[AI] what is the lattest with p.l.i? Please respond.
amiyo.biswas at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 02:53:08 EDT 2010
Do you mean, we can go for health insurance an life insurance without extra
premium if we are not blind since birth? Can we obtain a copy of the
notification in that case?
With Best regards,
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From: "SC Vashishth" <subhashvashishth at gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] what is the lattest with p.l.i? Please respond.
> Dear Friends,
> The PLI case is pending before the Delhi high Court where important
> questions related to discrimination have been raised like not giving same
> insurance cover to PWD and charging extra premium. However, Govt. came
> out with a notification on 04 Jan 2010 equating the insurance cover of
> the PWD with those of non-disabled employees. However, the issue of extra
> premium and discrimination among congenital and acquired disabilities and
> not providing insurance at all to those with neurological disabilities
> Cerebral Palsy is being contested.
> On 10th March 2010, the Court had asked the Govt. of India to explain this
> on affidavit. However, in compliance to the order dated 10-3-2010 Govt. of
> India has on this date i.e. 07th April 2010 merely stated the extant
> provision of the special scheme for the disabled and not provided any
> reasons for extra premium and or denying the insurance cover to those with
> disabilities of neurological origin.
> UNCRPD is being quoted in the orders of the Court to challenge the
> discriminatory practices in the PLI. We are hoping that the outcome of
> petition will be turning point in the insurance sector. The petition is
> being pursued by Panka (HRLN) j for Mr. Vikas Gupta (Delhi University)
> Will keep you updated.
> Warm regards,
> Subhash Chandra Vashishth
> Advocate-Disability Rights
> Mobile: +91 (11) 9811125521
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