Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale Friday said as part of the objective to have an old age home in every district of Jharkhand, work has completed in 10 districts while construction is in progress in 14 others.
He also said that there are several vacancies in government jobs for the divyang people and the Jharkhand government is working to fill them up.
Making the divyang people of the state skilled and giving them employment is the priority. The government is making efforts to increase reservation from four per cent to five per cent in providing government jobs to divyang people and five per cent in education, Athawale told reporters here.
Efforts are also on to fill-up the backlog vacancies, he said.
The government is also taking steps to accord constitutional status to the OBC Commission, he said.
Stating that there are 20,500 people still engaged in manual scavenging in the state, the minister said that the government is preparing a scheme to provide Rs 50,000 to every such family as assistance.
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