The Spastics Society of Tamilnadu (SPASTN)

Government Schemes

           Government of India and Government of Tamilnadu provide various facilities and support services to persons with disabilities (PwDs) to lead the life with dignity and equality.    The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India manages most of the schemes that grant concessions, benefits and entitlements to PwDs.The Ministry through its network of government agencies, from the central level to state , district and block levels, ensures that PwDs and their family members utilize and benefit from appropriate and relevant schemes supported by the Government of India.

          However, many other Ministries such as the Human Resource Development, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Women and Child Development also extend many provisions for other socially disadvantaged groups that are equally relevant for PwDs and their family members.   A summary of both state and central schemes is given as follows:          

S.No 

Name of the Program

 For whom

Eligibility  Criteria

1

Marriage Assistance

a) Marriage assistance is given to normal person who marries a Visually Handicapped person. Total assistance is Rs.25,000/-.

Rs.12,500/- is given in the form of National Savings Certificate and Rs.12,500/- in cash towards marriage expenses along with a Certificate of Appreciation

 

 Assistance is given to women with disability those who have completed Graduation

 

 

b) Marriage assistance is given to normal person who marries an Orthopaedically Handicapped person. Total Assistance is

Rs.25,000/-. Rs.12,500/- in the form of National Savings Certificate and

Rs.12,500/- in cash towards marriage expenses.

 

 

 

 Assistance is given to women with disability those who have completed Graduation

 

c) Marriage assistance is given to normal person who marries a Speech and Hearing Impaired person. Total Assistance is

Rs.25,000/-. Rs.12,500/- in the form of National Savings Certificate and

Rs.12,500/- cash towards marriage expenses.

 

Assistance is given to women with disability those who have completed Graduation

 

d]  Marriage assistance is given to person with disability who marries a person with disability. Total Assistance is

Rs.25,000/-. Rs.12,500/- in the form of National Savings Certificate and

Rs.12,500/- cash towards marriage expenses

 

Assistance is given to women with disability those who have completed Graduation

Normal person should marry a visually handicapped person. The age of the couple (for both) should be above 18 years. Registered Marriage. First Marriage

 

 

 

 

Rs.50,000 –

Gold 4 gm

 

 

 

Normal person should marry an Orthopaedically Handicapped person. The age of the couple (for both) should be above 18 years. Registered Marriage. First Marriage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.50,000 –

Gold 4 gm

 

 

Normal person should marry a Speech and Hearing Handicapped person. The age of the couple (for both) should be above 18 years. Registered Marriage. First Marriage

 

 

 

 

Rs.50,000 –

Gold 4 gm

 

 

PWD should marry a PWD. The age of the couple (for both) should be above 18 years. Registered Marriage. First Marriage

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.50,000 –

Gold 4 gm

 

2

Maintenance Allowance to Persons with Severe Mental Retardation

Maintenance allowance is given at the rate of Rs.1,000/- per month to the severely mentally retarded  persons who cannot be rehabilitated by any other assistance.

The extent of disability should be more than 60%

3

Maintenance Allowance to Persons with Severely Disabled

Maintenance allowance is given at the rate of Rs.1,000/- per month to the severely mentally retarded  persons who cannot be rehabilitated by any other assistance.

The extent of disability should be more than 75%

4

Maintenance Allowance to Persons with Muscular Dystrophy

Maintenance allowance is given at the rate of Rs.1,000/- per month to the persons with Muscular Dystrophy

Should have National Identity Card

5

Self Employment subsidy to the disabled

Persons through Banks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loan is recommended to the unemployed Disabled persons who are willing to start their self employment ventures. The

Government subsidy will be released to the disabled persons to whom provisional loan was sanctioned at the maximum of Rs.3,000/- or 1/3 of the sanctioned loan amount, whichever is less

Any disabled persons above 18 years of age. The family income should be below Rs.12,000/- per annum

 

6

Bunk stall subsidy scheme for disabled

persons

Subsidy for setting up of a Bunk Stall is 1/3rd of the loan amount subject to maximum of Rs.5,000/-

 

7

Scholarship

Scholarship towards purchase of books and note books

a) I to V Std. Rs.1000/- per annum,

b) VI to VIII Std. Rs.3000/- per annum.

 

Scholarship for students studying from

 c)  9th Std. to 12th Std, Rs.4000/- per annum;

 d) For Degree Courses Rs.6000/- per annum. 

e) For P.G., Medical, Engineering, Vocational Courses and other Professional Courses. Rs.7000/- per annum.

Disabled Students studying in recognized schools.

 

 

 

 

Disabled students studying in recognized

Schools / Colleges / Training Centres.

Income limit less than Rs.24,000/- per annum. Should have obtained not less than 40% of marks in the previous qualifying  examination.

