Ladakh Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2024

The Administration of Union territory of Ladakh issued a notification which pertains to the Ladakh Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2024. It outlines the process and regulations for the rights and entitlements of persons with disabilities in the Union Territory of Ladakh. 

The rules cover various aspects, including the formation of the Union Territory Committee for Research on Disability, limited guardianship, the appointment of the Appellate Authority, the Certificate of Registration of Institutions, the application for and issuance of the Certificate of Disability, and the constitution and management of the UT Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

The Ladakh Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2024, emphasize the protection and empowerment of persons with disabilities. It includes provisions for the formation of the Union Territory Committee for Research on Disability, comprising various members from relevant departments and organizations. 

The notification outlines the process for limited guardianship, including the appointment and responsibilities of a limited guardian, as well as the role of the Magistrate and the Appellate Authority. Additionally, it details the application process for the Certificate of Registration of Institutions, the issuance of the Certificate of Disability, and the constitution and management of the UT Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

Furthermore, the notification provides detailed guidelines for the application for the Certificate of Registration, including the necessary documentation and conditions for registration. It also specifies the terms and conditions for the Certificate of Registration, the refusal to grant the certificate, and the revocation of the certificate. The process for the application of the Certificate of Disability through the Unique Disability Identity Card Portal is also detailed, along with the criteria for the appointment of the Public Prosecutor and the utilization of the UT Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

Overall, the Ladakh Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2024, aim to ensure the rights, protection, and empowerment of persons with disabilities in the Union Territory of Ladakh, covering various aspects such as guardianship, certification, and fund management. The notification provides comprehensive guidance for the implementation of these rules to facilitate the well-being and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the region.

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