Social justice ministry ropes in pvt industries to extend reach of ''Accessible India Campaign''
New Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) The social justice and empowerment ministry (SJEM), tasked with implementing the ''Accessible India Campaign'' (AIC), has roped in private industries and is coordinating with them to extend the reach of the campaign, a senior official said on Friday.
Department of empowerment of persons with disabilities (DEPwD) Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin told PTI on Friday that the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) have joined the AIC "to start ethos of accessibility for disabled in every building, corporate office, educational institute, hospital, historical and cultural centre".
A committee for standardisation of facilities in public places like airports, railway stations/trains and road sector is on the job. Harmonisation of specification and standards of railway coaches, their alignment with platforms, inter platform transfers to lifts and subways are all being posed for better accessibility and quality standards, Gamlin said.
Similarly sensitisation of implementing agencies, organisations, ministries, sub-ordinate offices, attached offices, state governments, judiciary, academia, health, hotel industry and sports bodies on AIC are going on, she added.