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Supreme Court: There will be an audit of the problems faced by the disabled in the campus, a committee headed by the judge

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The Supreme Court formed a committee to find out the difficulties faced by the differently-abled people in the campus.
The Supreme Court has decided to conduct an accessibility audit.
Chief Justice DY Chandrachud constituted a committee under the chairmanship of a judge.

New Delhi. The Supreme Court has decided to conduct a comprehensive accessibility audit of its premises to understand the difficulties faced by persons with disabilities and to ensure better access to the justice system. On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrated every year on December 3, Chief Justice DY Chandrachud constituted a committee of the Supreme Court under the chairmanship of a judge in this regard.

In a statement issued from the Supreme Court, it was said that this committee will be headed by Justice S. Ravindra Bhat. They have been asked to conduct an accessibility audit of physical as well as technical access. The committee has also been entrusted with the task of preparing and releasing a questionnaire for persons with disabilities. Which will be made to find out the nature and extent of the problems coming in the Supreme Court premises. It has been said in the statement of the Supreme Court that the committee will also ask Supreme Court lawyers, clients and interns to give inputs.

Justice Chandrachud became the 50th CJI of India, President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath of office

The Supreme Court said that a professor from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore will also be included in this committee. This committee will prepare a report. Which will include the results of the audit and survey and it will recommend proposals to remove barriers to work for people with disabilities. A statement issued from the Supreme Court said that one disabled person working in the Supreme Court, one disabled lawyer nominated by the Supreme Court Bar Association and one person nominated from the Center for Disability Studies at NALSAR University of Law, Other members of the committee will be. An officer of the Supreme Court Registry will be the member secretary of the committee.

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