More sops for differently-abled

Feb 28, CHENNAI: A recent GO issued by the Tamil Nadu government has now extended the conveyance allowance offered to differently-abled government employees to such employees in public sector units too. The extension is an addition done to an earlier GO released in October 2010, where the government had increased the conveyance allowance from Rs 300 to Rs 1,000.

However, this is only applicable for those PSUs whose payscales match that of government organisations. D Ponnusamy, general secretary for the Differently Abled Government Service Employees Welfare Organisation said, "Earlier, only a few public sector units chose to give conveyance allowance for differently abled. But after the allowance was increased to Rs 1,000, many differently abled welfare organisation approached the chief minister and requested that it be extended to public sector too."