8

Assistance To Law Graduates

Financial Assistance of Rs.3000/- will be given to the Orthopedically  handicapped including Cerebral Palsy and for  Visually

handicapped Law Graduates to start Legal Practice

He / She should be a Law graduate. Annual

income should not be more than Rs.50,000/-. Should have enrolled in Bar Council of Tamil Nadu.

9

Reader’s Allowance for persons with Visually Impaired

9th Std to College – Rs.1,500/-

Undergraduate – Rs.2,500/-

Post Graduate – Rs.3,000

Should have obtained not less than 40% in the previous qualifying examination

10

Gift Vouchers for State level for first three rank holders for persons with visually impaired in Government Exams

 

10th Standard

1st Prize – Rs.12,000

2nd prize – 9,000

3rd Prize – 6,000

 

12th Standard

1st Prize – Rs.18,000

2nd prize – 12,000

3rd Prize – 9,000

 

Should have Tamil as main subject in 10th & 12th Stds

11

Assistance and Gift Vouchers for District  level for first three rank holders for persons with visually impaired in Government Exams

10th Standard

1st Prize – Rs.6,000

2nd prize – 4,500

3rd Prize – 3,000

Higher Education – 1,500/-

Braille Book – 1,000/-

Hostel Expenses – 10,000/-

 

12th Standard

1st Prize – Rs.18,000

2nd prize – 12,000

3rd Prize – 9,000

Higher Education – 3,000/-

Braille Book – 3,000/-

Hostel Expenses – 10,000/-

 

Should have Tamil as main subject in 10th & 12th Stds

12

Assistance to persons with visually impaired those who are unemployed

10th Std – 300 /- per month

12th Std – 375/- per month

Undergraduate – 450/- per month

Registered at Employment Office

13

Assistance to persons with disability those who are unemployed

10th Std – 300 /- per month

12th Std – 375/- per month

Undergraduate – 450/- per month

Registered at Employment Office

14

Free Travel Concession

i) All Visually Handicapped persons are given free travel concession to travel up to 100 Kms. (to and fro) without any condition.

 

ii) Free travel concession is allowed to Mentally Retarded persons to travel with one escort. There is no income ceiling for Mentally Retarded persons to avail this facility.

 

iii) The Speech and Hearing impaired and Loco motor disabled persons are given free travel concession up to 100 Kms to go to

schools / colleges / hospitals / training centres / work spot from their residence and return.

 

iv) The Visually Handicapped/ Orthopaedically Handicapped persons are permitted to travel

in State Express Buses once in a year to go to their native places and return.

 

 

v) In addition to the above concession, The Visually Handicapped and Orthopaedically

Handicapped Persons are permitted to travel throughout the state by paying 25% of the cost of the ticket and thereby availing 75% of the cost of the ticket as concession. The maximum no.of trip allowed is 4 trip in a year.

Should be a disabled person.

Certificate should be produced from the recognized educational institution / Training centre along with National Identity Card.

15

Motorized Vehicle for persons with Locomotor Impairment

Rs.35000/-

a. Should completed 18years of age

b. Studying at College / School

 

16

Motorized Tailoring Machine

Rs.3,700/-

Age between 18 to 45 years

Undergone training on Tailoring

17

Assistive Devices for Persons with Disabilities

a) Tricycles are given free of cost to the deserving Orthopedically handicapped persons for their easy mobility

 

b) Wheel Chairs are given free of cost to the needy identified and deserving Orthopaedically handicapped and Paraplegic persons for their easy mobility

 

c) The Hearing Impaired persons are given hearing aids with Solar Rechargeable Batteries free of cost to enable them to interact with other persons in the society.

 

 

 

 

d) Goggles and Folding sticks are being distributed free of cost to needy Visually Handicapped persons to enable them to

walk freely and independently as well as to protect from sunlight and moisture.

 

e) Braille watches are distributed free of cost to the working visually impaired persons to enable them to reach work place in time.

 

f) Calipers and Crutches are given free of cost to the needy and deserving persons with CP, MD, Polio affected and other Physically Challenged for their easy mobility

 

 

g) Artificial limbs are provided for the amputees free of cost.

 

h) Motorised Tricycles (Invalid Carriage) are provided at free of cost for severely  Orthopaedically including  persons with CP Students and Working Persons with Disabilities.Subsidy of 30% of cost of Motorised cycle or Rs.10,000/- whichever is less, will be provided for them.

The age of the beneficiary should be more than 12 years. The Candidate should be an Orthopaedically Handicapped person and resident of the district/area having disability of 75% and above.

 

 

 

 

Hearing Loss should be more than 40%. The nature of hearing loss should be permanent in nature. Should have obtained Medical Certificate from ENT Surgeon, not below the rank of Civil Assistant Surgeon.

