India makes law to empower the disabled
October 18, 2017
The government of India has come out with a new law that aims to empower people with disabilities under the 'Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016' that came into force on 15 June.
The law states that discrimination against disabled people cannot be tolerated and they should be given equal opportunities.
The new law will cover all the provisions of the 'Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act' and ensure their implementation.
The law states that local government bodies will give incentives to those businesses that employ at least 5% people with 40% or more disability.
The law also sets guidelines for employers who hire people with disabilities and covers various aspects that affect their welfare.