NEW DELHI, December 24 : Variety of incapacity classes for reservation for PwDs (Individuals with Incapacity) has been elevated from 3 to five by the Modi Authorities.
Sharing this info with a delegation of Divyang Staff nationwide organisation who known as on him, Union Minister of State (Impartial Cost) Science & Expertise; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Vitality and House, Dr Jitendra Singh, who can be Incharge DoPT (division of Personnel & Coaching) , mentioned that along with the sooner three classes of 1) blindness and low imaginative and prescient 2) deaf and laborious of listening to and three) locomotor incapacity together with cerebral palsy, leprosy cured,dwarfism,acid assault victims and muscular dystrophy, the 2 extra classes included are 4) autism, mental incapacity, particular studying incapacity and psychological sickness, and 5) a number of disabilities from amongst individuals below clauses (1) to (4) together with deaf-blindness.
Beneath the management of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central Authorities has applied a number of welfare schemes for the good thing about Divyangs. This , he mentioned, is in line with PM Modi’s dedication to take care of these sections of society which have been not noted of the mainstream by the earlier governments.
Dr Jitendra Singh mentioned that since PM Modi assumed workplace in 2014, a number of initiatives have been taken by him for the welfare of Divyangs.
“Beneath ‘The Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Act, 2016’, the classes of disabilities have been elevated from 3 to five and the Central Authorities retains the facility so as to add extra forms of disabilities. Moreover, the reservation quota for Divyangs has been elevated from 3 to 4 per cent in Central Authorities Companies and 5 per cent in Training for them,” he mentioned.
Stating that Divyangs are an integral a part of human useful resource, Dr Jitendra Singh mentioned, the Authorities is all dedicated to work for an inclusive society and empowerment of individuals with disabilities.
“Be that the payment remission for Divyangs in Civil Companies Examination, two decisions of residence cadre for Divyangs qualifying Civil Companies Examination, enhance within the Divyang pension, hike in attendant allowance and many others., all attainable steps have been taken by this authorities for the welfare of Divyangs,” he mentioned.
Dr. Jitendra Singh mentioned that round 15,000 posts meant for Divyangs,which have been mendacity vacant for lengthy years, have been stuffed below a particular drive by the federal government. It was the concept of PM Modi who gave the title ‘Divyang’ (Divine Physique) as an alternative of ‘Viklang’ to handle individuals with incapacity.
Lauding the issues of the Prime Minister by empowering the Divyangs, the delegation submitted a memorandum to the Minister, suggesting inputs for promotion avenues and repair situations.
The Union Minister recalled that the Prime Minister, in his speech from the historic Pink Fort to mark the 77thIndependence Day, promised to develop para-athletes and elevate them to advance within the Paralympics.
Through the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics held in August-September, 2021, Indian Paralympians created historical past by successful 19 medals together with 5 Gold, 8 Silver and 6 Bronze.
Dr Jitendra Singh mentioned the federal government has arrange a particular sports activities coaching institute for the Divyang at varied locations within the nation together with one at Shillong.
Within the Ministry of Science & Expertise additionally, Dr Jitenddra Singh knowledgeable , a number of schemes had been launched within the final 9 years to assist Divyangs in science, know-how and StartUps.
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