State Government Policies

Andaman and Nicobar Island
1. Reservation in Government Job: In Gr. ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

2. Scholarship/Stipend: The state Government awards scholarship to disabled persons from Class I to Class VIII. For details pl. contact Director, Social Welfare Department.

3.Assistance for self employment: Financial assistance is given for self employment to the disabled persons. For details pl. refer the list. (Appendix–A)

4.Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Assistance provided to the bonafide handicapped persons in order to improve their mobility. For details please contact Director, Social Welfare Department.

5.Other Concessions: Financial assistance for medical treatment in mainland is available.

6.Concerned Officer:
The Director
Social Welfare Department
Andaman and Nicobar Island
Port Blair – 744 104

Andhra Pradesh PDF Print E-mail

Andhra Pradesh

Schemes for PWDs

Head Quarters Office:

The Commissioner, Disabled Welfare is the Head of the Department. He is assisted by two Deputy Directors and two Assistant Directors in discharging administrative, planning and executive functions. Three more officers namely one Accounts Officer, one Placement Officer and one Physical Director also will assist the Commissioner to discharge various other functions.

District Offices:

District Collectors are mainly implementing the schemes of the Disabled Welfare Department in the districts with the assistance of Assistant Directors, Welfare of Disabled. The schemes mainly implemented at district level are maintenance of Government Hostels, Homes, sanction of various types of scholarships, supply of Nationalised text books, note books to students, rehabilitation etc.

OTHER OFFICES:

INSTITUTIONS

a) Hostels / Homes:

40 Hostels and 3 Homes are  functioning in the State. The boarders/inmates are paid cosmetic charges towards soaps and hair oil @Rs.20/- per month for boys/men and Rs.25/- per month for girls/women. Clothing allowance is sanctioned @Rs.230/- and Rs.40/- stitching charges per annum for each boarder/inmate.

All the boarders are supplied with exercise notebooks and Student stationary like geometry boxes, scales, maps etc. at a cost of Rs.150 /- per boarder per annum. They are also supplied all the textbooks upto X Class free of cost. They are also provided with Trunk boxes, Bedding materials etc.

Note on Schemes Implemented by Department for Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens

I) EDUCATION:

  • 11 Special Residential Schools, 10 for Visually Handicapped, and 12 for Hearing Handicapped are functioning under the control of Department for the welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens.

  • 2 Residential  junior colleges one each for Hearing Handicapped and visually handicapped (120 Inmates)

  • Providing residential facilities for students through 40 Hostels under disabled Welfare Depart and 5 Special Schools 3 VH and 2 HH under School education Department.

Pre-Matric Scholarships:

Disabled students studying classes from I to x and whose parents’ / guardians’ income is less than Rs.1,00,000/- per annum are sanctioned scholarships and other allowances like transport allowances, allowance for maintenance of prosthetic/orthopedic aids per month to O.H students and reader allowances to VH students as detailed below.

Other Allowances

Transport Allowance per month
(for O.H. only)

Maintenance of Prosthetic/ Orthopedic aids per month
(for O.H. only)

Readers Allowance per month
(for V.H. only)

1

2

3

4

5

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

I to V

70/-

50/-

25/-

25/-

VI to VIII

100/-

50/-

25/-

25/-

IX to X

182/-

50/-

25/-

50/-

(e) Braille Text Books are supplied for Class I to X (Pre-Matric) on free of cost.
(f) Note Books to Orthopedical and Hearing impaired Hostel Boarders at a cost of  Rs.150/- per Boarder per annum and thick drawing sheets for writing  purpose in Braille script to visually impaired students are supplied.
(g) Musical Instruments are supplied free of cost, (not exceeding Rs.1000/-) to students / professionals of Government/private (recognized) Music Colleges whose parents/guardians income is less than Rs.1, 00,000/-.
(h) Scholarship is sanctioned to Mentally Retarded Children admitted in to specialized schools run by relevant NGOs who do not get Grant in Aid from GOVT. of India and whose parents/guardian’s income is less than Rs.1.00.000/- per annum @ Rs.1,000/- per annum per child.
(i) Post matric scholar ships:-
Disabled students studying Intermediate and above classes and whose parental income is less than Rs.1,00.000/- are eligible on par with S.C Students as detailed below.

Sl.No

Group

Hosteller

Student Managed Hostel

Day Scholar

1

Group – I

962

442

429

2

Group – II

682

442

429

3

Group – III

520

325

240

4

Group – IV

520

325

182

(j) Books and instruments are supplied to I.T.I and Polytechnic students, whose Parents/guardians income is less than Rs1,00,000/- per annum.
(k) Total reimbursement of tuition fees and special fees is provided to the students studying Professionals courses, like M.B.B.S., B.E., B.Tech, M.B.A., Computer, B.Ed., etc for “A” category seats on par with scheduled caste students whose parents/guardians income is less than Rs.1,00,000/- per annum (G.O.Ms.No.21,WD CWD and DW (DW.A1) Dept. Dt. 3.7.2008.
(l) On the International day of Disabled i.e., 3rd day of December every year Games, sports and competitions in skill and talent for Disabled are conducted to bring them into the main stream of public life.
(m) Seven KGBV Schools were established (2 for VH and 5 for HH girls) in the Districts for providing educational benefits at the elementary level to the disabled girls.

Andhra Pradesh Vikalangula Cooperative Corporation:-

1) Job oriented Vocational training programs are being imparted through training and production centers in Technical and non – technical and vocational courses.
2) Aids and appliances such as Blind sticks, Crutches, Wheel Chairs, Tricycles, Calipers, hearing Aids, etc. are being supplied to the needy Disabled persons.
3) Education through Teaching and Learning Materials
4) Braille Press takes up publication of books for Visually Impaired
5) Introduction of computers to Visually Impaired through JAWS software etc. has been promoted.

(II) Economic Rehabilitation:

Under this scheme, the disabled persons whose parents / guardians income is less than Rs.11,000/- per annum are sanctioned subsidy not exceeding Rs.3.000/- per candidate to enable them to make a living.

During 2007-08 the Government have allocated an amount of Rs.88,00,000/- and an amount of Rs.77,04,000/- has been released to the districts.  An expenditure of Rs.71,64,000/- has been incurred covering  2388 disabled persons.

During 2008-09 the Government have allocated an amount of Rs.1,98,00,000/- and an amount of Rs.99,10,000/- has been released to the districts for the 1st and 2nd quarters.  An amount of Rs.72,14,000/- has been spent covering 2405 disabled persons.  The 3rd and 4th quarter budget was  not released by the Government.

(III) INCENTIVE AWARDS FOR MARRIAGES BETWEEN DISBLED AND NORMAL PERSONS:

To promote social integration, a sum of Rs.10.000/- as cash incentive award is sanctioned to a normal person marrying a disabled person after 1.4.2008 whose disability is atleast 40%.

(IV) COACHING FOR TYPEWRITING AND SHORTHAND EXMINATIONS AND OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS:

This scheme is being sanctioned in order to enhance employment opportunities for disabled persons whose parents / guardians’ income is less than Rs.1,00,000/- per annum.

(V) PURCHASE OF PETROL/DIESEL:

Disabled persons who are owners of motorized vehicles and having income up to Rs.24.000/- per annum are sanctioned 50% subsidy on actual expenditure on purchase of petrol / diesel to an extent of 15 ltrs for 2 horse power vehicle and 25 ltrs for more than 2 horse power vehicle to go to the place of duty and back to their residence. During the year 2008-09 Government have allocated an amount of Rs.49,000/- under this head. Out of which an amount of Rs.36,000/- has been released to the Districts.  An amount of Rs.24,000/- has been incurred covering 20 disabled persons under the Scheme.

Pensions:- Pensions are being sanctioned to persons with disabilities irrespective of age who come under below poverty line. Under this scheme 7,90,471 persons with disabilities are sanctioned pension @ Rs.500/-p.m. spending Rs.39,52,35,500/- per month and Rs.4,74,28,26,000/- per annum.

Benefits for the disabled for Prevention and identification of disabilities:

  • Pulse Polio Immunization programme, Leprosy eradication programme, National Programme for control of blindness, National Mental Health programme, Integrated Child Development Services and Supplementary Nutrition programmes are all taken to prevent disabilities.

  • Multipurpose identification camps are being conducted to identify the disabled by Disabled and Senior Citizens.

Programmes taken up by School Education and Higher Education Departments for the benefit of the disabled

  • 70 Residential Bridge Centers are functioning for providing short term training for mainstreaming in to normal schools through Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.

  • For severely disabled persons home based training is provided to the siblings and parents under inclusive education.

  • 154 schools are being run by NGOs (32 for Visually Impaired, 40 for Hearing Impaired, 20 for Orthopaedically Disabled and 62 for Mentally Retarded children).

  • Free education is being provided till 18 years of age

  • 1,34,000 school going Disabled children are covered under Inclusive Education by School Education Department.
  • Disabled students are provided 5 Special Schools 3 for VH and 2 for HH under School Education Department.

  • The Government of Andhra Pradesh is providing 3% reservation of seats in favour of the disabled in all normal educational institutions. Apart from this the education department is also running integrated schools for normal and children with special needs under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (Rajiv Vidya Mission).

  • 115 Integrated Education Centers for Disabled @ 5 in each district – 2 for Visually Handicapped and 3 for Hearing Handicapped have been sanctioned in the entire state under school education department.
  • The Govt. have issued orders allowing the students appearing for S.S.C. Public Examinations (i) extra time of 30 minutes to all blind candidates and other physically handicapped candidates and (ii) blind and physically handicapped candidates are exempted from drawing diagrams and location of boundaries and places etc. and allowed to give only the description, giving full weightage to the questions vide G.O.MsNo.1189, Education (K) Dept. dt.27.12.1976.

  • The Govt. extended the following benefits to the disabled students who are appearing for the 7th and 10th class public examinations vide G.O.Ms.No.33, Education (Exams) Dept. dt.19.3.2001.

    • The qualifying criteria and pass marks in final examinations, i.e., VII and X classes are reduced from 35 to 20 (Twenty) marks for all subjects for Blind and Deaf and Dumb students.
    • The jumbling system in examinations for all classes are abolished in respect of these students and trained teachers should only attend the valuation of answer papers.
    • The scribe for the Blind should have passed X standard.
  • The hearing impaired candidates studying Intermediate are exempted from (a) Payment of examination fee; (b) 30 minutes extra time at Intermediate Public Examination (I and II Year); and (3) Exemption of one language under Part-I or II (Procs.No.81/E-I/2001-2002, dt.9.4.2002 of the Commissioner and Secretary, Board of Intermediate Education, Hyderabad)

  • The blind students studying Degree are exempted from payment of tuition fee and examination fee vide G.O.Ms.No.154, Education (C1) Dept. dt.18.2.1975.

  • Government have extended the benefits of exemption from payment of examination fee and reduction of pass marks in each subject by 10% in favour of the disabled students (hearing impaired, orthopaedically handicapped and visually challenged) studying Engineering, Pharmacy, MBA and MCA courses vide G.O.Ms.No.150, Higher Education (EC-2) Dept. dt.31.8.2006 and G.O.Ms.No.152, Higher Education (EC-2) Dept. dt.22.8.2007.

  • The visually impaired students are provided with scribe during the course of examinations. They are also provided with Readers Allowance of Rs.50 to 100 per head per month ranging from Intermediate to professional course.

Reservations:

  • The APSRTC is providing free bus passes to all the disabled persons irrespective of age to travel within the City and Sub Urban areas and 50% concessional pass in all Rural Areas. Transport allowances of Rs.50/- per month per head is being provided to all Orthopaedically handicapped students apart from this.

  • The Government of Andhra Pradesh have identified jobs that are manned by the persons with disabilities vide G.O.Ms.No.145, W.D.C.W. and L (WH.Desk) Dept. dated 28.9.1992 for Group C and D Posts.

  • The Government of A.P. has provided reservation in favour of the disabled in Group-I and Group-II services vide G.O.Ms.No.297, WD, CW and DW Dept. dt.9.10.2006 and G.O.Rt.No.106, W.D.C.W. and D.W. (DW) Dept. dated 13.4.2007 respectively for Group A and B Posts.

  • 3% reservation is provided in favour of the disabled in employment and the reservation is trifurcated into 1:1:1 to the visually impaired, hearing impaired and Orthopaedically Handicapped vide G.O.Ms.No.115, W.D.c.W. and L (WH.Desk) Dept. dt.30.7.1991.

  • All departments are directed to set apart 3% of their budget for implementing self-employment programmes for disabled vide G.O.Ms.No. 24, dt:20.5.2002

  • Reservations of posts in services and age concession has been extended for 10 more years vide G.O.Ms.No.21, WD, CW and DW Dept., dt:29.4.2002

  • The Government of A.P. have launched the special recruitment drive for filling up of the backlog vacancies reserved for disabled in Government and public sector vide G.O.Ms.No.9, WDCW and DW Dept. dt.26.2.2002.  And the period of special recruitment drive has been extended from time to time up to 31.3.2010.  Till date, 2569 disabled are recruited through the special recruitment drive.

