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Centre Proposes Establishment of Colleges for Hearing Impaired students

 In the Lok Sabha discussions, the central government proposed to establish colleges for students who suffer from hearing impairment in each of the five zones of the country.

Mar 7, 2015 14:44 IST
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In the Lok Sabha discussions, the central government proposed to establish colleges for students who suffer from hearing impairment in each of the five zones of the country. The proposal was made in the Parliament by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishnapal Gurjar while he was answering a question that was raised in the house.

The ‘Sector Scheme’ for the same purposes has been launched on January 29 this year, he reminded while answering. According to the scheme there would be grants-in-aid that would be provided to the existing colleges so that they could expand their infrastructure and provide aids/office equipments and reimbursement of the costs that gets incurred by the colleges in order to give away wages and salaries of the college faculty, staff and various other staff members including sign language interpreters.

There was a screening committee that was formed under the scheme which would identify such colleges in the country and would take actions needed to serve the best to the hearing impaired students.

Important Points

  • Central government proposed to establish colleges for students who suffer from hearing impairment
  • It will be set up in each of the five zones of the country
  • The proposal was made in the Parliament by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishnapal Gurjar

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