Scope of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act is expanded to benefit more persons
The number of infirmities listed in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act has been increased from 7 to 21, through a Bill that was tabled in the winter session of Parliament. Responding to a Supreme Court directive and suggestions from the home ministry, the Act now includes Parkinson’s disease and acid-attack among its recognized infirmities. Other provisions include a stress on making public buildings accessible, the strengthening of the offices of public authorities, the creation of funds to provide financial support as well as education-related interventions.
Rights of person with Disabilities Bill- 2016 passed by Parliament, to view.