  • The Govt. of A.P. directed that all the departments and local authorities shall reserve not less than 3% in terms of physical and financial coverage in all poverty alleviation schemes for the benefit of the PWDs vide G.O.Ms.No.1, W.D. and D.W. (DW) Dept. dt.9.1.2002.

Further, the Govt. have also issued the following orders:-

  • Certain benefits to disabled persons in Housing Schemes in the State vide G.O.Rt.No.106, Housing (RH.I) Dept. dt.27.3.2008.
  • Enhancement of annual ceiling of parents / guardians to Rs.1,00,000/- for sanction of certain schemes to the eligible disabled students vide G.O.Ms.No.9, WDCW and DW Dept. dt.10.4.2008.
  • Enhancement of Diet Charges, Cosmetic charges, Supply of Uniforms and bedding material to inmates and boarders staying in Hostels, Homes, Residential Schools and attached Hostels of T.C.P.Cs. Of disabled persons etc. vide G.O.Ms.No.15, WDCW and DW (DW.A1) Dept. dt.7.6.2008.
  • Enhancement of Marriage Incentive Awards for marriages between differently abled and Normal persons from Rs.3000/- to Rs.10,000/- vide G.O.Ms.No.18, WDCW and DW Dept. dt.19.6.2008.
  • For availment of any number of different Concessions given for meeting different needs to differently abled persons vide G.O.Ms.No.19, WDCW and DW (DW.A1) Dept. dt.25.6.2008.
  • Sanction of direct loans to severely challenged students studying Post Graduate and Professional Courses to purchase motorized vehicle, sophisticated prosthetic aids etc. vide G.O.Rt.No.194, WDCW and DW (DW.A2) Dept. dt.30.6.2008.
  • Providing portable MP 3 CD Players to Visually Challenged students as an assistive device for promoting access to quality education and enhancing vide G.O.Rt.No.209, WDCW and DW (DW.A2) Dept. dt.9.7.2008.

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Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh

1.Reservation in Government Job: In Gr. ‘C’ and ‘D’posts the Government ‘reservation’ are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

2. Assistance for self employment:

Disabled persons get assistance for self employment. For details pl. refer the list (Appendix–A)

3.Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances:

Economic assistance by way of ex–gratia relief is provided by the Dir. of Social Welfare for the Welfare and Rehabilitation and for purchase of aids and appliances.

4.Other Concessions/Facilities:

Medical expenses – Reimbursement for medical treatment is given to those disabled person whose family income is less then Rs.200/– p.m. and who is not in receipt of adequate medical reimbursement from any other sources. The amount given for this purpose should not exceed Rs.5,000/– including the cost of Prosthetic aids. Journey expense for patient and one escort shall be paid. Director, Government of Health Services shall sanction the amount.

5.Concerned Officers –

A. For Concession Programme, Economic Assistant, Welfare and Rehabilitation –
Director
Social Welfare,
Neharlagur, Itanagar
Office Order No. SCA–140/84(PT)–22388

B. For Medical Treatment –
Director of Health Services,
Neharlagur
Itanagar

C. For enforcement of provision made in R/R for employment of disabled

Dy. Secy.(W) is the nodal officer.

Assam
Assam

(Government of Assam has constituted the “Assam State Council for Handicapped Welfare” to act as an Advisory Body to the State Government)

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%


1-A) Reservation in Government job
: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservations are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

B) Educational Institutions: 3% seats are reserved for Physically Handicapped students in MBBS. Course.

2. Scholarship/Stipend: The state Government awards scholarship to disabled persons from Class I to Class VIII. For details contact: Director, Social Welfare Department and “Key Reference at Appendix ‘ A’”.

3. Disability Pension: Disabled person whose age is 65 years and above for male and 60 years and above for female Rs.100/– p.m. as disability pension.

4. Unemployment allowances: Disabled persons who are registered in employment exchange, get Rs.50/– p.m. as unemployment allowance.

5. Assistance for self employment: The Handicapped persons get assistance for self employment. For details please refer list (Appendix–A)

6.Other Concessions/Facilities:

5% reservation in allotment of fair price shops.
Reservation of 3% beneficiaries under IRDP Scheme.

7.Concerned Officer:
The Director
Social Welfare Department
Government of Assam, Dispur

Bihar PDF Print E-mail

Bihar State Comprehensive Policy for Persons with Disabilities

1 Preamble

People with disabilities in Bihar, according to a Census 2001, are as many as 18,87,611(this is the most conservative estimate and needs further study), live in circumstances of poverty, isolation and stigma. Their experiences have been exacerbated by the lack of services & facilities and vehement attitudinal barriers in all walks of their life. A very low percentage of PwDs in Bihar have been receiving marginal amount of services in a few urban centers through the efforts of Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs).

Guided by the significant changes in international thinking towards a human rights approach to disability, Nitish Kumar, the present Chief Minister of Bihar is determined to realize the protection of rights, full participation and equal opportunities of people with disabilities in the society. The process occurs within the context of the current developmental initiatives and establishment of strong institutions of local self-government through the 73rd & 74th constitutional amendments and concomitant policy development processes in Bihar.

The state Govt. of Bihar has sent its expression of interest to the Government of India specifying it’s intent to augment the status of PwDs through appropriate policy formulation, programming and adequate budgeting. Accordingly, on the request of the State Government, World Bank agreed to provide technical support in the endeavor of preparing the policy and related supportive activities.

The government appointed a task force on Disability in January 2008 with the primary task of developing a Comprehensive Disability Policy for Bihar, in line with Biwako Millennium Framework and UN Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for PwDs. The disability strategy will amplify the human rights approach to disability intended in the Constitutional Framework.

1. The task force included PwDs, representatives from various stakeholder departments, NGOs and parents group. The lead facilitator for the entire process was World Bank Consultant, expert in Social Policy & Planning. The development of the Comprehensive Disability Policy Framework was a participatory process involving people with disabilities and other stakeholders & role-players. There were series of workshops, interviews and discussions at State and district levels, which led to the production of a Green Paper that was subjected to a broad consultative process, attended by the Secretaries to the Government of Bihar, facilitated and chaired by the Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar.

2 State Profile

2.1 History

The history of the land mass currently known as Bihar is very ancient. In fact, it extends to the very dawn of human civilization. Earliest myths and legends of Hinduism the Sanatana (Eternal) Dharma – are associated with Bihar. Sita, the consort of Lord Rama, was a princess of Bihar. It was here that Prince Gautam attained enlightenment, became the Buddha- at the present Bodh Gaya- a town in central Bihar; and the great religion of Buddhism was born. It is here also that Lord Mahavira, the founder of another great religion, Jainism, was born and attained nirvana (death). The tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was born and attained the sainthood of Sikhism, that is became a Guru.

Bihar, the ancient land of Buddha, has witnessed golden period of Indian history. It is the same land where the seeds of the first republic were sown and which cultivated the first crop of democracy. Such fertile is the soil that has given birth to innumerous intellectuals, which spread the light of knowledge and wisdom not only in the country but also in the whole world. The state has its capital at Patna, which is situated on the bank of the holy river Ganga. The state as it is today has been shaped from its partition from the province of Bengal and most recently after the separation of the tribal southern region now called Jharkhand.

Bihar is located in the eastern part of the country (between 83°-30′ to 88°-00′ longitude). It is an entirely land–locked state, although the outlet to the sea through the port of Kolkata is not far away. Bihar lies mid-way between the humid West Bengal in the east and the sub humid Uttar Pradesh in the west which provides it with a transitional position in respect of climate, economy and culture. It is bounded by Nepal in the north and by Jharkhand in the south. The Bihar plain is divided into two unequal halves by the river Ganga that flows through the middle from west to east.

2.2 Demography

In the last decade (1991-2001), the growth of population in Bihar has increased roughly by 5 percentage points, being 28.43 percent as against 21.34 percent in India. The state of Bihar now contains 8.07 percent of the country’s population according to the provisional population results.

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Chandigarh
1. Reservation in Government Job: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘ D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

2. Housing Board: The Chandigarh Housing Board has adopted a policy to reserve 1% of built houses to the Physically Handicapped persons.

3. Scholarship/Stipend: Scholarships are granted from Class Ist to Class VIIIth by Education Department and from Class IX onwards by Social Welfare Department. The rates vary from Rs.50/– to Rs.170/– for day scholars and upto Rs.240/– for hostelleRs.The blind students are also granted readers allowance.

In addition to above, the Orthopaedically handicapped students are also eligible for maintenance of prosthetic/Orthotic aids @ Rs.25/– p.m. irrespective of the class and course.

4. Disability Pension/Social Security Pension: Disability pension @ Rs.100/– P.M. is granted to Physically handicapped persons from the age of 18 years and above who are disabled to the extent of 40% and are residents of Union Territory of Chandigarh and their family income does not exceed Rs.150/– p.m.

5. Conveyance Allowances: Conveyance allowance to employees of Chandigarh administration is granted belonging to the categories of blind or Orthopaedically Handicapped. The rate of conveyance allowance is 5% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.100/– p.m.

1. Bus Concession/Rail Concession: Free bus travel for blind and 50% concession is admissible to other categories of Physically Handicapped persons in C.T.U. buses.

2. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: The Physically Handicapped persons are given financial assistance for purchase of aids and appliances as are necessary to increase their mobility. The quantum of assistance is us under

The quantum of assistance
Income Assistance
Upto Rs.200/– p.m 90% of the cost
Rs.201/ to Rs.400/–p.m 75% of the cost
Rs.401/ to Rs.600/–p.m 50% of the cost

6. Other Concessions/facilities

1. Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children: The Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children is being run by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, U.T. Branch, Chandigarh. Handicapped children are treated free of cost for one time in this center. The Centre is having the facilities of Consultant Doctors, Speech Therapists, Prosthetic Technician, Clinical Psychologists, Medical Social Workers and Trained Teachers.

2. Bhavan Vidyalaya, Jaisukhpal Hathi Sadan, Sector 27, Madhy, Marginal Chandigarh: The Institution imparts education to those children whose I.Q is low and are slow in learning.

3. Institution for Deaf and Dumb Children, Sector 11, Chandigarh: The Institution is also being run by a voluntary organization and it imparts primary education which includes speech therapy and vocational courses.

7. Concerned Officer: The Director

Social Welfare Department

Union Territory of Chandigarh

Sector 17

Chandigarh

Dadra and Nagar Haveli
1. Reservation in Government job: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

 

2. Age relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government Jobs.

3. Scholarship/stipend: The administration of Dadar and Nagar Haveli awards scholarship to the handicapped students at the following rates:

1. Class I to V –Rs.25/– P.M.
2. Class VI to VIII –Rs.35/– P.M.

3. From Class IX onwards

Scholarship for the handicapped students on the base of Course/Class
Sr. No. Type of Course/Class Rate P.M for day Scholars Rate P.M. for Hostellers Reader’s Allowance for V.H.
i) Cl. IX to XII Pre– University Course and I.A/I.Sc/PTC D.Ed., etc. 85 140 50
ii) B.A/B.Sc/B.Com. etc 125 180 75
iii) B.E/B.Tech/MBBS/ BDS/LLB/B.Ed/Dip.in Professional and Engg. Studies etc./In Plant Training 170 240 100
iv) MA/M.Sc/M.Com/LLM/M.Ed/MDS etc. 170 240 100

4. Disability Pension/Social Security Pension: Disabled persons get Rs.60/– p.m. as disability pension. For details pl. contact Director, Social Welfare Department.

5. Assistance for self employment: The handicapped persons get assistance for self employment. For details pl. refer the list (Appendix–A)

6. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: The Physically handicapped persons are given financial assistance for purchase of aids and appliances as are necessary to increase their mobility. The quantum of assistance is given below:

Quantum of Assistance on the Base of Income
Income Assistance
Upto Rs.200/– p.m 90% of the cost
Rs.201/ to Rs.400/–p.m 75% of the cost
Rs.401/ to Rs.600/–p.m 50% of the cost

7. Concerned Officer:

The Secretary

Social Welfare Department,
Dadra and Nagar Haveli, U.T
Neharlagur, Itanagar
Silvasa – 396 230

Daman and Diu
1. Reservation in Government Job: In Grade ‘ C’ and ‘ D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

2. Age relaxation:The upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government jobs.

3. Scholarship/stipend: Following incentives are provided to Disabled students under Centrally sponsored scheme of integrated education for the disabled children.

 

Incentives for Disabled students
Standard Scholarship Books and Stationary ( per year) Allowances (per year) Uniforms
Class I to IV Rs.300/– Rs.100/– Rs.200/–
Class V to VIII Rs.350/– Rs.150/– Rs.200/–
IX to F.Y Rs.850/– –– ––
SY to TY Rs.1250/– –– ––
Technical Education Rs.1700/– –– ––

F.Y. = First Year, S.Y. Second Year, T.Y. Third year of 3 year degree course.

4. Disability Pension/Social Security Pension: Old age pension is provided @ Rs.60/–p.m. to Physically Handicapped Persons whose age is 55 years and above.

5. Bus Concession: Free for disabled students in private and Government buses and 50% concession is provided for escorts of eligible handicapped persons.

