Right to free education for every disabled child between 6-18 years

Q.  Which of the following is/are true regarding The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - 2016?

1) Every child with benchmark disability between the age group of 6 and 18 years shall have the right to free education.
2) Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will be subsumed with the National Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

- Published on 22 Dec 16

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: Only 1
 
  • Every child with benchmark disability between the age group of 6 and 18 years shall have the right to free education.
  • Government funded educational institutions as well as the government recognized institutions will have to provide inclusive education to the children with disabilities.
  • National and State Fund will be created to provide financial support to the persons with disabilities.
  • The existing National Fund for Persons with Disabilities and the Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will be subsumed with the National Fund.
  • The Bill provides for penalties for offences committed against persons with disabilities and also violation of the provisions of the new law.

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