Virtual Policy Consultation on the draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities
Online: Zoom link
Meeting ID: 939 0553 4269
Friday, July 1, 2022, 12:00 pm
The Law and Society Committee NLSIU in collaboration with the Oxford Human Rights Hub invite you to be part of a virtual policy consultation on the draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities this Friday, July 1, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (IST). We invite Persons with Disabilities, civil society organizations, disability activists, academicians, advocates, and other allies to be part of this discussion, being held via Zoom.
Background: The existing National Policy for Persons with Disabilities was drafted in 2006. It covers several aspects including disability prevention, healthcare, education, accessibility amongst others. However, the policy is now dated as several developments have taken place. These include India’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006, enactment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act in 2016, and the adoption of National Education Policy in 2020. Pursuant to these developments, a committee headed by Anjali Bhawra, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, was set up to draft a new draft policy for Persons with Disabilities. The Ministry has invited feedback and comments on the draft policy until July 9, 2022. In view of this, we are organising the virtual policy consultation on the draft policy. The discussion will be moderated by Mr. Rahul Bajaj, Senior Resident Fellow, Vidhi Center for Legal Policy.
Concept Note: Please find the Concept Note attached here.
In support of framing effective inputs, the Center for Inclusive Policy has very kindly provided a video. To view the video, please click here: Policy Analysis By Center for Inclusive Policy
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