Cabinet approves JK Rights of Persons with Disabilities Ordinance 2017

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 23: The state cabinet which met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti approved Jammu and Kashmir Rights of Persons with Disabilities Ordinance, 2017.

The promulgation of the ordinance will provide for increase in the disabilities from existing 7 to 21 and increase in the reservation percentage (horizontal from 3 to 4 %).

The legislation is expected to immensely benefit PWDs through interventions, education, development skills and preventive care etc.

The Cabinet called for extending the scheme for specially-abled children in the non-government educational institutions as well.