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    Feedback invited on Ladakh Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules 2021

    Publish Date: 2 February, 2022
    Ladakh Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    Leh, February 1: The Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh has extended the last date for feedback from the public on the draft of ‘Ladakh Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2021’ till 15th February. Objections and suggestions can be addressed to the Director, Social and Tribal Welfare, UT of Ladakh, or emailed to directorsocialwelfareladakh@gmail.com.
    Drafted by the Social and Tribal Welfare Department, the draft rules has been placed in the public domain at https://ladakh.nic.in/document-category/government-orders/page/2/
    The draft rules have been framed in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 101 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016).The draft rules provide for the constitution of a Committee for Research on Disability, UT level Advisory Body, District level Committee on disability, UT Fund for Persons with Disabilities, and a Governing Body to manage the fund besides appointment of Commissioner for Disability and a Public Prosecutor as mandated by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
    Secretary, Social & Tribal Welfare, Ladakh, Padma Angmo had announced on the International Day for Persons with Disabilities,December 3, 2021, that the UT Ladakh is ready with the draft of the ‘Ladakh Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules’ and since then, the draft is available in the public domain for comments and suggestions from the people