The Chief Commissioner for Person with disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, accompanied by Rakesh Kumar Rao, Deputy Chief Commissioner, called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) BD.Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on Monday.
They discussed on providing all benefits available to differently-abled people in the State under various central and State sponsored schemes.
The Governor emphasized on effective implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. He said that it will provide reservation for the Divyangjan people in terms of education and employment, thereby providing a better future and livelihood.
While informing that the State of Arunachal Pradesh does not have a Government run special school for disabled children, except for Donyi Polo Mission for Visually and Hearing impaired, aided by the State Government, the Governor requested the Chief Commissioner to take up with Government of India for setting up of a special school for Divyangjan children with hostel facilities for both boys and girls.
He also impressed upon the Chief Commissioner for setting up of skill development and vocational training centre with hostel facility. It will go a long way for the welfare and wellbeing of the differently abled persons in the State, the Governor said.