The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Rules, 2023.
Contents News/Article Date:17th July 2023
Relating to which Act: The Act replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016, enacted on 28.12.2016 and came into force from 19.04.2017
Penalty under the Act: Penalties for offences. The Act provides for penalties for offences committed against persons with disabilities and also for violation of the provisions of the new law. Any person who violates provisions of the Act, or any rule or regulation made under it, shall be punishable with imprisonment up to six months and/ or a fine of Rs 10,000, or both. For any subsequent violation, imprisonment of up to two years and/or a fine of Rs 50,000 to Rs five lakh can be awarded. Whoever intentionally insults or intimidates a person with a disability, or sexually exploits a woman or child with a disability, shall be punishable with imprisonment between six months to five years and a fine. Special Courts will be designated in each district to handle cases concerning the violation of rights of PwDs.
Applicable to which State: Whole of India
Type: The Gazette of India – Extraordinary No. 411 dated 18th July 2023 issued by Joint Secretary
Pertains to: Disabilities people
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And in the current instance
Now, therefore, in the exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and (2) of section 100 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017, namely: –
(1) These rules may be called the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Rules, 2023.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette
Subject: The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Rules, 2023.