no discussion in rajyasabha today it seams. upto now fight on
demonetisation going. reservation is almost 4% only but number of
disability criteria is increased. so no idea how they are going to
split.

On 12/2/16, Asudani, Rajesh <rajeshasud...@rbi.org.in> wrote:
> Well, let me pose it this way:
> will it make any difference on the ground?
>
> Anyway, let it come, now.
> I have won the bate, Kanchan, if you remember!
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AccessIndia [mailto:accessindia-boun...@accessindia.org.in] On Behalf
> Of Kanchan Pamnani
> Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 5:35 PM
> To: 'AccessIndia: a list for discussing accessibility and issues concerning
> the disabled.'
> Subject: Re: [AI] Fwd: RPD Bill -- PIB release -- for information
>
> So are we getting a better law than the bill we had in February 2014 or a
> diluted version? The bill has been systematically diluted over the last 2
> years.
> Are we going to take responsibility for the delay and the dilution?
> I hope I am wrong and we get a better law soon however public statements etc
> make me feelvery anxious.
> I am sure we will be better than in 1996  but are we better than what we had
> in 2014?
> All the effort from 2009 may only bring some results.
> Do we have to wait for 2036?
> My prayers are for the sector and my fingers are crossed.
> Kanchan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AccessIndia [mailto:accessindia-boun...@accessindia.org.in] On Behalf
> Of George Abraham
> Sent: 01 December 2016 16:47
> To: 'AccessIndia: a list for discussing accessibility and issues concerning
> the disabled.'
> Subject: Re: [AI] Fwd: RPD Bill -- PIB release -- for information
>
> Mr Rungta has sent an Email confirming the news of the cabinet approving the
> RPD bill. Perhaps he is in a position to furnish the source!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AccessIndia [mailto:accessindia-boun...@accessindia.org.in] On Behalf
> Of avinash shahi
> Sent: 01 December 2016 16:03
> To: AccessIndia: a list for discussing accessibility and issues concerning
> the disabled.
> Subject: Re: [AI] Fwd: RPD Bill -- PIB release -- for information
>
> I've not come across any newspaper which has reported the approval of
> amendments to the RPD Bill 2014 by the cabinet. I however heard the news of
> cabinet approval on All India Radio this morning at 8 am news.
> This means its official. And what is more puzzling that even PTI feed has
> not covered PIB's release. Something is being cooked in the DEPWD which is
> troubling me.  I'd urge you friends to download this morning's (samachar
> Prabhat) news broadcast from AIR's website as soon as possible. The
> government is working in haste and in secrecy after the SC admonished the
> social Justice Minister couple of days ago. The court unusually kept on
> asking "who is the minister concerned, name him name him!" and does anyone
> has any info about the 29th November meeting called by the disability
> department after the Apex court's anger?
>
> On 12/1/16, Amar Jain <amarj...@amarjain.com> wrote:
>> I could not find any release on this for 30th of Nov.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On 01-Dec-2016, at 12:00 PM, avinash shahi <shahi88avin...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: National Platform For The Rights of the Disabled
>>> <nprd...@gmail.com>
>>> Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:53:21 +0530
>>> Subject: RPD Bill -- PIB release -- for information
>>> To:
>>>
>>> Government of India
>>> Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
>>> 30-November-2016 19:38 IST
>>>
>>> Cabinet Approves Proposal to Make Important Changes in The Rights of
>>> Persons With Disabilities Bill, 2014 During Ongoing Winter Session Of
>>> Parliament
>>>
>>> The Cabinet approved the proposal of the Department of Empowerment of
>>> Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice
>>> and Empowerment to make important changes in the Rights of Persons
>>> with Disabilities Bill, 2014 during the ongoing winter Session of
>>> Parliament.
>>> The new Bill with amendments proposes to repeal the existing Persons
>>> with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full
>>> Participation) Act, 1995.
>>>
>>> India signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons
>>> with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and subsequently ratified the same on 1st
>>> October, 2007. The Convention came into effect on 3rd May 2008. Being
>>> a signatory to the Convention, India has an international obligation
>>> to comply with the provisions of the Convention.
