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Volume 9 Issue 4 - May 01, 2012

Department of Disability Affairs likely to become functional soon

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: The Department of Disability Affairs that was announced in March is likely to become functional soon. Mukul Wasnik, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, stated this in Parliament while answering a query on the issue. He said that the proposal to amend the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, with a view to notify the creation of the Department and to define its business is under consideration.

Sources in the Ministry had earlier confirmed that the issue has been put on fast track and announcement regarding the official opening of the Department is expected to be made any day soon.

It may be mentioned that a persistent advocacy of the last couple of years by National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (N.C.P.E.D.P.) and Disabled Rights Group (D.R.G.) finally resulted in the announcement of the Department of Disability Affairs made by Her Excellency, the President of India at the opening of the Budget Session of the Parliament this year.

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