Assam’s Arman Ali takes charge of national disabled people’s organisation NCPEDP

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The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) on Friday has announced the appointment of Arman Ali as its Executive Director.

He would assume charge from October 01. Disability rights activist Javed Abidi aged 53, who was the director of the NCPEDP, passed away on March 4 after succumbing to chest infection.

Ali is the executive director of Shishu Sarothi, the Centre for Rehabilitation and Training for Multiple Disability since 2009. Under his leadership Shishu Sarothi grew from a small 28 member team to 90 member team and made a major impact for the cause of disability.

Ali has played a pivotal role in bringing the disability sector together in the North East to form a network of organisations from the seven states, leading campaigns and engaging the judiciary to uphold rights of people with disabilities.

A member of the National Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the think tank instituted by NCPEDP and also a partner of the National Disability Network, Ali played a pivotal role in NCPEDP’s campaigns, working closely with Abidi, the most recent being the struggle for a new disability law that finally saw shape as the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.

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