>>>
>>> Keeping in view the fact that the existing Act of 1995 is not fully
>>> in conformity with the UNCRPD, a need has been felt to have a
>>> rights-based legislation with a strong institutional mechanism. The
>>> Bill had been mooted by the Ministry of Social Justice and
>>> Empowerment after extensive consultation with various stakeholders,
>>> State Governments/UTs and concerned Central Ministries and
>>> Departments. Now after another round of consultations and inputs from
>>> the Standing Committee of Parliament, Amendments have been proposed.
>>> This shall ensure enjoyment of rights by the Persons with
>>> Disabilities.
>>> As a result, now the salient features of the proposed Bill with
>>> amendments
>>> are:
>>> i. Responsibility has been cast upon the appropriate governments to
>>> take effective measures to ensure that the persons with disabilities
>>> enjoy their rights equally with others.
>>>
>>> ii. Disability has been defined based on an evolving and dynamic
>>> concept.
>>>
>>> iii. The types of disabilities have been increased from existing 7 to
>>> 21 and the Central Government will have the power to add more types
>>> of disabilities. The 21 disabilities are given below:-
>>>
>>> 1. Blindness
>>>
>>> 2. Low-vision
>>>
>>> 3. Leprosy Cured persons
>>>
>>> 4. Hearing Impairment (deaf and hard of hearing)
>>>
>>> 5. Locomotor Disability
>>>
>>> 6. Dwarfism
>>>
>>> 7. Intellectual Disability
>>>
>>> 8. Mental Illness
>>>
>>> 9. Autism Spectrum Disorder
>>>
>>> 10. Cerebral Palsy
>>>
>>> 11. Muscular Dystrophy
>>>
>>> 12. Chronic Neurological conditions
>>>
>>> 13. Specific Learning Disabilities
>>>
>>> 14. Multiple Sclerosis
>>>
>>> 15. Speech and Language disability
>>>
>>> 16. Thalassemia
>>>
>>> 17. Hemophilia
>>>
>>> 18. Sickle Cell disease
>>>
>>> 19. Multiple Disabilities
>>>
>>> 20. Acid Attack victim
>>>
>>> 21. Parkinson's disease
>>>
>>> iv. Hence, Speech and Language Disability and Specific Learning
>>> Disability have been added for the first time. Acid Attack Victims
>>> have been included.
>>> New categories within three blood disorders, Thalassemia, Hemophilia
>>> and Sickle Cell disease have been added.
>>>
>>> v. Additional benefits have been provided for persons with benchmark
>>> disabilities and those with high support needs.
>>>
>>> vi. Every child with benchmark disability between the age group of 6
>>> and
>>> 18
>>> years shall have the right to free education.
>>>
>>> vii. For strengthening the Prime Minister's Accessible India
>>> Campaign, stress on ensuring accessibility in public buildings has to
>>> be ensured in a prescribed time-frame.
>>>
>>> viii. Increase in reservation from 3% to 4% for students with
>>> benchmark disabilities in higher educational institutions has been
>>> proposed.
>>>
>>> ix. It has been proposed to Increase in reservation from 3% to 4% in
>>> Government jobs for certain persons or class of persons with
>>> benchmark disability.
>>>
>>> x. The Bill provides for grant of guardianship by District Court
>>> under which there will be joint decision – making between the
>>> guardian and the persons with disabilities.
>>>
>>> xi. Broad based Central & State Advisory Boards on Disability have
>>> been proposed to be set up as policy making bodies.
>>>
>>> xii. Strengthening of the Office of Chief Commissioner of Persons
>>> with Disabilities and State Commissioners of Disabilities has been
>>> proposed, which will act as regulatory bodies and Grievance Redressal
>>> agencies and also monitor implementation of the Act.
>>>
>>> xiii. National Fund has been proposed to be created to provide
>>> financial support to the persons with disabilities.
>>>
>>> xiv. The Bill provides for penalties for offences committed against
>>> persons with disabilities.
>>>
>>> It is expected that the proposed rights based legislation with more
>>> Rights and Entitlements and strong monitoring agencies at the
>>> National and State Levels will achieve empowerment and inclusion of
>>> Persons with Disabilities in the society in a satisfactory manner.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Avinash Shahi
>>> Doctoral student at Centre for Law and Governance JNU
>>>
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