Secretary social welfare and Commissioner disabilities on Saturday met different delegations at Commissioner for persons with disabilities office in Srinagar .
In a statement issued here the spokesperson said that during the meeting Secretary social welfare Dr Farooq Lone stressed on the need of strengthening the overall framework for rights of persons with disabilities in an interaction held at office of the commissioner for persons with disabilities, “The delegations which include J&K Handicapped Association lead by President Ab Rashid Bhat and Haemophilia Association, Disability Rights Society and many other activists and social workers met at CPWDs office Srinagar today.” The statement read
These delegations applauded the efforts of the Governor , and his advisor to Governor who was personally keen to get this bill enacted on priority including the efforts of Chief Secretary of J&K who ensured to put this bill in public domain and expedited the process of enactment.
Dr Lone also reviewed project formulation under Accessible India Campaign and UDID Project and status of SIPDA Scheme in which R&B Department J&K submitted DPRs for making twelve (12) government buildings at Srinagar Disabled friendly.
“Commissioner Disabilities Iqbal Lone also appealed to the disabled community to register themselves at UDID portal to avail the UDID card and Disability certificate thereafter the benefits existing under different schemes particularly the social security schemes.” The spokesman concluded.