Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday on the International Day of Disabled Persons, launched a welfare scheme for students belonging to this category at Indoor Stadium, Khuman Lampak in Imphal.
Launching the scheme, N Biren Singh said that people centric and responsible governance is the mark of the new government.
Under the scheme, a monthly stipend of Rs 1,500 each will be given to persons who cannot move, and a soft loan of up to Rs 2 lakh for those who cannot move but can work from home.
Biren Singh said the government does not belong to a particular section of society or community and does not discriminate a community from another.
Talking about those parents who are living in the Old-aged homes, the CM said a certain amount as maintenance fund would be deducted from those government employee who discriminate, and don’t allow their parents to live at their homes.
Deputy chief minister Y Joykumar said that it is a path breaking moment for the government to launch such a unique scheme.
PWD minister Th Biswajit Singh; health minister L Jayantakumar Singh; rural development minister Karam Shyam; tribal and hill areas development minister N Kayasii; PHE minister Losii Dikho; agriculture minister V Hangkhanlian; MLA Dr Sapam Ranjan; MLA Khashim Vashum; chief secretary R R Rashmi; additional chief secretary Dr Suhel Akhtar; commissioner (social welfare) H Dileep Singh; director of social welfare Jacintha Lazarus; officials of social welfare department attended the function.