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National Policy for Person with Disabilities 2006 with reference to Inclusive Education

National Policy for Person with Disabilities 2006 with reference to Inclusive Education 

This policy was formed on 10 February 2006, comes under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It came into force to ensure the interest and rights of disabled person.

The motive of this policy was to ensure and enhance the inclusive education and equal rights for everyone as said in our constitution. The violators should be punished if needed.

The National Policy 2006, treat person with disabilities as equally important person and needed for development of the country in every aspects and we to create environment which help them to participate in society equally.

Previous efforts like PWD Act 1995, which provides "Equal Opportunities, protection of right and full participation" then "1992 RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India Act) came to ensure the rehabilitation of PWDs" then "National Trust for Welfare of person with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities Act, 1999".

Objectives of the National Policy For Person With Disabilities Act, 2006

1. Barrier free Environment 

2. Women with disabilities 

3. Issue of Disability Certificates 

4. Promotion of NGO 

5. Collection of record of PWDs 

6. Social security 

7. Research and development 

8. Cultural involvement of children with SEN 

9. Amendments to the existing acts dealing with the children with disabilities.

10. Children with disabilities.

11. Prevention of Disabilities.

1. Barrier Free Environment 

This is most important objective of National policy 2006 to create barrier free environment so the PWDs can go independently and do any kind of work easily. For that, infrastructure and facilities should be there.

2. Women with disabilities 

They should be protected against abuse and exploitation.

There should be programmes for education, employment and rehabilitation to women with disabilities keeping in mind of their special needs.

Special educational and vocational training facilities.

3. Issue of Disability Certificates 

There are guidelines from the Government of India for evaluation of the disabilities and issuing them the certificate.

The Government ensures that the PWDs get the disability certificates without any problem and in less time, transparent and client friendly procedures.

4. Promotion of NGO. 

Nowadays NGO are working very well to raise awareness and campaigns and played a important role for persons with disabilities.

NGOs have reached to the grass root level so the government starts funding them and encourages them to work more in this field.

NGOs are providing assistive aids, education, foods, etc. and so many NGOs are working with the government to enhance the life of PWDs.

5. Collection of record of PWDs 

Record keeping is very important step to know the number of PWDs so the future planning can be done and the National Sample Survey Organisation are collecting data since 1981.

National Sample Survey Organisation have to collects data of PWDs in every five years and National Census also started records since 2001 the difference in data reconciled by two agencies.

6. Social security 

Tax relief to persons with disabilities and their guardians is provided by Central Government.

The State Governments and union Territories Administrations provide unemployment allowance or disability pension.

The State Governments will be encouraged to develop a comprehensive social security such as financial and medical assistance for persons with disabilities.

7. Research and development  

Research and Development is very important step for improving the quality of life of PWD.

Research and development will be promoted to enhance their socio economic, cultural context, cause of disabilities, early childhood education, methodologies, development of user friendly aids and appliances.

8. Cultural involvement of children with SEN. 

The equal participation of SEN ( Special Educational needs ) learners is encouraged in all types of cultural activities. The participation make them to think they are just equally important for society and country.

9. Amendments to the existing acts dealing with the children with disabilities 

Time to time amendments of the existing acts should be considered to ensures the rights of equality and freedom of every person as per our constitution.

10. Children with Disabilities 

This policy mainly focuses on children because this is the most important group those need special attention.

So the government should take care of their educational needs, which are easy access to education, social needs, equal participation, etc.

11. Prevention of Disabilities 

Early detection and prevention is best practise to decrease the chance of disability by knowing the reason of the disabilities.

Awareness programs can be launched for example: Pulse Polio Programme, road safety programs, etc.

To provide good facilities during pregnancy and after pregnancy.