Baijal clarifies he is yet to get file on disability rules
New Delhi: Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Saturday said that he had not received the file related to the draft notification of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act from the social welfare department.
A statement from the lieutenant governor’s office said: “The Social Welfare Department has confirmed that the file is still under process in the department and has not been submitted to the LG Secretariat.”
On Friday, social welfare minister Rajender Pal Gautam had said that Delhi Government could not notify the rules directly as the Act had not elaborated on the definition of ‘state’.
The file would therefore have to be referred to the lieutenant governor and through him to the ministry of home affairs which would in turn authorise the lieutenant governor to take suitable action.