Rajya Sabha Clears Disabilities Bill, 2014: Here Are The Key Highlightsby The Daily Eye Team December 16 2016, 1:59 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 36 secs
The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 is likely to make a larger number of people eligible for rights and entitlements by reason of their disability.Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 with amendments. The bill will now go back to Lok Sabha and once cleared, will replace the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The legislation, which has been pending in Rajya Sabha since 2014, was drafted on the basis of the recommendations of the Sudha Kaul Committee, under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. According to the 2011 Census, the number of disabled in India stands at 2.68 crore, or 2.21 per cent of the population.