J&K Handicapped Association meets Governor

A delegation of the J&K Handicapped Association, Srinagar, led by Abdul Rashid Bhat, President of the Association, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.

The delegation’s demands included provision of an ambulance for physically handicapped people, requesting the Revenue Department to expedite transfer of land identified for establishment of a School and Training Centre for Physically Handicapped Persons; urging the State Government to  take early action on the decisions taken in a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister in February 2017 which, interalia, included  implementation of the Persons with Disability Act, 2016; provision of office accommodation in each District Headquarters with Central Offices at Jammu/ Srinagar; providing benefits of the National Food Security Scheme to persons with disability; provision of electronic wheel chairs for persons with disabilities;  reservation in professional colleges; setting up of an Advisory Board for economic and social development of physically challenged persons etc.

The Governor observed that he would have an early meeting with Sajjad Gani Lone, Social Welfare Minister for securing the early settlement of all the issues raised by the delegation.

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