.
Disability News and Information Service is produced and managed by: