Tamil Nadu government publishes draft rules on Disabilities Act

Objections, suggestions can be made within 15 days

February 23, 2018 12:25 am | Updated February 24, 2018 02:41 pm IST - CHENNAI

The State government has brought out the draft rules of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The notification was published in the gazette on February 21, said State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities V. Arun Roy.

Objections and suggestions can be made within 15 days of the date of the publication of the notification, and can be addressed to the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities.

“The draft rules will also be put up on our website by Friday,” Mr. Roy said.

New rules

The rules cover a number of aspects to ensure that establishments do not discriminate on the grounds of disability, a committee for research on disability is set up, rules for limited guardianship are formulated and an assessment board for special provisions with high support needs is formed.

There are also rules on disposal of complaints made to the State Commissioner and on appeal processes. Members will also be nominated by the State government for the State Advisory Board on Disability.

The rules also mention that the State government will constitute a fund for providing financial assistance and implementing schemes.

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