Various schemes are being implemented by the Central Government for the welfare of physically challenged people. Many complaints have been received regarding the schemes informed Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. Up to July 2017, the Chief Commissioner’s Office received 34,446 complaints, of which 32,851 cases have been solved.
According to the information given by Dr Pandey, the Chief Commissioner Office is in the process of introducing mobile courts in different states, with an aim to grant justice to the physically challenged people.
So far 36 mobile courts have been started in the remote areas of 21 states. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Kerala, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal are included in this. Soon, the remote areas of Maharashtra will also get mobile courts.
He further said that efforts have been taken to implement schemes for physically challenged people. Maharashtra government is doing a good job for the welfare of these people. There should be transparency in the schemes implanted by the government and the NGO’s.
For physically challenged people, 4,700 machines were distributed. Through this camp, machines worth 4 crores were distributed to 6 lakh physically challenged people across the country. Under the Smart City Mission, 50 cities and 100 buildings have been selected.
So far, 44 thousand physically challenged people have been trained. Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 into force since april 2017. Under this act, the matters of for physically challenged people have gone from 7 to 21. Similarly, the three per cent reservation for government services has been increased to four per cent. The implantation of this act will be helpful for the physically challenged people informed Dr Pandey.