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Demand for a Divyang as next State Commissioner for PwDs gathers momentum


The demand for a proficient differently-abled individual to be made the following State Commissioner for Individuals with Disabilities is slowly gathering tempo with a number of celebrities supporting such a proposal. 

The United Voice for Appointment of SCPD in Odisha not too long ago organized a press convention in Bhubaneswar whereby the members from a number of NGOs demanded {that a} differently-abled individual be made the top of the State Fee for Individuals with Disabilities. 

The submit of the State Commissioner for Individuals with Disabilities has been mendacity vacant because the resignation of Sulochana Das, who was not too long ago elected the Mayor of Bhubaneswar Municipal Company. 

If a girl might be appointed as the top of the Odisha State Fee for Ladies, a minority in case of Minority Fee and a backward class individual chair the Backward Class Fee, why cannot a Divyang head the Fee for PwDs, the activists demanded throughout the press briefing. 

In the meantime, preliminary transfer relating to the proposal has now taken the form of a motion with a number of celebrities popping out in assist of the demand. One amongst them is a famous nationwide stage journalist, Rajdeep Sardesai, who, in a tweet, introduced the eye of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to the demand. 

“We’re but to know the explanation behind appointing a non-PwD individual because the chief of the State Fee for Individuals with Disabilities by flouting the rules of the Central authorities,” stated State coordinator of Odisha Disabled Individuals’s Community, Ok Anand Rao. 

The State Fee for Individuals with Disabilities got here into being in 2010. To this point, 4 individuals have been made the top of the Fee however none of them is a PwD. Since individuals with political hyperlinks have been appointed because the chief of the Fee, it has been alleged that the PwDs within the State are wittingly being uncared for. 

“If we select a PwD individual as the top of the fee, s/he ought to have caliber, expertise and a respect for the submit. If a divyang is made the chairman of the Fee, s/he can relate to the issues of the PwDs in a greater method,” stated social activist Sruti Mohapatra. 

Equally, echoing Sruti’s statement, social employee Jitendra Biswal stated, “None else however a PwD can perceive the issue of a divyang. Appointment of a PwD because the Commissioner of the State Fee for Individuals with Disabilities has been an extended standing demand.”
 



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