Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on 16 December 2016 passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016 in Lok Sabha, which replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995. The number of categories of differently-abled has been increased from seven to twentyone so that the Divyangs could get the benefits of various schemes at the Centre and State level.

Source-The Hindu


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