[AI] Committee to draft new disability law.

rahul cherian rahul.cherian at inclusiveplanet.com
Thu May 6 01:29:23 EDT 2010


Kanchan, if we have the law in less than 5 years I promise to shave my head.
If it takes more than 5 years you must shave your head. Do we have a deal?

On a more serious note, can we help in any way as concerned citizens and
stakeholders?

Rahul

On 6 May 2010 10:47, Pamnani <kanchanpamnani at gmail.com> wrote:

> Rajesh half a decade is  5 years. My bet is 2 years. Lets se when the time
> comes as to who is right and who is proved wrong.
> If I am nearly right you will promise to be less pessimestic and less
> cynical in the future. If I am totally wrong then I will forget about  the
> law for the disabled and join my dharna brothers and sisters.
>
> On a more serious note lets hope it is a good law and hopefully the private
> sector is included and hopefully there is accountability.
> Kanchan Pamnani
> Advocate & Solicitor
> 9, Suleman Chambers,
> Battery Street, Colaba,
> Mumbai - 400 039.
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>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <
> rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
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> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 10:19 AM
>
> Subject: Re: [AI] Committee to draft new disability law.
>
>
>  Okay, but I also know that the process of new committee, drafting and
>> commenting on the statute and finally having a brand new law implies status
>> quo for at least half a decade.
>> Would be glad if proved wrong not verbally but factually.
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> "Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God-- but to create
>> Him."
>>
>>                                       --Arthur C. Clarke
>>
>> (Rajesh Asudani)
>>
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>> Reserve Bank of India
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>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in [mailto:
>> accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Kanchan Pamnani
>> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 7:53 AM
>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Committee to draft new disability law.
>>
>> George
>> I can atleast say that now we know we are going towards a new Law. One
>> barrier broken one step ahead.
>> Let the committee do its best. They have plenty of material to work on.
>> For
>> the last 4 years consultations have been going on and recommendations have
>> been going to the Ministry. If they take a lot of the suggestions in, we
>> will have a good law.
>>
>> Once the draft is ready we will see it on the Ministry's website and we
>> can
>> then criticize it add to it or delete it. If it is not good enough we can
>> restart the process.
>> The disabled world has changed. Many people know their minds and rights
>> and
>> many people have a voice and know how to use it.
>> Hopefully somebody with some sense has chosen the committee. I know that
>> many thought they should be on the committee because they represented the
>> so
>> called National Organisations, its upto the Ministry to decide. Lets give
>> the new committee a chance.
>> Kanchan
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "George Abraham" <george at eyeway.org>
>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 7:27 AM
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Committee to draft new disability law.
>>
>>
>>  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.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> George
>>> ----- 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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