Suggestions invited on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules

Port Blair
26 Mar 2018

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 came into force w.e.f. 19/04/2017.Section 101 of the Act gives power to the UT Administration to make rules under the Act. The Central Government prepared Model Rules to enable the State/UT Administration to formulate its own UT Rules within the domain of the UT Administration by virtue of the provisions in the RPwD Act, 2016.The Department of Social Welfare, Andaman & Nicobar Administration is the Nodal Department for formulation of the UT Rules. The draft UT Rules as formulated by Department of Social Welfare, Andaman & Nicobar Administration on the basis of model rules provided by the Central Govt, are uploaded and available on the website www.andaman.gov.in for inviting comments/suggestions on the draft Rules. Comments/ suggestions if any are invited from Government Departments, NGOs, Civil Society and other associated stakeholders within a period of 10 days from the date of issue of the notice. Communications in this regard may be sent by email at directorsw4@gmail.com or by post addressed to Director (Social Welfare), Directorate of Social Welfare, Goalghar, Port Blair, Pin: 744101.