Critical evaluation of laws and legislations for persons with disabilities, especially intellectual disability


  • Dr. Charu Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi, Delhi, India


children with disability, legislations, policies, rights, inclusion


Legislations related to disability provide a legal framework for inculcating Persons with Disability in the mainstream and enable them to transcend stigma, discrimination and exclusion. The present paper deliberates upon framework with reference to persons with disability and comprises Domestic laws related to disability in India, Policies and schemes and critical evaluation. India is one of the first few signatories of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It has sound legislation, and policies, but the implementation is not done appropriately which results in minor effects. The legislation related to disabilities is being modified as per the recommendations of the UNCRPD but we need to think globally and act locally by making these legislations relevant to the actual needs of the persons with disabilities with special reference to their geographic locale. Our country strives to achieve inclusion in the true sense, giving its citizens to enjoy and live their life in a meaningful manner.


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How to Cite

Charu, “Critical evaluation of laws and legislations for persons with disabilities, especially intellectual disability”, J. Soc. Rev. Dev., vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 17–21, Jul. 2023.