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Affordable and Independent Mobility for Persons with Disabilities in India – Challenges & Way Forward (series 1 of 3)

Accessibility,Independent Living February 21, 2021

– By Subhash Chandra Vashishth

This article is being presented in 3 series. Series 1 focuses on GST concessions on purchase of cars by persons with physical disabilities and why it must be extended to all categories of disabilities.

On 4 Dec. 2020, a report was featured in a leading news portal informing that Renault India would be offering the concessional GST rate of 18%, as directed by Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Heavy Industries towards persons with disabilities who wish to buy its car. Renault added that it would also offer additional special segment discounts through its entire dealer network in the country.

While internal corporate discounts and other offers for potential buyers with disabilities are commendable, but the news report was nothing more than a marketing gimmick giving a presentation as if Renault India was giving a 10% GST waiver [...]

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