This month marked the first anniversary of the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. It is a landmark Act for many reasons. One of the most important aspects is that it brings the private sector within its purview. This is a big leap forward from the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, where the applicability of the law to the private sector was open to subjective interpretation.
With this Act, no person can be discriminated against on the grounds of their disability. In addition, there are a number of provisions that India Inc. is expected to comply with.