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Thursday, 25 June 2015

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 N N Vohra, Governor, at the Raj Bhavan here today and presented to him a Memorandum on the problems faced by them and their demands.

The demands presented by the delegation included, interalia, provision of land for construction of office of the Association; providing a specially designed vehicle to the Association which is suitable for meeting the requirements of the physically challenged, vertical reservation quota in employment; reservation for handicapped students in professional colleges; suitable transfer and promotion policies; appointment of full time Disability Commissioner as per “Disability Act of 1998”; opening a Rehabilitation Center in each district headquarter; enhancement of monthly pension; conveyance allowance to the disabled employees; and establishment of an Advisory Board for Handicapped in the State.

The Governor observed that he would address the Chief Minister in regard to the issues raised, including the establishment of an Advisory Board for Handicapped in the State.

The delegation comprised Kamal Kishor Verma; Abdul Majeed Baba; Javid Sher Gojri, Nazir Ahmad Ganie; Parvez Ahmad Dar; Mohammad Amin Sofi, and Ghulam Hassan Pandith.

Source: Kashmir Times, 22nd June 2015 

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