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Unless there is political inclusion of the disabled, the goal of inclusiveness and empowerment will remain elusive. Comment in the light of recently released the draft of the national policy for persons with disabilities.

Topic: Social empowerment

3. Unless there is political inclusion of the disabled, the goal of inclusiveness and empowerment will remain elusive. Comment in the light of recently released the draft of the national policy for persons with disabilities. (250 words).

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu Insights on India

Why the question:

The Department of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities (DoEPwD) recently released the draft of the national policy for persons with disabilities.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the barriers faced by people with disabilities and measures needed to overcome them.

Directive word: 

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

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about the aims and objectives of national policy for persons with disabilities.

Body:

First, mention the steps taken to achieve inclusivity for PwDs such as Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 etc.

Next, write about various shortcomings of the above steps.

Next, write about additional measures that are needed in this regard.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to achieve inclusivity.