Pincha appointed Commissioner for disabled

A disabled person has been appointed as Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities for the first time in the country.

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2012, 15:45 PM IST

New Delhi:A disabled person has been
appointed as Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
for the first time in the country.
Prasanna Kumar Pincha, a visually-challenged person, took
charge as the Chief Commissioner on December 28.
A disability rights activist, Pincha had served as
founder principal of Government Institute for the Blind in
Assam`s Jorhat.

A law graduate with a Masters degree in English
literature, Pincha also worked as a Joint Director in Social
Welfare Department of Assam government and was a Special
Rapporteur with National Human Rights Commission.

He was selected for the National Award for Best
Employee (Visually Disabled) in 1999 by the Central
government.

PTI