The Congress Vice President had written to the Finance Minister asking for tax exemption on Braille paper. Mr Jaitley said during his Budget speech that he had accepted Mr Gandhi’s suggestion. Rahul Gandhi tweeted his thanks. Officials say import duty on Braille paper will be slashed as it will be included in the list of “assistive devices for differently abled”.
Sources say Mr Gandhi had written to the Commerce Ministry after a visually challenged college student approached him at the Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru, where he addressed students last year.