Director, Social Welfare issues photo identity card to the handicapped for availing this facility.

6. Assistance for self employment: Financial assistance upto Rs.5000/– per beneficiary is provided to disabled persons for various economic activities on 25% subsidy. Remaining 75% is provided as interest free loan. Annual income from all sources of the applicant should be less than or equal to Rs.6000/– Assistance is provided for the following five

Activities with Total Assitance
Activities Total assistance
Cycle shop Rs.2500/–
Tailoring shop Rs.2500/–
Purchase of type writer Rs.4000/–
Cottage industries Rs.3000/–
Setting of kiosks(Hand cart) Rs.5000/–

For other details pl. refer the list (Appendix–A)

7. Other Concession: Ferry boat concession: The State Government has provided free ferry boat/launcher at various points of Goa.

8. Concerned Officer:
The Director
Directorate of Social Welfare
Daman and Diu

Delhi State General Policies PDF Print E-mail
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1. Reservation in Government Job: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘ D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:
Reservation for The Handicapped

Category of Handicapped

Percentage of Reservation

Visually handicapped

1%

Orthopaedically handicapped

1%

Hearing handicapped

1%

2. Educational Institutions: 3% seats in I.T.I.’s are reserved for the PH persons.

3. Others:

5% reservation in allotment of DDA shops/Kiosks to PH persons.

1% DDA plots are reserved for P.H. persons

2% Municipality shops are reserved for PH persons.

2. Age relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government Jobs.

3. Scholarship/Stipend: The State Government awards scholarship to the disabled students at the following rate –

Class I to V – Rs.50/– P.M.

Class VI to VIII – Rs.70/– P.M.

From Class IX onwards
Type of Course/Class

Rate P.M for day Scholars

Rate P.M. for Hostellers

Reader’s Allowance for V.H.

i)

Cl. IX to XII Pre–University Course and I.A/I.Sc. etc.

125/–

300/–

150/–

ii)

B.A/B.Sc/B.Com etc

200/–

400/–

200/–

iii)

B.E/B.Tech/MBBS/BDS/LLB/B.Ed/Dip.inProfessional and Engg.Studies etc./In Plant Training

250/–

500/–

250/–

iv)

M.A/M.Sc/M.Com/LLM/M.Ed/MDS etc.

300/–

500/–

250/–
4. Disability Pension/Social Security Pension: Disabled persons whose age is above 55 years get disability pensions @ Rs.200/– P.M.

5. Unemployment Allowance: Disabled persons who is registered in employment exchange get Rs.50/– p.m. as unemployment allowance.

6. Conveyance Allowance: Disabled employees get conveyance allowance @ 5% of their basic pay, maximum upto Rs.100/–p.m

7. Bus concession: Free bus travel for blind and 50% for escorts. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has been issuing free traveling passes to physically handicapped persons.

8. Assistance for Self employment: Disabled persons get assistance for self employment. For details pl. refer the list (Appendix–A)

9. Economic Assistance: (a) Disabled persons get Rs.1,000/– as one time economic assistance. (b) Leprosy patients get Rs.400/– p.m. (c) Children of widow get Rs.250/– to 400/– p.m. for education material etc. d) T.B. Patients get Rs.100/– p.m.

10. Hostel facility: Hostel facility for college going blind boys at Sewa Kutir is available. Free boarding, lodging and medical care, scholarship for pursuing education and training, library, tape recorder etc. facility available.

11. Exemption in professional tax/road tax: Owner of motorised vehicle get exemption from paying road tax.

12. Assistance for purchase of Aids and Appliances: The Physically Handicapped persons are given financial assistance for purchase of aids and appliances as are necessary to increase their mobility. The quantum of assistance is as given below:

The Quantum of Assistance for Physically Handicapped Persons

Income (p.m)

Assistance

Upto Rs.200/– p.m

90% of the cost

Rs.201/ to Rs.400/–p.m

75% of the cost

Rs.401/ to Rs.600/–p.m

50% of the cost

13. Other facilities:

Grant–in–aid to Universities for construction of hostel for handicapped.

Grant–in–aid to voluntary organizations for residential homes. Rs.150 per month per child for maintenance.

Concerned Officer:

The Deputy Director
Department of Social Welfare,
Government of N.C.T. of Delhi
1, Canning Lane,
Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
New Delhi – 110001

Haryana
1. Reservation in Government Job:

3% of jobs are reserved for physically handicapped persons in the State Government Departments for direct recruitment in all the categories i.e. Class–I, Class–II, Grade–C and Grade–D posts). 1% post is reserved for each category of Visually Handicapped, Hearing Handicapped and Orthopaedically Handicapped persons.

Housing board: Handicapped persons get priority in allotment of Houses and there is one and a half percent (1.5%)reservation for them.>

2. Age Relaxation: The Upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government jobs.

3. Scholarship/Stipend: The State Government awards scholarship to the handicapped students at the following rates:

Rates of Scholarship from Class I to Class VIII
Nature of Handicap Class Amount in Rs.
i) Deaf and Dumb I to IV . V to VIII 100/– 120/–
ii) Orthopaedically Handicapped I to IV . V to VIII 100/– 120/–
iii) Visually Handicapped I to IV . V to VIII 100/– 150/–
iv) MentallyHandicapped I to VIII 100/–
Rates of Scholarship from Class IX onwards
Type of Course/ Class Rate P.M for day Scholars Rate P.M. for Hostellers Reader’s Allowance for V.H.
i) Cl. IX, X Pre–University Course 125/– 150/– 50/–
ii) B.A/B.Sc/B.Com. etc. 200/– 225/– 75/–
iii) B.E/B.Tech/ LLB/B.Ed/Dip.in Professional and Engg. Studies etc. 250/– 300/– 100/–
iv) MA/M.Sc/M.Com/LLM/M.Ed. 300/– 400/– 100/–

4. Disability Pension/Social Security Pension: Disabled persons of the age group of 65 years and above having disability of 70% and above with family income of Rs.200/– p.m. or less get disability pension of Rs.100/– p.m.

5. Un–employment allowance: Disabled persons who has registered in employment exchange get unemployment allowance at the following rate:

Matric/Middle pass – Diploma Holder: Rs.150/–p.m.

Graduate/Matric pass –Diploma Holder: Rs.200/–p.m.

Post Graduate/Graduate –Diploma Holder: Rs.250/–p.m.

6. Conveyance Allowances: Physically handicapped employees get conveyance allowance @ 8% of their basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.150/– p.m

7. Bus concession: The State Government gives free bus pass to all types of blind and other disabled persons having 100% disability.

8. Assistance for self employment: Haryana Financial Corporation gives loan to all types of handicapped for starting self employment. For details pl. refer the list. (Appendix–A)

9. Exemption in road tax: All types of handicapped persons are exempted from paying road tax.

10. Awards/Sports/Seminars: State Government gives awards to the best handicapped employees and the best self employed disabled for their encouragement.

11. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: The crippled and orthopaedically handicapped persons get artificial limbs and wheel chair by the State Government whose case is recommended by a medical specialist or Chief Medical Officer.

12. Other Concessions/facilities:

Welfare activities: Deaf and dumb person get vocational training during which they get free rationing and free lodging/boarding and medical facilities.

13. Concerned Officer:

The Director

Social Defence and Security,

Haryana, Chandigarh

Himachal Pradesh PDF Print E-mail

State Policy for Persons with Disabilities
Department of Social Justice and Empowerment
Himachal Pradesh

CONTENTS

  • Introduction

  • Population of Persons with Disabilities in the State

  • Existing Legal Framework

  • Need for a State Policy

  • Policy Statement

  • Prevention of Disabilities

  • Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities

  • Enabling environment for the Persons with Disabilities

  • Plan of Action

  • Strategy for Prevention of Disabilities

  • Awareness Generation

  • Screening of children for Early Detection and Timely

  • Intervention

  • Medical checkup camps

  • Strategy for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities

  • Physical Rehabilitation

  • Counseling and Medical Rehabilitation

  • Assistive devices

  • Research and Development of Rehabilitation Professional

  • Access of Education

  • Inclusive Education for Persons with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

  • Special Schools for Children with Severe Disabilities

  • Scholarship for Children with Disabilities

  • Other Facilities and relaxations for taking up exams

  • Vocational training

  • Economic Rehabilitation

  • Employment in Government sector

  • Employment opportunities in other sectors

  • Self employment

  • Social Rehabilitation

  • Strategy to provide Enabling Environment

  • Barrier Free Environment

  • Providing Disability Identity Cards to PWDs

  • Capacity Building

  • Promotion of Non Governmental Organizations

  • Performance based Incentives to Disabled Persons, Private

  • employers and NGOs

  • Promoting Sports, Recreation and Cultural Life for Persons

  • with Disabilities

  • Strengthening of State Commissioner of Disability

  • Implementation of the State Policy

1. INTRODUCTION

Disability summarizes a great number of different functional limitations occurring in any population due to impairments. People of all ages and ethnicities have impairments – intellectual, psychiatric, physical, neurological, or sensory which may be temporary, intermittent or ongoing. One common experience faced by person with disabilities is that of various forms of discrimination and social exclusion. They continue to face physical and attitudinal barriers to their full participation in society and equal and effective enjoyment of all human rights. The framers of the Indian Constitution were well aware of the fact that in the process of providing true equality some benefits would have to be given to certain sections of the society. Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution of India clearly recognize this concept. Under the Directive Principles of State Policy, Article41 of the Constitution of India states that the State shall, within the limits of its economic capacity and development, make effective provisions for securing unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement, and in other cases if undeserved want. Concomitant to these provisions “THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995” was brought into force from the 1st of January, 1996. This legal provision was also necessary to give effect to the “Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of the People with Disabilities in the Asian and Pacific Region” of which India is a signatory and UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD) which was ratified by India on 1st October 2007.

2. POPULATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE STATE

As per Census of 2001, there are 1,55,950 persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Himachal Pradesh, which constitute approximately 2% of the total population. The data includes all categories of persons with impairment irrespective of degree of impairment. Out of these, 1,44,756 live in rural areas while 11,194 are residents of towns/cities. The data also reveals that 81, 240 PWDs are literate while the rest of 74,710 are illiterate. Maximum numbers of PWDs i.e. 64,122 are challenged with visual impairment followed by 15,239 PWDs with Hearing and 12, 762 with speech impairment respectively. Since the census data consists of all persons having disability to any extent irrespective of the definition of disability as laid down in the Persons with Disability Act, the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (SJE) has taken an initiative in 2007-08 to identify the persons with disabilities in the state through the network of ICDS which has a wide reach right down to every household of the state, to provide remedial and rehabilitation services to them. As a result of this survey total 66,932 Persons with Disabilities have been identified out of which 10,611 are Visually impaired, 11,924 Hearing Impaired, 36,249 Orthopedically impaired and 8,148 Intellectually Challenged persons. The disability wise and age wise status of the PWDs identified is at Annexure 4

3. EXISTING LEGAL FRAMEWORK

For the protection of the rights of Persons with Disabilities and to ensure their equal participation in the development of the state, the Government of H.P. is implementing the following legislations:

3.1 Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995

It provides for medical facilities, education, employment, creation of barrier free environment, social security etc. The State Government is instrumental in implementing the various provisions of the Act. The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (SJE) is the nodal Department for coordinating and facilitating the implementation of the Act. To give impetus to the implementation of the Act, a State Level Coordination Committee under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Minister (Social Justice and Empowerment) has been constituted. This committee is being supported by the State Executive Committee to review and formulate the strategy for implementation of different provisions of the Act in coordination with different departments.

3.2 National Trust for welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disability Act, 1999

has provisions for providing legal guardianship to persons suffering from Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disability and for creation of an enabling environment to make them more independent. The National Trust Act, 1999 is being implemented in the State and Local Level Committees have been constituted in all 12 districts and legal guardians for the persons with these disabilities are being appointed. To further strengthen the grievances redress mechanism for PWDs, Principal Secretary (SJE) has been appointed as Commissioner (Disability) and Director (SJE) as Joint Commissioner (Disability). Also, at the District level the Deputy Commissioners have been appointed as Deputy Commissioner (Disability) and all District Welfare Officers have been appointed as District Officers (Disability).

