Published on: April 10, 2017

Now that the Parliament of India has passed The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, the relevant rules need to be framed. Government of India has prepared draft rules and published it on its website.

On invitation from the Department of Social Justice of Government of Kerala, a few of us from Pallium India including Ashla Rani and Anjali Krishnan, attended a workshop held in Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum, on World Health Day, April 7, 2017. The workshop was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shailaja Teacher, and was blessed with the erudite analysis of the Act by the former Chief Secretary of Kerala, S. M Vijayanand IAS.

Creation of realistic rules and spelling out the details would be key to proper implementation. We congratulate the Department of social justice for this activity and thank them for including the civil society.

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