Guidelines for Enhancing Access to Sports for Persons with Disabilities 2023

The “Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Rules, 2023” is a set of rules introduced by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), in New Delhi on 17th July 2023.

These rules are meant to amend the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017.The amended rules are set to come into effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Rules, 2023

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 17th July, 2023

G.S.R. 517(E). – Whereas a draft of certain rules to amend sub-rule (1) of rule 15 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 was published, as required by sub-section (1) of section 100 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016),vide notification of the Government of India the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities number G.S.R. 335(E), dated the 28th April, 2023 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, section 3, sub-section (i) inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby, before the expiry of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published are made available to the public;

And whereas copies of the said notification were made available to the public on the 28th April, 2023;

And whereas the objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said notification have been considered by the Central Government;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 100 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017, namely:-

(1) These rules may be called the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Rules, 2023.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

  1. In the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017, in rule (15), in sub-rule (1), after clause (d), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

“(e) guidelines on accessible sports complex and residential facilities for sports persons with disabilities, notified by the Government of India in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (Department of Sports), vide notification number 7-6/MYAS/MDSD/2021 dated 13th October, 2022, as amended from time to time:”

[F. No. 38-15/2022-DD-III]
RAJEEV SHARMA, Jt. Secy.

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