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Home soon for the physically challenged in Hosur: Collector

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Physically challenged persons registering their names at the counters at a special employment camp organised in Hosur on Wednesday. –
Physically challenged persons registering their names at the counters at a special employment camp organised in Hosur on Wednesday. –

Staff Reporter

234 selected for employment; 60 served with orders

HOSUR: A home would be established for the physically challenged persons in Hosur, said V.K. Shanmugam, Collector, here on Wednesday.

Inaugurating a special camp for the physically-challenged persons in a private marriage hall jointly organised by the Hosur Small and Tiny Industries Association and District Disabled Rehabilitation Trust, the Collector said that a proposal for the home will be sent to the government shortly. Construction of a working women’s hostel will begin soon, he added.

The district administration is taking various steps to improve the living standards of the physically challenged. As many as 28,000 people were identified as physically-challenged in the district. Special camps were conducted in all the blocks and 7,552 persons were given orders for monthly assistance, 1443 were given new identity cards. As many as 17,683 persons participated in the special camps. To enrol the left out persons special camps would be organised shortly, he added.

As many as 424 physically-challenged persons participated in the special employment camp. Of this 234 were selected for appointment. Sixty of them were given appointment immediately.

Those who were selected were unskilled employees, their salary would be between Rs. 3,500 and Rs. 5,500. And for diploma holders, it would be Rs. 6,500, said . R. Ramalingam, president, HOSTIA.

He said, a general employment camp would be organised by the HOSTIA either in January or February.

Manimaran, District Disabled Welfare Officer; L.K.M. Aadhi, president, Hosur Trade Union; Johnson, president, the New Life Service; Kuppusamy, State president, INTUC (TVS) among others participated.

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