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Tuesday , 18 December 2018
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From June Disability Act will have 21 categories instead of 7 categories

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

Blindness

Low-vision

Locomotive disability

Hearing impairment

Mental retardation

Mental illness

Leprosy

 

New 14 categories

Cerebral palsy

Dwarfism

Muscular dystrophy

Specific learning disabilities

Deafness

Autism

Spectrum disorder

Multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

Haemophilia

Thalassemia

Sickle cell disease

Multiple disabilities

Acid Attack Survivors

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