DC Budgam discusses strategy for resolving issues faced by Persons with disabilities in Budgam
Budgam, July 23: The Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today chaired a meeting to discuss and work out strategy for resolving problems faced by physically challenged persons in district Budgam.
Among others, the meeting was also attended by CPO, Rafiq Ahmad, DSWO, Aqeel Ahmad, AD FCS&CA Najwan Nazki, CMO, Dr Nazir Ahmad, Ex.En R&B, Asgar Wattali, President, Handicapped Person Association Budgam, Javed Ahmad Tak, representatives from Handicrafts, Lead Bank and Women Development.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Budgam at the very outset stated that the notion of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) is the concern of social welfare department only should be done away with.
She said that instead all other departments including Health, Education, CAPD, Handicrafts, and Industries shall also come forward and help PWDs to realize their dreams, as PWDs are the integral part of the society like any other normal person.
The DC instructed the CMO Budgam to have psychiatrist in medical board. In this context, the location of medical board has been shifted to DTC office for convenience of PWD.
While taking review of PWDs in Education sector, DC stressed that all new buildings shall have ramp facility for PWD as must under the specifications by the competent authority. In this regard Ex.En. R&B was directed to ensure construction of ramp facility at all existing government schools and other upcoming government buildings.
She further instructed that an order shall be circulated among all private schools to provide 25 per cent seat facility to underprivileged which includes PWD as well.
Threadbare discuss were also held on other related issues including timely distribution of quality and standard wheel chairs to beneficiaries, scribe support to all visually impaired persons during examinations, early clearance of pending cases for issuance of monthly monetary assistance to all left out beneficiaries. Providing of recreational facilities to PWD, ramp facilities at all public buildings and places including, parks, footpaths, parks, gardens and shrines.
She also directed concerned to ensure providing of light jobs to PWD and allocation of works under MGNREGA and job cards to them.
The DC constituted a committee to be led by ADC Budgam Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani for screening of 10 most deserving PWD to receive scooties.