[AI] Committee to draft new disability law.

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Fri May 7 06:15:13 EDT 2010


I think she means what she says. I know since I have been following what
the team is doing as a journalist. Someone has to take the lead even if
they don't necessarily go with the majority opinion. We may keep
debating things till the kingdom comes, but remember someone has to keep
that precarious first step even if that means a nasty fall. 

Subramani 



-----Original Message-----
From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Jean Parker
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 6:28 PM
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: Re: [AI] Committee to draft new disability law.

Keep dreaming.

Jean

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamnani" <kanchanpamnani at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [AI] Committee to draft new disability law.


> 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.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
> 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)
>>
>> Assistant General Manager,
>> Reserve Bank of India
>> Nagpur
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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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