TEZPUR, Oct 12 - Stating that the physically disabled people too have a right to live in this world, the Sonitpur district unit of the handicapped association has urged the Government to address their issues under the provisions of the �Persons with Disabilities Act 1995.�
In a memorandum, submitted to the Deputy Commissioner Sonitpur, Lalit Gogoi and addressed to the Minister incharge of DRDA and the Chief Minister, the union said that over the years it has been urging the agencies concerned to do the needful for the overall development of these physically disabled people under the Act, but it has remained a fruitless effort over the years.
Expressing their grievances of their total dissatisfaction, the association has urged the Government to make public as to how many disabled groups have been provided with government aid under the �Swarnajyanti Gramin Swarojgar Yojna� within 15 days and how many BOP and skill development trainings were given within the 14 development blocks in Sonitpur DRDA along with the bank account numbers. It also demanded the Government to give a clear cut report on the names of the disabled beneficiaries of dwelling houses under the IAY scheme, about the MNREGA scheme and IAY house allocation sanctioned since 2006.
Along with these, the old age pension, widow pension, the schemes for the physically disabled people should be immediately made public for transparency, the memorandum demanded.