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Telangana HC orders govt to create separate fund for disabled

The bench, comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy, passed this order through a video conference in a PIL filed by advocate Shiva Ganesh Karnati.

Published: 23rd May 2020 10:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2020 10:51 AM   |  A+A-

Telangana High Court

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Expressing surprise over the paltry allocation of Rs 10,000 to each district welfare officer to enable him/her to take care of the persons with disabilities (PWDs) during the lockdown, a division bench of the Telangana High Court (HC) on Friday directed the Telangana government to create a separate “Covid-19 disabled fund” to aid the disabled.

“What is the rationale behind such a meagre allocation? For a population of more than 10 lakh disabled persons, an allocation of Rs 10,000 is a pittance and the State has literally let these persons survive at the mercy of the donors. It is a sorry state of affairs where the State is ignoring the rights of disabled persons in the prevailing serious situation,” the bench said and directed the State government to submit a report regarding the fund allocation.

The bench, comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy, passed this order through a video conference in a PIL filed by advocate Shiva Ganesh Karnati. It posted the matter to May 29 for further hearing.

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