CDPF, MOCA look into delivery of subsidies for the disabled
An inspection team led by Cheng Kai, vice chairman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), visited Henan and Anhui provinces to check implementation of two subsidies for the disabled, from Jan 12 to 14, 2016.
The team included officials from the federation and the social welfare and philanthropy promotion department of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA). This was a move to help implement the State Council’s opinions on providing living subsidy for disable people with financial difficulties and care subsidy for the severely disabled.
The team talked with officials from local civil affairs’ departments, finance administrations and disabled persons’ associations to learn the arrangements made to ensure development in accordance with the State Council’s opinions.
Cheng pointed out that Henan and Anhui are underdeveloped provinces in central China and face great financial pressure in carrying out the two subsidy policies at provincial, municipal and county levels. But, they should be fully aware of the importance of support for the disabled in the national campaign to develop a well-off society and eliminate poverty.
Representatives of the two provinces said that they would speed up the implementation of the State Council’s opinions to ensure relevant methods are in place before the festival. The two subsidies will take effect from January 1, 2016. At the same time, they suggest that the Central Government should clarify responsibilities between central and local governments and include the amounts of the two subsidies in transfer payment.