Pulwama: Committed towards the inclusive and accessible governance, District Development Commissioner Pulwama Syed Abid Rashid Shah, IAS today convened a meeting of Persons with Disabilities and the officers of the line departments here at DC office complex Pulwama.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC said that District Administration is committed for safe, accessible and dignified life of Persons with Disabilities. He said that the focus of his administration is to enable Persons with Disabilities to gain universal access, equal opportunity for development, independent living and participation in an inclusive society in all aspects of life.
He urged upon the line departments to develop an effective redressal grievance mechanism related to persons with disabilities. He stressed upon officers to ensure a spirited compliance of a circular issued earlier in connection with the weekly public hearing of persons with disabilities and their desired disposal thereof.
DDC nominated DSWO Pulwama as a nodal officer for grievance redressal Cell for all the line departments and enjoined upon all the officers to coordinate with the nodal officer. DDC urged upon the officers to sensitize their subordinate staff towards the issues faced by the Persons with Disabilities.
During meeting persons with disabilities raised various issues and demanded the construction of ramps at Govt offices and schools, disbursement of disability certificates to the deserved persons, braille books at schools ,travel allowances and escort allowances to Students. DDC gave them patient hearing and assured all raised demands will be redressed in shortest possible time.
Chief Planning Officer, Deputy Election Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Commissioner Development ,District Information officers ,other concerned officers and Specially abled persons were present in the meeting.