Accessible India campaign
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Society
- Accessible India campaign aims at making public spaces friendly for persons with disabilities.
- The deadline for the government’s Accessible India campaign has been extended to March 2020 due to “slow progress,” the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has informed the Lok Sabha
- The original deadlines under the Accessible India campaign were July 2016 for conducting an accessibility audit of 25-50 of the most important government buildings in 50 cities and making them completely accessible and March 2018.
- Under the Rights of PwD Act, 2016, all existing and new public buildings have to follow the accessibility standardsnotified on June 15, 2017. The existing buildings were given five years to comply.