Mobile court in UP to hear disabled's complaints

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Lucknow, Apr 29(UNI) Chief Commissioner for Persons with disabilities will hold the mobile court here tomorrow to hear the complaints of the disabled.

UP would be the 12th state in the country to hold such mobile court which was introduced in November 2006.

Addressing a press conference here today, Deputy Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities T D Dhariyal said there the mobile court would entertain all type of complaints attached with proof of evidence.

He said during the past 16 mobile courts held in 11 states, 4751 cases were registered and with the effort of the state governments 4440 cases were solved on the spot.

''In the mobile courts, the complaints are registerd, examined, the complainants are heard in persona and after consultation with the state officials, necessary directions arem issued on the spot for implementation within fixed time,'' Mr Dhariyal said.

He said this concept helps in taking the redress mechanism to persons with disablities and reach out to them in rural and remote areas. Besides such courts also raise general awareness and sensitivity amongst the civil society.

Talking about the nature of complaints lodged in the previous mobile courts in the country, the deputy chief commissioner said most of the cases were related to the reservation policy for the disabled.

He said after the setting up of the commission in the year 1998, 16732 cases had been received while 15,218 cases were disposed off.

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