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 Schemes & Facilities provided by Central & State Government
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ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND

1. Concerned Officer :  
                              
The Director
                               Social Welfare Dept. 
                               Andaman & Nicobar Island 
                               Port Blair – 744 104

2. Reservation in Govt. Job : In Gr. ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Govt. reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:
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Category of handicapped  Percentage of reservation

i) Visually handicapped 

1%

ii) Orthopaedically handicapped 

1%

iii) Hearing handicapped 

1%

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

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

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

6. Other Concessions – Financial assistance for medical treatment in mainland is available.

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ARUNACHAL PRADESH

1.Concerned Officer : 

a) For Concession Programme, Economic Assistant, Welfare & 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.

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

Category of handicapped  Percentage of reservation

i) Visually handicapped 

1%

ii) Orthopaedically handicapped 

1%

iii) Hearing handicapped 

1%


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

4. Assistance for purchase of aids & appliances : Economic assistance by way of ex-gratia relief is provided by the Dir. of Social Welfare for the Welfare & Rehabilitation and for purchase of aids and appliances.

5. 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, Govt. of Health Services shall sanction the amount.
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ASSAM

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

1. Concerned Officer : 
        The Director
        Social Welfare Department 
        Govt. of Assam, Dispur 

2. a) Reservation in Govt. job : In Gr. ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Govt. reservations are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below :

Category of handicapped  Percentage of reservation

i) Visually handicapped 

1%

ii) Orthopaedically handicapped 

1%

iii) Hearing handicapped 

1%

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

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

4. 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.

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

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

7. Other Concessions/Facilities :

        5% reservation in allotment of fair price shops.

        Reservation of 3% beneficiaries under IRDP Scheme.
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MANIPUR

1. Concerned Officer : 
           The Director

           Social Welfare Department,
           Govt. of Manipur 
           Secretariat Building
           Imphal – 795 001

2. Reservation in Govt. job : In Gr. ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Govt. reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below :

Category of handicapped  Percentage of reservation

i) Visually handicapped 

1%

ii) Orthopaedically handicapped 

1%

iii) Hearing handicapped 

1%

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

4. 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.

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

6. 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)
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MEGHALAYA

1. Concerned Officer : 
           Dir. of Social Welfare
           Govt. of Meghalaya
           Lowerlachumeri 
           Shillong – 793 001

2. Reservation in Govt. job : No provision

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

  Day Scholars Hosteller

i) Pre-Primary standard upto class III

Rs.25/-p.m  Rs.45/-p.m

ii) Class IV to Class VIII  

Rs. 30/-p.m Rs.55/-p.m

iii) Pre HSLC/Tech. Course

Rs. 35/-p.m Rs.60/-p.m

iv) Post HSLC/Tech Course

Rs.40/- p.m Rs.70/-p.m

v) Other than those 

Rs. 30/-p.m Rs.55/-p.m

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 Organisation/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.
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MIZORAM

1. Concerned Officer : 
          The Director
          Social Welfare Department,
          Government of Mizoram
          Aizawal

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

Category of handicapped  Percentage of reservation

i) Visually handicapped 

1%

ii) Orthopaedically handicapped 

1%

iii) Hearing handicapped 

1%

3. 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.

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
           Dept. of Social Welfare,
           Govt. of Nagaland, Kohima.

2. Reservation in Govt. job : The State Govt. 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 Govt. jobs.

4. Scholarship/stipend : The State Govt. 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 :

i) Stipend for learning type-writing : Under this scheme grant is given to the
handicapped persons for undergoing training in type-writing.

ii) 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.
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ORISSA

1. Concerned Officer: 
           The Director 
           Social Welfare,
           Panchayati Raj Department 
           Govt. of Orissa, Cuttack

2. Reservation in Govt. job : In Gr. ‘C’ and “D’ posts under the Govt. reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below :

Category of handicapped  Percentage of reservation

i) Visually handicapped 

1%

ii) Orthopaedically handicapped 

1%

iii) Hearing handicapped 

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.

b) 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.

c) 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.

d) 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.

3. Age relaxation : The Upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years for handicapped persons in Cl. III & Cl. IV posts.

4. Scholarship/Stipend : The State Govt. awards scholarship @ Rs. 20/- to Rs. 75/- p.m. to the disabled students from class I to VII, whose parents income does not exceed Rs. 750/- p.m. and who has been successful in the last qualifying exam. In addition to this, allowances are given for writer, maintenance of orthotic and prosthetic aids and transport facilities according to the nature of the handicap.

5. Disability pension : Disability pension of Rs.100/- p.m. is given to the destitute and orthopaedically handicapped person of 5 years and above age.

6. Un-employment allowances : Disabled persons at the age group of 18 to 60 years get Rs.75/- p.m. as unemployment allowance.

