Nodal officers to be appointed in Delhi government agencies to ensure greater sensitization towards needs of PwD

In a step towards sensitizing different government departments towards the needs of disabled people, the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, T D Dhariyal, in the Delhi government has recommended that nodal officers of accessibility be appointed.

These officers are to be appointed at 12 government agencies across Delhi.

The recommendations made come after a meeting held with the representatives of three municipal corporations, the Cantonment Board, Public Works Department, Delhi Development Agency, and the Urban Development Department.

Dhariyal said that these government agencies have been asked to make sure that services, buildings, and other facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. To make these agencies more efficient and prompt, a nodal officer will be specially deputed.

The Commissioner has also asked the Delhi Urban Development Department to set up a monitoring committee to look at the overall implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.

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