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Assam Secretariat to be audited

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 17 - As part of the Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan), PM�s national flagship programme, Shishu Sarothi which is an empanelled Access Auditor with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will audit the Assam Secretariat on June 18.

This campaign is at present under way in many cities, where access audits of identified government buildings are being done to make them barrier-free for persons with disabilities. Amongst the 48 selected cities, Guwahati and the capital cities of the north-eastern region are also included.

Accessible India Campaign under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, aims at achieving universal accessibility for persons with disabilities and to create an enabling and barrier-free environment, with a focus on three verticals � Built Environment, Public Transportation and Information and Communication Technologies.

It needs to be mentioned that out of 25 selected government buildings in Guwahati, 24 are being already audited, including, among others, the GMCH and the Gauhati University. The Assam Secretariat will be the last building to be audited.

Shishu Sarothi, on the other hand, has also completed access audits of Aizawl.

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