State Govemment Schemes (Northern Region)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Conveyance Allowances: Physically handicapped employees get conveyance allowance @ 8% of their basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.150/– p.m
  4. Bus concession: The State Government gives free bus pass to all types of blind and other disabled persons having 100% disability.
  5. 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)
  6. Exemption in road tax: All types of handicapped persons are exempted from paying road tax.
  7. Awards/Sports/Seminars: State Government gives awards to the best handicapped employees and the best self employed disabled for their encouragement.
  8. 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.
  9. Other Concessions/facilities:
    Welfare activities: Deaf & dumb person get vocational training during which they get free rationing & free lodging/boarding & medical facilities.

Himachal Pradesh

  1. Concerned Officer:
    The Director
    Social & Women's Welfare,
    Government of Himachal Pradeh
    Shimla
  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. One out of 15 posts are reserved in PSU's and Board/Corporations
    2. Educational institutions: 5% seats in ITI's are reserved for disabled.
    3. Shops/stalls: 20% stalls of Municipal Corporation are reserved for P.H. persons
  3. Age relaxation: The Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government jobs.
  4. Scholarship/Stipend: The State Government awards scholarship to handicapped students from Class I to VIII. For detail pl. contact Director, Social Welfare Department.
  5. Maintenance Allowance/Scholarship: (Through Institutions/NGOs) An amount of Rs.60/– p.m. is given to leprosy cured person as maintenance allowance through NGOs.
  6. Disability Pension/Social Security Pension: Disability pension of Rs.100 P.M. for those whose individual income is less than Rs.2000 p.m. There is no age limit.
  7. Un–employment Allowance: Disabled Persons who is registered in employment exchange get unemployment allowance. For detail pl. contact Director, Social Welfare Department.
  8. Conveyance allowance: Conveyance allowance of Rs.75/– p.m. is given to the Government employees. For details pl. contact Director, Social Welfare Department.
  9. Bus Concession: Disabled persons get free bus travel facility.
  10. Assistance for self employment: Assistance of up to Rs.2500 is given for self employment. For detail pl. refer the list. (Appendix–A)
  11. Incentive for marrying a disabled: The State Government gives Rs.5000/– to those who marries with a disabled persons.(Normal Person)
  12. Assistance for purchase of aids & appliances: Full reimbursement of Aids & Appliances whose monthly income is less than Rs.1,200 is given. 50% discount is given for those whose income is between Rs.1201/– to 2500/– p.m. Max. subsidy is Rs.5,000/– per beneficiary.
  13. Other concession:
    Special cell in employment exchange for disabled.
    Rs.120/– p.m. for leprosy cured person whose individual income is less than Rs.2000/– p.m.
    Vocational training: Free training & accommodation is provided to the disabled.

Jammu & Kashmir

  1. Concerned Officer:
    The Director
    Department of Social Welfare
    Government of Jammu & Kashmir
    Secretariat Building,
    Srinagar – 190 001
  2. Reservation in Government Job: In Gr. lsquo; 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%

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