[AI] Committee to draft new disability law.

George Abraham george at eyeway.org
Wed May 5 21:57:34 EDT 2010

It is really exciting  that a brand new law is to be drafted. I am not 
however sure if they have got the best team on board to draft the bill.  I 
am not sure if this law  will dramatically depart from charity to an 
inclusive one.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Suhas Karnik" <suhasvkarnik at hotmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 10:53 PM
Subject: [AI] Committee to draft new disability law.

Dear friends.

The ministry of social justice and empowerment, government of Indiahas 
constituted a committee of experts to draft a new disability law which will 
replace the existing one.

MSSudha Kaul shall be the chairperson. Other members are G. Syamala 
executive director of A.A.D.I. DR Bhushan Punani, executive director of 
Blind people's association,  MS Jayashree Ravindran of ability foundation 
Chennai, Shree Karna from Hydrabad, MS merry Baruva, MS Uma Tuli former 
chief disability commissioner, Shree Rajiv Raturi of Human rights law 
network New Delhi.

MS Punam Natrajan and general Cardozo will be the members of this committee 
by virtue of their office, that is chairpersons of national trust and 
rehabilitation council of India respectively.

Details awaited.

Suhas Karnik.

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