State Govemment Schemes (Eastern Region)

Mizoram

  1. Concerned Officer: The Director Social Welfare Department, Government of Mizoram Aizawal
  2. Reservation in Government Job: In Gr. ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘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%
  3. Scholarship/Stipend: Handicapped students who are enrolled in Institutions are awarded stipend at the following rates:
    1. Class I– VI: Rs.30/–p.m
    2. Class VII –VIII: Rs.40/–p.m
    3. Class IX and above: Rs.60/–p.m

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

  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Prosthetic Aid: Prosthetic aid is given in the form of artificial limbs, hearing aid, wheel chairs etc. to physically handicapped according to their needs,
  7. 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.
  8. Grant in aid to Non–Government Organisations engaged in the Welfare of disabled persons: Government of Mizoram encouraged efforts of Non–Government Organisation (NGO) in the field of handicapped persons and support their programmes substantially by giving grants–in–aid from time to time.
  9. Old Age Home: Old age home with the capacity of 20 inmates is opened at Aizawal. 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.
  10. 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.

Nagaland

  1. Concerned Officer: The Director of Social Security and Welfare Department of Social Welfare, Government of Nagaland, Kohima.
  2. 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 yrs 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).
  3. Relaxation in upper age limit: The Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 yrs for handicapped persons for applying in Government jobs.
  4. 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/–
  5. Disability pension/Social Security pension: Handicapped persons get Rs.60/–p.m as disability pension.
  6. Bus Concession/Rail Concession: Free bus travel facility to PH persons. Blinds with escorts also get free transport facility in State Transport Buses.
  7. 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.
  8. Financial Assistance: Under the scheme of financial assistance an amount of Rs.100 is given to blind, invalid and bed ridden persons.
  9. 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.
  10. Other Concessions:
    1. Stipend for learning type–writing: Under this scheme grant is given to the handicapped persons for undergoing training in type–writing.
    2. 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.

Orissa

  1. Concerned Officer: The Director Social Welfare, Panchayati Raj Department Government of Orissa, Cuttack
  2. 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%
    1. In addition 3% vacancies are reserved for disabled person in Class III gazetted posts and specially gazetted posts for physically handicapped persons under the State Government and Public Sector Undertaking.
    2. In Dealership: Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department reserve 10% of vacant/new fair price shops for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind people for appointment as retailer under Public Sector Undertakings.
    3. In ITIs: Physically Handicapped persons get 3% weightage of marks and 2% reservation in admission in Engineering Colleges/Polytechnics and ITI's of the State. Physically handicapped (Special class Entrepreneur) is allowed 5% extra capital investment subsidy subject to a limit of Rs.5.0 lakhs over and above the limits prescribed in the State Industrial Policy, 1996.
    4. In Artisan Training Course: The disabled persons get 3% reservation under Artisan Training Courses for self employment being run by Orissa State Directorate of Technical Education and Training.

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