Himachal issues 95,638 disability certificates


Shimla : In review meeting of Social Justice and Empowerment Department for proper implementation of the Right of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016, Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi said since the implementation of the Act, 95638 disability identity cards have so far been issued in Himachal Pradesh.

In the meeting today it was informed that Department of Home has designated all the Sessions Courts in the State, as Special Courts for trying offences under the Act.

All the District Attorneys-cum-Public Prosecutors and Deputy District Attorneys-cum-Public Prosecutors have been designated as Special Public Prosecutors for the purpose of conducting cases in all the Session Courts, specified as Special Courts in the State.

The Chief Secretary reviewed the facilities being provided under the Act. He said that the State Government has been making concerted efforts to protect the rights and dignity of people with disabilities.