Assam government has decided to relax the eligibility criteria for Grade IV state government jobs for the specially abled.
According to statement issued by CMO, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday met the representatives from the disability bodies of the state.
During the meeting, Sonowal assured the specially abled to meet their demands to do away with the eligibility criteria like mandatory job experience, computer experience and sports as desired qualification for Grade IV jobs.
The chief minister has asked the social welfare department to do away with the three eligibility criteria for facilitating an unhindered road for their absorption in the Grade IV State government jobs.
The government has also decided to build a guest house for the Divyangjans in Guwahati so that they can have good accommodation whenever they come to Guwahati.
Sonowal also asked the P&RD department to allot houses under Prime Minister Awas Yojana, Grameen to the persons with disabilities from the existing beneficiary list on a priority basis.
The chief minister asked the social welfare department to provide fund to the All Assam Deaf and Dumb Sports Meet to be held in Tezpur.
He also asked the department to take necessary steps for the promotion of Indian Sign Language in the state.