Agartala: The BJP-led government in Tripura has decided to allot 4% reservations for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in all government departments in the state.
Addressing media persons after the state Cabinet meeting here on Thursday, Tripura education minister Ratan Lal Nath announced the decision and said that the new decision will definitely help the persons with disabilities in the society.
Earlier, the state reservation on PWD was 3%. “But when we formed the government in Tripura, we gave special emphasis for the overall development of the PWD in the state.
“It was decided in the Cabinet meeting that from now on, the reservation of PWD will be 4% instead of 3%.This will undoubtedly help the PWD in Tripura,” the minister added.
Informing that Centre has approved 28 categories of physically challenged people into four groups, the Tripura minister said, “We will also follow the same guideline as the Government of India does. All the four groups will get equal opportunity here in Tripura.”
During the press conference, the Tripura education minister Ratan Lal Nath also said that the state Cabinet has made some changes in the guidelines for E-Rickshaw drivers and owners. The changes were made following the high court directive to the previous Left government regime to set specific guidelines for the E-Rickshaws in the state.
“According to the new guidelines, the E-Rishshaw owners and drivers should have proper documents and licenses etc., in Tripura” the minister added.
The number of passengers cannot be exceeded more than four, and luggage weight should be within 40kgs with the top speed of 25km per hours and the power generator i.e the strength of the motor should be of 2,000 watt, added Ratan Lal Nath.
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