Com’r for Persons with Disabilities calls on LG
Srinagar: Iqbal Lone, Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and presented an Action Plan for the implementation of the various measures enshrined in Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, an official press release said.
It said Lone discussed with LG the execution of short- and long-term frameworks on disability affairs for the welfare of ‘divyangjan’ (persons with disabilities).
The Action plan proposed for creation of State Fund for all the emergency needs and concerns of persons with disabilities; setting up of the Department of Disability Studies/Affairs in J&K with a view to creating pool of academic and rehabilitation professionals; developing website/App for online grievance redressal and reporting mechanism for persons with disabilities.
A threadbare discussion was held on the effective implementation of all related schemes including SIPDA, ADIP, Cochlear implant, Accessible India Campaign, pension, mobility; involving sports department and paralympics for sports and recreational activities as per RPWD Act.
The LG emphasized on the close coordination of all the departments particularly, Health, Education, Tourism, Jammu & Srinagar Municipal Corporations, Urban Local Bodies across the UT for accessible infrastructure for ‘divyangjan’.