Roadmap for filling up of posts for persons with disabilities soon
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 6: Pratibondhi Suraksha Sanstha, Asom (PSSA) is set to get a prompt response to their plea to Vice President of India M Venkaiah idu. If everything goes as it has been planned as of now, the roadmap for filling up of 4,419 backlog posts reserved for persons with disabilities till December 1, 2017 is going to be drawn this month.
A day before World Disabled Day when Vice President M Venkaiah du was in Assam a delegation of PSSA met him and handed over their memorandum to him, instead of handing the demands through Dispur. idu did assure the PSSA delegation that he would instruct Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal to meet their demands at the earliest possible.
Talking to newsmen in Guwahati on Wednesday, PSSA president Paramanda Rai and secretary Nripen Malakar said that they had a discussion with the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary at Dispur on Tuesday in accordance with the assurance given to them by the Vice President. “The Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary assured us they are bound to obey the instruction given to them by the Vice President of India. For that we’ll have another meeting with the government within 15 days to draw the roadmap for the filling up of the backlog posts. The Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary also assured us of relaxing the upper age limit of persons with disabilities up to ten years from the existing five years and formation of a directorate for persons with disabilities within December 31, 2017. This apart, they assured us of allocating funds for the construction of a rest house for persons with disabilities in the next budget, besides formation of Pratibondhi Unyan Parishad,” Rai said. The duo further said that the government also assured them of holding a special TET for persons with disabilities after holding discussion with the State Education Minister.