<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Wednesday, December 15, 1999/Agrahayana 24, 1921 (Saka )


Type of Debate: GOVERNMENT BILLS
Title: The National Trust for welfare of persons with Austims, Cerebral Palsy, Mental retardation and Multiple Disabilities Bill, 1999.

TEXT :
15.20 hrs.

THE MINISTER OF STATE OF THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT (SHRIMATI MANEKA GANDHI): Sir, I beg to move:

"That the Bill to provide for the constitution of a body at the national level for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, be taken into consideration."

The Government of India has become increasingly concerned about the need for affirmative action in favour of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disability.

In acknowledgment of a wide range of competencies among these individuals, the Central Government seeks to set up a National Trust to be known as a National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disability. The said Trust will be promotive, pro-active and protectionist in nature. It will seek primarily to uphold the rights, promote the development and safeguard the interests of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disability and their families.

15.21 hours (Shrimati Margaret Alva - in the Chair)

Towards this goal, the National Trust will support programmes which promote independence, facilitate guardianship where necessary and address the concerns of those special persons who do not have their family support. The Trust will seek to strengthen families and protect the interests of persons who are suffering from these problems after the death of their parents.

The Trust will be empowered to receive grants, donations, benefactions, bequests and transfers. The Central Government will make a one time contribution of rupees one hundred crore to the corpus of the Trust to enable it to discharge its responsibilities.

The Trust will be set up as a statutory body. The overall management of the Trust will be vested in a Board constituted initially by the Government and thereafter partly through process of election.

The Trust shall not be liable to Income Tax or any other Tax in respect of its income, profits or gains derived.

(ends)

MR. CHAIRMAN : Motion moved:

"That the Bill to provide for the constitution of a body at the national level for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, be taken into consideration."

iɱɱ Eɱnɺ ɨ (vxvE) : ɦ{i ɽn, ɹ]Ҫ {ɮɪhi , |ɨʺiɹE Pi, xʺE ni + ɽx:xɶEiiOɺi Ei Eh xɺ ʴvE, 1999, V j ɽn x SS E ʱB |ɺii E , =E ʱB ɤɺ {ɽ +{x + vxɴn ni * VxEɮ E iʤE ɽ nx 6-12-95 E <]bں + l, Ex = {ɮ = Ei SS xɽ <* E Vɤ ɽ SS E ʱB ɽ J Mɪ l, iɤ EU Mcc M<, Ex E xɽ, i +V < {ɮ SS * <E ʱB j ɽn vxɴn E {j * ɽ ɽi {ɽ +x SʽB l EE +V ɨV xʺE ni +{ʽV, +J E +v, Ex ɽ M E J g * <ix xɽ Vɤ E ɺi {ɮ Sɽ {ɮ E +v ɽɮ E, Mc Pɺ]E ɺi {ɮ E i , i Vxi E =xE x {ɮ E MVɮ M* xʺE ni E Eɮh Vɤ E ɺi {ɮ Sɱi B MɮE ɮ Vi , x E E S E =xE E< VҴx ? < nxɪ Vx E ʱB +B + +{Mi +{ʽVi ni E Eɮh +{x -{ E i Ei , Ex l-l < nxɪ E xx ɱ Mɴx =xE r =` Vi * < ʴvE E uɮ xʺE ni B < |Eɮ V +{M Ei =xE Eh E ʱB Vɺ xɺ E M`x =E ʱB 100 Ec {B E {V JE =E ֯+i 1 Ec E , <E ʱB j ɽn E vxɴn ni *

