UN Enable Website
United Nations Enable is the official website of the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) in the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Secretariat. The website provides public information on topics related to disability and the work of the United Nations for persons with disabilities.
As the Focal Point on Disability in the United Nations system, SCRPD (DESA) works to advance the rights of persons with disabilities in society and development, through key global instruments such as the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (1982), the Standard Rules on Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (1994) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006), as well as other relevant human rights and development instruments.
Website of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of India
The Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities has been set up under Section 57 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act, 1995 and has been mandated to take steps to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities. The current Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities is Shri Prasanna Kumar Pincha.
The Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, under section 59 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, is mandated to redress the grievances related to deprivation of rights of persons with disabilities and non implementation of laws, rules bye-laws etc. issued by the appropriate Governments for welfare of persons with disabilities. For the purpose, the Chief Commissioner has been empowered with certain powers of Civil Court under Section 63 of the Persons with Disabilities Act.
The office receives complaints/ representations that relate to a range of issues like non-implementation or incorrect implementation of reservation in employment/education, unfair selection, promotion, transfers, denial of service benefits and other service related matters; improper infrastructure and facilities for education, denial of admission, writing of exams, harassment, Civil/Criminal disputes, accessibility related issues, denial of cheque books/ATM cards, preferential allotments of land, petrol pumps, gas agencies, etc.
A large number of organizations and persons with disabilities also seek clarifications. If there is violation of any provision of the Disability Act or of any law, rules and regulations etc. made for the benefit of persons with disabilities, the Office of the Chief Commissioner takes up the matter with the concerned authorities and resolves it through either conciliation/ advice or quasi judicial proceedings that are concluded by passing orders with appropriate direction/ advice to the concerned authorities.
Website of Arunim - (A Marketing Initiative of National Trust)
ARUNIM (Association for Rehabilitation Under National Trust Initiative of Marketing) is a path-breaking initiative of the National Trust, a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Chaired by Ms. Sminu Jindal, Chairperson of Jindal SAW, ARUNIM is registered under Societies Registration Act 1865. The ARUNIM Board draws active support from an enthusiastic team of professionals who have had extensive experience in the fields of marketing, product design, human resource, special education, law and the NGO sector, working with persons with disabilities.
Website of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India
This the nodal ministry of Government of India dealing with empowerment of persons with disabilities in India. The Government has set up a separate department titled "Department of Disability Affairs" headed by an officer of the level of Joint Secretary under this Ministry.