The Himachal Pradesh government has granted no-objection certificate to JM Institute of Speech and Hearing, Patna, for opening of an Institute of Disability Management and Rehabilitation at Shimla on the recommendation of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
Revealing this, Sarveen Chaudahry, minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, said that the institute had been working in this field since last 25 years and was being supported by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India for its projects. She said that it was running various human resource development programmes of Rehabilitation Council of India and universities since many years.
The minister said that the organization had requested for allotment of at least 10 acres of land in Shimla as well as recommendation of the HP University for affiliation of various courses in the area of disability management and rehabilitation. She said that the organization had also requested for the help of state government in finding a suitable accommodation to start courses and other activities from the academic session-2008-09.
Chaudhary said the matter was under active consideration of the state government, which would help in complying with the directions of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh regarding the implementation of Section-49 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1955.