Haryana to regularise services of blind cane weavers

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Chandigarh, Jan 4 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced to constitute a four-member committee headed by Chief Secretary to chalk out the modalities to regularise the services of blind cane weavers besides announcing to pay them minimum wages of Rs 3,510 till their regularisation.

The Chief Minister was addressing a gathering in a function organised by the National Blind Federation of Haryana Branch to mark the 199th birth anniversary of Louis Braille at Panchayat Bhawan here.

He said that the committee would consider the demands of blinds and would suggest the ways and means to adjust them in various departments of the government.

Mr Hooda assured that the backlog of vacancies meant for blinds would be filled up soon as the Haryana government had already provided jobs to 232 blind during the last 33 months.

The Chief Minister also announced to provide land free of cost to the National Blind Federation of Haryana Branch for setting up of a Training-cum-Production Centre and directed the officers of the Social Welfare Department to identify a suitable piece of land for this purpose.

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