Honourable Dr. G. N. Singh, Drug Controller General of India presented a Momento by our Director Mr. Syed S. Abbas & Principal Advisor Mr. Vinod Arora on the launch of our Computer System Validation (CSV) programme

Whose work ideology revolves around its sole vision to make available reliable and efficient professionals to the Industry

Whose work ideology revolves around its sole vision to make available reliable and efficient professionals to the Industry

IGMPI is conferred with ASSOCHAM Services Excellence Award 2017: Our Directors Mr Syed S. Abbas & Mrs Rafat Abedi, Chief Advisor Dr Mahesh Gupta, Advisor Mr Amitabh Srivastava are being honoured by the Chief Guest & Honorable Member of Parliament Dr. Udit Raj

 

Jail for 2 years for discriminating against people with HIV and AIDS

Jail for 2 years for discriminating against people with HIV and AIDS

The Union Cabinet approved amendments to ‘The HIV and AIDS Bill, 2014’ under which those discriminating against HIV/AIDs persons will get a minimum of three months and a maximum of two years imprisonment and have to cough up a fine of up to Rs one lakh.

The draft law seeks to protect the interests of AIDS patients and those infected with HIV virus by bringing in legal accountability and establishing a mechanism to probe complaints against those who discriminate against such people. The bill lists various grounds on which discrimination against HIV positive persons and those living with them will be prohibited including denial, termination, discontinuation or unfair treatment with regard to employment, educational establishments, healthcare services, residing or renting property, amongst others.

Under the proposed bill, organizations with 100 employees must have a complaint officer to look into the grievances of the persons with HIV and AIDs, while every state has been mandated to have an ombudsman who will look into the violations under this Act once it has been passed. Under the proposed law, even the insurance companies cannot discriminate against an HIV positive person and deny them the facility of insurance. If a person with HIV or AIDS feels that an insurance company has discriminated, he or she can go to the ombudsman. The latter will enquire. Under the proposed law, the Ombudsman has been given the power to immediately impose a fine of Rs 10,000, and if that is not deposited, then there will be an increase of Rs 5,000 every day till it is paid.

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