GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - The Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha today demanded urgent steps to fill up the 4,419 vacancies against the posts reserved for specially-abled persons in the State.
In a statement here, the Mahasangha said that the government has allegedly not been filling up these vacancies for quite a long time and it has even been not paying the monthly allowances to the specially-abled persons. This is awfully unfortunate.
The government is now claiming that it has been paying the monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 to each of the around 4.5 lakh specially-abled persons, which is far from the truth, the Mahasangha alleged.
The situation has come to such a pass that the specially-abled persons of the State are now forced to take to the streets to highlight their plight by boycotting the official function on the international annual day meant for them. In the face of deployment of police against them on the streets, these hapless people are now forced to urge the government emotively not to be rude to them. This is a very sorry state of affairs, the Mahasangha said.