Centre to introduce universal ID for persons with disabilities
The Centre has decided to come out with a universal ID for persons with disability which will be valid throughout the country, a move which will allow the differently-abled to easily avail the benefit of various schemes and reservation.
MoS for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar also said that the government is drawing up a new Act which will include another 12 types of physical disabilities.
“The physically-handicapped certificates issued by the state governments are not recognised by one another. So, the Centre is coming out with a universal ID which will be valid everywhere in the country,” he said at a workshop here on prevention of corneal blindness. He said the government is working on a new Act which will include 12 more types of physical disabilities.
“The existing Act recognises only seven types of disabilities, but we are coming out with a new Act which will include another 12 types of physical disabilities,” he said.
The minister also talked about the Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, a campaign for making India ‘disabled-friendly’.