Ex V SS +{ʽV i , +{ʽV x =xE +{x l xɽ * +V ɮi E +n MɮҤ + +vEiɮ M MɮҤ E J E xS V * V SS E Vx nx ɱ i , = {h +ɽɮ xɽ ʨɱi, =E nJɦɱ xɽ i, =E V ɮʮE ɺl x SʽB, =E ʱB ʺ{] xɽ * {ʮhɨɺɰ{ EU SS Vx +{ʽV {n i * +J +v Vx i * <E l-l V SS Vx +v xɽ i, +{ʽV xɽ i, J En ʽ i Ei E Mɮ Vi i +{ʽV Vi * E E< B P]x P]i Vi Vɺɺ bE +{x xʺE iֱx J `i * E U]-] |ɽɮ Jx Enx S] M Vx +v Vi * Ex Sɽi E n V M +{ʽV i , nxҪ ʺli + Vi * EU B M , V Vx +{ʽV xɽ , Mɮx +{ʽV xɽ B Ex =xE ɮҮ EU B U] ] M l{i Vi VɺE {ʮhɨɺɰ{ c E +{ʽV Vi * =xE nںɮ E +ʸi E Vx {ci * =xE Vx ʶE Vi * ɽ Mɴx |lx Ei E Vɱn Vɱn Mɴx =x >{ɮ =` *

<E l- l =xE +lE ʺli Vɨɮ * +lE ʺli E Eɮh V {ʹ]E +ɽɮ = ʨɱx SʽB, Vɺ iɮ E ʴv ʨɱx SʽB, ɽ xɽ ʨɱi, <ɺ +{ʽV E |ɨh gi Vi * +V ɮ n E +n |nڹh Eɡ g * |nڹh +{ʽV x Ex E BE ɽi{h Eɮh *

ɽ ɨɺ ɤɺ Vn ʴEʺi n {< Vi * ʴEʺi n E +n <xE J gi V * x 2000 iE <xE J n Ec M E + giiɮ VɪM V Sxi E i * nʹ] <E BE ɽi{h Eɮh +tMEh * +tMEh E Eɮh +{ʽV E J giiɮ * nںɮ Eɮh ɽEh * ɽ E +n c-c g VɺE Eɮh M xn-xɱ E ɨ{ * M ZMM Z{c * ɽ E iɴɮh <E BE c Eɮh * <E l l ɮiҪ E VҴx +ɨڱ {ʮix * VҴx Vx E {ri {ʮix + * nʹ] ɽ BE Eɮh <E +n *

<ʱB +x ɱ n bʤʱ] E ʴEɱ ƽ nJx {cM* <E ɨx Ex E ʱB, =xE ɽɪi nx E ʱB +V V ʴvE M E ɪii nx E ʱB +ɪ , =E ɮɽx Ei * +{x n {S U |iɶi M bɱb - Sɽ ɮҮ xʺEi , x E 60 70 ʨʱɪx M +V +{x n bɱb * <E Sxi < ʤɱ E Vʮ M, <ʱB +xxn +x֦ɴ E *

x:Ei Ei E ɨx +vEɮ xɽ ʨɱi* <ix xɽ =E {h Mnɮ xɽ ʨɱi* Ex = {Ui E i E E ? Ex =E Mnɮ nx E ʱB iɮ ? Ex =E ʽ nx E ʱB iɮ ? Pɮ E +n +Mɮ E< +{ʽV i = Ex `ɪ Ji E i ɽ ` , n Ei E ] J + EU x xɽ* =ɺ E< ɪ xɽ Vi, = E l xɽ Vɪ Vi* = E< VE E lɱ {ɮ xɽ Vɪ Vi * Ex Z =`E PڨM, i ` E ].. nJi * ɽ +{x x E Si M? ɽ +{x {ɮ E iɮ xɮV i M? ].. i EU +SU Pɮx ɱ nJi M Ex V ZMM Z{c i , V MɮҤ , VxE Pɮ ].. xɽ , ɽ +{x nx BE V x E i E]i * = iɮ =E VҴx ii * ɽ {ڮ nx xɽ E] Ei*

<E l x E E 60-70 ʨʱɪx M x ɱ , <xE Mnɮ xɽ ni* +x M E l En En ʨɱE Sɱ xɽ Ei* < iɮ xҺ E iʤE |iE U Ei BE Ei E x E { bɱb {ɪ Vi * ʮ{] ʱJ E:

"Ninety per cent of the existing institutions in the country for rehabilitation cater to the urban areas whereas eighty per cent of the disabled Indians live in the rural areas. The Government alone cannot fill this gap not only for the sheer size of the resources required for launching suitable remedial programmes in the rural areas, but also for its lack of proper understanding of the local ethos and culture."

