[AI] what is the lattest with p.l.i? Please respond.

solomon s teachsolo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 03:07:52 EDT 2010


Sir, many a thanks for the update. Regards solomon. Teachsolo at gmail.Com
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Subject:	Re: [AI] what is the lattest with p.l.i? Please respond.
From:	SC Vashishth <subhashvashishth at gmail.com>
Date:		12-04-2010 12:16 pm

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 like 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 this 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. 
regards

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Subhash Chandra Vashishth 
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