Hyderabad: The Minister for Women, Child, Disabled and Juvenile Welfare, Ms V. Sunitha Laxma Reddy, has assured that the State government would strictly implement Rule of Reservation in promotions to the disabled employees in all categories of posts on par with the SC and ST employees in the State from next week.
The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the Vikalanga Udyogula Maha Sabha organized by the State Differently Abled Employees’ Welfare Association here on Sunday. She said that the government would frame a transfer policy for retention/posting of the employees with 40 percent and above disability to places of their choice duly relaxing all restrictions like two years stay at one place and native mandal and districts. She said that the government would examine the demand for full pension to the disabled employees on the lines of enhanced family pension — 50 percent of the pay last drawn on their retirement. She said that the State government was filling backlog posts from 2002.
Ms Laxma Reddy said that the State government would set up separate sections for disabled students in the existing schools, junior and degree colleges from 2011-12 academic year. She also said that the government would extend Arogyasri scheme to the disabled employee from next year.
The Differently Abled Employees’ Welfare Association president, Mr K. Amruth Reddy, demanded that the State government frame an Insurance Scheme for the disabled employees as insurance companies were not extending full insurance coverage to the disabled persons. He wanted the State government to allot three per cent of house sites to service associations and the disabled employees on par with other State government employees.
The Association general secretary, Mr M. Narsaiah, urged the State government to enhance Transport Allowance from Rs 900 to Rs 3,000 to the disabled employees. He also demanded that the State government enhance Readers allowance from Rs 350 to Rs 2,000 for visually impaired teachers.
Ms Anita Rajendra, Commissioner, Department of Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens, Ms K. Kumari Devi, deputy director, Disabled Welfare, the association secretaries, Ms Siva Kumari, Mr Naga Ratnam and Mr Srinivas also spoke.