Govt renames disability dept- ‘divyang’ replaces ‘viklang’

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will now be known as ‘Divyangjan’ Sashaktikaran Vibhag in Hindi and dropped the word ‘viklangjan’ from its previous nomenclature. The decision has came after PM Narendra modi’s address on Mann Ki Baat, when he said physically challenged people have a “divine ability” and the term “divyang” should be used in place of “viklang” for them. For this amendment President Pranab Mukherjee has given approval to the new nomenclature.

So the Centre had proposed the change in name of the department by amending the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. Now according to an order issued by Cabinet Secretariat, the Department of Empowerment of Persons (‘Viklangjan’ Sashaktikaran Vibhag) with Disabilities will be ‘Divyangjan’ Sashaktikaran Vibhag in Hindi but in English it will remain same. The department works under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and facilitates empowerment of persons with disabilities. 

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. The Government has renamed the disability department in Hindi and replaces ‘Viklang’ word by ?
2. The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities is works under which Ministry ?

Courtesy : PTI News


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