Chandigarh, June 14 – Haryana Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Kumar has directed the officers to frame rules and regulations under the Persons with Disabilities Act and upload the same on website of the Department by August 15, 2018.
          Mr. Krishan Kumar was presiding over meeting with officers of the Department, here today. He said that the District Social Welfare Officers would be Nodal Officers for redressal of complaints pertaining to other departments.
          He said that in future, CMO would make proper arrangements for issuance of disability certificate within prescribed time period. For this, the Minister concerned would call the CMOs in District Grievances Redressal Committee meeting and issue necessary directions in this regard. Apart from this, he would send written communication to all Deputy Commissioners.
          The Minister said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal is sensitive towards the needs of disabled persons and the State Government is committed for the welfare of disabled persons. He said that a written communication has been sent to the Transport Department for allowing free travel facility for persons with 40 per cent disability in Haryana Roadways buses.
          He said that six months advance pension would be given to persons with disabilities according to their demand for making necessary changes in their houses according to their needs. Thereafter, the recovery would be made every month in the form of Rs 200 or Rs 300 every month from their pension. This is a kind of financial assistance for persons with disabilities for which the Finance Department has been requested. Efforts are being made so that persons with disabilities could also get the benefit of four per cent as prescribed under the outsourcing policy.
          The Principal Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment Department, Mrs. Neerja Shekhar apprised the Minister that being the nodal department a written communication has been sent to all departments to send requisition of posts reserved for persons with disabilities in their departments to the Haryana Public Service Commission and Haryana Staff Selection Commission so that backlog of such posts could be filled up under special recruitment campaign. So far information of about 800 vacant posts has been received. She said that a state level workshop would be organised on July 6 at 11 a.m. She said that the Health Department has been requested to provide facility of e-Appointment to persons with disabilities on the pattern of e-Upchar to issue disability certificate.
          Director, Social Justice and Empowerment Department, Mrs. Gauri Prashar was also present on this occasion.