7. Conveyance allowance : Blind and Orthopaedically handicapped employees get Rs. 75/-p.m. 

8. Bus concession : Free bus travel is provided to those O.H. and Blind persons whose disability is 50% and above and 50% concession to their escorts. 50% concession is given to those OH and blind persons whose disability is 40% to 50% without escort. 2 seats are reserved for the disabled. The mentally retarded persons are given 100% concession along with an escort with 50% concession.

      Office Order NO. 5950/T, dated 28/3/91.
      Officer-In-Charge,
      Commissioner-Cum-Secretary to Govt.
      Transport Dept., Bhubaneshwar. 

9.Assistance for self employment : The Scheme for self employment of handicapped persons was introduced during 1985-86 to rehabilitate the disabled persons in urban areas of the state. Under this scheme, Government subsidy @ Rs.8000/- per beneficiary is provided out of which Rs.6000/- is meant for kiosk and Rs. 2000/- is earmarked for working capital to start small business. Bank loan could also be availed to enable the beneficiary to stabilize him financially

10.Awards/Sports/Seminars : The State Government has made provision for State Award to the outstanding disabled persons on 26th Jan. on the occasion of Republic Day Celebration. Organisations get grants to organize Sports/Seminars. Parents and disabled are benefited through this scheme. Cause and prevention of disability and Rehabilitation can be disseminated to the public through the mass awareness programmes, seminars/symposiums etc.

11. Aids and Appliances

a) Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances : Free aids and appliances is given to those whose income is below Rs. 1000/-p.m. 50% concession is given to those whose income is above Rs. 1000/-p.m

( Transit homes have also been constructed for providing accommodation to the disabled persons who come to the District Fitment Centres for fitting of aids and appliances at Balasore, Puri, Ganjam and Phulbani.)

b) Supply of special Aids & Appliances: The State Government introduced scheme during 1985 for supply of modern aids and appliances to the disabled persons for the purpose of reducing effects of disability. Aids and appliances like Tricycle, Wheel Chairs, Crutches, Hearing Aids, Folding canes, Walking Sticks etc. are purchased and supplied to the disabled persons. 

12. Other Facilities :

i) Assistance for medical treatment : Assistance for medical treatment is given to those whose family income is less than Rs. 200/-p.m The maximum limit is Rs. 3000/- per head. Medical expenditure is sanctioned by Director of Health Services.

ii) Maintenance of Physically Handicapped and Mentally Retarded children.
Resolution No. 12011-HWI (A) – 15485, Dated 31/12/85
Officer-in-Charge-Dir., Social Welfare, Panchayati Raj Department.

The State Government is providing education to the disabled children viz-Blind, Deaf and Mentally Retarded Children in special Schools. At present 50 Special Schools have been established in the State through NGOs out of which 18 for the Blind, 21 for the Deaf and11 for Mentally Retarded Children.

iii) Training & Rehabilitation of Handicapped : In order to train the adult disabled person in some profitable crafts so as to make them capable to earn their living, vocational training like cane, bamboos, plastic work, home management tailoring, short hand, coir work woolen carpets etc. are provided through the vocational training centres run by registered voluntary organizations. Every year 161 adults disabled are benefited under this scheme.

iv) Education & Training

a. Training of teachers for the blind and disabled : Three training centres one each for training the teachers of Blind, Deaf and Mentally Retarded have been established in Bhubaneshwar with the help of National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH), Dehradun, National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (NIHH), Mumbai and National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Secundarabad to train teachers to be engaged in Special Schools of the State. The State Government is providing financial support for running these centre in shape of grants-in-aid.

b. Reservation of seats in D.Pharm course and other Institutions – 1% seat for D.Pharma Course in Government and Private Colleges are reserved for PH persons. Two seats each in U.C.E. Burla, I,.G.I.T Sarang, G.E.T., Bhubaneshwar against Orissa Quota seats in REC Rourkela and one seat each in S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, VSS Medical College, Burla, M.K.C.G. Medical College, Berhampur and ITI Choudwar are reserved for physically handicapped persons.

c. Weightage for admission to Higher Secondary, 3 years degree and P.G. Courses – Physically handicapped candidates are given weightage of an additional 5% marks for the purpose of admission over and above the aggregate marks secured by them for admission to Higher Secondary, 3 year degree and PG courses.

d. Facilities for education : 1% seats in C.T. Training schools and B.Ed training courses are reserved for the physically handicapped students. Besides 3% of the vacancies in Class – III and IV posts under school and Mass Education Department are kept reserved for physically handicapped candidates, in addition the school and Mass Education Department is providing Rs. 210/- P.M to each students reading in two blind schools and two deaf schools situated at Bhubaneshwar and Burla.

e. Reservation in Joint Entrance Examination (Engineering and Medical) - Two seats each in U.C.E. Burla, IGIT Sarang, C.E.T. Bhubaneshwar against Orissa quota seats in REC Rourkela and one seat each in SCB Medical College, Cuttack, VSS medical College, Berhampur and ITI Choudwar are reserved for physically handicapped candidates.

f. Identity cards and medical certificates are also provided to the disabled persons by the State Government.