ʺɡ ɮEɮ uɮ xɽ M* ɨVE ƺl+ E ɽM x {cM, ɨVE ƺl+ E +M +x {cM* Vɤ ɨVE ƺlB +M +BM i ɽ ɴɱ M* ɮ ɽ E Vi E x 2000 iE `BVEx +', ɦ E ʱB BVEx nx E i <* Ex E n r ɱ, +{ʽV M BVEx {BM? nʹ] ʺɡ BE |iɶi n r ɱ, +{ʽV, +J E +v E BVEx ʨɱi , E E xɽ ʨɱi* ɮ ɽ ɮEɮ + ɨVE ƪɺ ƺl+ uɮ =xE 象ɮ E i E Vi Ex nʹ] 象ɮ E l-l =xE +vEɮ E +vE ɽi nx SʽB* Vɤ xE E ʱB E Vi i xx E ʨɱi E +{ʽV E xE n VBM* E n M< , Ex ni , Ex xE nx E ʱB iɮ ? E< xE xɽ Ji, J Mi * BE-n M E xE ʨɱi , ]b i B E M E xE xɽ ʨɱi* n ɽi B M VxE {ɱ BVEx xɽ n V Ei* ]b bɱb Ei E xE xɽ ʨɱ* ɮ Ij -{ +{x SS E E +i + Ei E ɮ cE B.B.. {ɺ , .B. {ɺ , ɽ, E xE M+* ɮEɮ xE xɽ ʨɱi* =xE ʱB xE xɽ *

EU ɨɪ {ɽ <b-S<x bɱb {ɮ i < l* =ɨ VxEɮ |{i < l E Sx 70 |iɶi M E xE n M< * VxEɮ E iʤE -

1600 welfare factories in China, where more than 40 per cent of the work force is disabled, any Chinese enterprise which is having more than 35 per cent or more of disabled employees, they are exempted from paying business income-tax and those with 50 per cent or more of their employees being disabled do not have to pay any tax.

Sx ʴv n M< * {Sɺ |iɶi +vE bɱb M E +Mɮ xE Ji i E< ]E xɽ i, E E ʱB {Sɺ |iɶi ]E * B ʴv, B <xx], ɮ n E]V , <b]V , =xɨ =x M E ɽ ʴv nx {cM, iɤ M +M +BM ɮx i |lx EU xɽ x ɱ * < iɮ V{x bɱb Eiɪ E E] x< M< , <b]V x + =xE ɽ V =i{nx i , =E E]M E ʱB ɮEɮ E + ɴɺl E M< * bɱb M ɽi ɨx Vi , ɨx xE Ex Vi * ɮ ɽ bɱb M E ʱB {ɱ <b]V xx SʽB iE `E Eɨ E E* ɮ ɽ E M E {ɺ B iEi i ɽ Eɨ +M Ei * Ex Z nJ E l Ex {c , n r +{ʽV E ʱB V En =`x SʽB, En +V iE xɽ =`B MB * En x =`x E Eɮh V <SU Ei E +ɴ * E V E <SU Ei xɽ l*

+V xxҪ j xE V x <SU Ei Ei E * =xE vxɴn ni EE V <SU Ei x {ɮ Eɨ i * ɮ ɽ ɴɱ =`B MB* ɽ E ɽ n * E ɽ n ɱb E E ɽi n Mɪ * ɱb E E Eɮh ɹ]Ҫ {]Ǫ E <xʮ] E i =`i , E Vʮ] E ɴɱ =`i , E bڱb Eɺ] + bڱb ]<Ǥ E ɴɱ =`i , E ʽ+ E ɴɱ =`i + E nںɮ ɴɱ =`E n-n nx iE Mɨ i * E E E x bʤʱ], +{ʽV, +{M, +J E +v E ʱB ɴɱ =`ɪ ?

