'Need committee to check implementation of disability laws'
NEW DELHI: The Delhi social welfare department is likely to come up with a team to monitor the implementation of disability laws in the city. There should be monitoring committees and vigilance committees to look after those who do not follow this law, asserted the social welfare minister Rajendra Gautam.
"The Delhi government is taking steps to create a barrier-free environment for the disabled. The new RPWd Act 2016 also lays down the standards of accessibility for the physical environment, transportation, information and communications (websites)," he said.
The minister added that monitoring of the implementation of this act would be necessary as these works happen at a very micro level. Disability is a condition which can affect anyone at any stage in life whether it is for short duration which confines us to certain unfortunate incidents in life. There arises a need to create a barrier-free environment to enable full participation, he said.
To expand this initiative for the disables of the city, a photo and short film exhibition on "Barrier Free World for all" and the conference had been organised by the government. This conference is organised by Department of Social Welfare, Office of State Commissioner for persons with disabilities, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in collaboration with CBM India Trust. The minister has approached all the NGOs who are working in this field to extend their help in this matter.