PIL on infrastructure for disabled disposed of


The Government made a submission stating that it will be allocating Rs 9.14 crore within the financial year of 2010-11. During the next three financial years Rs 15 crore will be spent to meet the minimum requirements on basic infrastructure for disabled persons in government offices, schools and institutes.

A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar declared that it was satisfied with the commitment made and sought a progress report from the Government once in every six months.

 The Court has also granted the liberty to the petitioner to examine the report and make further suggestions.

Simha Raju, a physically-challenged person had filed a contempt petition for not implementing the High Court order by the Division Bench headed by Justice Manjula Chellur to make public buildings disabled-friendly.

The matter had come up for hearing in September before the Division Bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar.

The Bench had directed the State Government to file objections. During the hearing, when the State filed the list of buildings where the ramps and other disabled-friendly infrastructure had been created, the petitioner submitted that no such infrastructure existed over there.

Earlier, the Court had directed the Disabilities Commissioner, Secretary, Public Works Department, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) to appear before the Court.

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