Iqbal Lone appointed Commissioner for persons with disabilities
Key rights body revived after 3 years
Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir government on Wednesday appointed Iqbal Lone as Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities.
In a notification, the Social Welfare Department ordered the appointment of Iqbal Lone as Commissioner for persons with disabilities.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 79 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 read with sub-rule (5) of rule 42 of the Jammu and Kashmir Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2021, the Government hereby appoints Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Lone S/O Ab. Rashid Lone R/o Village Ashtangoo, Tehsil Aloosa, District Bandipora, Kashmir as Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, J&K for a period of three years from the date he assumes the office or till he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier,” reads a notification issued in this regard.
This is the first statutory rights body reconstituted by the Jammu & Kashmir government after August 05, 2019.
Lone also served as Commissioner for persons with disabilities in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Commission was winded up after the Central government affected constitutional changes and did away with state laws including the statute under which the body was constituted.
Lone, who has worked in the non-governmental development sector for more than two decades, is a postgraduate in social work and has also studied human rights.
He has been awarded three international fellowships in his relevant professional work.
Kashmir Images is an English language daily newspaper published from Srinagar (J&K), India. The newspaper is one of the largest circulated English dailies of Kashmir and its hard copies reach every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley besides Jammu and Ladakh region.