UDID portal

• A notification under Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 has made mandatory for all States/UTs to grant certificate of disability through online mode only using UDID (Unique Disability ID).

• It will ensure complete digitization of certification of disability to achieve pan-India validity to ensure access to govt schemes.

• It is in line with Incheon Strategy for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and Pacific.

Other Government Initiatives for Persons with Disabilities:

• Accessible India Campaign to help make buildings and other infrastructure disabled friendly.

• Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP) Scheme to provide for distribution of aids and assistive devices.

• Sugamya Pustakalaya: Online library for persons with disabilities.

• Reservation is provided to disabled in higher education.

• 4 % reservation in Government jobs.

India is a signatory to

• United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

• Declaration on the Full Participation and Equality of People with Disabilities in the Asia-Pacific Region.

• Biwako Millennium Framework working towards an inclusive, barrier free and rights-based society.

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Mains Paper 2: National

Prelims level: UDID Portal

Mains level: Social issues

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