Tribune News Service
Ambala, April 10

Dissatisfied with the pension being provided by the state government,
the educated differently abled have sought jobs by expressing their
views before
Dinesh Shastri, commissioner of the Disabilities Department of Social
Justice and Empowerment Haryana.Shastri was here to listen to the
grievances of the
disabled people at the Panchayat Bhawan in Ambala City on
Tuesday.Their demands include jobs for educated disabled, BPL cards,
financial assistance, 100
square-yard plots, bus pass facility and increase in pension.The
commissioner said, “It has been decided that automatic ramps will be
installed in the
new buses of the Haryana Roadways so that the disabled people do not
face difficulty in using the public transport. Besides this, it has
also been decided
to create a barrier-free atmosphere at all the government,
non-government and recognised offices where public dealing is done.
Ramps will also be set up
in all the offices.”He said the department had been contemplating over
providing jobs to educated disabled people as per their qualification
under the
out-sourcing quota.District Social Welfare Officer Surjit Kaur said
efforts were being made to start vocational courses for the disabled.
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Avinash Shahi
Doctoral student at Centre for Law and Governance JNU

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