Goa's disabled population gets opportunity to air complaints over government apathy

Over 100 complaints against inaccessible government offices and washrooms, lack of parking facilities, among others were heard at a daylong mobile court in Margao in Goa.

The camp was organised by the Centre's chief commissioner for persons with disabilities in partnership with the state commissioner for persons with disabilities.

This is despite the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign last year stressing on accessibility for the disabled. At the meeting were several top officials, including Chief Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, his deputy Rakesh Kumar Rao, and state commissioner Anuradha Joshi.

Pandey said that they received many complaints regarding inaccessibility, lack of parking space, non-issuance of driving licences to the deaf and mobility challenged, difficulties faced by the mentally challenged in getting medical certificates, domestic issues, etc.

After this, promises were made to give suggestions to the state government.

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