DLLC appoints guardians for 4 specially abled

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Apr 2018 10:22:36



Staff Reporter

DISTRICT Local Level Committee (DLLC) have helped four specially abled by appointing legal guardians during a meeting held at the Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Department, District Panchayat on Thursday. With the appointment of today’s four guardians, overall 1,150 disabled persons have been provided legal guardians in the district till date. Around 2,000 beneficiaries suffering from multiple disabilities are receiving month aid of Rs 500 in the district.
DLLC organises meeting to provide legal guardianship on first Thursday of every month. Nodal Officer of Local Level Committee Dr Ramnaresh Patel told that cases of persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities are considered special as even after they have acquired 18 years of age, they may not always be capable of managing their own lives or taking legal decisions for their own betterment. Therefore, they may require someone to represent their interests in the legal areas throughout their lives.

Hence, National Trust through Local-Level Committee (LLC) appoints legal guardian to look after person with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities or his property. The legal guardian appointed, takes decision on behalf of the minor for protecting the interests of the minor and his property.Dr Patel further informed that under section 14 of the National Trust Act, the Local Level Committee headed by the District Collector is empowered to receive application for legal guardians of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities. It also provides mechanism for monitoring and protecting their interests including their properties.These beneficiaries are benefited under different schemes. Sincere efforts are being made to make these candidates self-dependent as a part of their rehabilitation. If their parents who were in government job and were receiving pension, passed away, then these beneficiaries become eligible to receive pension. Others who attended the meeting included Dr Ramnaresh Patel, LLC incharge, K L Dixit, members, Priyanka Patel, Shraddha Dwivedi, Ateef, Rajbahadur Patel and Vinay Dwivedi from DDRC.