New Delhi, June 9 -- The Delhi government plans to set up training and rehabilitation centres to ready its own cadre of special educators for persons with disabilities.

At present, educators and caregivers are hired largely from non-government organisations (NGO).

Also, there is a shortage of educators for people with multiple disabilities.

Initially, one such composite centre - for training educators as well as rehabilitating those with disabilities by providing them employable skills - will be established on a pilot basis in the capital on lines of those in Chennai, Dehradun and Secunderabad after which, if the model is successful, three such centres will be replicated, said officials in the social welfare department.

The centre will ...