Members of the Tamil Nadu Differently abled Federation took out a a rally here on Sunday demanding implementation of welfare measures.

Through a resolution passed by the federation in a meeting held after the rally, the forum urged the government to provide a monthly assistance of Rs. 3,000 to all the crawling differently-abled.

Three per cent reservation should be provided to them in jobs, on the lines of a similar provision for the visually challenged, its members said.

They further asked the government to provide employment to the family members of the crawling disabled, maintain a rest room in all the bus stands with wheelchair facilities, and ramps in all the government offices and public places.

Their other demands were: the government should create a helpline for the differently abled, a committee must be formed to address the grievances of the differently abled women; and a law must be enacted to protect their rights. The district administration should organise a grievance redress meeting for the differently abled once in three months and give loans to them, they demanded.

Three-wheeled motor vehicles must be distributed to all the differently abled people and employment opportunities must be created for them, the forum said.

President K.J.T. Pushparaj, secretary S. Raja and treasurer J. Jasmine were present.

Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa flagged off the rally and extended solidarity.

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