Disability


Children and adolescents with disabilities can be vulnerable to violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. The frequent ‘institutionalization’ of children with disabilities, denying them the right to grow up in a family environment, can further impact their ability to grow to their full potential and can increase their vulnerability.
Commission ensures the effective and compliance of the existing provisions, act and rules for the welfare of Special abled person-

 

  • The Right of persons with disabilities Act, 2016 
  • National Autism, Cerebral palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Persons Welfare Act, 1999 
  • Indian Rehabilitation Council Act, 1992 and Amendment Act, 2000
  • United Nations Millennium Development Goals 
  • United Nations Conference on Disable Persons, 2007
  • Rajasthan Rights of Persons with Disabilities  Rule  2018

 

Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995
This act is to safeguard the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD). On the 1st of January 1996 the Government of India passed the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995. The following is an outline of the provisions in this law that pertains to children below the age of 18.

 

In this act disability is defined as blindness, low vision, leprosy-cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental retardation and mental illness. The act calls for the government to take the necessary steps to ensure the prevention of disabilities. In accordance with this agenda, the government must screen all the children at least once a year to determine risk factors that lead to disability and attempt to protect the child from such factors. It is also necessary for the state to take measure to reduce risks to prenatal and post natal mothers and child