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Chief Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: PIB

 Context: The Chief Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities delivered two impactful judgments aimed at promoting accessibility and protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities in India.


What is the Judgement about? 

  • Government Office Accessibility Mandate: Government offices in non-accessible buildings must relocate services. Services should be moved to the ground floor or an accessible location within the same facility.
  • Airline Policy: Airline policy necessitating medical clearance for certain PwD categories is inconsistent with global Civil Aviation Requirements. All airlines, whether Indian or foreign, must implement the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with disabilities




Prelims Links: 

India is home to lakhs of persons with disabilities. What are the benefits available to them under the law? (UPSC 2011)

  1. Free schooling till the age of 18 years in government-run schools.
  2. Preferential allotment of land for setting up business.
  3. Ramps in public buildings.


Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


Ans: D