Conduct survey of challenged persons: Patil

Sakal Times
Sunday, 18 February 2018

Pune: The Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities has recommended the government to carry out a detailed survey of persons with disabilities in all districts of the State, which will help in successful implementation of welfare schemes for these persons. State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Nitin Patil said that the survey will also help in early intervention and detection of different disabilities in a person, which will further help to reduce the impact of disabilities among these people. 

Pune: The Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities has recommended the government to carry out a detailed survey of persons with disabilities in all districts of the State, which will help in successful implementation of welfare schemes for these persons. State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Nitin Patil said that the survey will also help in early intervention and detection of different disabilities in a person, which will further help to reduce the impact of disabilities among these people. 

“There are about 21 major types of disabilities of which cerebral palsy, autism, mentally challenged are some that need early intervention,” added Patil.

The commissionerate recently conducted a two-day skilling workshop for challenged persons to make them aware of job opportunities in the society. 

The workshop was also attended by officials of the State government after which the commissioner made some recommendations to the officials for benefits of the challenged persons. Commissioner Patil said that development of the challenged persons is the responsibility of the society and all persons in the society should come forward and contribute to the development of challenged persons. 

The commissionerate has also started guiding heads of Zilla Parishad and corporation bodies to explain the ways of spending the mandatory three per cent budget of the funds towards the development of challenged persons. “We must focus on helping persons with major disabilities and accordingly funds should be spent. We must also understand that we will have to spend funds for disabled persons so that they are valued in the society and live with respect,” added Patil.

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