More good news from CM for differently-abled
Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said differently-abled people in the State Transport Corporations would be given special casual leave with pay on 3 December, which was being observed as International Day for Disabled.
An official release here said such facility was being extended to the differently-abled people in government and government- aided institutions.
On coming to know that those in the State Transport Corporations were not covered, Jayalalithaa today announced the extending of the benefit to them also.
This is not the first time for the AIADMK government led by Jayalalithaa to come to the help of the differently-abled in the State.
Only recently, Jayalalithaa has ordered enhancing the monthly assistance from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 to over 76,000 differently abled persons in Tamilnadu.
The announcement was aimed at reaching out the beneficiaries covered under different schemes, including persons with severe disability and muscular dystropy
She also announced the inclusion of differently-abled persons in the free gold and marriage assistance scheme launched by as soon as assuming the power after winning the Assembly elections.
Under the scheme, which was one of the populist poll promises made by the AIADMK , the beneficiaries would get four gram of gold for making ‘Thaali’ (Thirumangalyam) and financial assistance of Rs 25,000.
An official press release here said the Chief Minister wanted the differently-abled to be included in the scheme to enable them to get the benefits. The release said the State government would incur an additional expenditure of Rs one crore in view of this.
Jayalalithaa also doubled the assistance given to women who had studied upto Under Graduate or Diploma from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 and also announced free four gm gold coin for their marriage.