February 8, 2014 1:46:38 am
The government introduced in Rajya Sabha a Bill that increases reservation for disabled people in government offices and educational institutions to 5% from 3%. It also mandates local governments to provide appropriate incentives to employers in the private sector to ensure that at least 5% of their work force comprises people with disabilities. Of the additional quota 1% is for people with mental disabilities and people with multiple disabilities.
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, provides for the constitution of a National Commission for Persons with Disabilities and broadens the ambit of disability to 19 conditions from the existing seven.
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