Under the ambit of the Disability Act, 2016, the Centre government is planning to add 14 new groups of physical and mental disorders.
An official from social justice and empowerment ministry said that the notification will be released in June month in which new 14 categories will be added. In the new notification survivor of acid attack will also come in the category of disabled.
Currently, only 7 categories are mentioned under benefits of disability act.
Existing 7 categories
New 14 categories
Specific learning disabilities
Sickle cell disease
Acid Attack Survivors