Committee Constituted to Set Rules for Implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016 (Download PDF)

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A committee has been constituted by the Centre. It is to frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation. Implementations are for Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act across country. It will submit its report within three months.

Committee constituted for implementation ofDisabilities Act2016

Committee Constituted for Implementation ofDisabilities Act2016

Committee constituted for implementation ofDisabilities Act2016

Committee comprises

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  • Union Ministry of Health, DoPT, Labour, Legislative Department and representatives from NGOs as members.
  • It will also have Principal Secretary/Secretary, Social Welfare Department from Karnataka, Gujarat, Odisha, Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Committee will suggest model draft rules for the states in order to have a uniform rules across the country.

About Disabilities Act, 2016

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  • The Lok Sabha passed bill after a short debate on last day of session with treasury and opposition benches.
  • Act aims to bring Indian laws in line with United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which India became a signatory in 2007.
  • It was notified in December 2016, after it received assent of President.
  • It comprehensively covers a whole spectrum of problems from physical disabilities to mental illness and multiple disabilities within it.
  • It has raise number of disabilities from 7 to 21.
  • It also raises reservation in government jobs for persons with benchmark disabilities from present 3 % to 4 % and in higher education from 3 % to 5 % per cent.
  • Every child with benchmark disability between the age group of 6 and 18 years will have the right to free education, after it comes into effect.
  • A scheme of ′universal identity card for the disabled’ announced.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 16, 2017

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