While speaking in the Lok Sabha during the zero hour, Shiv Sena MP, Dr Shrikant Shinde raised this issue and demanded that the people suffering from disabilities due to some blood disorder, should also be a beneficiary in government benefits and reservation in jobs. He also said that Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination form should include a category for people suffering from blood deficiency disorders.
While addressing the speaker of the house he said, “Madam Speaker, I want to draw your attention on the issue of people with disabilities. The government has passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act in 2016 mentioned that the government has demarcated different types of disabilities under this act.”
He added, “On January 04, 2018 the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment issued a notification explaining guidelines for assessment and identification for disabilities. But, in certain states blood deficiency disorders such as haemophilia, sickle cell disease, thalassaemia, etc. have been considered as a disability under this act.”
He further said, “When this act came into effect, the UPSC has issued a notification on January 07, stating that all disability affected people will be benefited under this act. But there is no category in the UPSC examination form for people with blood deficiency disorders. So, my demand is that the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment should include a category for disabilities related to blood disorders in the examination forms.”