Nudge for clarity in disabled bill

New Delhi, Jan. 29: Maneka Gandhi has pushed for clarifications of the terms “disability, illness and disease” in a bill that seeks to provide the disabled 5 per cent reservation in government jobs.The women and child development minister sought the clarifications at a recent meeting of a group of ministers on the bill, arguing that the proposed law differentiates between the three conditions . The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, is meant to replace a 1995 law that provides a 3 per cent quota.
“What I suggested at the meeting was that instead of a gross mix-up of the physically disabled, mentally ill and mentally challenged, and the diseased for reservations, we refine the list,” Maneka said today.

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