4. NEED FOR A STATE POLICY

The achievement of full participation and equality of persons with disabilities requires active collaboration of the community and NGOs with the State Government. In order to be able to achieve this, there is a need to develop a State Policy on Disability. Through this, an attempt is being made to identify, formulate and envisage schemes and programmes while targeting the ultimate goal of independence, equal treatment, and full participation for all the persons with disabilities. The need for an appropriate State Policy also emerges from the recognition that a majority of Persons with Disabilities can lead a better quality of life if, provided equal opportunities and effective access to rehabilitation measures. As a result of substantial transformation in the social economic and 5 institutional setup in the State over the years, policies and programmes of the State Government need to be periodically reviewed from the perspective of disability and made more responsive and enabling for the need of persons with disabilities especially in view of technical advancements. Under Section 18 of the PWD Act, one of the functions of the State Coordination Committee is also to develop a State Policy to address issues faced by persons with disabilities. The persons with disabilities have the right to fully participate in all aspects of society, on the same basis as non-disabled people can do. However, full participation by persons with disabilities is limited by three inter-related barriers:

  • Lack of equitable access to opportunities, information, buildings, transport, services, etc.
  • Discrimination and/or attitudinal prejudices and ignorance resulting in negative discrimination
  • Economic and social status – a vicious cycle of lower economic, educational and health status relative to the rest of the population. To remove these barriers to participation or independence, there is a need to identify them at the policy level and remove them. Also, there is a need to identify existing barriers when defining the problem, and making sure that no new barriers are created while developing proposed solutions. This State Policy for the persons with disabilities has been evolved through a series of discussions held with various stakeholders including Government departments, NGOs working in the sector of disability, persons with disabilities working for the disabled, associations/ organisations of PWDs, able bodied persons responsible for the training and education of persons with disabilities, feed back received from such stakeholders from different districts of the State; study of similar policy papers of other states and the National Policy.

5. POLICY STATEMENT

The State Policy aspires to see Himachal Pradesh as an inclusive and enabling society that values highly the lives of persons with disabilities and continually strives to enhance their access to opportunities and their participation at all levels in the society.

6. The State Policy is based on the vision of having an inclusive and non disabling society where every person with disability is mainstreamed into society. It provides a framework for the Government to create an enabling environment to achieve this. It seeks to remove barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from participating fully in society. This policy statement attempts to cover the range of barriers experienced by the persons with disabilities – public attitudes, human rights, employment and educational opportunities and provides a framework for developing strategies and action plan for removing those barriers enabling their participation in the society. For the purpose of achieving the vision of mainstreaming the Persons with Disabilities the following components are envisaged in the Policy:-

  • Prevention of Disabilities
  • Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities
  • Enabling Environment for the Persons with Disabilities

The solemn efforts of the state for mainstreaming of PWDs envisages:-
Mainstreaming of PWDs

5.1. Prevention of Disabilities:

A large number of cases of disability are preventable if, proper care is taken well in time. In order to build up an environment and develop systems for prevention, early detection and timely intervention, the State will endeavor

  • To ensure that departments have the necessary knowledge, skills and systems to address disability issues;
  • To coordinate efforts of all sectors of society to participate in disability prevention activities;
  • To enable pre-natal, anti-natal and peri-natal check up of all pregnant women/children in order to promote early intervention and identification of disability, especially during pregnancy and in children.
  • To enable specific check up and pre natal tests along with genetic counseling where there is family history of specific diseases/disabilities;
  • To provide facilities for early diagnosis of problems like schizophrenia, depression etc;
  • To make provisions for counseling for the family crisis management;
  • To ensure completion of immunization cycles for children, pregnant mothers for prevention of disabilities;
  • To ensure nutrition and health education for pregnant women
  • To disseminate information related to hygiene, health and sanitation
  • To implement appropriate family counseling programmes, including premarital confidential testing for diseases such as anaemia, thalassaemia and muscular dystrophy along with prevention counseling for intra-family marriages;
  • To launch public awareness programmes through dissemination of Information, through Education and through various means of Communication including mass media.
  • To include appropriate curriculum on disability prevention and sensitization in Elementary and Secondary school syllabus;
  • To reduce occupational and environmental hazards through adoption of appropriate technologies;
  • To promote healthy lifestyle in the home, at school and in the workplace;

5.2 Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities have rights, which aim to ensure their equal and effective participation in the Society without any discrimination. To promote participation of PWDs proper medical care, rehabilitation and support services are required to be made available to them. Rehabilitation in the form of Physical rehabilitation, Educational rehabilitation and Economic rehabilitation will be ensured by adopting appropriate measures and also through expansion of the existing rehabilitation measures.

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Jammu and Kashmir
1. Reservation in Government Job: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

2. Bus concession: Travel concession in the buses and matadors is under process and being implemented.

3. Assistance for self employment: Handicapped persons get assistance for self employment. For detail pl. refer the list (Appendix – A)

4. Free medical facility: Free medical facilities are being given to the inmates of the Home for the Handicapped. For further detail please contact Director, Social Welfare Department.

5. Scholarship/Stipend: Scholarship is given to the school going disabled children at pre–metric level.

6. Monthly Financial Assistance/Disability Pension: Disabled persons get monthly financial assistance @ Rs.150/–p.m

7. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Disabled persons get artificial limbs and appliances including hearing aid under Prosthetics Aid Scheme. There is a Government Artificial Limb Centre functioning in Jammu and Kashmir State under the Health and Medical Education at Barajulla, Srinagar.

8. Conveyance Allowance: Handicapped Government employees get conveyance allowance.

9. Other Concessions:

Organisations working for the welfare of Physically Handicapped persons are as follows:

a. JRC Home for Handicapped, Udhampur, Jammu

b. Home for aged and infirm, Kathua

c. Child and infirm welfare foundation, Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu

d. Kuswht Niwaran Society, Amphalla, Jammu

e. Society for human welfare and education, Solins, Srinagar

f. Home for disabled, Phulwama

g. Facilities of boarding/lodging and education for deaf and dumb, Orthopaedically Handicapped students are available through voluntary organization.

h. Facilities of boarding/lodging and education etc. for blind in residential institutions are available.

i. Reservations for admission in professional courses are available for disabled persons.

g. Grant–in aid is given to voluntary organisations working for the upliftment of handicapped persons.

Concerned Officer:

The Director

Department of Social Welfare

Government of Jammu and Kashmir

Secretariat Building,

Srinagar – 190 001

Karnataka PDF Print E-mail

Karnataka State Policy of Disability

In Karnataka it is estimated grant is nearly 5 to 6% of the population comprises persons with disabilities Under PWD Act 1995 the state is required to provide for rehabilitation, education economic opportunities, barrier free environment and other supporting services so as to a facilitate the integration of persons with disabilities in the mainstream of society.

The Karnataka State Policy of Disability respects the objectives enshrined in the PWD Act 1995 and involved to create synergy amongst all stake holders, Dept. and agencies in implementing the provision of Act in letter and spirit.

The Women and Child Development Dept. will be the nodal dept. and the office of Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities will coordinate and monitor the programmes and schemes for persons with disabilities and take steps to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities.

Objective of the Policy

  • The Object of the State Policy is to ensure implementation of the legislations related to persons with disabilities.

  • Multi-sectoral coordination amongst concerned agencies for prevention and early detection of disabilities.

  • Promotion of education as well as enrollment of children with disabilities in schools and to formulate a comprehensive education scheme as enshrined in the Disabilities Act.

  • Promotion of Self-employment amongst persons with disabilities with special focus on Govt. agencies, which create opportunities for disabled entrepreneurs to provide services within the various Government agencies and Departments.

  • Effective implementation of various departmental schemes to promote the development of persons with disabilities.

  • Ensure non-discrimination and monitoring of rehabilitation schemes (schemes under the State Government and the Govt. of India)

  • Ensure qualitative services are provided by the voluntary sector in the field of disabilities.

STATE POLICY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

The Karnataka State Policy for Senior Citizens has come into force on 5-9-2003 as per Govt. order No. WCD/314/SJD/2003.

Objectives of the Policy

  • The goal of the State Policy is to maintain the well being of the older persons.

  • The state shall extend support for financial security, health care, shelter, welfare and other needs of older persons, provide protection against abuse and exploitation.

  • Programme should be drawn for the older persons living in rural areas to ensure that they should be provided with equal opportunities as prevailing in urban areas

  • The Senior citizens shall be provided with the opportunities to run active, creative, productive and satisfying life.

  • The policy aims at having an age-integrated society.

  • The State recognizes that elderly persons are also resourceful and render useful services to the family and the society.

  • The policy recognizes the importance of proper budgetary allocation for the welfare of poor elderly persons.

The policy envisages the following sectors.

1. Health
2. Welfare
3. Financial Security
4. Housing and Shelter
5. Protection of life and property
6. Other areas of action
7. Implementation.

A task force committee headed by Chief Minister is formed to implement the policy.

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Kerala , Social Welfare Department

The Social Justice Department was formed on 9 September 1975 for the implementation of social welfare programmes and services in Kerala.  The Department initiates and implements welfare programmes and services for women in need and distress, differently abled and mentally challenged persons, women and children, destitute orphans and neglected street children and provides social security for the aged and destitute through a network of organizations, residential institutions and non-institutional schemes. The Social Justice Department also ensures proper implementation of important welfare legislations such as

  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000;
  • The Dowry Prohibition Act 1958;
  • The Probation of Offender’s Act;
  • The Domestic Violence Act 2005;
  • The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1986;
  • Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act 2000, through the Social Justice Directorate. The Directorate also provides financial assistance to the differently abled for aids and appliances, scholarships and pensions to the needy in the State. In addition, it promotes flagship programmes for women and creates general awareness amoung the public about its welfare measures.

Mission and Vision of the Department

The Social Justice Department has been coordinating the Social Welfare measures covering the needy sections of the population and providing social security to all those in need by harnessing its resources and mobilizing public participation. Recognising the need for expansion of its ambit of activities the Department is now poised for reorganization and a separate department is envisaged for Women’s Development.

The Department has adopted and implemented almost all the new Central Government legislations such as the Domestic Violence Act to protect women from domestic violence, Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act within a few months  of their enactment by the Parliament. The Department has also declared ‘State Policy for Women’ and also ‘State Policy for the Elderly’.

The Department has recently taken a very important step to ensure that all the disabled persons of the state are provided with ID cards within a specific time frame so as to  enable them to claim the benefits under the persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full participation) Act, from different organizations using a single ID card.

One of the major initiatives of the Department was the setting up of the Kerala Social Security Mission, the first organization of the kind in the country to cater to social security needs of the destitute, chronically ill, aged and other disadvantaged section of the society.
Major Objectives are:

  • Welfare of Women and Children
  • Welfare of Handicapped
  • Protection and care of orphans, destitute and aged
  • Social Defense including Probation and after care
  • Adoption services
  • JJ Services
  • Promotion of Voluntary sector in Welfare Programme

Line departments, Institutions and organizations under the department

  • Directorate of Social Justice
  • Kerala Social Security Mission

The Kerala State Social Security Mission, a charitable society sponsored by the Social Justice Department, which was set up on 14th October 2008 is a novel initiative of the State Government to cater the social security needs of the population of the State on a mission mode. A corpus fund of Rs.65 crores has been set apart for the Mission by the State Government.

The main objective of the Mission is to formulate and implement social security programmes through the State. It also aims in conduction research and studies on various social problems and extension of the research finding for the betterment of the society at large. The mission also aims to undertake documentation of important literature on social research in development, health, service, technology and environment.

  • Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation

The Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation was incorporated in 1988 with the main objectives of implementation programmes for the economic development of women in the State and to formulate, promote and implement any scheme aimed at the welfare of women in Kerala to enable them to earn a better living. The Corporation has been implementing self-employment loan schemes and thousands of women under the poverty line have been benefitted under this scheme.

  • Kerala State Handicapped Persons’ Welfare Corporation

The Kerala State Handicapped Persons’ Welfare Corporation was established in 1979.  Its main aims and objectives are to formulate, promote and implement schemes aimed at the rehabilitation or improvement of the living conditions of the disabled. This includes the visually impaired, and the physically and mentally challenged. The Kerala State Handicapped Persons’ Welfare Corporation is presently running two units for helping the differently abled.

  • Commissionerate of Persons with Disabilities
  • Kerala State Council for Child Welfare

The Kerala State Council for Child Welfare, constituted in 1940, and affiliated to Indian Council for Child Welfare has the State Government as Patron, the State Chief Minister as President and the State Minister for Social Welfare as First Vice President.

  • National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH)

The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NiSH) is a Society set up by the Government of Kerala and registered under Travancore-Cochin Literacy and Scientific Charitable Societies Act, 1955 on 23rd March 1997. The mission of NISH is to serve as a comprehensive, multipurpose institution for the total rehabilitation and education of persons with speech and hearing impairment.

State Government Schemes for PWDs

  • Institutions for the welfare of the disabled
  • State award to best employees, employers and institutions for differently abled
  • World disabled day celebrations
  • Marriage Assistance to differently abled women and daughters of differently abled parents
  • Community based rehabilitation programme for the differently abled
  • Distress relief fund for the disabled
  • Grant-in-aid to voluntary organizations running homes for the differently abled
  • Financial assistance to blind and orthopedically handicapped advocates
  • Vocational Training Centres for the Disabled
  • Scholarships for disabled students
  • Scholarships for mentally challenged students

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Lakshadweep
 

1. Reservation in Government Job: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
i) Visually handicapped 1%
ii) Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
iii) Hearing handicapped 1%

2. Scholarship/stipend: Education is free at all levels, Scholarships/Stipend provided to all students including handicapped.

3. Age Relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government job

4. Disability pension/Social Security Pension: Disability pension of Rs.100 P.M. is given to the destitute of 60 years and above whose monthly income is less than Rs.100/–p.m.

