New Initiatives


  • A concept paper on the implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 and the four types of rehabilitation was prepared and discussed with important high level officers of some of the Departments. (Additional Chief Secretary, Principal secretaries, Secretaries, Commissioners and Directors)
  • A letter addressed to the members of parliament regarding implementation of the Persons whit Disabilities Act 1995, problems of the differently abled persons, responsibility of local bodies and providing reservation for developmental activities of the differently abled in the funds reserved for public representatives.
  • The attention was drawn regarding the subject matter of not including integrated education in the Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana scheme and necessary orders were issued.
  • Participated in the public hearing conducted by the Non-Governmental Institutions at Chickballapur and Bijapur and received grievances pertaining to prevention of disability, early intervention, inclusion of differently abled persons in schools and hostels, regarding violation of rights of persons with disabilities and suitable directions were given.
  • Since there is lot of employment opportunities in the private sector, the Hon'ble Labour Minister Sri Bacche Gowda was requested to take necessary action to provide reservation in employment to persons with disabilities in the private sector.
  • ITBT conference was conducted in order to provide employment opportunity for persons with disabilities.
  • The office of the State Commissioner for persons with disabilities has intervened in the betterment of the persons with Disabilities who are inmates of the Destitute Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore and has seen that the rights of persons with disabilities have was violated. A Suo-motto case was registered and instructions were issued. The quality of life of the persons with disabilities has improved.
  • Held co-ordination meeting with the Chairman, Karnataka Public Service Commission regarding reservation of posts to persons with disabilities.
  • Initiated action with the Karnataka Child Rights Commission on inclusion of the issue of the violation of rights of children with disabilities.
  • The subject matter of de-centralization and responsibility of local bodies was emphasized instead of wholly depending on the State Commissioner at the State level.

Genetic counseling is being done by the Spastic Society of Karnataka with the Co-ordination of St. John Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore. On 17th March 2008 Genetic Counseling Masters' Training programme was organized for the District Disabled Welfare Officers of the state with the co-ordination of Foundation for the Prevention of Disability at Spastic Society of Karnataka Bangalore.

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION SCHEME

The Education Department has prepared a draft comprehensive policy this year including all the subject matters under Sec. 30 (a to g).