Tribune Information Service

Karam Prakash

Patiala, February 6

The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom has issued a discover of movement to the state of Punjab on the alleged non-implementation of the Punjab Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Yojana (PDSY).

The scheme was meant to empower round 6.5 lakh in a different way abled individuals within the state.

The discover is alleged to have been issued in response to the writ petition filed within the HC by Vijay Walia (68), who’s 100 per cent visually impaired.

Depts unaware

A majority of presidency departments which might be the principle stakeholders in implementing the Punjab Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Yojana are unaware of it. It’s unlucky that the susceptible a part of society has to maneuver court docket for its rights. Vijay Walia, petitioner

The petitioner, who’s a Patiala resident, needed to take the authorized course after he was denied the advantages underneath the scheme by the Departments of Well being and Transport.

It has been learnt that many of the departments are unaware of the scheme they usually, due to this fact, don’t entertain the beneficiaries.

In November final yr, the Division of Social Safety had, nevertheless, claimed that each one the departments within the state had been knowledgeable concerning the scheme.

The Cupboard had authorized the scheme in January final yr and allotted funds for a similar.

The petitioner, Walia, stated that the workplace of the Patiala Civil Surgeon couldn’t present him with medical insurance advantages underneath the stated scheme.

“A majority of the departments which might be the principle stakeholders in implementing the scheme are unaware of it. I approached the Transport Division, which had already expressed its ignorance concerning the scheme. It’s unlucky that susceptible chunk of society has to maneuver court docket for its rights,” the petitioner stated.



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