5. Assistance for self employment: Handicapped persons get assistance for self employment For details pl. refer the list. (Appendix–A)

6. Exemption in professional tax/road tax: Disabled persons are exempted from paying professional tax/road tax.

7. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: 90% assistance is provided to the persons whose family income is upto Rs.200 P.M. 75% assistance is provided to those whose income is between Rs.201 to Rs.400 and 50% assistance is provided to those whose family income is between Rs.401 to Rs.1000/–

8. Other Concessions: Free supply of tricycle, wheel chair, hearing aids etc. to handicapped persons. There is a proposal to distribute motorized try–wheeler and concessions on ships/boats etc. for the journey of the handicapped persons between the island and mainland.

Regular medical camps especially for disabled persons are being conducted by bringing experts from the mainland.

9. Concerned Officer:
The Director of Social Welfare
U.T. of Lakshadweep
Directorate of Social Welfare and Culture
Kavaratti – 682 555

Madhya Pradesh
1. Reservation in Government Job:

The latest instructions of General Administrative Department meant for reservations of posts for persons with disabilities in Government and public sector jobs are as follows:

In Government jobs there is 6% reservation in 100 point roster for Class II, Class III and class IV category for direct recruitment for persons with disabilities:

Class II category

Sl. No. in Roaster

Reserved/ Unreserved

Roaster point for reservation of disabled person

16

Schedule Caste

Reserved (Person with Disability)

33

General

General (Person with Disability)

49

Other Backward class

Reserved (Person with Disability)

66

General

General (Person with Disability)

82

General

General (Person with Disability)

99

Scheduled Tribe

Reserved (Person with Disability)
Class III and IV

Sr. No. in Roaster

Reserved/ Unreserved

Roaster point for reservation of disabled person

17

Schedule Caste

Reserved (Person with Disability)

33

General

General (Person with Disability)

51

Schedule Tribe

Reserved (Person with Disability)

67

General

General (Person with Disability)

83

General

General (Person with Disability)

100

Other Backward

Reserved (Person with Disability)

The inter section reservation for visual, orthopaedic and hearing speech impaired persons is maintained @ 2% for each.

In ITIs – 3% seats are reserved for Physically Handicapped students in ITIs.

In Engineering and Polytechnic colleges: 2seats are reserved in each State Engineering College and Polytechnic College for the disabled students. This reservation is over and above the sanctioned intake capacity. Candidates claiming admission against these seats are required to produce eligibility certificate from Distt. Medical Board and Suptd. Rehabilitation Centre for P.H, Napier Town, Jabalpur, MP.
3% reservation of seats in hostels run by Government in educational and/or training institutes (where such hostel facilities exists.)

2. Age relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government jobs.

3. Scholarship/Stipend:

The State Government awards scholarship to those handicapped students whose parents income is less than Rs.2000/– p.m. at the following rate:

Primary level – Rs.25/–

Middle level – Rs.30/–

Higher Secondary level – Rs.35/–

(Free books are provided to those disabled students whose parent’s income is less than Rs.750/– P.M.)

The former Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for various sections is now being operated by the State Government as follows:

The former Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for various sections
Type of Course/Class

Rate P.M for day Scholars

Rate P.M. for Hostellers

Readers Allowance for V.H.

i)

Cl. IX, to X Pre–University Course/I.A.I.Sc.

85/–

140/–

50/–

ii)

B.A/B.Sc/B.Com etc

125/–

180/–

75/–

iii)

B.E/B.Tech/MBBS/LLB/B.Ed/Dip.in Professional and Engineering Studies etc./In Plant Training

170/–

240/–

100/–

iv)

M.A/M.Sc/M.Com/LLM/M.Ed etc.

170/–

240/–

100/–
4. Disability pension/Social security pension:

Persons with disabilities above the age of 65 years get disability pension @ Rs.150/– per month.

Destitute children with disabilities at the age of 14 years or more get social security pension @ Rs.150/– per month

Children between 6 to 14 years who are enrolled in schools and whose family lives below the poverty line get social security pension @ Rs.150/– per month

5. Conveyance allowance: Disabled employees get 5% of the basic with a minimum of Rs.50/– p.m. and a max. of Rs.100/–p.m as conveyance allowance for attending office.

6. Bus concession:

1. Blind person get 75% concession in State Road Transport Buses.

2. Destitute children with disabilities at the age of 14 years or more get social security pension @ Rs.150/– per month.
7. Assistance for self employment: The handicapped persons get assistance for self employment. For details pl. refer the list. (Appendix–A)

8. Awards/Sports/Seminars: Institutions, individuals and Government employees get award for excellent work done in the field of disability and rehabilitation. Two awards are given each for visually impaired, hearing impaired and locomtor impaired employees).

9. Exemption in professional tax/road tax: Disabled employees are exempted from paying road tax/Professional tax.

10. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Financial assistance provided to disabled children for purchase/fitting of artificial limbs and aids/appliances.

11. Other concessions/facilities

1. Bonus marks in competitive exams: Disabled persons get 10% bonus mark in competitive exams.

2. Disabled employee also get exemption in professional tax.

3. A Braille press has been established at Bilaspur to supply to blind on free of cost.

4. Disabled person in Government job get free medical treatment.

5. Free books are given to the blind.

6. Disabled persons are exempted from Typing test for the post of LDC, subject to production of medical certificate about his/her inability to learn typing.

7. 10% grace marks are given to disabled persons for appointment in Gr III (Typist) and Gr. IV service

Concerned Officer:

The Director

Social Welfare Department

Government of Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Maharashtra
 

1. Reservation in

1. Government Job: 3% reservation in Government job for physically handicapped person in Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts.

The State government has decided that one percent vacancy of each for the blind, the deaf and the Orthopaedically handicapped in Class III and Class IV services of Government and comparable posts in the Public Sector Undertakings and local bodies to be filled in by Directorate of Recruitment in any office should be reserved for being filled in by these persons.

O/I – Social Welfare, Cultural Affairs, Sports and Tourism Department.

2. Educational Institution: 2% seats are reserved for handicapped for extension programme like short term courses in the following:

– Mental Retardation

– Awareness programme (pertaining to all disabilities and rehabilitation)

– Learning disability

– 1% seat is reserved for handicapped for admission in technical Institutions.

3. Age relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed up to 45 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government jobs.

4. Scholarship/Stipend: The State Government awards Rs.30/– p.m. as scholarship to those handicapped students from Class I to VIII whose family income is less than Rs.4,800/– p.m.
A certificate of at least 40% disability required to be eligible for the scholarship.

5. Maintenance Allowance / Scholarship(through Institutions/NGOs)
Disabled persons whose age is 55 years and above get maintenance allowance grant through NGO’s @ Rs.125/– p.m.

6. Un–employment allowance: Unemployed graduates are sent to work with Government officers and given Rs.100/– for 15 days. They have to work for 4 hours per day.

7. Conveyance allowance: Government employees get 5% of the basic or Rs.100 p.m. max. as conveyance allowance for attending office.

8. Bus Concession: State transport is giving 75% concession in bus fares to blind, deaf and Orthopaedicaly Handicapped students and persons and 50% concession to their attendants.

9. Assistance for self employment: The maximum assistance admissible under this scheme shall be Rs.500/– per beneficiary. In exceptional types of trades such as armature, winding, book binding, sheet metal work etc. for which the material of equipment required is much expensive, the ceiling of financial assistance may be raised up to a maximum of Rs.1000/– per beneficiary.
Financial assistance up to Rs.1000 is given to the trained disabled person.
Officer–Director of Social Welfare, Maharashtra, Pune – 1
A Margin money scheme is implemented by State Government for starting self employment by disabled persons. Project upto Rs.25,000/– are considered for financial assistance. Out of this 80% will be Bank Loan and 20% (Limited to Rs.5000/–) is the subsidy from the State Government.

10. Awards/Sports/Seminars: State Government gives awards to disabled for the excellent work done by them to those who fail to get National Awards by Central Government

11. Exemption in Professional/road tax: Physically handicapped persons are totally exempted from paying professional tax from 1987–88. Physically handicapped persons are also exempted from paying road tax.

12. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Handicapped persons whose income is upto Rs.1,500/– p.m. are entitled to 100% grant on aids and appliances, for those whose income is between Rs.1,501/– to Rs.2,000/– are entitled 50% assistance. The maximum limit of assistance for aids and appliances is Rs.3,000/–. Handicapped persons are also eligible for Rs.150/– as conveyance allowance and Rs.10/– for lodging and boarding per day upto maximum of Rs.100/– for attending rehabilitation camps for aids and appliances.

13. Other concessions:

1. Relaxation in typing qualification: Relaxation in typing qualification for appointment to clerical post mandatory for MPSC.

2. Margin money– Margin money provided to the disabled up to the maximum cost of the project Rs.25,000/–. Out of this 80% is bank loan and 20% is subsidy being provided by the State Government i.e. Rs.5000/–

3. Government Quarter: Disabled get preference in allotment of Government Quarter.

4. Extra timing in exam: Deaf, dumb, blind and physically handicapped students get extra 30 minutes time in the secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations. The above categories students are provided a Writer if necessary at the time of examination whose arrangement is done by the board.

5. Spastics students are given extra 2 hours to solve the questions. They have options to write or type. Writer facility is also allowed.

6. Exemption from drawing figures/graphs.
Blind, spastics and physically handicapped students get exemption in drawing figures/graphs in examination.

7. Facility extended by Mumbai University:
Handicapped students could avail of the correspondence course facility even for science through correspondence. Writers allowed in examinations and an extra time upto 3 hours is given in each paper.

– Merit award to disabled S.Sc and H.Sc students: Rs.100/– is granted to meritorious handicapped students. 3 students covered every year.

– 10% reservation is made for handicapped for employment in milk distribution centers.

– Handicapped persons get priority in the sanction of controlled shops.

– 3 Residential schools for the orthopaedically handicapped are set up at Nagpur, Aurangabad and Miraj.

Key reference for contact

For further details on Concession please contact the Director, Social Welfare of State or the following persons in respective State/U.T. Governments.

1. For education/scholarship:

– District Inspector of Schools.

– District Education Officer.

– District Social Welfare Officer.

– Directorate of Education.

– Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped.

– Principal of School

2. For training:

– Principal, Industrial Training Institute.

– Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped.

– Directorate of Employment and Training.

– Director, Directorate of Technical Education and Training.

– Vocational Training Institute specifically meant for the disabled persons.

– Industrial Promotion Officer, Block Development Agency of your area.

– Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency of your district.

– Manager (Cottage Industries), District Industries Centre of your district.

– Head of Government Training Institute of your area.

3. For employment:

– Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre.

– Employment Officer of Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped of your state.

– Employment Officer In–charge, Placement cell of Handicapped, District Employment Exchange of your district.

– Placement Officers of leading voluntary organizations working for employment of disabled persons.

– Refer advertisements of Staff Selection Commission, Union Public Service Commission, – Banking Service Recruitment Board, Post and Telegraph department, State Public Service Commission and collectorate advertisements in which number of vacancies are being advertised as reserved for the disabled persons.

– Director, Directorate of employment.

4. For self employment:

1. Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre.

2. Director, Directorate of Social Welfare.

3. District Social Welfare Officers.

4. Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency of your district.

5. Manager (Cottage Industries), District Industries.

6. All the nationalized banks.

7. Sub–Divisional Officer, Telephone Division of your area for telephone booth.

8. Chairman of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, N.A.C’s for allotment of kiosks, selling outlets, license for cart puller etc.

9. President, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Y’s Men Club and other social clubs/societies.

5. Concerned Officer:
The Dy. Director (E.R.H.)
Directorate of Women,
Child and Handicapped Development,
Pune – 411001

.

Manipur
1. Reservation in Government job: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

2. Age relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government jobs.

3. Scholarship/Stipend: Mentally Retarded children studying in Bohal Institute of Mentally Retarded get Rs.300/– p.a. For other details pl. contact director, Social Welfare Department.

4. Bus concession: Free bus travel facility is available for the disabled persons.

5. Assistance for self employment: SC/ST disabled persons get financial assistance for self employment. There is no specific quota for disabled. Disabled persons get 50% subsidy on bank loan. For details please refer the list (Appendix–A)

6. Concerned Officer:

The Director

Social Welfare Department,

Govt. of Manipur

Secretariat Building

Imphal– 795 001

Meghalaya

1. Reservation in Government job: No provision

Scholarship for The Handicapped
Day Scholars Hosteller
Pre–Primary standard upto class III Rs.25/–p.m Rs.45/–p.m
Class IV to Class VIII Rs.30/–p.m Rs.55/–p.m
Pre HSLC/Tech. Course Rs.35/–p.m Rs.60/–p.m
Post HSLC/Tech Course Rs.40/– p.m Rs.70/–p.m
Other than those Rs.30/–p.m Rs.55/–p.m

 

 

 

2. Scholarship/Stipend: The State Government awards scholarship to those handicapped students whose family income is less than Rs.6000/–p.a at the following rate.

