ITANAGAR, March 5 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has announced raising pension for differently abled people under Chief Minister�s Disability Pension Scheme.
The ensuing budget will see substantial increase in funds for their welfare, Khandu said here recently.
Voicing regret over concerned government department�s failure to fully implement the five per cent job quota for the disabled, the Chief Minister asked them to strictly go by it.
The CM made the announcement while inaugurating the �Composite Regional Centre for Persons with Disabilities� in presence of Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot and Union Minister for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju and Union Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar.
The regional centre is under the aegis of National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities (NILD), Kolkata. The NILD is under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
The Union Government has announced Rs 20 crore for establishment of the regional centre with 17 posts having been created to run the institute. � PTI