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4) We still have much to do to ensure an inclusive, barrier-free and rights based society for persons with disabilities through empowering them. Discuss the steps taken by government in this regard and examine how far have we been successful in empowering the differently abled?(250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “Social empowerment”

4) We still have much to do to ensure an inclusive, barrier-free and rights based society for persons with disabilities through empowering them. Discuss the steps taken by government in this regard and examine how far have we been successful in empowering the differently abled?(250 words)

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to bring out the status of differently abled in the country and society, the steps taken by the government in improving their condition and how effective have those steps been.

Directive word

Discuss – In your discussion, bring out the steps taken by the government for empowerment of differently abled and its effectiveness.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Throw light on the status of disabled in the country and the nature of challenges they face.

Body – Discuss the steps taken by the government such as a separate department of empowerment of persons with disabilities, accessible India campaign, Implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act (SIPDA), awareness generation etc. Also give details of these steps. Discuss how effective these steps have been in tackling the challenges faced by the disabled.

Conclusion – give your view on the efficacy of governmental action and the way forward.