SHILLONG, March 28 - Khasi Disabilities Association (KDA) today met Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and urged him to implement the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
In a memorandum submitted to the CM, the KDA said, the State Government is yet to fully implement the four per cent reservation in Government jobs as mandated under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
�The Association urges the Government to appoint one member in the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) and in all the eleven District Selection Centres (DSC) to look after the job appointment for persons with disabilities,� KDA president Starwin Kharjana said.
KDA also urged the Government to ensure that five per cent reservation is made available to persons with disabilities under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana. Kharjana said that most Block Development Officers do not grant the scheme to eligible beneficiaries despite being in the BPL list.
The Association further requested that the Government hike the unemployment allowance for disabled persons who have cleared the 10th standard from Rs 1,000 to Rs 3,000 to enable them to avail basic necessities of life.