3. Other allowances: In case of severely disabled persons, who require special arrangement for transport, an additional monthly allowance of Rs.50/– or actual expenditure which ever is less may be sanctioned. Each case will be examined on its own merit on the recommendations of the Head of the Institute. In case of VH Readers Allowance shall be paid.

4. Disability Pension: Under old age pension scheme for disabled persons, men above 65 years and women above 60 years get Rs.100/–p.m

5. Assistance for self employment: Vocational training in various trades are provided for self employment. Trainer get Rs.200/–p.m during training. Disabled persons also get Rs.3000/– to start self employment.

6. Awards/Sports/Seminars: State and District awards are given to the Organization/individual working for the handicapped persons. World Disabled Day is also celebrated in the State. Sports seminars are also being organized.

7. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Prosthetic aids are given to physically handicapped persons who is less than 50 years of age, and whose parent’s income is less than Rs.10,000/– per annum. Full grant is given subject to the maximum of Rs.2500/– per individual.

8. Concerned Officer:
Director of Social Welfare
Government of Meghalaya
Lowerlachumeri
Shillong – 793 001

Mizoram

Reservation for The Handicapped

Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

1. Reservation in Government Job: In Grade ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

2. Scholarship/Stipend: Handicapped students who are enrolled in Institutions are awarded stipend at the following rates:

a. Class I– VI: Rs.30/–p.m

b. Class VII –VIII: Rs.40/–p.m

c. Class IX and above: Rs.60/–p.m

Also handicapped persons undergoing various vocational trainings are given stipend @ Rs.75/– p.m.

3. Assistance for self Employment: Grant in aid in cash and in other way are awarded to handicapped persons for self employment in pig rearing, vegetable vending/petty business etc. Besides this carpentry tools, knitting machines, sewing machines and cobler tools are given in kind.

4. Vocational Training Centre: The Department runs vocational training centres for handicapped persons at Aizawal and lunglei. Hostel accommodation is provided to male and female trainees separately at Aizawal.

5. Prosthetic Aid: Prosthetic aid is given in the form of artificial limbs, hearing aid, wheel chairs etc. to physically handicapped according to their needs,

6. Old Age Pension: Under the scheme of old age pension, financial assistance to destitute/invalid persons without any ostensible means of livelihood and no near relatives to support them or totally blind persons without relatives to look after them are given Rs.100/– p.m. per individual.

7. Grant in aid to Non–Government Organizations engaged in the Welfare of disabled persons: Government of Mizoram encouraged efforts of Non–Government Organization (NGO) in the field of handicapped persons and support their programmes substantially by giving grants–in–aid from time to time.

8. Old Age Home: Old age home with the capacity of 20 inmates is opened at Aizwal. In the Home, old age persons who have no relatives to look after them are admitted with free fooding and accommodation. Recreational facilities are also provided.

9. Residential Institution and Training Centre: This centre is for socially handicapped women who are in distress. The centre imparts training in Tailoring, Sewing machines are also given to the trainees after completion of their training period.

10. Concerned Officer:
The Director
Social Welfare Department,
Government of Mizoram
Aizwal

Nagaland
1. Reservation in Government job: The State Government has decided to grant concession to physically handicapped persons for the job in Public Service and Public Undertakings such as relaxation of maximum age limit by 5 years and educational qualifications where ever possible for such persons and also to give preference to PH persons. (Order No. AR–8/27/76 Kohima dated 10–8–77).

2. Relaxation in upper age limit: The Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government jobs.

3. Scholarship/stipend: The State Government awards scholarship to the physically handicapped students from class I to class VIII. The details are as follows.

  • Class I to IV – Rs.35/–
  • Class V to VIII – Rs.50/–

4. Disability pension/Social Security pension: Handicapped persons get Rs.60/–p.m as disability pension.

5. Bus Concession/Rail Concession: Free bus travel facility to PH persons. Blinds with escorts also get free transport facility in State Transport Buses.

6. Assistance for self employment: Under this scheme financial assistance is given to the blind and physically handicapped persons to start small scale industries and other productive self employment programmes.

7. Financial Assistance: Under the scheme of financial assistance an amount of Rs.100 is given to blind, invalid and bed ridden persons.

8. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Under this scheme free prosthetic aids are provided to the handicapped. For detail please contact Director, Social Welfare Department.

9. Other Concessions:

  • Stipend for learning type–writing: Under this scheme grant is given to the handicapped persons for undergoing training in type–writing.
  • Under Rashtriya Gramin Punarvas Yojana, scheme of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, a District Fitment Centre for all disabled has been established in Dimapur attached to Civil Hospital.

10. Concerned Officer:
The Director of Social Security and Welfare
Department of Social Welfare,
Government of Nagaland, Kohima.

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Government of Orissa
State Policy for Persons with Disability

INTRODUCTION

A welfare state has a commitment to promote overall development of its citizens including those with disabilities so that they will be enabled to lead lives of equality, freedom, and justice and dignified as mandated the Constitution of India. With today’s changed of perception society towards persons with disabilities, they can lead a better life, if they have equal opportunities and effective access to rehabilitation measures Several schemes and Programmes are being implemented in the State in order to facilitate the disabled persons to reap benefit from growing socio-economic environment. Pension scheme for the disabled, special school for education of the disabled children, scholarship and stipend to continue with higher studies, selfemployment Programmes, reservation in jobs and educational institutions and reservation in poverty alleviation Programmes are some of the measures, implemented for the welfare of the persons with disabilities. However much more remains to be attended to in this area. It is imperative to create environment for persons with disabilities to live with dignity and self esteem.

2. According to Census 2001,there are 10.21 lakh persons with disabilities in Orissa who constitute 2.77 percent of the total population of the state. This includes persons with visual, hearing speech, locomotor, mental disabilities. The earlier emphasis on medical rehabilitation has now been replaced with greater focus on comprehensive coordinated socio-economic rehabilitation. There is a growing trend to recognise the abilities of persons with disabilities in different professions involving them in each and every developmental programme. In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (i) and Sub-section (2) of Section 73 of PWD Act, 1995, The State Government has enacted Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of right and full participation) Orissa Rules, 2003 to carry out basic objectives of PWD Act, 1995 like guidelines for evaluation of various disabilities, constitution of State Co-ordination Committee and State Executive Committee, recognition of Institutions for persons with disabilities, appointment of Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities etc. besides implementation of provisions of National Legislation like National Trust Act ,1999 and Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992.

3. Extensive infrastructure has been developed on Teachers Training in Special Education by establishing Teachers Training Institutions in collaboration with National Institutions. The following three training institutions are functioning for development of manpower in different areas of special education namely;

  • Training Centre for the Teachers of Visually Handicapped, Bhubaneswar
  • Training Centre for the Teachers of Deaf, Bhubaneswar
  • Training Centre for the Teachers of Mentally Retarded, Bhubaneswar Besides, State Government has recognized institutions running courses like Bachelor in Audiology Speech Language Pathology, and Bachelor in Physiotherapy. In order to assess infrastructure, faculties, land and building of institutions running Bachelor in Physiotherapy course, for their recognition and institutions applied for issue of No Objection Certificate to start the course, an Expert Committee has been constituted.

4. State Institute for Disability Rehabilitation, Bhubaneswar and District Disability Rehabilitation Centres at Khurda, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Koraput, Ganjam and Kandhamal provide various kinds of rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities.

5. Mahila Vikas Samabaya Nigam (MVSN), State channelising agency of National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) has been providing loans on concessional terms for undertaking self-employment ventures by the persons with disabilities.

6. With a view to forming SHGs of persons with disabilities for taking up group economic activities and wider coverage of identified population, Mission Kshyamata functions in the state.

7. A quarterly news letter ‘Kshyamata Samachar’ is being published to make aware on concessions and facilities for persons with disabilities and excellent achievements of persons with disabilities, remarkable contribution of organizations in the sector and new initiatives to aware public in general and persons with disabilities in particular.

8. The objectives of the Policy

i) Addressing Rehabilitative Health Care of infants and children
ii) Early identification and cure of disabilities
iii) Addressing Geriatric disabilities
iv) Convergence with SSA for infrastructural andcurriculum development of Special schools
v) To bring about a better collaborative relationship between the NGOs and Government to enlarge the outreach and to ensure better functioning of the delivery system.
vi) Adopting target on development challenges for wider coverage of population
vii) Adoption of need based approach as opposed to demographic targets.
viii) Creation of trained manpower to meet the need in the sector.
ix) Promotion of community managed institutions
x) Co-ordination with Funding Agencies for their involvement in Identified Priorities.
xi) Identification and recognition of centre of excellence.
xii) To mobilize and involve various financial institutions to provide assistance
to Persons with disabilities for economic rehabilitation.
xiii) To bring about a proper co-ordination between the functions of the related departments of Government and to organize orientation and training of the development functionaries so that they are able to handle the problems of the disabled with imagination and understanding, with empathy and sensitivity.
xiv) Establish feasible partnership and networking with employers, corporate world, and employee’s associations/federations to ensure optimum placement of persons with disabilities in industries.

9. Implementation strategies on priorities

(i) Provision of public services on adopting universal access approach.
(ii) Co-ordination with Community Based Organization for wider coverage.
(iii) Involvement of Corporate sector for inclusion of disability welfare programme under their peripheral development programme
(iv) Mobilization for support of society and parents for early intervention.

STATEMENT OF STATE POLICY

10. State policy recognizes that persons with disabilities are valuable human resource and every effort shall be made to create a conducive environment for their optimal development. The focus of the policy shall be on the following.

11. Prevention of Disabilities

It shall be the endeavor of State to take preventive measures by way of ensuring proper delivery of services in the field of health, immunization, hygiene, sanitation, maternity and childcare. Elaborate programme for pre-natal, neo-natal and post-natal care for the expectant and nursing mothers and children shall be undertaken by the state. The state shall strengthen measures for prevention of blindness and polio .The State, Shall extend the provision of nutritional support to the children in the primary schools by way of providing mid-day meal.

It shall be the endeavor of the state to promote measures for identification of early childhood disability through the field personnel working under the ICDS and ANMs followed by early intervention by provision of quality services.

12. Rehabilitation Measures

Rehabilitation measures can be classified into three distinct groups i) physical rehabilitation, which includes early detection and intervention, counseling and medical intervention and provision of aids and appliances. It will also include the development of rehabilitation professionals. (ii) Educational rehabilitation, including vocational education and (iii) economic rehabilitation for dignified life in society.

13. Physical Rehabilitation strategies

(a) Early Detection and Intervention

Early detection of disabilities followed by intervention shall be achieved by application of drug or non-drug therapies, which helps in minimization of impact of disabilities. Thus there will be emphasis on early detection and timely intervention. Required infrastructure and manpower will be created to achieve this end. Government will take the help of all available modes including media for dissemination of information on availability of such facilities with special focus for rural areas.

(b) Counseling and Medical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation measures including counseling, strengthening capacities of persons with disabilities and their families, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, surgical correction and intervention, vision assessment, vision stimulation, speech therapy, audio logical rehabilitation and special education shall be extended to cover all the districts of the state by active involvement of Government institutions, institutions of Urban local bodiesand corporate bodies, National Institutions, NGOs including parents and persons with disabilities.

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Pondicherry
1. Reservation in Government Job: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

(Inspecting Officer _ Monitoring the reservation for physically handicapped persons have been entrusted to the Inspecting Officer, Enforcement Cell, Chief Secretariat, Pondicherry.)

2. Age relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years for the blind, deaf and orthopaedically handicapped persons for applying in the Government jobs.

3. Scholarship/Stipend: Scholarship is granted to all the disabled students from Class I to Post Graduation level as detailed below:

Scholarship for The Disabled Students
Class Amount of scholarship (p.m) Income limit (p.a)
I to III Rs.5/– Rs.9000/–
IV to V Rs.10/– Rs.9000/–
VI to VII Rs.20/– Rs.9000/–
VIII Rs.30/– Rs.9000/–
IX to XII Rs.85/– Rs.24000/–
Under Graduation Course Rs.125/– Rs.24000/–
Diploma in Professional Course Rs.170/– Rs.24000/–
Post Graduation (incl. Degree Course in Medicine and Engineering) Rs.170/– Rs.24000/–

4. Bus concession: Free Bus Passes are issued to all disabled persons having a minimum of 40% disability and income not exceeding Rs.30,000/– p.a. for traveling in State Government owned transport corporation buses as well as private buses plying within the union territory.

5. Assistance for self employment: Under this scheme, the disabled persons are granted loans through banks. The Department of Social Welfare releases subsidy as detailed below subject to a maximum of Rs.6,000/–

Percentage of Subsidy for The Disabled Persons
Category Percentage of Subsidy
Physically Handicapped Persons (General) 33% of loan amount
Physically Handicapped Persons (SC/ST/Widow) 50% of loan amount

6. Incentive for Marrying a disabled: Incentive to the tune of Rs.5,000/– for the marriage between disabled and normal person is granted within three months from the date of such marriage subject to the following eligibility criteria:

Age: The bride should complete 18 years of age and the bridegroom should have completed 21 years of age as on the date of marriage.

