Bengaluru sources have stated that Chandana Chandrasekhar unexpectedly made the news last year after she followed up a meeting with Rahul Gandhi when he visited her college, Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru with a letter.
Sources have stated that the visually-challenged B.Com graduate wrote to him later and he tweeted her letter which asked for taxes to be removed from aids for the people with disabilities. She was delighted when that tax became zero in the 2016 budget. But now, with GST, an 18% tax will be introduced on assistive devices for the physically challenged. She now is hoping Prime Minister Narendra Modi will help.
Chandana lost her sight completely after the 7th standard until then her
mother would write out notes for her in large handwriting. For her degree, the
B.Com graduate studied from text books converted into Braille. Chandana loves
numbers. She is working in the field of accounting after graduating. And now
she has reached out to PM Modi with a heartfelt tweet asking him to withdraw
the GST on devices that help the physically challenged.
It was stated that the GST affects the visually challenged people a lot because it is very difficult for people in India to afford all the technology or braillers which are available so if the GST rate comes to zero then it will reduce the cost that has been imposed which includes tax so it helps a lot of people to afford it and make India more accessible for all (differently abled) people in the country.