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April 19, 2018

25 Lakh Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to be trained under skill development mission : Chief Commissioner, Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pandey

New Delhi : Already trained 44,000 Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) by teaching various skills to garner jobs, the Union government has decided to train five lakh PwDs by the end of 2018.

The government has also set a target of skill training for 25 Lakh PwDs till 2022. Addressing a Press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday, Chief Commissioner for PwDs, Union ministry of social justice and empowerment, Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pandey said that under the Skill Development Mission, the department is in the process of providing Unique Disability Identification (UDID) to PwDs which will have universal recognition.

“The government is providing 46,000 pre-matric, 30,000 matric and 200 scholarships to research students going for studies abroad,” he said.

Pandey also said that National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) is providing loan at the rate of four per cent to start employment schemes of Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS), the National Trust are online available for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).

Earlier, during the review of implementation of the Act in the state, the Chief Commissioner takes periodical review with the state government officials.

During the financial year 2016-17 and 2017-18, Chief Commissioner for PwDs taken review meeting in the states of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and West Bengal.

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