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Association of the blind demand reservation in HP

Other demands included unemployment allowance of Rs 2,000 per month to blind persons and opening of vocational centres for them.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 19:14 IST

Accusing the Himachal Pradesh government of "violating" the 'People with Disability Act 1995', an association of the blind on Tuesday urged it to implement one per cent reservation for the visually disabled retrospectively from 1976 without any further delay.

State president of the Blind Persons Association Shobhu Ram said that a committee under the chairmanship of the chief secretary should be constituted to implement one per cent reservation.

"Besides the Secretaries of concerned departments, the representatives of the blind should also be included in the committee," he said.

Accusing the government of "violating" the 'People with Disability Act 1995', he told reporters all the states had "implemented one per cent reservation" for the blind in jobs but in the state "it was only confined to papers and had not benefited the target group".

He demanded that the visually disabled be allowed to travel free in state road transport buses with the benefit being extended to an attendant also.

Other demands included unemployment allowance of Rs 2,000 per month to blind persons and opening of vocational centres for them.