Q. With reference to provisions regarding the disabled persons, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Census 2011 for the first time gave a universal definition of disability.
2. India is the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty which facilitates access to published works for visually impaired persons.
3. Right of persons with disabilities Act, 2016 does not consider mental illness as disability.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1 and 3 only

[C] 2 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

Answer: C

Exp) Option c is the correct answer.

Statement 1 is incorrect. According to Census 2011 from conceptual point of view there is no universal definition of what constitutes a disability or of who should be considered as having a disability.

Statement 2 is correct. India became the first country in the world to ratified the Marrakesh Treaty. The treaty seeks to facilitate access to published works for persons who are visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled.

Statement 3 is incorrect. In the RPWD Act, 2016, the list has been expanded from 7 to 21 conditions and now it include mental illness as disability.