He added that the categories of disability were increased to 21 from 7 and now the privileges and rights of Divyangjan had been brought at par with the developed countries.The meeting suggested that states should consider setting up separate Department of Disability Affairs in their respective states and the State Commissioner should act as watchdog for effective implementation of the Act, Programmes and Policies for Welfare of Divyangjan in State.
Furthermore, the State Commissioners should review the implementation of the Act at State and District level vigoursly. They should organise Mobile Courts and conduct reviews at Districts.
The meeting resulted in a list of recommendations for effective implementation of the Act & Programmes for welfare of Divyangjan and Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, in the States.
May 27, 2017 at 4:33 pm
The disabled persons act is no being implemented properly. Hence there is a need to monitor the programs. A separate department should look after the welfare of the disabled