Mind Map for UPSC Exam (Disability Bill)
Mind Map Important Topics:
Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995
- Screen all the children at least once in a year for the purpose of
identifying "at-risk" cases
- Ensure that every child with a disability has access to free education
in an appropriate environment till he attains the age of 18 yearsTransport
facilities to the children with disabilities or in the alternative financial
incentives to parents or guardians to enable their children with
disabilities to attend schools
- non-discrimination in transport, non-discrimination on the road and
non-discrimination in built environment respectively
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - 2016
- Disability has been defined based on an evolving and dynamic concept.
- The types of disabilities have been increased from existing 7 to 21 and
the Central Government will have the power to add more types of
- Speech and Language Disability and Specific Learning Disability have
been added for the first time. Acid Attack Victims have been included.
- Responsibility has been cast upon the appropriate govts to take
effective measures to ensure that the persons with disabilities enjoy their
rights equally with others.
- Every child with benchmark disability between the age group of 6 and 18
years shall have the right to free education.
- Government funded educational institutions as well as the government
recognized institutions will have to provide inclusive education to the
children with disabilities.
- Reservation in vacancies in government establishments has been increased
from 3% to 4% for certain persons or class of persons with benchmark
- The Bill provides for grant of guardianship by District Court under
which there will be joint decision–making between the guardian and the
persons with disabilities.
- The Bill provides for penalties for offences committed against persons
with disabilities and also violation of the provisions of the new law.
- Special Courts will be designated in each district to handle cases
concerning violation of rights of PwDs.
- India is signatory to United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons
- obligations on the Governments for ensuring to Persons with
disability (PwDs) accessibility to Information, Transportation, Physical
Environmentand Communication Technology etc
- Incheon Strategy to “Make the Rights Real” for persons with disabilities
in Asia and the Pacific
- This strategy went on to say that safety and ease of use not only
for persons with disabilities, but also for all other members of the