Bhubaneswar, 14/10/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : As many as 34 PwDs received self-employment tool kits (11 sewing machines, 5 from repairing & maintenance of PEDs, 18 electrician tool kits and SDT completion certificates) at the valedictory function of skill development programme for persons with
disabilities organised in the conference hall of NCSCDA on Friday, The tool kits are sponsored by Paradip Port Trust (a government of India undertaking), under their CSR initiatives.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Secretary Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Department Niten Chandra stated that communities, NGOs, Government, Corporate World,
parents of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and Society at large should work in close coordination and coherence to speed-up rehabilitation efforts for PwDs with quality and quantity. Paradip Port Trust has done exemplary work to provide Self-employment tool kits to PwDs trained by NCSCDA, Bhubaneswar. He appealed the corporate
world to spend at least 4% fund under CSR initiatives for
rehabilitation of PwDs of the state.
While appreciating the joint initiatives of NCSCDA, State Commissioner for PWDs Dr. Minati Behera opined that such meaningful training programme should also be organised at district level. She informed that RPwD Act 2016 stipulates 4% reservation in Government Job, 5%
reservation in higher education and skill development training and self-employment are the focused points in the Act.
A total of 53 PWDs ave been trained with varied skills training such as Electrician Domestic (18), Accounts Assistant using Tally(19), Basic Sewing Operator-Tailor (11), Repairing & Maintenance of Personal Electronic Devices (5), in current batch (Aug–Oct 2017), which is jointly organised by National Career Service Centre for Differently Abled-NCSCDA (Erstwhile VRCH) , Government of India Ministry of Labour & Employment DGE, and Department of Social Security and Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Government of Odisha. The Skill Development Training (SDT) is sponsored by Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA), Government of Odisha. Among 53 trained PwDs, 36 were
male and 17 were female, which is around 58% & 32% respectively.