KANGPOKPI, December 9: Several associations of differently abled individuals of all hill districts of Manipur resolved today during a meeting held at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal to fill the 3% reservation for Persons With Disabilities in the ongoing recruitment of chowkidar cum peon for the Autonomous District Council by the concerned district disabled bodies.
The meeting was attended by members of All Tribal’s Blind Association (ATBA), Chandel; All Persons With Disabilities (APWD), Ukhrul; Senapati Disabled Peoples’ Association Manipur (SDPAM), Senapati; All Disabled Union of Sadar Hills (ADUSH), Sadar Hills; Handicapped People Front (HPF), Tamenglong and Churachandpur District Disabled Union (CDDU), Churachandpur.
After the meeting a press conference was held at the same venue where Mangkholun Khongsai, president ADUSH said it was resolved and adopted in the meeting that 3% reservation for Persons With Disabilities in the ongoing recruitment of Chowkidar cum Peon under ADCs shall be handled and filled only by the concerned District Disabled bodies.
He continued that the concerned hill district disabled bodies have the mandate of the concerned district disabled persons to fill the said reservation in the recruitment.
Mangkholun further asserted that no individual, organizations and departments should intervene in the said recruitment without the consent of the concerned district disabled bodies.
In the meantime, Khayuingam, president SDPAM said that today’s meeting resolved to convene a general meeting of all disabled union Hill districts of the state to form an apex body of all bodies for disabled of all hill districts of Manipur on December 13 at Imphal.
SDPAM chief solicit all units, NGOs working for the cause of disabled people of the hill district to attend the said meeting in the interest of the disabled society.