The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has directed that the Government will reimburse the expenditure made on books, uniforms, and transport of disabled children studying in the schools.
Minister of State (MoS) for Human Resource Development Satyapal Singh said, “The directions have been issued to all the schools in the country that all the expenditure incurred on books, uniform and transport will be reimbursed by the government”. He also said that the girl child will be given Rs 200 per month.
While addressing an award ceremony by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People and Mindtree, Singh said that out of 12 million disabled people in the country, only one per cent go to schools.
“Specially challenged people just do not need courtesy and compassion, but real empowerment which would come through education. How to ensure it is a big challenge,” he said at the Helen Keller Awards 2018.
“It is one of the top most priorities for this government to make sure that the rights of specially challenged people are ensured. The government from this academic session has also issued directions that there will be minimum 5 per cent admission in all educational bodies,” Singh said.