SC Slams Centre On Non-Compliance Of Its Order Making Public Institutions Disabled-Friendly


Dr KK Aggarwal    26 July 2018

On 25.07.2018, Hon’ble Supreme Court remarked that Government had to follow the law and order and expressed its annoyance over States not complying with its order. 

The bench asked Centre to file a fresh affidavit within four weeks giving details of the steps taken so far and the timeline for completing the work as given in its December 15, 2017 verdict.


Hon’ble Supreme Court had on December 15, 2017 passed 11 directions which include making the public institutions, transport and educational institutions disabled-friendly. 

Right to dignity, which is ensured in the constitutional set up for every citizen, applies with much more vigour in cases of persons suffering from disability and it was duty of the State and public authorities to lay down proper norms in this regard.

All Government buildings providing any services to public be made fully accessible to differently-abled persons by June 2019 as per provision of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

The same will be applicable to hospitals.  

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