Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment has announced that the process of implementing a Uniform ID has already been started and all steps are being taken to complete the same within one year. Gehlot inaugurated the Modular Operation TheatreA?at the Swami Vivekanad National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research Centre. He also laid the Foundation Stone for Satellite Centre, in NIRTAR, Bolangir, Odisha. Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr KulamaniSamal, Member of Parliament, Jagatsinghpur also graced the occasion.

Gehlot also visited a Mega Surgical camp organised at the Institute in which around 150 patients from different parts of Odisha were operated free of cost. Self employment kits were also distributed by the ministers and guests to the SC/ST beneficiaries who have undergone vocational training in different employable trades imparted by the Institute. Aids and appliances were also distributed to 56 PwDs in the camp.

Further, Gehlot announced that all sorts of financial assistance will be provided to the institute for cost of building and other infrastructures to upgrade the hospital from 100 beds to a 200 bedded hospital considering the long waiting period of the patients. It was also assured by the Minister that the long vacant posts of the Institute have been revalidated and the filling up of these posts will be expedited soon.