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Initiatives for Persons With Disabilities


Recently, the Minister of State, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, unveiled five transformative initiatives for persons with Disabilities at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC).


GS II: Government policies and Intiatives

Key Initiatives in the Disability Sector:

MOU with Council of Architecture:
  • Collaboration between DEPwD and COA to introduce universal accessibility courses in Bachelor of Architecture programs.
  • Development of a certified course for architects and civil engineers to conduct accessibility audits in built environments, ensuring compliance with accessibility standards.
Release of Anonymous Data of UDID:
  • DEPwD’s release of anonymous data through the Unique Disability ID (UDID) portal for research purposes.
  • Enhancing data-driven decision-making in the disability sector and providing insights for targeted interventions.
PM Daksh Portal:
  • A comprehensive digital platform empowering Persons with Disabilities in skill training and employment opportunities.
  • Features include seamless registration through UDID, access to location-based skill training options, job listings from across India, and streamlined administrative processes.
Pathways to Access:
  • Courts on Disability Rights: Compilation of significant judgments from India’s Supreme Court and High Courts regarding disability rights into a comprehensive booklet.
  • Serves as a valuable reference guide for persons with disabilities and stakeholders in the disability sector.
Online Case Monitoring Portal by CCPD:
  • Adoption of a cutting-edge application by the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) to handle grievances filed by persons with disabilities.
  • Streamlines the process, making it paperless and efficient, with features like online complaint filing, automated reminders, and simplified hearing scheduling.

April 2024