The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India recently organized Sensitization Workshop on ‘Accessibility & Inclusion at Workplace: Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016' in collaboration with FICCI at Federation House, New Delhi. The objective of the workshop was to sensitize private sector, about the recently enacted Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 which came into force from 19.04.2017 in place of earlier PwD Act, 1995. The workshop also included the discussion on ‘Popularization of Accessibility Index', ‘CSR Funding and Employability of PwDs' and ‘Incentives to Private Employer Scheme'. Inaugurating the session Secretary, DEPwD, Shakuntala Doley Gamlin emphasized the need of private sector to make their environment and workplace accessible and inclusive. Also, she highlighted the fact that self-realization and self-actualization would be achieved only if we take rights of persons with disabilities seriously.
Accessibility & Inclusion at Workplace: Sensitization Workshop on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016