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GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said, visually challenged persons deserve special attention and love from the society and his Government is committed towards extending special care to the visually impaired.
Talking to a delegation of All Assam Blind Employees' Association at his office chamber in the State Secretariat, Gogoi said his Government would exempt the visually impaired Government employees from paying professional taxes. Moreover he assured the delegation of reserving housing quota for visually challenged employees.
The delegation led by its president Dilip Kumar Das and secretary Noor Mohammad submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister. Gogoi directed the Director, Social Welfare Department, Kumud Chandra Kalita to take all necessary actions to address their grievances. Besides, Gogoi also assured the delegation that the Government would complete all the formalities to upgrade Guwahati, Nagaon and Jorhat Blind Schools to Higher Secondary level. He also directed the concerned officials to execute the modalities for in-service promotion of the visually challenged employees as per their qualifications.
Gogoi while responding to the pleas of the Association expressed empathy and compassion to the visually challenged employees who are also contributing to the growth and development of the State.