Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016

The Act has been enacted under Article 253 of the Constitution read with item No. 13 of the Union List (WORD - -1 ) . It gives effect to the proclamation on the full participation and equality of the persons with disabilities (PwDs) in the Asian Pacific Region and provides for their education, employment, creation of barrier free environment, social security, etc. The implementation of the Act requires a multi-sectoral collaborative approach by the appropriate governments, including various Central Ministries / Departments, States / Union Territories, local bodies.

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Source: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), Govt. of India