Government Laws & Schemes

Various Acts under the legal framework are formed to ensure welfare of persons with disabilities. The aim and objective of each Act makes it simple to understand.

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014: The new proposed bill has 120 ammendments to the old Persons with Disabilities Act of 1995 and now recognizes 21 types of disabilities including cerebral palsy, heemophilia, multiple sclerosis, autism, thalassaemia, Parkinson's Disease and victims of acid attacks. 

The Mental Health Act, 1987: Helps in consolidating all aspects of mental health for better management of persons with mental health concerns, better management of their property and matters connected thereto to ensure persons with mental health concerns are availed all possible protection.

The Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992: To regulate training of rehabilitation professionals and maintain Central Rehabilitation Register.

The Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995: This law fixes responsibilities of Central & State Governments to avail resources to persons with disabilities so that they have equal opportunity in participation and they can use their abilities to be more productive citizen.

The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, & Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999: The National Body formed under this act ensures all possible support to persons with mentioned conditions to the entirety

The Right to Information Act, 2005: This Act provides right to citizens to request for information (as specified in the Act), inspect the documents, work and records, obtain copies of document & take certified documents of material of work.

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009: Education is a fundamental right of every child between the ages of 6 & 14. All private schools required to reserve 25% of seats to children from poor families.

Welfare Schemes: Along with the Central Government s scheme each State has its Social Welfare Department which ensures implementation various schemes offered. For further details about Schemes for Differently Abled Persons (Disabled) in Goa click here.