E VEҪ {]Ǫ x =E ʱB EU E E ɽ EM, =E E +{x q xɪ, <ʱB E V <SUɶEi E +ɴ l* <E {ʮhɨ ɽ + E < n E +xn BE <, BE cE + ɮ -{ , M +V iE nJ * <ɨ Ex E ʺɡ E-E xɮ VE +{ʽV E ʱB +SU ɤn EE Sɱ Vi , =xE ʱB +SU-+SU ɤn i , `-` i Ei , E-E 2-5 <xɨ M E ni , |ɶʺi {j ni + +{x Pɮ Sɱ Vi * =E n EU xɽ i* =E n E< ɴɽɮ xɽ, =E n =xE l E< | xɽ Ei , ɽ ɮ <iɸ E ni * =xE +ɴɶEi E x E +V iE ɨZ xɽ* x <E E ɨZx E |ɪix xɽ E* <x Eɪ nn Ex E ʱB V =iʽi Ei SʽB, x {ڮ ʤɱ {g, <ɨ V =iɽ M , =xE ɽM x {cM, V ʴɶ M , =xE xɪEi Ex {cM, =x n xx {cM* V ɪƺ M`x , V ɨV E nJ, {ci, ʹi, +{ʽV, xʺE n r ɱ M E |i ɽɪi Ex Sɽi , =x xɺl Eiɪ E nn Ex {cM, =x +M x {cM* xɺl Ei +{x Pɮ E]֨ E l ɨx V E, =E ʱB = +ixɦǮ xx {cM* <ix xɽ, = ʴv ={ɱɤv Ex {cM* x {ɽ iɪ E Pɮ ɱ = +{x >{ɮ Z xi + Z xE = ɽ V ni E V+, ] ɽ V+, J M* +{ ɤ nJi , Vɤ n Sɽ {ɮ Jc i i i֮xi E< +E Mc E E{c Mi , E< l VcE { Mi * =xE Pɮ ɱ V ni i B x , <ʱB =xE |i vx Jx SʽB + E< < n E +xn B +{ʽV ɴʮ ɺi {ɮ ɮ xɽ, <E vx Jx {cM*

xxҪ j ɽn xɴnx E <E EɪDZɪ |iE V Jֱ + l-l J Vɱ {ɮ n <E EɪDZɪ J Vɪ* V ɮEɮ n xɪEi E Vx E |ɴvx , =ɨ ʺɡ {n xɽ nJx SʽB* +{x <E +xn {n ʱJ E < ʴɦM E +xn xE Ex ɱ , =xE xɪEi n VBM* = ʴɦM xE Ex ɽ =xE nn xɽ x Ei* = ʴɦM xE Ex xɴiɴn xɽ x Ei, xE i ɤ E ʨɱ Vi , Ex ɽn x +M i * nJ E nJE nJ x +M i * B ɴx ɱ Ei E ɽ Jx SʽB* B ƺl+ VɺE Mɴ , B ɨVE ƺl+ E l V M Vc , B +vEɮ E {ɺxn Ex SʽB, ɽ +{ɺ ʴxi * b E +vI ɽEʮi E Mh , B Ei E +vI xx SʽB, V xɴ | * <E ʱB {ɱ Eڱ xx {cM* +V V Eڱ Sɱ , ɽi E * EU M i Vx-ZE <xE {U P{ɱV EE +{x l ʺr E * <E l | E +|x ɡ Ex E ʱB +vE |ɪix Ex SʽB* MVɮi <E ʱB ɽi +SU Eɨ Sɱ * +V MVɮi BE | E Ei ɽ J Mx ɱ nJx E xɽ ʨɱM* +V BE ɱ {ɽ M J Mi l* =x ɤE ff ffE BE VMɽ <E_ E, =xE x E ʴv n, =xE VMɮ n* =xɺ E E i֨ b {ɮ xɽ V+M, J xɽ MM, ɽ * +V BE Ei MVɮi nJx E xɽ ʨɱi * MVɮi ɮEɮ x Vɺ |Eɮ E Eɪ E , = |Eɮ E Eɪ n E +x V , ɽ Sɽi *

+V xxɱ <ƺ]]] n ʴV+ bE{b, nnx Sɱ * xxɱ <ƺ]]] n +l{bE bE{b, EEii Sɱ * + ɴɮ VM xxɱ <ƺ]]] n ʽʮM bE{b, ֨< Sɱ * xxɱ <ƺ]]] n ] bE{b, ʺExnɤn Sɱ * <E l-l <ƺ]]] n ʡVE bE{b, x< n Sɱ i B BE <ƺ]]] MVɮi c {x {ɮ Jc E Vɪ, B M *


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