Lok Sabha Secretariat has issued a notice on 26th September, 2014 inviting suggestions and comments on "The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014". It has been 5 days and we haven't seen any movement in the disability sector to do with this crucial and much awaited development. Chances are that people were not even aware that this announcement has been made! Interestingly, the Standing Committee has given only 15 days out of which 5 were over. Roughly, the deadline is the 10th October, 2014. With the nation in a bit of a holiday mood, it seems like a daunting task for the leadership of the sector to wake up, sacrifice the holidays, and respond to the challenge. Let's see how this story unfolds!
The deadline for sending feedback/comments to the Standing Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014 has been extended!!
The Press Communiqué (as seen above) that was published on 10th October, 2014 was inviting suggestions and comments which would be sent within 15 days of this day's advertisement. We encouraged the disability sector to send their feedback to the Committee, the details of which are given in the Communiqué.