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Do not bring ordinance on Disability Rights Bill: CCPD to PM

New Delhi: Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) on Friday opposed any move by the government to bring an ordinance to safeguard the rights of people with disabilities saying it fails on standards set by the United Nations on the issue.

"A large number of disability rights activists found the Bill to fail on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) standard and consequently the chairperson of the Rajya Sabha referred the Bill to a House Committee," said PK Pincha, CCPD, in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The letter comes in the midst of reports that the government is planning to bring an ordinance even as the Rights to Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014, is pending in the Rajya Sabha which has referred it to the Standing Committee for improvement.

The Bill was introduced in January, in fulfillment of the country's commitment to bring a law in conformity with the CRPD which India has since ratified.

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Source: Zee News
When: 03/3/2014

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