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Department of Disability Affairs gets its first Secretary!: Disability News and Information Service

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Department of Disability Affairs gets its first Secretary!

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: Department of Disability Affairs, which was notified a few months back, got its first Secretary when Stuti Narain Kacker took over towards the fag end of July. Although it took 64 years after independence, this is a momentous development for the entire disability sector and the 70-100 million people with disabilities of the country.

The Department will have 3 Joint Secretaries and total staff strength of 150. It is now hoped that the other staff is also recruited at the earliest for the Department to become truly functional.