ITANAGAR, Nov 6: The All Arunachal Pradesh Divyangjan Welfare Society on Wednesday appealed to the state government to pursue various pending welfare initiatives for the disabled.
Addressing a press conference at the Arunachal Press Club here, the society’s chairman, Damin Kayu informed that “Rs 20 crore has already been sanctioned by the ministry concerned for establishment of a composite regional centre for differently-able persons but its execution is still pending.”
Kayu appealed for immediately initiating the construction work of the centre at Nirjuli, for which the land with valid documents has already been identified and earmarked, he said.
The society has also appealed for establishment of a vocational and industrial skill development training centre at Nirjuli. Kayu informed
that provision for the training centre is already provided under section 19 of the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016.
To oversee such initiatives, the state’s differently-able peoples’ society has further appealed for immediate creation and posting of a separate state commissioner for differently-able persons.
The society’s chairman further appealed for establishment of an office building for the state’s divyangjan welfare society, regrouping of state’s entire differently-able persons’ population of about four lakhs under one umbrella, and construction of ramps for divyangjans in every government establishment across the Capital Complex at the earliest.