[AI] Thanks

gautam gtm.agrawal at gmail.com
Tue May 25 05:44:41 EDT 2010

This is really a good news.  Respected Mr. Kaul and his colleagues  deserve
to be thanked and highly appreciated, for one more achievement in a constant
legal advocacy drive for the benefit of the blind community. 

With regards,
Gautam Prakash Agarwal
NFB, Karnataka
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[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Swati Sinha
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Subject: [AI] AICB Advocacy Cell has achieved some major successes in its
PIL against the Delhi Development

On behalf of AICB.



AICB Advocacy Cell has achieved some major successes in its PIL against the
Delhi Development Authority. In the case hearing on 19th May in the Delhi
High Court, four specific benefits relating to the long standing demands of
the visually impaired sector and having long term implications were conceded
by the D.D.A. These are:

1. There shall now be a roster system in respect of reservation provisions
for persons with disabilities both in residential and commercial allotments.
That is: if there are 60 flats to be allotted as per the reservation policy
of the D.D.A., 15 of these will be allotted to the visually impaired,
another 15 to OH, and similar number to HH and mentally challenged. As this
was not happening all these years, the blind were losing out in numbers as
far as these allotments are concerned.

2. The reservation quota not filled in respect of persons belonging to a
particular disability category in one draw will be carried forward to the
subsequent draw of lots. This will also apply both to the residential and
commercial allotments.

3. By the end of August, all backlog in allotment of commercial units for
persons with disabilities will be cleared by a special scheme.

4. NGOs can now apply for land to D.D.A. through Government of NCT of Delhi
for all the purposes which are mentioned in Section 43 of PWD Act.


A couple of other concerns of ours regarding reservations in residential
allotments will be addressed on the next date, that is on 26th May.



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