[AI] Committee to draft new disability law.

Praful Vyas prafulnvyas at gmail.com
Thu May 6 07:37:35 EDT 2010


Dear Friends,

Yes, There are 4 or 5 people with disabilities should be in the said 
committee. This time no person with disability in this committee.

Please we should prepare a memorandum and submit to consent authority.

Praful vyas.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Abraham" <george at eyeway.org>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Committee to draft new disability law.


> Exactly, there are just three to four   PWDs in this committee. There are 
> a
> couple of big names in the group who see disability with eyes of charity.
> Well there is nothing wrong in commenting on the composition of the
> committee. I am an optimist like Kanchan but then I do see from where the
> sceptics or the cynics are coming from. Going by past records it would be
> dangerous for anyone to hazard a guess as to when this draft would be 
> ready
> for public reading.
>
> On a lighter note, reading Rahul and Kanchan's mail, I know one thing for
> sure, the barbers would be in business either ways.
> George
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Viraj Kafle" <vkafle at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 2:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Committee to draft new disability law.
>
>
> I don't think we can take the need for representation of the stakeholders 
> so
> lightly. Nor can we trust the government or the ministry. dominant social
> groups tend to derail the inclusion of marginalised sections and therefore
> initiatives taken by them e waiting till the draftoften end up to be not
> more than toconism.
>
> I personally have no passion as such for the so-called national
> organizations. But I wonder whether a serious attempt to include PWDs from
> various sections and strata of society in the entire discourse has been
> made.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kanchan Pamnani" <kanchanpamnani at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 7:53 AM
> 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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