State Govemment Schemes (Northern Region)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Awards/Seminars/Sports: State award scheme for voluntary organizations and best employees has been introduced for giving cash awards, certificates and citations.
  9. Assistance for purchase of aids & 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

Rajasthan

  1. Concerned Officer:
    The Director
    Social Welfare Department
    Government of Rajasthan,
    Jaipur
    (Office Order No.: F–9(4) SCH/PH/STATE–81–82 3029, dated 16.1.82.)
  2. Reservation in Government Job:
    1. 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%
    2. Housing Board: 1.5% of the houses constructed by Rajasthan Housing Board is reserved for the disabled.
  3. Age relaxation: Disabled persons get 10 years age relaxation is state Government jobs.
  4. Scholarship/Stipend: The State Government awards scholarship to those handicapped students whose parents income is less than Rs.1500 p.m. at the following rate:
    Scholarship for The Handicapped students
    - Day scholars Hosteller
    Class I to IV Rs.40/–
    Class V to VIII Rs.50/–
    IX onwards – – Rs.85/ 148/–
    B.A,B.Sc,B.Com Rs.125/– 148/–
    B.E/B.Tech/MBBS/B.Ed/LLB/Dipl.in Prof. Rs.178/– 248/–
    M.A,M.Sc.,M.Com/LLM/ M.Ed. Rs.170/– 240/–
    Income Criteria: The State Government awards scholarship to those handicapped students (Cl. I to VIII) whose parents are non–income tax payee. In case of students studying in Cl. IX onwards, this scholarship is available to those whose parents income is Rs.2,000/–p.m
  5. Disability pension: Disabled persons of 8 years of age and above and have disability get Rs.100/– p.m. Couple get Rs.150/– p.m.
  6. Un–employment allowance: Disabled who is graduate get Rs.150/– and post graduate get Rs.250/– for 2 years or till they get employment, whichever is earlier. The applicant should have passed in Ist or IInd division from a recognised Institutes.
  7. Conveyance allowance: The handicapped state Government employees are given 5% of their pay and Rs.75/– p.m. as conveyance allowance.
  8. Bus concession: Free bus travel is provided to physically and mentally handicapped persons in Rajasthan State Roadways Corporation.

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