Income: Their income should not exceed Rs.25,000/–p.a

7. Disability pension/Social Security pension: The disabled persons in the age group of 40 years and above, having a minimum 60% of disability are eligible for a grant of Rs.100/–p.m. under old aged, widows and disabled pension scheme being implemented by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Pondicherry.

8. Awards/Sports/Seminars: On the occasion of the celebration of ‘International Day for the Disabled’ every year State Awards consisting of a Certificate and a cash of Rs.3,500/– are distributed to the following eligibility criteria:

i. Best Employee in each category viz. Visually Handicapped, Orthopaedically Handicapped and Hearing Handicapped.

ii. Best Self Employed person in each category namely Visually Handicapped, Orthopaedically Handicapped and Hearing Handicapped.

iii. A person who renders outstanding service for the cause of disabled. Besides this, an employer who have given employment to maximum number of physically handicapped persons in his organization also gets the State Award of Rs.10,000/– and a certificate.

9. Exemption in professional tax/road tax: Disabled persons are exempted from paying road tax.

10. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Tri–cycles, prosthesis appliances, low vision aids, hearing aids, walking sticks etc. are provided to the handicapped persons by the Government free of cost through Government General Hospital provided their income should not exceed Rs.1500/–p.m.

11. Other facilities:

a. Supply of Sarees and Dhoties once a year during local festivals.

b. Supply of musical instruments, sports articles to the recognized handicapped welfare organizations

c. Reimbursement of repairing/maintenance charges of Rs.200/– to tricycle holders.

d. Disabled persons in the age group of 15–30 years with minimum educational qualification (Vth to Xth standard) are eligible for under going vocational training in printing trades and motor armature winding for a period of 1 year with a monthly stipend of Rs.580/– per month.

e. Celebration of International Day for the Disabled Persons on 3rd December every year with free meals throughout the day. Various sports events take place during this day and prizes are distributed to the winners

f. Identity cards are issued to all handicapped persons.

g. Annual bonus for disabled persons.

Concerned Officer:

The Director

Directorate of Social Welfare

Government of Pondecherry,

Pondicherry.

Punjab
Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:28
1. Reservation in Government Job:

1. 3% Government jobs are reserved for the physically handicapped persons. 1% vacancies of each for the blind, deaf and Orthopaedically handicapped and comparable posts, in P.S.U.’s and local bodies.

Appointment to handicapped persons is given on priority basis i.e. they are not required to go through the normal procedure of coming through the Employment exchange or through advertisement.

In ITI’s under the Apprentices Act 1961 the employers in the public and private sector are required to reserve 3% seats for the PH persons.

2. Educational Institutions: 2% seats are reserved for admission in B. Ed. Courses. This admission is open to blind persons also. The Universities have provided 3% reservations for P.H. persons for the purpose of admission in each subject. In M. Phil courses, only 1% seats are reserved for them.

3. Age Relaxation: For the purpose of appointment to class III and class IV posts under the Punjab Government, the upper age limit is relaxed up to 10 years for the PH persons.

4. Relaxation in Typing Test and other Medical Standard – Relaxation in typing qualification for entry into clerical cadre have been allowed by the Government Relaxation in health standard have been allowed by the Government

Deaf, mutes or deafness is not considered a disqualification for appointment of the person if otherwise fit for the job.

2. Scholarship/Stipend: Scholarships have been rationalized and the revised rates are as follows:

Upto Matriculation – Rs.200/– p.m.

For studies beyond Matric – Rs.300/–p.m

The Income criteria for parents in all cases would be Rs.2,500/– p.m. in the case of one disabled child and Rs.3000/– p.m. in the case of two disabled children.

3. Disability pension/Social security pension: The Punjab Government has revised rates for pension for the disabled persons. As per the new rates, an amount of Rs.200/–p.m. is given to the disabled persons. The amount is payable from birth or from the date of disability. The income criteria is as follows:

1. Applicant should have income of less than Rs.500/– p.m.

2. In case of married person, the income of both should not exceed Rs.750/–p.m.

3. In case of parents, the income criteria is Rs.2,500/–p.m. for one handicapped child and Rs.3000/– p.m. for two handicapped children.

The Deputy Commissioner in the district have been declared as the sanctioning authorities and the District Social Security Officer have been made the drawing and disbursing officers under the Scheme.
The Dy. Commissioners in the dist. have been declared as the sanctioning authorities and the Dist. Social Welfare Officers have been made the drawing and disbursing officers under the scheme.

4. Un–employment Allowances: Unemployment allowance @ Rs.150/– p.m. for undergraduates and Rs.200/–p.m. for graduates and above is being paid. In the case of blind and deaf persons, this is being given from the date of registration in the employment exchanges and in the case of other handicapped persons after three years of registration.

5. Conveyance Allowances: Conveyance allowance is paid @ 5% of the salary subject to maximum of Rs.100/– p.m. where conveyance allowance is allowed to other categories of employees, this 5% is in addition.

6. Bus Concession: Free travel concession is allowed to the blind persons for travelling in the buses of Punjab Roadways and Punjab Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) and 50% concession is allowed to attendant accompanying the blind persons. Other handicapped persons are allowed 50% concession in the fare.

7. Assistance for self employment: Punjab Financial Corporation gives loan of Rs.2.00 lakh where the disabled person is required to contribute only 10% as against 25% from others In the case of loan upto Rs.50,000/–, disabled person need not be an artisan.

8. Incentive for marrying a disabled: New scheme envisaging payment of marriage grant of Rs.5,000/– to any introduced for giving cash awards, certificates and citations.

9. Awards/Seminars/Sports: State award scheme for voluntary organizations and best employees has been introduced for giving cash awards, certificates and citations.

10. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: The scheme taken up to enable the handicapped persons to lead as normal life as possible. The Government pays for the cost of the limb according to the income of the applicant.

Income up Rs.300/– p.m.– full cost

Income between Rs.300 – 500 p.m. – half of cost

Concerned Officer:

The Principal Secretary

Department of Social Security and Development of Women and Children,

Government of Punjab,

Chandigarh.

Rajasthan State Policies PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:21

Government of Rajasthan
Social Welfare Department

In social development, social welfare is an important field. The Development implies a progressive change from the existing situation to a new situation through development of a social structure with equal opportunities for every segment of the society. It is possible only if the society is cohered in a unit and every segment of the society can avail  all the available facilities.

Our society consists of different categories of people having different economic and social status and strength. Neglected sections which remained away from the main stream of development, are termed as weaker sections. Central and State Governments are  providing special attention to these sections to enhance their  socio-economic status .

The Govt. is responsible for uplifting these sections according to the directions of the Indian Constitution. In the year 1951-52 the State Government decided to establish a separate department for allround development of these sections and was named as “The Backward Classes Department”. The object of this department was limited and  later on this  department was renamed as “Social Welfare Department” bringing various aspects of general welfare  under its wings. By a notification dated 21.02.07, the domain of the department  has been changed as “Social Justice and Empowerment Department”.

The Social Justice and Empowerment Department in Rajasthan has mainly concentrated its programmes towards the educational  and socio-economic development of the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes alongwith welfare of handicapped, destitute and needy children, women and aged persons.

Important Telephone Numbers

Fax : 2220336 / 2226619

S.No.

Name/Designation

Phone (O)

Phone (R) / (M)

1. Shri  Arun Chaturvedi
State Minister, SJED

0141-2227538

2 Shri  Manjeet Singh
Pr. Secretary,  S.J.and E. and Social Security

0141-5116339
0141-2227922

3 Shri Naveen Mahajan
Commissioner,  S.J. and E.

0141-2220258

4 Shri Krishan Kumar Sharma
Additional Director (Administration)

0141-2220194

99831-46777

5 Shri Gaurav Bajad
Dy. Commissioner, Disabilities

0141-2222267

94133-13195

6 Shri J.P. Meena
Financial Advisor

0141-2220217

98290-91990

7 Shri Suwa Lal
Addl. Director (SCSP)

0141-2226603

94133-44531

8 Shri Har Sahay Meena
Addl. Director (Hostel and Scholarship)

0141-2226603

94133-73747

9 Shri Narendra Dhunna
Addl. Director (Pension)

0141-2226639

98295-24528

10 Shri  Bhagirath
Addl. Director (Social Security) Addl. Ch.

0141-22266

94144-61435

11 Shri Satya Pal
Dy. Director (Administration)

0141-2226613

94133-46644

12 Shri Dal Chand Verma
Jt.Director (Devnarayan Scheme)

0141-2226643

98286-54052

13 Shri Mukesh  Arora
Analyst-cum-Programmer

0141-2226637

94615-86880

14 Shri Surendra Sing Gajraj
Dy. Director (B.C.)

0141-2220373

94135-61182

15 Shri Dilbagh Singh
Chief Probation Officer

0141-2226621

9530-387939

16 Smt. Reena Sharma
Asstt. Director (ICPS)

0141-2226633

99281-20000

17 Shri Anil Kumar Gupta
D.L.R.

0141-2226622

0141-2545047

18 Shri Tapesh Kumar Kashyap
Computer Programmer

0141-2226636

19 Shri Ashok Jangid
Asstt. Director (Old Age)

99289-77317

20 Shri  Sita Ram Meena
Asstt. Director (Public Relation)

0141-2226643

94142-87564

21 Shri  Bhajan Lal Bairwa
Asstt.Director (Scholarship)

0141-2226626

98284-72417

22 Shri Subhash Sharma
Asstt. Director (Hostel)

0141-2226635

96364-87590

23 Shri Anil Machya
Assistant Director (Women Welfare)

0141-2226630

94147-57862

24 Shri Shrichandra Raigar
Statistical Officer

0141-2226616

94137-16252

Other Welfare Agencies

1 Shri Sunil Kumar Sharma
G.M., Rajasthan SC  ST Fin. and Dev. Cooperative Corporation Limited, Jaipur

0141-2740544

2 Shri Ram Sukh Jatolia
G.M., Rajasthan OBC Fin. and Dev. Cooperative Corporation Limited, Jaipur

0141-2221176

88248-60007

3 Shri Harshay Meena
Project Director, Rajasthan Residential Educational Institutions Society, Jaipur

0141-2220169

4 Shri Shambhu Ram Meena
Superintendent, Kishor Grih, Jaipur

0141-2614440

94140-35527

5 Ms. Kiran K. Panwar
Superintendent, Shishu Grih, Jaipur

0141-2706480

95717-17456

6 Ms. Gargi Sharma
Asstt. Supdt., Balika Grih, Jaipur

0141-2706480

7 Ms. Anita Muwal
Superintendent, Vimandit Grih, Jaipur

0141-2617054

81074-75260

8 Smt. Kavita Thapliyal
Asstt. Supdt., Mahila Sadan, Jaipur

0141-2732486

9 Smt. Renu Joshi
Professor, Teacher Training Instt., Jaipur

0141-2702354

94140-65371

10 Department of Minority Affairs,
Nehru Sahakaar Bhawan, Jaipur

0141-2744968 and 0141-2744969

11 Deptt. of Specially Abled Persons,
G3-1A, Rajmahal Residency Area

0141-2222267 and 0141-2222249

12 Directorate for Child Rights,
G3-1A, Rajmahal Residency Area

0141-2223387 and 0141-2223386

District Offices

1 Smt. Vijay Laxmi Gaur
Dy.Director, AJMER

0145-2623044

99280-02351

2 Shri Satyapal Jamgid
Asstt. Director, ALWAR

0144-2344012

95097-85258

3 Shri Prafful Chaubisa
Asstt. Director, BANSWARA

02962-254244
(Fax) 246299

94141-58300

4 Shri Mohd. Aslam
Asstt. Director, BARAN

07453-237121

99508-20450

5 Shri Sanjay Sawlani
Asstt. Director, BARMER

02982-230009

94143-55500

6 Shri Ram Niwas Yadav
Dy. Director, BHARATPUR

05644-223576

94146-39347

7 Shri Sharad Sharma
DPandSWO, BHILWARA

01482-232678
Fax – 232678

94143-02624

8 Shri Liladhar Panwar
Dy. Director, BIKANER

0151-2226681

99284-39188

9 Shri Rakesh Verma
DPandSWO, BUNDI

0747-2443751

96805-85668

10 Shri O.P.Toshniwal
Asstt. Dir., CHITTORGARH

01472-241083
Fax – 240293

94140-21710

11 Shri Naresh Kumar
DPandSWO, CHURU

01562-250943

94143-47778

12 Shri Om Prakash Rahad
DPandSWO, DAUSA

01427-223440

94611-17772

13 Shri Arvind Saini
DPandSWO, DHAULPUR

05642-240878

94142-80256

14 Shri Himmatram Chhagan
Add. Charge, DUNGARPUR

02964-232264

9950-55446

15 Shri B.P.Chandel,
DPandSWO, SRI GANGANAGAR

0154-2463582

99283-09095

16 Shri Virendra Pal,
DPandSWO, HANUMANGARH

01552-261187

98281-96989

17 Shr. Ram Raj Meena
Dy. Director, JAIPUR (Urban)

0141-2786442

98299-28254

18 Shr. Pyare Lal,
Dy. Director, JAIPUR (Rural)

0141-2209776

94144-27583

19 Shri Himmat Singh Kavia,
Asstt. Director, JAISALMER

02992-252517

94143-91308

20 Shri Bajrang Lal
Asstt. Director, JALORE

02973-222486

94140-80823

21 Ms. Shraddha,
DPandSWO, JHALAWAR

07432-231215

77377-75476

22 Shri Surendra Kumar
Asstt. Director, JHUNJHUNU

01592-232884

94149-83056

23 Shri Anil Vyas
Dy. Director, JODHPUR

0291-2433473
Fax – 2619409

97849-35724

24 Shri Manoj Arya
DPandSWO, KARAULI

07464-251076
Fax – 250167

95304-59540

25 Smt. Savita Krishnia
Dy. Director, KOTA

0744-2325491

94143-92141

26 Shri Pawan Punia,
Asstt. Director, NAGAUR

01582-240798

94612-36565

27 Shri Chandrashekhar,
Asstt. Director, PALI

02932-222706

98297-18131

28 Shri Girish Bhatnagar
DPandSWO, PRATAPGARH

01478-221535

94147-57879

29 Shri Hemant Khatik
DPandSWO, RAJSAMAND

02952-221169

97853-61091

30 Shri Manoj Sharma
DPandSWO, SAWAI MADHOPUR

07462-220467

94138-00339

31 Shri Manoj Gehlot
DPandSWO, SIKAR

01572-248940

94149-46674

32 Shri Mangi Lal Maroo
Asstt. Director, SIROHI

02972-222544

94143-01047

33 Shri Kartar Singh Meena
Asstt. Director, TONK

01432-254597

94143-77915

34 Shri Mandhata Singh,
Dy.Director,  UDAIPUR

0294-2410772

94141-68330

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Sikkim
Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:42

