National Policy on Disability

In 2006, India adopted its first ‘National Policy on Disability’. The deadline to make all services accessible elapsed in 2019, and to make all public places accessible passed on June 15, 2022.

In line with its obligation to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Indian government constituted a committee in 2019, which finalised the draft policy in October 2021. Here are some of its hits and misses…

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