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State Govt blamed for non-compliance

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 19 � Blaming the State machinery for complete non-compliance of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt of India, Prasanna Kumar Pincha today termed it as a monumental failure on the part of the State Government in the implementation of critical sections of the Act.

Pincha, who was here to review the existing scenario, alleged that although the Act came into being in 1996 in the State, the level of implementation is far from satisfactory in the State.

�Several other critical clauses, especially those related to job reservation in Government sector and education, have not been implemented like it should have been. It was only in 2005, when job reservation (3 per cent) and that too only for �C� and �D� category in the Government jobs was identified,� Pincha noted.

�I want to ask those at the helm of affairs that can we afford to overlook the law for such a long period or is it just because it related to the cause of the disabled,� rued Pincha during a press conference here today.

The Chief Commissioner, who had discussions with various Government departments and Self-Help Groups, also suggested various steps relating to the cause of the persons with disabilities which include amendments in the building bye-laws and special provisions in the public transport system.

�Besides, I have also asked the Government departments to prepare access audit in their respective functioning to ensure that all categories of public enjoys their rights they are entitled to,� he pointed out.

�A mobile court will be set up somewhere in July where the situation will be reviewed again,� he added.

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State Govt blamed for non-compliance

GUWAHATI, Feb 19 � Blaming the State machinery for complete non-compliance of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt of India, Prasanna Kumar Pincha today termed it as a monumental failure on the part of the State Government in the implementation of critical sections of the Act.

Pincha, who was here to review the existing scenario, alleged that although the Act came into being in 1996 in the State, the level of implementation is far from satisfactory in the State.

�Several other critical clauses, especially those related to job reservation in Government sector and education, have not been implemented like it should have been. It was only in 2005, when job reservation (3 per cent) and that too only for �C� and �D� category in the Government jobs was identified,� Pincha noted.

�I want to ask those at the helm of affairs that can we afford to overlook the law for such a long period or is it just because it related to the cause of the disabled,� rued Pincha during a press conference here today.

The Chief Commissioner, who had discussions with various Government departments and Self-Help Groups, also suggested various steps relating to the cause of the persons with disabilities which include amendments in the building bye-laws and special provisions in the public transport system.

�Besides, I have also asked the Government departments to prepare access audit in their respective functioning to ensure that all categories of public enjoys their rights they are entitled to,� he pointed out.

�A mobile court will be set up somewhere in July where the situation will be reviewed again,� he added.

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