Govt disregards ‘Trust’ of persons with disabilities


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Paucity of funds and ineffective management — reflecting the Government’s apathy — have hit hard the functioning of the National Trust (NT), a statutory body of the Union Social, Justice and Empowerment Ministry for the welfare of persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities in the country.
While the Government has merged various NT schemes to cut down recurring grants being doled out to the NGOs, the Trust also doesn’t have a full-time chairperson for the last three years. If this was not enough, the Union Finance Ministry is yet to look into the sector’s repeated requests to enhance the corpus fund, which continues to be just Rs 100 crore since it was set up in 1999.

Source : https://www.dailypioneer.com/2018/india/govt-disregards—-trust—-of-persons-with-disabilities.html

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