KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a slew of mandamus and directive orders to the government. These orders are related to the rights and interests, education, health and social security issues of the differently-abled.
A joint bench of the Supreme Court Judges Tahir Ali Ansari and Kamal Narayan Das issued six mandamus and seven directive orders in that connection.
The mandamuses require the government to provide sustenance allowances in the range of Rs 500 to Rs 3,000 per month to the identified disabled persons and the disabled senior citizens and a special monthly allowance in the range of Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 to the disabled persons who are fully infirm and mentally unsound.
Likewise, the joint bench of the apex court issued mandamuses requiring the government to post at least one social welfare official in every district, to provide the above-mentioned allowances within three months from the date of receiving this order.