Acid attack survivors to be included under the Persons with Disabilities Bill

Acid attack survivors have been added to the Persons with Disabilities Bill (PWD) along with persons afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, increasing the list of infirmities listed in the bill from 19 to 21. The amended bill entitles every child between 6 and 18 years with “benchmark disability” the “right to free education”. It has also increased reservation in higher educational institutions and government jobs from 3% to 4%. The bill has proposed a fund to provide financial support to the disabled. Source: