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Volume 3 Issue 3 - February 01, 2005

Disability group presents ten-point charter to President

DNIS News Network – Representatives from Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS) presented a ten point charter to the President APJ Abdul Kalam Azad which including a demand to set up a National Task Force on disability.

Representatives of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS) drew the attention of the President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam Azad, to the dismal implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act.

In a ten-point charter submitted to the President, SDRS have requested him to look into the ineffective implementation of the Act and the unimpressive track record of the offices of Chief Commissioners for People with Disabilities. Generation of authentic data on disability was also a part of their concerns.

SDRS recommended that disability and rehabilitation concepts be incorporated in the school and university curriculum. SDRS stressed the need to adopt appropriate technologies to improve the standards of education and training.

It also demanded that a national task force on disability be set up soon. The delegation also sought the President’s involvement in setting up of a committee on the lines of the White House Committee to monitor and supervise the implementation of constitutional and legal provisions related to people with disabilities.

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