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  1. India - Disabled workers - Law, Act

    Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (No. 49 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-27 | IND-2012-L-93614

    An Act to give effect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  2. India - Disabled workers - Law, Act

    Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Amendment Rules, 2009. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-30 | IND-2009-L-93613

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act, in particular with respect to disability certificates as well as the role of the Chief Commissioner and their functions.

  3. India - Disabled workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Policy For Persons with Disabilities, 2006. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-02-10 | IND-2006-M-93612

    The National Policy recognizes that Persons with Disabilities are valuable human resource for the country and seeks to create an environment that provides them equal opportunities, protection of their rights and full participation in society. The focus of the policy shall be on the following:
    I. Prevention of Disabilities
    II. Rehabilitation Measures
    II A. Physical Rehabilitation Strategies
    II B. Education for Persons with Disabilities
    II C. Economic Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities
    III. Women with disabilities
    IV. Children with Disabilities
    V. Barrier-free environment
    VI. Issue of Disability Certificates
    VII. Social Security
    VIII. Promotion of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
    IX. Collection of regular information on Persons with Disabilities
    X. Research
    XI. Sports, Recreation and Cultural life
    XII. Amendments to existing Acts dealing with the Persons with Disabilities

    The Principal Areas of Intervention are the following:
    I. Prevention, Early Detection and Intervention
    II. Programmes of Rehabilitation
    III. Human Resource Development
    IV. Education of Persons with Disabilities
    V. Employment
    VI. Barrier-free environment
    VII. Social Protection
    VIII. Research
    IX. Sports, Recreation and Cultural activities

    The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment will be the nodal Ministry to coordinate all matters relating to the implementation of the Policy. An inter-ministerial body to coordinate matters relating to implementation of National Policy will be formed. All stakeholders including prominent NGOs, Disabled Peoples Organizations, advocacy groups and family associations of parents / guardians, experts and professionals will also be represented on this body.

  4. India - Disabled workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1996 (S.O. 08(E)). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-12-31 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-31 | IND-1996-R-47653

    Provides regulations of the Central Coordination Committee and the Central Executive Committee. Also regulates posting of employment positions for disabled persons. Made under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act, 1995) (No. 1 of 1996).

  5. India - Disabled workers - Law, Act

    Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (No. 1 of 1996). - India Code Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-01-01 | IND-1996-L-51207

    Provides for programmes for the early detection of disabilities in schools, education and training for disabled children, an employment exchange for disabled persons, training and employment for disabled workers, and affirmative action schemes. Chapter VIII prohibits discrimination on the grounds of disability.

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