The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 brought a new perspective to the rights of differently abled people. The Act brought forward Governmental, NGO as well as public participation to the developmental needs of the differently abled to a more cohesive sphere. The office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities in Assam was established as per the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The office has been continuing under section 79 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
The following Acts deal with different form of disabilities and look into matters of management, supervision as well as duties and responsibilities of different authorities.
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|The Mental Health Act, 1987||Download|
|The Rehabilitation Council Act of India, 1992||Download|
|National Policy for Persons with Disabilities||Download|
|Guidelines and Space Standards for Barrier-Free Environment.||Download|
|United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities||Download|
|The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016||Download|
Office of the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Assam in association with Directorate of Social Welfare organised “World Disable Day” on 3rd December, 2016 at Govt. BDS Deaf and Dumb School, Kahilipara. The programme was initiated with flag hoisting by Shri Deepak Kr. Choudhury, ACS, Addl. Director, Social Welfare, Assam. Large no. of students with disabilities of different schools from Kamrup(M) and Kamrup(R), teachers along with their parents participated in the celebration. Various activities such as Drawing Competition, Musical Chair, Music Competition, run for blind etc. was conducted during the day long programme.
To commemorate the occasion an open meeting was organised at the venue attended by Shri Ravi Capoor, IAS Addl. Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Assam as Chief Guest along with Shri N. Islam, IAS Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Shri P. R. Gharphalia, ACS Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Assam, Shri Deepak Kr. Choudhury, ACS, Addl. Director, Social Welfare, Assam and Ms Swarnalata Pegu, Vice President, Assam Association of Deaf as well as students, teachers and public. In the end of the function a Prize distribution ceremony was also held.
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyanjan), Mumbai an institute under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India had organized a National Workshop on “Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities in North-East Region” in collaboration with the office of the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Assam and Shishu Sarothi, an NGO as local partner on 28th and 29th March, 2017 at Indian Institute of Bank Management (IIBM), Khanapara, Guwahati. Large number of participants from West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and North-Eastern states participated in the Workshop. Discussions on the present environment as well as recommendations for change in the related sphere were also taken during the workshop.
Contact Details of the Office of the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Assam:
Shri Palash Ranjan Gharphalia, ACS
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Assam
Latakata, Basistha, Guwahati – 781029
Phone No: +91-9435035657
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