Manama, Feb. 28 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, today issued Resolution No. (12) of 2023 to reconfigure the Higher Committee for Persons with Disabilities, based on a proposal by the Prime Minister. Minister of Social Development and after the approval of the Council of Ministers.
According to the decision, the Higher Committee for Persons with Disabilities is chaired by the Minister of Social Development, and it consists of the following members:
1- Assistant Undersecretary for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, representing the Ministry of Social Development.
2- Director of the Social Rehabilitation Department, representing the Ministry of Social Development.
3- Director of the Compensation and Unemployment Support Department, representing the Ministry of Labor.
4- A consultant physician in government hospitals, representing government hospitals.
5- Director of the Educational Operations Department in the first region, representing the Ministry of Education.
6- Director of Wages and Benefits Department, representing the Civil Service Bureau.
7- President of the Bahrain Association for Parents and Friends of the Disabled, representing the Bahrain Association for Parents and Friends of the Disabled.
8- Chairman of the Bahrain Paralympic Committee, representing the Bahrain Paralympic Committee.
9- Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain International Mobility Center, representing the Bahrain International Mobility Center.
The entity mentioned in Clause (4) shall nominate a person to represent it in the committee, provided that his rank is not less than a member of the Board of Directors.
Members serve for two years, renewable.
The committee members elect a vice-chairman at their first meeting.
The ministers – each within his jurisdiction – shall implement the provisions of this decision, and it shall come into effect immediately upon its issuance, and it shall be published in the Official Gazette.