Itanagar, July 17: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra has emphasized on effective implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 in the state.
During a meeting with the Chief Commissioner for Person with disabilities Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, under the union ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, here on Monday, the governor said that the acts would provide reservation for the Divyangjan people in terms of education and employment, thereby providing a better future and livelihood, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed here today.
Dr Pandey was accompanied by Deputy Chief Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Rao.
During the meeting they discussed on providing all benefits available for differently abled persons in the state under various centrally and State sponsored programmes and schemes. While informing that the state 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, Mishra requested the Chief Commissioner to take up with the Centre 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.