SHILLONG: The Federation of Persons With Disabilities — a conglomeration of four organisations with disabilities in the State — met state Social Welfare Minister, Kyrmen Shylla to bring forth the grievances faced by them. The Federation also submitted a memorandum to the Minister.
The Federation said that the State government is yet to fully implement 4 per cent of the reservation policy for person with disabilities (PwDs).
The Federation said that the Central government had announced implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 which is about one per cent job reservation each for PwDs who are deaf and hard of hearing, blind or suffering from low vision, locomotor disability including cerebral palsy; dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy and autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, leprosy cured and mental illness.
The Federation also requested the government to appoint one member in the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) and in all the 11 District Selection Committees (DSCs) to look after the job appointment for Persons with disabilities.
The Federation further requested the government to make the identification of post for PwDs before sending the advertisement to the MPSC and DSCs.
It also requested the Governent to take the initiative to insist the private sectors in the State to consider the appointment of the disabled persons in their respective fields.