Breaking News: The much awaited Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill will be taken up by the Government during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. In all probability, it will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha TOMORROW - 2nd December - the eve of the World Disability Day.
There was a lot of confusion all day today and rumours were afloat. It happened because PIB issued a press release yesterday evening and then withdrew it earlier today morning! Some government officials even went to the extent of denying that Cabinet had approved the "proposal" in their meeting yesterday!
Why was the PIB Press Release withdrawn? Government didn't want any pre publicity. They wanted a Big Bang announcement after the Bill gets passed.”
Government wants the Bill to be passed by the Parliament at the earliest. Surely within the ongoing Winter Session, and as far as possible, on or around the World Disability Day. Efforts are on to build a political consensus. Parliamentary Affairs Minister has been instructed.
Javed Abidi, 1.12.2016
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)
(Extracted from Facebook)