The persons with disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and full Participation)

Act (PWD Act Year 1995) provided for institution of the Commissioner for Safe guarding the rights and facilities of persons With disabilities. The object of the office of the commissioner (disabilities) is that all persons irrespective of Disability in their living.


        For the purpose , Commissioner (disabilities) West Bengal coordinate with the Departments of the State Govt. for the Programmes and Schemes for the benefit of persons with disabilities , monitor the Utilization of fund , disbursed by the state Govt. , take steps to safeguard the rights and facilities made available to persons with disabilities.


Commissioner (disabilities) , West Bengal without Prejudice of any aggrieved person or otherwise look into complaints with respect to matters relating to deprivation of rights of persons with disabilities , non- implementation of laws, rules, bye-laws, regulations, executive orders, guidelines or instructions Made or issued by the appropriate Govt. and the local authorities for the welfare and protection of Rights of persons with disabilities and take up the matter with the appropriate authorities.


In addition to that issue of identity cards to the persons with disability in Kolkata Municipal Corporation Area , distribution of prosthetic aids appliances , Conferment of state awards to the disabled outstanding performers , Conferment of legal Guardianship under National Trust Act year 1999, Recognition of non – Govt. organization working for the cause of disabilities, appellate Medical Board and done for eligible persons with disabilities.


As recommended by the National Commission for Women , a task force for working out a policy And action plan for women with disabilities has been constituted in terms of No. 5910 –SW dtd. December 30, 2004 , which sits once in every three months at the office of the Commissioner For persons with disabilities, 45 Ganesh  Chandra Avenue (2nd floor), Kolkata –700013.



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