In Punjab only, Mohan said, 182 posts of teachers (140 primary and 42 in high schools) for blind persons are lying vacant for a long time. “We will start an agitation if the government does not fill up the vacancies before March, 31 this year,” Mohan warned.
Jage Ram, convener of Himachal Pradesh chapter too expressed his concern over the poor condition of visually impaired people in the hill state due to insensitive approach of the government there.
Mohan also said that nine visually impaired people work as principals in nine colleges in Haryana. He regretted that there is none in Punjab. “The government has already identified 1901 jobs for blinds but the posts are yet to be filled while in Haryana most of the posts have been filled up,” Mohan informed.
The Blind Federation exhibited various technologies, which will end the social isolation of visually impaired, and make them self dependent to earn their livelihood, at the exhibition, held at Faridkot.
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