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Arman Ali takes charge of national disabled people’s organisation NCPEDP

Arman Ali was appointed as Executive Director of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP). He will succeed Javed Abidi and take over his new role in October 2018. Arman has played pivotal role in bringing disability sector together in North East by forming network of organisations from seven states. He has been head of Shishu Sarothi – Centre for Rehabilitation & Training for Multiple Disability since 2009. He has worked for the rehabilitation of many physically challenged people as well as leading campaigns and engaging judiciary to uphold rights of persons with disabilities.

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)

NCPEDP is India’s only cross-disability advocacy organisation working towardsempowerment of persons with disabilities. It is headquartered in New Delhi. It has to its credit several achievements, including lobbying for creation of new Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, and call for new Disability Act to replace  PwD Act, 1995.


Government reappoints Anil D Sahasrabudhe as AICTE Chairman

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved renewal of appointment of Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe as the chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) till he attains the age of 65 years. He was joined AICTE as Chairman in July 2015.

Anil D Sahasrabudhe

Prof Sahasrabudhe has in his illustrious career of over 30 years and has held several important academic, research and administrative positions. He had graduated from BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli affiliated to Karnataka University in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 with first rank and Gold medal. Subsequently, he obtained Master’s and Doctoral (with UGC Fellowship) degrees from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru in 1982 and 1989 respectively. Prior to his appointment as AICTE chairman he was professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati,


AICTE is a statutory body established in November 1945. It comes under the aegis of Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. It is a national-level council for technical education responsible for planning and coordination of technical education and management of education system in the country. It accredits graduate and post graduate programs at Indian institutions.