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PWD irks govt. discriminatory attitude

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Imphal, June 25: Peoples with disabilities today expressed dissatisfaction today over the state government discriminatory attitude to them.
In an email sent to Imphal Times, a disabled person said that state government authority had not arrange separate queue to submit form to Education Department for Recruitment of Office Assistant and Multi Tasking Staff (Group D) today.
As according to Section 47 in The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, all disabled should be provided equal opportunities by arranging them separate counter for submission of the form as they are not in the position to submit the form along with normal people.
“It is unfortunate that the state education department did not recognised the disabled person”, said a disabled person.
He further added that even though separate fee structure for submission of form for the OBC, ST or SC has been mention but there was no fee mentioned for the People with Disabilities (PWDs).
“Fee for submission of the form for unreserved and OBC is Rs 500 and for ST/SC is Rs. 250, but there was no fee mention about the PWD”, said a disabled person who had gone to submit the form at the state education department.  

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