Bombay HC orders state to give details of money spent on people with disabilities

The Bombay high court has ordered the Maharashtra state government to give the details of the money spend on the welfare of people with disabilities.

The court has asked for a detailed corporation wise information from the state.

The order was given by the court in response to a plea regarding the misuse of funds for disabled people by various departments of the government.

The petitioner had claimed in court that local bodies which included civic corporations, zilla parishads and gram panchayat were misusing the funds reserved for the welfare of disabled people.

As per law there is a provision that local bodies need to use three per cent of the budget for the disabled people in their respective regions and areas.

As per the petitioner the required amount was not spend on disabled people as per the Maharashtra state welfare scheme for persons with disabilities.

The court has asked for the details to be submitted within two weeks.

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