Chief minister N Rangasamy launched a scheme aimed at providing incentive of `50,000 for marriage between two differently-abled persons here on Saturday. While handing over a cheque of `50,000 to a couple during the launch of the scheme, at a function organised to celebrate International Day for differently-abled persons by the Directorate of Social Welfare, he expressed his happiness in implementing the scheme, which he had announced last year at a similar function.
He said that his government strove to implement various welfare measures to benefit differently-abled, but the same could not be done. He added that statehood for Puducherry was sought on these grounds as it would enable Puducherry administration to implement welfare schemes as announced.
He said that the government had taken steps to appoint a separate Commissioner for welfare of differently-abled, and a proposal for that was sent for approval from the government of India.
He said that three per cent reservation allocated for physically challenged was implemented during LDC appointments and added that the vacancies of nurses and teachers would also be filled up similarly.
Welfare Minister P Rajavelu also outlined the government’s commitment for differently-abled persons. Secretary to Government (Welfare) Vivek Pandey, and Director Social Welfare K Uthaman also spoke.
Differently-abled to be Employed in NREGS
Karaikal: Collector J Ashok Kumar on Saturday during the World Differently-abled Day function, under the aegis of Social Welfare Department, said that efforts would be made to employ differently-abled people under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.