The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) organized a 'Roundtable on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill' on 31st January to 1st February in New Delhi, India.
The Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE) earlier in 2014. The Committee then invited feedback and suggestions from the general public on the Bill and received an overwhelming response from various organizations, activists and individuals.
NCPEDP commissioned a Study to the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Centre (DEOC) to collate feedback and suggestions that were sent to the Committee. This was completed in December 2014.
Based on the findings of the Study, NCPEDP decided to organize a Roundtable meeting of a few key leaders of the Indian disability movement from across the country. Mr. A.S. Narayanan, Secretary of NAD, Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of NAD & Mrs. Geeta Sharma, Women Secretary of NAD were invited to participate in the workshop.