Government Schemes Central

Schemes & Facilities provided by Central & State Government:

Scheme of Integrated Education for The Disabled Children

This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched in 1974 by the Department of Social Welfare and after transferred to Dept. of Education in 1982. Under the scheme handicapped children are sought to be integrated in normal school system.

The Hearing Handicapped (mild and moderate impaired only) are provided following allowance and facilities under this scheme:

  1. Books and stationery allowance of Rs.400/- p.a.
  2. Uniform allowance of Rs.50/- p.a.
  3. Transport allowance of Rs.50/- per month (if a disabled child admitted under the scheme residing in a hostel of the school within the school premises, no transportation charges would be admissible).

    Disabled children residing in school hostels within the same institution where they are studying may also be paid boarding and lodging charges as admissible under Govt. rules/schemes.

    Where there is no State scheme of scholarships to hostellers, the disabled children, whose parents income does not exceed Rs.3000/- per month, may be paid actual boarding and lodging charges subject to maximum of Rs.200/-p.m.

    For further details/procedures please contact the nearest authority of State Department of Social Welfare.

Scholarships For The Disabled

The Scheme of Scholarship is operated by union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment through State Governments to disabled persons from the 9th class onwards for general technical or professional education. The scholarhip is awarded all kinds of handicapped students subject to their obtaining of atleast 40% marks at the last annual examination.

The rate scholarships are as follows:


  1. The above rates were effective from the academic year 1986-87.
  2. The students in vocational courses will get the scholarship at the rate of the scholarship provided in the above categories according to the level of diploma/certificates.
  3. In addition to the scholarship the orthopaedically handicapped students will also be eligible for maintenance of prosthetic/orthotic aids @ Rs.25/- p.m. and the transport allowance @ Rs.50/-p.m. irrespective of the class and course subject to conditions under clause 5 of the rules.

Eligibility Requirement:

The person shall have the hearing disabled as given below:

  1. The person should be hearing handicapped, fulfilling the criteria given the following definition:

    The hearing handicapped are those in whom the sense of hearing is non-functional for ordinary purposes of life, they do not hear/understand sound at all even with amplified speech. The case included in this category will be those having hearing loss more than 70 decibels in the better ear (profound impairment or total loss of hearing in both ears).

  2. Nationality: A disabled person who is a citizen of India may apply for scholarship under this scheme.
    1. Educational Requirements: A disabled candidates will be eligible for the award of scholarship for study from Ninth standard onwards. The candidate should have secured at least 40% marks at the previous annual examination.
    2. Music Course: A disabled should have passed madhyamik or its equivalent examination at least in second division from a college affiliated to a University or to an Institution of all India Character approved by the Central Government.
    3. Vocational Course: A disabled person should be undertaking a vocational training course in any vocational training center/workshop/ITI or any other center run by the Central/State Govt./Local Body or any voluntary organization or Institution recognized by Cenral/State Govts. This will also include apprenticeship or training in a recognized Institution or in industries. Lack of academic qualification need not be a bar to vocational training.
  3. Income: No scholarship will be admissible if the combined monthly income of the parents/guardian of the candidate is more than Rs.2000/- (Rupees two thousand). (A certificate to this effect will have to be submitted). However, keeping in view the difficulties faced by handicapped students to get income certificates, it has been decided that certificates of income from various, authorities need not be insisted upon, before granting a scholarship, a voluntary declaration from the parent/guardian of the student should be taken.
  4. Other Requirements:
    1. Course: A disabled person must be studying a full time course or correspondence course in an educational institution affiliated to a Board/University. Music course in an institution affiliated to a University or an organization approved by the State or Central Govt. or working as trainee in a recognized institution or commercial industrial establishment approved by the Central or State Govt. in this regard.
    2. A disabled students who under any scheme of the Central/State govt. has received craft training free of cost, or undergone a course of general education free of cost will be eligible for consideration for scholarship for higher technical training or higher education. The students who want to go in for academic courses after doing craft training and vice-versa shall not however, be considered for scholarship.
    3. A disabled person in receipt of assistance for free boarding and lodging facilities from any voluntary or State source will be eligible for the scholarship as applicable to the day scholar, provided he or she paid tuition fees. A candidate will have to furnish an undertaking duly counter-signed by his/her parent/guardian stating that he/she is not in receipt of assistance from any other source. In the event of the undertaking being found false the granting of further scholarship will be stopped and amount already paid will be recovered from the parent/guardian or from the candidate himself if he/she is an adult.

Last updated on : 11/06/2010

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