Oct 01, 2017

Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016 (‘Disability Act’), replaces the erstwhile Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The Disability Act was brought into effect on April 19, 2017 with the objective of implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The key difference is the enhanced scope of the term “disability” and the applicability of the Disability Act to private employers. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has introduced Rights of Persons with Disability Rules, 2017 (‘Disability Rules’) with effect from June 15, 2017.




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