Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. (File Photo)
Kohima | February 7
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today laid Nagaland Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules 2019 at the 5th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) here.
The Rules, brought out by Department of Social Welfare, stated that the head of the establishment shall ensure that the provision of sub-section (3) of Section 3 of the Act are not misused to deny any right or benefit to persons with disabilities covered under the Act.
Every establishment shall, within a period of 3 months of the notification of these rules, review its existing mechanisms and procedures adapted by it in discharge of entrusted responsibilities in relation to functional requirements of persons with benchmark disabilities and frame a detailed guidelines for providing reasonable accommodation to them in terms of sub- section 5 of 3 of the Act.
Persons with disability shall have equal protection and safety in situation of risk, armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters.
The State Election Department shall ensure that the election process is made accessible to People with Disabilities. It will take all necessary measures on enrolment, accessibility or polling stations and all materials related to the electoral process.
In the area of education, the Rules stated that the State government shall ensure that all educational institutions funded or recognized by them provide inclusive education to children with disabilities in compliance with section 16 of the Act.
Survey of school going children to be conducted in every five years for identifying children with disabilities, ascertaining their special needs and the extent to which these are being met.
In pursuance of the provisions of Section 19 of the Act, the State government shall within six months of the notification of these rules, review existing schemes, including arrangements for loans at subsidised rates and schemes for Persons with Disabilities especially for their vocational training and self employment, as well as inclusion of Persons with Disability in all mainstream formal and non-formal vocational and skill training schemes and programmes.
The state government shall either frame a separate policy for posting and transfer of employees with disabilities or make special provisions in existing posting and transfer policy.
No government establishment shall discriminate against any person with disability in any matter relating to employment as provided in Section 20 of the Act.
Every establishment shall publish equal opportunity policy for persons with disabilities.