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There have been various efforts towards securing a life of dignity for persons with disabilities (PwD). However, to be able to realize the goal of inclusiveness, it is imperative to involve persons with disabilities as equal partners in their development and decision-making. Comment.  (250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment

1. There have been various efforts towards securing a life of dignity for persons with disabilities (PwD). However, to be able to realize the goal of inclusiveness, it is imperative to involve persons with disabilities as equal partners in their development and decision-making. Comment.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Scroll.in

 

Why the question: In an interim order on Friday, the Supreme Court allowed candidates with physical disabilities, who have cleared the civil services written exam, to provisionally apply to the Union Public Service Commission for selection in three categories such as IPS.

Key Demand of the question: To write about the efforts at achieving inclusivity for PwD’s and steps need to realise it by making them equal partners in their development.

Directive word: 

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin the answer by giving statistic regarding the number of persons with disabilities (PwD) in India.

Body:

First, write about the efforts made at improving the lives of PwD’s – Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, Sugamya Bharat Abhiyaan/Accessible India campaign, Disability movement etc.

Mention the shortcomings of the above – lack of medical treatment, educational opportunity, absence of PwDs in decision making etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to involve PwDs as stakeholder in their development and decision-making.