Disabled are entitled to same benefits of SC/ST quota
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The Supreme Court recently confirmed that persons suffering from disabilities are also socially backward and entitled to the same benefits of relaxation as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates in public employment and education.
|Constitutional provisions for SC/ST :
Initiatives for welfare of #Disabled Persons
- Rights of Person with Disabilities Act, 2016
|The Act replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. It fulfills the obligations to the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), to which India is a signatory.Features:
- Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities.
- Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme: It creates an enabling environment to ensure equal opportunities, equity, social justice and empowerment of persons with disabilities.
- Accessible India Campaign
|About:The Accessible India Campaign was launched by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) as a nation-wide Campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).
The Accessible India Campaign comprises of the following key components:
The Accessible India Campaign aims to take measures to curb all societal barriers of infrastructure, and inaccessible formats that stand in the way of obtaining and utilizing information in daily life.