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Cabinet has cleared Bill on manual scavenging, court told

Aug 28, 2012

The Union government on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Cabinet had cleared the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012.

On August 24, the court pulled up the government for its callousness in not enacting a law to ban manual scavenging despite repeated assurances that it would come out with law to eliminate this heinous practice.

The court wanted Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval to take instructions and inform it by today (Monday) whether the Bill would be introduced in this session of Parliament.


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SOURCE: The Hindu

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