'Disability registers to open in State soon'

'Disability registers to open in State soon'

The office of State Commission for persons with disabilities has chalked out a proposal to set up disability register at urban and rural levels in order to find the precise number of people suffering from disability in the State.

Informing the same to the media persons on the sidelines of the daycare centre inauguration for disabled at Kokkada on Sunday, the State Commissioner for persons with disabilities K V Rajanna said the office has already submitted the proposal to the State government and it is likely to begin functioning from December 2011.

“The village disability registers will be opened at Gram Panchayat level and urban disability register will be at the Urban Local Bodies. The register will be set up in BBMP limits on an experimental basis and based on the result, the registers will be set up in other places too,” he said.

He informed that the system is one of its kind as it is not implemented anywhere in India. Following the registration will be the process of creating awareness among the disabled with the help few trained personnel.

Registration will help the government to formulate schemes for the disabled including the opening of rehabilitation centers. Smart Cards too will be distributed to the people with disability in the later stages, Rajanna informed.

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