GUWAHATI, June 2: The Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma has assured the Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha Assam and the Dristihin Parishad to announce a date within this month to initiate the recruitment of 4,419 backlog posts lying vacant for the specially abled persons.
This was revealed by the secretary of the Sangstha, Nripen Malakar in a press meet on Saturday. Malakar informed that the Sangstha sat in a meeting with the Social Welfare Department officials chaired by Minister Brahma on Friday following which Brahma assured them to consider their series of demands including the backlog. Prior to this, the Sangstha also hold meeting with the department two times where they submitted a draft modality to fill up the vacant posts.
Malakar further informed that during the meeting conducted on Friday, the Sangstha also raised a 21 point charter of demand to the Minister. However, prioritizing their demand, the Sangstha demanded the minister to provide a temporary rest house for the differently abled persons until the department finds a suitable place to build a permanent one. The Sangstha pleaded the Minister to upgrade the lone Blind School situated in Guwahati by adding Class XI and XII. Moreover, the Sangstha also urged the Brahma to provide some honorary or financial aid to the teachers working at Bihpuria Blind School until it is provincialised.
Malakar further expressed that the Sangstha is going to felicitate the specially abled students who passed the HS and HSLC examination, 2018 with flying colours.
Meanwhile, Brahma assured Sangstha to establish a special skill development institute for the specially abled in Guwahati at the earliest.