Policy and Law Unit ensures that appropriate laws/policies are
formulated and implemented. It also works towards empowering
disabled people to take advantage of their rights and thus contribute
to the growing disability movement in the country.
It is working to increase awareness about the law among not only disabled people but also among their families, organisations working with disabled people, even among the legal community. Related to this is making available specialised legal aid to disabled people across the country.
The Unit does not shy away from initiating advocacy campaigns to influence the implementation of existing disability-related legislation, legislation which is in many cases just so many empty words on paper.
And such legislation as exists is not enough for the more than 70 million persons with disability in India. N.C.P.E.D.P. works hard to catalyse the introduction of new disabled-friendly policies at the Central and State levels.
N.C.P.E.D.P. has set up Disability Law Units at the State level to ensure that its objectives are taken forward.
Legal aid and counselling
Neeru Vaid, an eminent Supreme Court lawyer, provides legal advice to your queries on disability issues.
If you are thinking of seeking justice through the courts, it is not enough to have a strong case.
You must prepare your case files well.. A lawyer tells you how.
Find a suitable lawyer for advice through our directory.
Some important court orders on various disability related cases arranged in categories. A great resource to help you understand the legality of cases.
Over the years N.C.P.E.D.P. has collaborated with the industry, lobbied with the government and partnered with design professionals in an effort to change policies related to disabled persons. Find out more about these intiatives.
What the law says
It pays to know your rights and how to get them. This section contains various Acts pertaining to disabilities.
This year being Election year, our biggest success was making the election process accessible for persons with disabilities.
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Tsunami relief with a focus on disability; The Shadow Report
Government to notify welfare schemes for disabled students by October
Welfare schemes for disabled students across the country are about to be provided by the Central government, nearly eight years after the passing of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act in 1995.
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Law fails to protect human rights of mentally challenged
Two decades ago, a man was arrested in a murder case and was shifted to a mental hospital without being produced in court. Ever since, there has been no mention of him and the case seems to have been forgotten.
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HC orders disability pension for Army man sacked in 1964
The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the Government of India to grant disability pension to Sarwan Singh, who was removed from service on medical grounds in 1964, reports The Tribune.
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