Friday, December 4, 2015
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on the eve of World Disabled Day announced many incentives to the disabled persons.
Speaking on the occasion, Chandrababu Naidu said that all efforts are being taken by the government to make them more elite persons in the society. He said that Special Homes would be established in Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore, Eluru in West Godavari and Srikakulam to mould them in a way to make they live with more self-respect and confidence. He said that a Study Circle will be established in Vijayawada and through it training would be given to the disabled persons aspiring for civil services examinations, Group I and Group II. Chandrababu said that another 20 minutes’ additional time would be given for them when writing competitive examinations and interviews. The government would consider the implementation of reservations to them in promotions.
Braille Press would be established at a cost of Rs.2.70 crore in Guntur, a Play ground at a cost of Rs.100 crore in Visakhapatnam, and Sensory park at a cost of Rs.10 crore in Kurnool would be established.
The existing incentive on the marriage would be increased to Rs.1 lakh from the existing Rs.50,000. He said that the State Government is extending pensions to 5.47 lakh physically challenged persons.