Railway Concession for Autistic People

Railway Concession for Autistic People

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Amresh Choudhry started this petition to Railway Ministry and

Before April 2016 Autistic children were given disability certificate of Mental Retardation(MR) but from April'16 they get certificate of disability for Autism and as per railways concession certificate are being issued to "Mentally Retarded Person(who cannot travel without and escort,accompanied by an escort) in terms of Para 29(1) of Coaching Tariff 26,Part-1,Vol-II issued by ministry of Railway.

As per GOI Gazette Notification dated 25/04/2016,No.16-21/2013-DD-III-Autism has been recognized as one of the disabilities under section 2 of National Trust  Act,1999 read with Person with Disabilities(Equal Opportunities protection of Rights and Full Participation)Act,1995(Pwd Act)

With due respect to people suffering from other disabilities I want to humbly state that in comparison to people/children suffering from speech and hearing (deaf and dumb)problem,Autistic children/people like MR are fully dependent upon their caretaker/parents/guardian to take care of them.

So this is very unfair to deny them of Railway Concession facility which is available to other disabled persons.

Kindly help me in making the government take note of the plight of people suffering from Autism so that necessary amendment are done in the terms and condition in place for issuing Railway Concession to the needy people.

Thanks & Regd's

Amresh

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