• Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024


Assam Rifles, India’s oldest paramilitary force, is proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Composite Regional Centre (CRC), a Centre for Skill Development. Composite Regional Centre (CRC) is a premier institute under administrative control of National Institute for Empowerment of Person with Multiple Disabilities (Divyangjan), NIEPMD, Chennai, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. CRC, Shillong will provide a comprehensive rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities, including physical, mental and intellectual disabilities. This landmark agreement aims to provide assistance to both the serving and retired personnel of Assam Rifle as well as their dependents.

 The MoU was signed by Mrs Pushpa Nair, President Assam Rifles Wives Welfare Association (ARWWA) and Dr. Ram Shakal Sahani, Director, Composite Regional Centre, Shillong in a formal ceremony held at the Assam Rifles Headquarters in Shillong.


Key Highlights of the MoU

(a) Provide quality rehabilitation services to personnel with Disabilities (Divyangjan) both serving and retired of Assam Rifles as well as their dependents referred by Assam Rifles, including assessment and diagnostic intervention at the office of CRC, Shillong.


(b) Develop and implement training and capacity building programs for Assam Rifles personnel and their families (including Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks), as well as the local population in the areas where Assam Rifles operates, on disability and rehabilitation issues.


(c) Specialised team of CRC, Shillong would visit schools run by Assam Rifles and conduct screening of children below 10 years of age for early identification of abnormalities/ disabilities in the children and suggest remedial measures in case abnormality/ disability is identified in any child/ children.


(d) The CRC, Shillong would organize training of teachers of the Assam Rifles Schools in Shillong Garrison on handling teaching and caring for the children with special needs.


(e) Organise lectures for the parents of children with special needs on the important aspects of core education and rehabilitation of the special children.


(f) CRC, Shillong would also facilitate rehabilitation of all the disabled soldiers of Assam Rifles both serving and retired, under ADIP Scheme on requirement basis as per ADIP and Government of India norms.


 Assam Rifles is the oldest paramilitary Force of the nation with its most of the men deployed in the Indo-Myanmar border. The signing of this MoU will give access to quality rehabilitation services to personnel with Disabilities (Divyangjan) both serving and retired of Assam Rifles as well as their dependents.

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