The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot has said that the Government is committed to the holistic empowerment of persons with disabilities through education, rehabilitation and especially skill development and employment.
Shri Gehlot said that the National Action Plan is a partnership between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability for skilling 2.5 million Person with Disability (PwD) over seven years
He was speaking on the occasion of launching of the National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities at a Conference held here today. The Plan was jointly launched with the Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy. The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar was also present on the occasion. A large gathering of corporates, PSU officials, experts, NGOs, civil society organizations and stakeholders are participating in the one-day Conference.