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HC seeks Centre's response to plea for visually impaired-friendly banking services

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday asked the Centre and (RBI) to file response to a plea seeking to make all and the digital means of transactions accessible to the visually impaired and to stop the circulation of which cannot be detected by them.

A division Bench of and Justice issued notice to the and the RBI on the plea filed by Blind Graduates Forum of through

In the plea, Haldia told the court that the visually impaired are facing a tough situation as neither the physical nor digital means of financial transactions are accessible to them.

Therefore, the forum's has sought direction to lay down standards for design of and coins and make all forms of physical currency and the digital means of transactions accessible to the visually impaired.

The forum has also requested the court to issue direction to stop circulation of the inaccessible physical currency and withdraw all such inaccessible physical currency in a phased manner.

The plea further pleaded to to lay down standards for making services including ATMs and net accessible to the visually impaired.

It also prayed for providing viable for the visually impaired and compliance of such accessibility standards.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 20:34 IST
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