GUWAHATI, February 12: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi advocated for social justice to bring differently abled people to the mainstream of development and pitched for reducing the level of disability from the existing 40 per cent to 20 per cent to ensure their reservation in jobs and other social securities, this was stated in a press release.
Addressing a Regiol Conference of State Welfare Ministers of North Eastern States at Assam Administrative Staff College here on Thursday, Gogoi said, “We always consider differently abled people as our assets and not liabilities. We are committed to take schemes and policies to ensure their welfare.”
He further said that there was a need for setting up a tiol Institute for imparting right kind of education to the differently abled people and universities and colleges were required to incorporate courses in their curriculum for their development.
Gogoi also stated that corporate sectors should be involved in the exercise of empowerment of differently abled people as part of their corporate social responsibilities and the government would provide all necessary help in this regard.
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot, while addressing the conference said, “North East is an integral part of India and the pace of development of the region should be as much as it is in the other parts of the country.”