national acts & policies

Accessible India Campaign

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has launched Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) as a nation-wide Campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). It has the following three important components  Part A: Built Environment Accessibility An accessible physical environment benefits everyone, not just persons with disabilities. Measures should be undertaken...

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016

The RPwD Act, 2016 was enacted on 28.12.2016 which came into force from 19.04.2017. The salient features of the Act are:- Responsibility has been cast upon the appropriate governments to take effective measures to ensure that the persons with disabilities enjoy their rights equally with others.Disability has been defined based on an evolving and dynamic...

THE NATIONAL POLICY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, 2006

Recognizing that the Persons with Disabilities constitute a valuable human resource for the country and that a majority of such persons can lead a better quality of life if they have equal opportunities and effective access to rehabilitation measures, the Government, with a view to create an environment that provides such persons equal opportunities...

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