Deputation of specially-abled persons calls on Advisor Farooq Khan

A deputation of specially-abled persons on Friday called on Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan here and sought his intervention for redressal of their problems.

The five-member deputation was led by Chairman Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline, Javed Ahmad Tak who put forth the grievances, issues and difficulties faced by specially-abled persons.

Director General Women Child Development, Mir Tariq Ali; Executive Director J&K Rehabilitation Council, Ishfaq Ahmed and others were also present.

Tak, an activist for differently abled persons submitted a detailed memorandum of demands regarding disability rights and other issues pertaining to implementation of reservation for educated persons with disabilities in Panchayat Accounts Assistant posts.

Besides, the deputation also called for increase in ISS funds in their favour; grant of hand controlled scooters in favour of female students with disability; implementation of four percent reservation in recruitments for eligible aspirants with disabilities as mandated by Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 and release of marriage assistance in favour of female who are going to marry under J&K Marriage Assistance Scheme.

Tak pointed out the problems faced by students with disabilities in seeking standard assistive and supportive devices, travel and escort allowance, scribe in examinations, provision of special educators and proper functioning of resource rooms.

Advisor Khan gave a patient hearing and assured the visiting deputation that all their genuine issues would be taken at appropriate quarters and departments for early redressal.