MP keen on implementing welfare schemes for disabled

Govt. of India joint secretary apprises himself of progress of schemes  

Bhopal, June 7, 2011 (Ataullah Faizan):   Ministry of Social Justice and Rights, Government of India, Joint Secretary Mr. Pankaj Joshi said that the Madhya Pradesh is evincing keen interest in the implementation of welfare schemes meant for disabled persons Mr. Joshi was taking stock of various schemes being conducted by Social Justice Department in Madhya Pradesh here today. On this occasion, Madhya Pradesh Social Justice Department Secretary Mr. V.K. Batham, Deputy Secretary Mrs. Vina Tailang and deputy director Mr. Hariom Gupta were present. Mr. Pankaj Joshi informed that the funds are being provided to the employer for three years for the provident fund and group insurance scheme for disabled persons so that they can get jobs in private sector.

The Joint Secretary said that Madhya Pradesh is the only State in the country which has taken an avid interest in implementing the central scheme for disabled person. As a result, the beneficiaries are availing themselves of benefits of the scheme. As far as other states are concerned, they did not show their interest in the same. He welcomed the decisions of State Government for empowering M.B.B.S doctor to issue disability certificate and authorizing Medical Board to issue certificate on multiple disabilities.

This initiative will help the rural people procure disability certificates without any hindrance. Madhya Pradesh Social Justice Secretary Mr. V.K. Batham informed that disability certificates have been issued to 6 lakh 40 thousand 611 disabled persons out of total 7 lakh 71 thousand 82 beneficiaries as per household survey conducted in the State.