Govt starts drafting policy for disabled
NEW DELHI: The department of social welfare has written to the deputy director (disabilities) after the latter wrote an action taken letter following TOI's July 12 report on how even 20 years after passing of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, there is no state policy on disability in the capital.
The department informed the drafting of the policy is under process and the matter of a separate department on disability will also be taken up with the higher authorities on Friday.
Acting on the grievances of Dr Satendra Singh, coordinator of the enabling unit of the University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University, the department in its letter dated July 24 stated, "With reference to the grievance of Dr Satendra Singh with respect to news published in TOI dated July 12, 2015, as well as from the CAG performance audit ... drafting of state policy for Delhi is under process. The file has been moved for the reconstitution of state coordination committee and state executive committee and the matter of separate department on disability will be put up for views of higher authority."