Sunday, 02 April 2023



LATEST NEWS Bhole Oye: Release Date Of Jagjeet Sandhu’s Upcoming Film Is Out Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express at Rani Kamlapati Station, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Dr Jitendra Singh urged the PRI representatives to carry Modi’s welfare schemes to the last mile Piyush Goyal lauds GeM crossing Gross Merchandise Value of ₹2 lakh crore in 2022–23 Principal Secretary Ashok Kumar Parmar visits Ganderbal Chief Justice visits District Court Complex Ganderbal; reviews functioning, infrastructure Local bodies minister Dr Inderbir Nijjar inaugurate road construction and park refurbishment projects worth Rs 3.35 crore With 28362 Jobs In First Year, Punjab Government Sets A New Benchmark: Bhagwant Mann IPL 2023: Kane Williamson's knee injury has New Zealand worried over availability for World Cup Steve McQueen says his film on Grenfell Tower disaster will leave audiences 'disturbed' Twitter bans record over 6.8 lakh accounts in India amid major overhaul WhatsApp bans record over 45 lakh bad accounts in India in Feb Connectivity projects worth Rs 1.76L cr to be completed by 2025 in NE: Amit Shah OTT show 'Dear Ishq' wraps up its shoot, leaves cast emotional Odisha CM announces metro rail project connecting Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Khurda GST collection in March rises to over Rs 1.60 lakh crore Formula 1: Max Verstappen claims first pole in Melbourne; Russell bags front-row start for Australian GP Harjot Singh Bains Forms Education Minister Task Force To Stop Looting By Private Schools In The Name Of Books And Funds 300th birth anniversary of Baba Jassa Singh Ramgarhiais coming on 5 May 2023 'Support my cinema, I will not enter politics,' says Rishab Shetty of Kantara Jonah Hill looks unrecognisable in new pics after remarkable weight loss


Assisting disables our moral & social responsibility : Dr Arun Kumar Mehta

Calls for making public buildings especially schools, hospitals specially abled friendly structures

Arun Kumar Mehta, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Kashmir, Jammu And Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Secretary Kashmir

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

Jammu , 23 Jan 2023

Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today emphasised upon the need for having public infrastructure amenable to specially-abled people for their easy access to them, especially schools and health institutions of the UT.

Dr Mehta made these remarks while chairing the 22nd Steering Committee meeting of Scheme for Implementation of Rights for Persons with Disabilities (SIPDA) here.

The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, H&UDD; Principal Secretary, PWD; Principal Secretary, Education; Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare; Commissioner Secretary, IT and Information Departments; Secretary, Transport; Deputy Commissioner, Jammu; DG, I&C, Jammu; Directors of Social Welfare Department and other concerned officers.

The Chief Secretary stressed on taking all the measures possible for making public offices and infrastructure accessible to such persons. He advised them to have ramps and rails in every office especially those visited often by such persons. 

He told them to have disable-friendly washrooms in such buildings besides signages and other facilities for assistance to such persons. He advised them to take both short term and long term measures to tackle this issue.

In terms of adopting the innovative approaches,  the Chief Secretary underscored the need for establishment a helpline with a nodal officer who could facilitate them in getting appointments with senior officers or offices in administration. 

He told them to create waiting halls for these persons in the ground floor of these offices for meeting the officers to apprise them about their issues. He also directed for giving suitable accommodation to specially-abled employees in the ground floor of the office they are working at.

He enjoined upon them that it is the social obligation of all of us,  besides our moral responsibility, to assist them in every manner. He asked them to have wheel chairs available in the main offices for their ease, besides providing them help in reaching the particular place in the office complexes.

The Commissioner Secretary, SWD, Sheetal Nanda apprised the meeting that the SIPDA Scheme has been formulated by Government of India to provide barrier free environment for the persons with disabilities which include access to built environment in schools, colleges, academic and training institutions, offices and public buildings, recreational areas, health centres/hospitals etc.

This also includes provision for ramps, rails, lifts, adaptation of toilets for wheelchair users, brail signages and auditory signals, tactile flooring, causing curb cuts and slopes to be made in pavement for the easy access of wheelchair users, she adds.

It also enlists engraving on the surface of zebra crossing for the blind or for persons with low vision, engraving on the edges of railway platforms for the blind or for low vision and devising appropriate symbols of disability, etc, as was discussed in the meeting.

It was made out that government websites should also be accessible to PwDs as per guidelines issued by NIC and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (D/o AR&PG), Government of India.

The concept behind this scheme is to achieve universal accessibility that will enable persons with disabilities to gain access for equal opportunity and live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life in an inclusive society.


Tags: Arun Kumar Mehta , Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta , Kashmir , Jammu And Kashmir , Jammu & Kashmir , Chief Secretary Kashmir



related news




Photo Gallery



Video Gallery



5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2023 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD