Highlights

  • The Annexure II to the budget speech provides data on allocation to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Women, Children and North East Region but has left out the data on allocations to persons with disabilities.
  • There is neither a specific reference to persons with disabilities under the social groups nor a commitment across sectors to address the issues of discrimination experienced by persons with disabilities.
  • Only commitment is to ensure lifts and escalators in 500 railway stations for persons with disability.