August 13, 2017

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Education Ministry to remove hurdles to jobs for disabled

The Ministry of Education will make arrangements to have undemocratic orders and instructions which are hindering disabled persons from acquiring jobs repealed or amended as needed after careful scrutiny, said the Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye at the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday. The 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw 5th regular session 13th day meeting held at 10 am yesterday performed the tasks of answering 6 questions, submitting one report and one bill and discussing one motion put forward.
The Union minister made the remarks in his reply to the question raised by Daw Aye Mya Mya Myo of Kyauktan constituency. “The Ministry had not made any undemocratic orders which hinder the disabled from the acquisition of employment. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation has described that labourers must be physically healthy because employment (in that field) mostly involve manual labour,” he said. The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has employed 64 disabled persons in posts suitable for them in its departments. Consultations are being made for employing disabled persons in other departments, organisations and private enterprises and vocational trainings are being conducted in vocational training schools opened under the department.”
Union Minister added, “The Ministry of Health and Sports has been employing disabled persons who apply for jobs after scrutinizing in accord with rules and regulations of civil service depending upon the nature of jobs. Moreover, disabled people and disabled pensioners/ ex-army men handed over by the Ministry of Defence are being employed according to their capacities. Had national committee on rights for disabled persons been formed, tax exemption will be carried out. Very soon, regulations on rights for disabled persons will be issued. After the emergence of rules and regulations, a national committee on rights for disabled persons is to be formed, and following that, rights for the disabled must be carried out in accord with rules and laws.” U Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance, replied to a question raised by U Bo Gyi of Chauk constituency, as to the Participatory Reforms in the Budget Process. “Most countries across the world are exercising a policy-based budgeting system, and drawing up the Medium Term Fiscal Framework systematically. The Ministry is making ministries control budget deficit so as not to exceed 5 per cent of the GDP and draw budget deficits within the framework after designating normal expenditure framework and lump sum expenditure framework, without foreign monetary aid and foreign loans. Presently, regions, states, districts and townships planning and implementation committees had been formed for the transparency of development projects, for increased participation of the people and for people to be well convinced of the facts which local people can suggest and discuss.”
The deputy minister added, “Township Development Supporting Committees and township development committees were formed with local town elders assigned as chairmen, so needs and requirements of their respective regions had been implemented in drawing up
planning.
And in making plans, regions, states, districts and township planning and implementation committees had been formed for local people to take part in discussions in making plans with their respective duties designated. Instructions had been made to perform the tasks after inviting Hluttaw representatives to take part in the meetings of planning committees. As for the Ministry of Planning and Finance, it always lays stress on the transparency of the budget. From the financial year 2015-2016 Citizen’s Budget has been issued annually. According to Open Budget Survey—OBS), Myanmar’s result was zero in 2012 with in 2015 it reached 2. We firmly believe that OPS for FY 2017 will develop.”
Afterward, Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, U Soe Min, vice-chairman of Myanmar Central Bank and Daw Khin Saw Oo, U Saw Vellitine, member of the Union Civil Service Board replied to the queries raised by U Kan Myint of Thayet constituency, Daw Zin Mar Aung of Yankin constituency, U Pe Du of Prusho constituency and U Phyo Zayar Thaw (a) U Zayar Thaw of Zabuthiri.
Then, as regards the motion submitted by U Khin Cho of Hlaingbwe constituency urging the Union Government to systematically implement for reducing the problem of unemployment in the country, U Naing Htoo Aung of Natogyi constituency, Daw Mar Mar Khaing of Thaton constituency and Daw Ni Ni Don of Pauk Khaung constituency discussed respectively. Regarding the motion, it will be debated and decided by Hluttaw in the 14th day meeting.

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