Guwahati : Taking cognizance of the fact that most of the states are not following the rules and regulations of the Centre for disabled people of the society ,Centre is mulling over enacting a new legislation which will replace an existing one.

In this connection Shri Prasanna Kumar Pincha, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities said that Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments are doing better work for disabled people of the society.

He further said that a state like Manipur in North-East is an exception in this regard where legislation for disabled people is least followed. Whereas in another North-Eastern state like Assam, there is no clear cut legislation for such people. But he clarified that Assam is going to enact a new legislation on this.

He also expressed disappointment over the fact that only 14 states of the country have appointed Commissioners for disabled on a full time basis and having independent charges.

Maintaining that disabled people are just like other citizens of the country and Constitution of India also gives them equal rights, he regretted the fact that various state governments are overlooking the plights of disabled.

He was also shocked to know that there is lack of sensitivity on the part of government despite a legislation in this regard having been made 16 years back in 1995.

JPN/Bureau