g. Under the IRD programme, in the rural areas, the disabled persons get 3% reservation under TRYSEM Scheme. Those rural disabled persons who are poor and living below poverty lines are eligible for TRYSEM training. Under this scheme, the handicapped persons are being financed through banks and get 50% subsidy to start the self employment activities.

h. The VRCs for handicapped are preparing the disabled persons for interviews through interview technique training programmes.

i. Under Apprenticeship Training Scheme of Apprenticeship Act. 1981, Orissa State Apprenticeship adviser has identified suitable trades for training of disabled persons as well as surveyed employment opportunities in various establishments so that 3% disabled persons could be admitted under Apprenticeship Training Programme achieving the overall target of 3-4% under Apprenticeship Training.

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SIKKIM

1. Concerned Officer : 
           The Director
           Social Welfare 
           Govt. of Sikkim 
           Gangtok – 737 101 

2.Reservation in 

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

Category of handicapped  Percentage of reservation

i) Visually handicapped 

1%

ii) Orthopaedically handicapped 

1%

iii) Hearing handicapped 

1%

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

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

  Class  Day Scholar Rs. p.m.  Hosteller
Rs. p.m.
Reader’s Allowancefor V.H. only 

a)

 Primary to VI th Class  50/-  120/-  35/-

b)

VII th to VIII th Class 60/-  140/-  45/-

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In plant trainees 60/-  140/-  --
d) Technical & 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).

4. 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.

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

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

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

8. Assistance for purchase of aids & appliances : Disabled get free of cost prosthetic equipment.

9. 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.
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TRIPURA

1.Concerned Officer : 
            The Secretary
            Department of Social Welfare
            & Social Education, Govt. of Tripura
            Agartala – 799 001 

2 Reservation in 

(a) GOVT. JOB : 3% jobs in Class III & Class IV posts are reserved for the handicapped persons. 

(b) EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS : 2 seats are reserved in each industrial training Institutes.

3. Age Relaxation : Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 yrs. for O.H. and V.H. persons for applying in Govt. Jobs.

4. Scholarship/Stipend : Scholarship is given to different category of handicapped students from Class I to Class VIII.

The details are as follows :

          Rs. 70/- p.m. to Rs. 95/- p.m. -         For Blind & Deaf

          Rs. 60/- p.m. to Rs. 80/- p.m. -         For other categories of handicapped

Disabled students of Class IX to University level also get scholarship upto the maximum of Rs. 240/- p.m. depending on the class/course.

Scholarship is also given to the disabled physically handicapped students for doing music course, vocational course, technical course & professional course.

5. Conveyance allowance : Conveyance allowance up to Rs. 50/- p.m. is given to the disabled employees belonging Gr. ‘C’ & ‘D’.

6. Bus concession: Free bus pass is given to the blind and other types of disabled person for the State Transport Buses. 

7. Incentive for Marrying disabled : Incentive to the tune of Rs. 5000/- for the marriage between disabled and normal person is given.

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

9. Assistance for purchase of aids & appliances: Assistance is given to the disabled tfor purchase of aids & appliances.

10. Other Concession /Facilities:

a. Academic qualification for recruitment for the post of Cl. IV employees has been reduced from class VIII to Class V.

b. 5 persons in each of the 956 Gram Panchayats, 9 Nagar Panchayats and each ward of the municipality area (Agartala Municipality) are being given pension at the rate of Rs.100/-p.m.

c. A special residential school is set up in the State with modern Instruments for the Deaf and Dumb students.

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WEST BENGAL

1. Concerned officer : 
            The Director
            Dept. of Relief & Welfare 
            Wrighter’s Building,
            Calcutta.

2. Reservation in Govt. job : 3% of jobs are reserved for the handicapped in State Govt. and Public Sector Undertakings.

Office Order No. 4080 – SW dated 27/9/89, Dept. of Relief & Welfare, Wrighter’s Building.

3. 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.

4. 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. 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.

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

6. Conveyance allowances : Disabled employees get conveyance allowance.

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

(i) Persons who are blind in both eyes.

(ii) Persons whose visual impairment is 40% or above.

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

(iv) Deaf and dumb persons including students.

8. 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 Govt. to the extent of Rs. 1000/- only for self employment programmes.

9. Assistance for purchase of aids & 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.

11. 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 Govt. will act as guarantor.

IV) Other concession facilities given by State Government to the handicapped persons are :

- Preference in housing
- 1% of Govt. 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.

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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

B) For training :

     i) Principal, Industrial Training Institute.

    ii) Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped.

   iii) Directorate of Employment & Training.

   iv) Director, Directorate of Technical Education & Training.

    v) Vocational Training Institute specifically meant for the disabled persons.

    vi) Industrial Promotion Officer, Block Development Agency of your area .

   vii) Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency of your district.

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

     ix) 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 & 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 outlets, license for cart puller etc.
9.  President, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Y’s Men Club and other social clubs/societies.

 

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