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PWD ACT

  1. PWD ACT, 1995 THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
  2. (EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, PROTECTION OF RIGHTS AND FULL PARTICIPATION) ACT, 1995
  3. MINISTRY OF LAW, JUSTICE AND COMPANY AFFAIRS
  4. (Legislative Department)
  5. New Delhi, the 1st January, 1996/Pausa 11, 1917 (Saka)
  6. The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 1st January, 1996, and is hereby published for general information:- No.1 OF 1996
  7. [1st January 1996]
  8. An Act to give effect to the Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of the People with Disabilities in the Asian and Pacific Region.
  9. WHEREAS the Meeting to Launch the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons 1993-2002 convened by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific held at Beijing on 1st to 5th December,1992, adopted the Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of People with Disabilities in the Asian and Pacific Region;
  10. AND WHEREAS India is a signatory to the said Proclamation; AND WHEREAS it is considered necessary to implement the Proclamation aforesaid.
  11. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
  • Chapter I Preliminary
  • Chapter II The Central Coordination Committee
  • Chapter III The State Coordination Committee
  • Chapter IV Prevention And Early Detection Of Disabilities
  • Chapter V Education
  • Chapter VI Employment
  • Chapter VII Affirmative Action
  • Chapter VIII Non - Discrimination
  • Chapter IX Research And Manpower Development
  • Chapter X Recognition Of Institutions For Persons With Disabilities
  • Chapter XI Institution For Persons With Severe Disabilities
  • Chapter XII The Chief Commissioner And Commissioners For Persons With Disabilities
  • Chapter XIII Social Security
  • Chapter XIV Miscellaneous

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