International Disability Day.

International Disability Day.

News:

India celebrated International Disability Day on 3rd December.

Facts:

  • 2018 Theme: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality
  • It is organised by National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) and American India Foundation(AIF).
  • International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution.
  • It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development

Additional Facts:

  • Important Features of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill Act, 2016
  • The number of recognized disability conditions has been increased from 7 to 21.
  • Speech and Language Disability and Specific Learning Disability have been added for the first time.
  • The new list of recognized disabilities includes three blood disorders (Thalassemia, Hemophilia and Sickle Cell disease) and acid attack survivors have also been included in the list. Intellectual disability, Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, Dwarfism and Autistic Spectrum disorders also find place in the list.
  • For children with disabilities aged between 6 and 18 years; education will be free
  • Reservation in vacancies in government establishments has been increased from 3% to 4% for certain persons
  • Punishment by imprisonment has been mandated for those who intentionally insults or a person with a disability in any place within public view.
  • The New Act will bring our law in line with the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), to which India is a signatory.
Print Friendly and PDF