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Law books being printed in Braille for the first time in Odisha!

July 13, 2018

For the first time in Odisha, law books are being printed in Braille! This is after two visually impaired young men qualified for the State civil service.

The books are being printed at Red Cross Computerised Braille Press in Berhampur. This is the only Braille press in Odisha. So far, 20 volumes of law books have been printed in Braille. These include books on basic laws as well as service rules of government servants.

Seventeen more law books will be printed in Braille in the coming months.

The move comes after two visually impaired youth qualified for the Odisha Administrative Service last year. A need was felt for law books in Braille for their training. The Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department ordered the printing of all law books needed by administrators in Braille.

The law books that have been transcribed into Braille so far include the ones related to law and order like the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, Dowry Prevention Act and Orissa Police Act.

To help visually impaired administrators in revenue matters, Braille books on Manual of Tahsil Accounts, Orissa Survey and Settlement Manual, Orissa Government Land Settlement Act, Orissa Mutation Manual, Orissa Moneylenders Manual and Orissa Law of Mines and Minerals have been printed.

Many are hoping that this will encourage more visually impaired people to take up government administrative jobs.

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