JAMMU: A delegation of persons with disabilities led by Girdhari Lal Raina, MLC, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Raina apprised Governor about the various serious difficulties which are being faced by specially abled persons and requested that an effective mechanism should be put in place for issuing disability certificates; reservation in jobs for disabled Kashmiri migrants; the existing Co-ordination Committee on Disability, constituted under the J&K Person’s With Disability Act 1998, should be renamed as the State Advisory Board under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act-2016; provision of disability friendly infrastructure in all public places, transport and educational institutes; early passage of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act-2016; formulation of a policy on Disability Rights; census of persons with Disabilities; renewal of State Welfare Trust Act 2015 for benefit of people with Autism, Mental Disability, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disability; persons with Disability should be issued unique disability identity proof under Swavlamban scheme of Govt. of India; appointment of full time Director for Composite Regional Centre; reservation for disabled in Legislative Council; implementation of job reservation for disabled in Universities; paralympic committee in J&K should be headed by persons with disabilities only and cover all districts in J&K under Special Olympics Bharat and Khelo India schemes; and enhancement in social security pensions.
Governor observed that he would address the Social Welfare Minister about the demands of the delegation.