Sikkim

Reservation for The Handicapped
Category of handicapped Percentage of reservation
Visually handicapped 1%
Orthopaedically handicapped 1%
Hearing handicapped 1%

1. Reservation in Government Job: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

(Office Order No.: 5/SW, dated: 31/12/90)

2. Scholarship/Stipend: The State Government awards scholarship to the disabled students at the following rate:

Scholarship for The Disabled Students
Class Day Scholar Rs.p.m. Hosteller Rs.p.m. Reader’s Allowance for V.H. only
a) Primary to VI th Class 50/– 120/– 35/–
b) VII th to VIII th Class 60/– 140/– 45/–
c) In plant trainees 60/– 140/– ––
d) Technical and vocational courses 60/– 140/– 40/–

(Rs.300/– p.m. is given to those disabled students who is studying in special school In addition, Rs.500/– is also given to the students for uniform).

3. Disability pension/Social security pension: Completely helpless disabled whose age is above 40 years is given Rs.100 p.m. Blind persons also get Rs.100 p.m.

4. Conveyance allowances: Blind and Orthopaedically Handicapped employees of State Government and PSU’s are entitled to get Rs.50/– P.M. (@ 10% of the basic) subject to Rs.50/– maximum as conveyance allowance.

5. Bus concession: Free travel facility to the blind is available in the state owned buses.

6. Assistance for self employment: Handicapped persons get assistance for self employment. For details please refer the list (Appendix–A).

7. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Disabled get free of cost prosthetic equipment.

8. Other concessions/Facilities:

  • Vocational training is given to various disabled in sheltered workshops.
  • Physically handicapped students in special institutes get Rs.150/– p.m.. Disabled students studying outside the state also get Rs.150/– p.m.

9.Concerned Officer:
The Director
Government of Sikkim
Gangtok – 737 101

Tamil Nadu State Policy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:00

POLICY NOTE
DEPARTMENT FOR WELFARE OF THE
DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS
2012 – 2013
INTRODUCTION

This Government is always keen on extending on priority the implementation of welfare schemes for differently abled persons in Tamil Nadu. In order to provide effective rehabilitation services to the differently abled persons, during 1993 a separate Directorate for the Rehabilitation of the Differently Abled Persons was formed by bifurcating the Directorate of Social Welfare. A comprehensive State Policy for the Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons was released for the first time by this Government during 1994. As per the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, this Directorate was upgraded as Office of the State Commissioner for the Differently Abled during 1999 and an Officer in the cadre of Indian Administrative Service was appointed as the State Commissioner for the Differently Abled Persons. In order to ensure the differently abled persons to lead a dignified life on par with others, Government of Tamil Nadu has evolved a number of policies and various welfare schemes.

BARRIER FREE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS

The Government, under the able leadership of the Hon’ble Chief Minister in her earlier regime amended the development control rules of the Chennai Metropolitan area to ensure provision of a barrier free environment for differently abled persons.

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Tripura PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:49

Government of Tripura Department of Social Welfare
Schemes and other details for Persons with Disabilities

  • National Trust Tripura State
  • DDRC meeting minutes held on 24-5-2008
  • Scholarship for the Physically Handicapped Students
  • Scheme of Integrated Education for the Disabled Children 1992
  • 7th national meeting for persons with disabilities

Details: http://tripurawelfare.nic.in/

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Uttar Pradesh
Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:17
 

1. Reservation in Government Job:

3% reservation in all the categories of State Services has been made e.g. 1% for visually handicapped, 1% for physically handicapped and 1% for deaf and dumb.

Educational Institutions– As per information available with State Welfare Department there is no uniform policy for all the institutions/colleges. However, the facilities have been provided to disabled by certain Universities, which are as follows:

1. All types of fee relaxation – Agra, Kanpur, Meerut University

2. Relaxation in merit at the time of admission – Allahabad University

3. Reservation in admission – 5% Ruhelkhand University 2% Kumon University, 1% Roorki University

4. Preference in admission to disabled soldiers: Agra University

5. Writers facility in Exam – Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra University

6. Half hours extra time in examination – Kanpur University

2. Age Relaxation for Jobs: 10 years relaxation in the prescribed upper age limit is available in State Government Services of group ‘ C’ and ‘D’ and 5 years relaxation in the prescribed upper age limit is available in group ‘ A’ and ‘ B’ Services.

3. Scholarship: Disabled students get scholarship at the following rate:

Class I to 5th: Rs.15/– p.m.

Class 6 to 7th: Rs.20/– p.m.

Class 9 to 12th: Rs.85/– p.m.

Class 12th: Rs.125/– p.m.

Graduate: Rs.170/– p.m.

Degree/PG in Professional Courses: Rs.170/–p.m.

4. Maintenance Allowance/ Grant–in–aid for disabled persons: The handicapped persons whose income is not more than Rs.225/– P.M. are given maintenance allowance at the rate of Rs.100/– per head.

5. Disability Pension/Social security pension: Old age persons living below poverty line gets Rs.125/– p.m. disability pensions.

6. Un–employment allowances: There is no such scheme in the State.

7. Conveyance allowances: The State Government employees who are handicapped are given conveyance allowance at the following rates:

Conveyance Allowances
Pay Level Monthly allowance
Upto Rs.999/– P.M. 30/– P.M.
1000/– to 1999/– 50/– P.M.
2000/– and above 60/– P.M.

8. Bus concession: There is a proposal to provide free traveling to handicapped person in UPSRTC buses upto a distance of 10000 kms in one calendar year. Government of UP have already allocated Rs.9.19 lakhs for this purpose in this current financial year.

9. Concessions in shops for handicapped persons: There is a proposal to provide Rs.20,000/– to all categories of handicapped persons for construction of shops. This amount includes Rs.5000/– as grant–in–aid and Rs.15,000/– as loan without interest. Government of UP have allocated Rs.50.00 lakhs for this purpose in the present financial year.

10. Assistance for marrying a disabled: Rs.11,000/– is given to those normal persons who marry to a disabled.

11. State Awards: There is a scheme for State level award to efficient handicapped employees, self employed handicapped, and placement officers of handicapped persons.

12. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Costs of the aids/appliances or Rs.1000/– which ever is less is given as grant–in–aid to handicapped perons.

13. Other concessions/Facilities:

Re–imbursement of medical treatment: For special diseases medical reimbursement is admissible to State Government employees.

Exemption in typing test: Physically handicapped persons get exemption in proficiency in typing test at the time of appointment to clerical posts.

14. Key reference for contact

For further details on Concession please contact the Director, Social Welfare of State or the following persons in respective State/U.T. Governments.

A. For education/scholarship:

1. District Inspector of Schools.

2. District Education Officer.

3. District Social Welfare Officer.

4. Directorate of Education.

5. Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped.

6. Principal of School

B. For training:

1. Principal, Industrial Training Institute.

2. Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped.

3. Directorate of Employment and Training.

4. Director, Directorate of Technical Education and Training.

5. Vocational Training Institute specifically meant for the disabled persons.

6. Industrial Promotion Officer, Block Development Agency of your area.

7. Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency of your district.

8. Manager (Cottage Industries), District Industries Centre of your district.

9. Head of Government Training Institute of your area.

C. For employment:

1. Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre.

2. Employment Officer of Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped of your state.

3. Employment Officer In–charge, Placement cell of Handicapped, District Employment Exchange of your district.

4. Placement Officers of leading voluntary organizations working for employment of disabled persons.

5. Refer advertisements of Staff Selection Commission, Union Public Service Commission, Banking Service Recruitment Board, Post and Telegraph department, State Public Service Commission and collectorate advertisements in which number of vacancies are being advertised as reserved for the disabled persons.

6. Director, Directorate of employment.

D. For self employment:

1. Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre.

2. Director, Directorate of Social Welfare.

3. District Social Welfare Officers.

4. Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency of your district.

5. Manager (Cottage Industries), District Industries.

6. All the nationalized banks.

7. Sub–Divisional Officer, Telephone Division of your area for telephone booth.

8. Chairman of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, N.A.C’s for allotment of kiosks, selling 9. Outlets, License for cart puller etc.

10. President, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Y’s Men Club and other social clubs/societies.

West Bengal
Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:45
West Bengal

1. Reservation in Government job: 3% of jobs are reserved for the handicapped in State Government and Public Sector Undertakings.
Office Order No. 4080 – SW dated 27/9/89, Department of Relief and Welfare, Wrighter’s Building.

2. Age relaxation: The upper age limit for recruitment to State Government services and posts whether recruited through the Public Service Commission, West Bengal or otherwise is 45 years in the case of Physically Handicapped persons vide G.O. No. 10517–F.

3. Scholarship/Stipend: Disabled students get scholarship @ Rs.60/– p.m. from Class I to Class VIII from the Directorates of Social Welfare whose parents income is Rs.750/– p.m.

a. In case of orthopaedically handicapped candidates having abnormal defects which needs special arrangement for transport an additional allowance up to Rs.20/– per month may be sanctioned.

b. In case of blind candidate an additional amount of Rs.20/– per month may be sanction as reader’s allowances on the basis of the certificate issued by the head of the Institution vide G.O. No. 1870–SW dt. 3.8.90.

4. Disability pension/Social security pension: Rs.100/– per head per month is paid to the disabled person with effect from 3.8.90.

5. Conveyance allowances: Disabled employees get conveyance allowance.

6. Bus concession: Free bus and tram journey facility is available to following types of physically handicapped persons:

– Persons who are blind in both eyes.

– Persons whose visual impairment is 40% or above.

– Persons who are because of disease of long duration or congenital defects, unable to move on their own.

– Deaf and dumb persons including students.

7. Assistance for self employment: Three categories of disabled persons viz. Physically handicapped, Deaf and Dumb and Blind with degree of disability 40% and above are allowed a grant by State Government to the extent of Rs.1000/– only for self employment programmes.

8. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: As per order No. 7760–SW dt. 29.10.93 Prosthetic aids are given to a handicapped person where income is not enough to enable him/her to procure the aid. No specific income limit for the handicapped person or his/her relation has been mentioned in the said order.

9. Other concessions:

i. Relaxation in typing knowledge – The qualification regarding working knowledge in typing for the post of clerks has been relaxed.

ii. Issue of Identity cards – Medical Boards have been constituted in all the Districts and Identity cards for the disabled are being issued to the eligible beneficiaries with above 40% disability in the districts from the District Headquarters and in Kolkata from the Directorate of Social Welfare.

iii. Economic Rehabilitation for the skilled draftsman: For economic rehabilitation of skilled draftsman of ITI Rs.5000/– per trainees may be sanctioned to help them start any trade. Financial assistance may also be made available to them from financial Institutions where Government will act as guarantor.

iv. Other concession facilities given by State Government to the handicapped persons are:

– Preference in housing

– 1% of Government flats are reserved for the disabled.

– Concession in communication

– Concession in Custom duty

– Concession in age, qualification, etc.

– Exemption from payment of examination fee for competitive examinations of SSC, UPSC for recruitment of various Group ‘ C’ and B (Non– gazetted) posts.

– State Award is given to out standing employees of physically handicapped persons.

Key reference for contact

For further details on Concession please contact the Director, Social Welfare of State or the following persons in respective State/U.T. Governments.

A. For education/scholarship:

i. District Inspector of Schools.

ii. District Education Officer.

iii. District Social Welfare Officer.

iv. Directorate of Education.

v. Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped.

vi. Principal of School

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