SC report exposes severe gaps in accessibility for people with disabilities at courts across India.
Current state of Disability in India
As per Census 2011, in India, around 2.68 Cr persons are ‘disabled’ ( 2.21% of the total population)
The Constitution of India ensures equality, freedom, justice and dignity of all individuals which ensures inclusive society for all, including persons with disabilities. Even after many initiative of Indian government, effects are very limited to ensure rights to disabled person.
Existing measures taken by Government:
Rights of persons with disabilities act 2016 :
The National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999:
To enable and empower persons with disability to live as independently and as fully as possible within and as close to the community to which they belong.
Mental Healthcare Act 2017: it provides the rights of mentally challenged during delivery of mental healthcare and services.
The Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992:
The Council act regulates and monitors the training of rehabilitation professionals and personnel and promotes research in rehabilitation and special education.
National Action Plan for Skill development: It aims to cover 2.5 million persons with disabilities by the year 2022 through various stakeholders.
All children health related screening at a young age. (Kerala as a role model)
The private sector needs to be encouraged to employ them.
IT includes road safety, safety in residential areas, public transport system etc, should be taken up.
Verifying, please be patient.