 

 

Should be a totally Visually Handicapped person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Visually impaired working persons - Self employed / employee  Working in the unorganized sectors

 

 The mentioned Persons with Disabilities should be a resident of the District / area adopted and identified in the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Camp Program.

 

The age of the beneficiary should be more than 18 years. The Candidate should be severely Orthopaedically Handicapped student/working person and resident of the district/area.

Having disability of 75% and above

18

Free Computer Training  Course

The Orthopaedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped Persons can undergo the training at Computer Institutes so as to get placements in Small Scale Sector and Private Sector. This six month training programme is given in all districts and also in the Regional Centre of National Institute for Visually Handicapped,  Poonamallee at Chennai. A stipend of Rs.500/- per month is given to the trainees.

 The Physically Handicapped persons who are able to move around and handle computer and who have passed +2 courses.

19

Diploma  in  Medical Laboratory Technology Training

The orthopaedically and hearing

handicapped persons can undergo this training at Government Medical Colleges at Chennai, Salem, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Tanjavur and Trichy

A stipend of Rs.300/- per month is given to the trainees for 2 years

The Orthopaedically, including Cerebral Palsied, and Hearing

handicapped persons who are able to handle and move in and around the Laboratory and should have passed +2 course with Science group.

20

Training on Cell Phone

A stipend of Rs.300/- per month is given to the trainees or 3 months

Completed 10th Std. Age between 18-30years

21

National Identity Card for PwDs

Issue of National Disability identity cards to disabled. National Identity cards are issued by District

Disabled Rehabilitation Officers based on the Disability Certificate.

Should have a minimum of 40% disability

22

Special Education

Visually Handicapped, Hearing Impaired, Mentally Challenged and Loco motor Disabled persons are provided with free special education, free boarding and lodging. Two sets of Uniforms and Text books are given free of cost every year

Disabled Children aged 5 years and above (in case of Hearing Impaired children: 2

years and above).

23

Assistance for Corrective Surgery

The Orthopaedically handicapped persons (Exclusively polio affected, CP and spinal cord injured) can undergo corrective surgery to enable them to carryout their activities of daily living as well as to walk and carryout their work freely.

The Candidate should be an

Orthopaedically Handicapped person and residents of the district/area.

24

Reservation of Jobs in Government Departments/ Undertakings

3% jobs in Government Departments / Government Undertakings have been exclusively reserved for disabled (1% each for visually handicapped, Speech and

hearing impaired and loco motor and Cerebral Palsied disabled  Persons

Disabled persons who are having the required

qualifications and age stipulated by Tamil

Nadu Public Service Commission/ Teachers

Recruitment Board/Government

Departments. Should be on the live Register of the Employment Exchange if the

posts are filled through Employment exchange.

25

Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions

3% of the total seats in Government and Government aided educational institutions have been allotted to the disabled. (1% each for visually handicapped, speech and hearing impaired and locomotor disabled).

Disabled persons who are having the required educational qualification

26

Physiotherapy exercise

Physiotherapy exercise is provided to the needy orthopaedically handicapped including Persons with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Disabilities either prior to surgery or after surgical correction. Physiotherapy exercise will also be given to other type of persons with disabilities who do not require any surgery

Orthopaedically handicapped person,

should have undergone surgical correction

27

Early Intervention centre

Infant and young children with Hearing Impairment and Developmental Disabilities are given training to develop Speech and Language skills, Physiotherapy, Sensory Integration,  pre- school training so as to get integrated into Normal School by the time they attain the age of 6 years

Children with Hearing Impairment and Developmental Disabilities in the age group of 0-6 years are eligible for admission.

28

Homes for the Mentally Retarded

Homes for the Mentally Retarded have been established through the Non Governmental Organizations The main Objective of the Scheme is to provide shelter and support through Vocational Training Program to Mentally Retarded Persons above the of 14 years.

Persons with Mentally Retardation and Multiple Disabilities.

29.

Loan Assistance

Loan Assistance from National

Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC)

Should be a Handicapped Person aged 18 years and above and willing to undertake self employment ventures.

30.

National Trust schemes

· Appointment of Legal Guardianship

 

 

·  Samarth

 

 

· Aspiration

 

· Gyan Prabha

 

· Uddyam Prabha

 

· Niramaya

 

· Arunim

 

· Sahayogi

 

· Asmitha

 

 

· GHARAUNDA

For the welfare of persons with CP, MR, Autism and MD

 

After 18 years of age for the PwD, the Legal Guardian is appointed through Local Level Committee

 

Residential facility –both respite and pro-longed care

 

 Early Intervention centre for 0- 6 yrs

 

Educational  Scholarship  of Rs. 700/-pm

Subsidy amount for Income Generation Activity

 

Medical Health Insurance given upto 1 lakh

Marketing Federation for the products of NT disabilities

 Caregiver’s Training and Deployment

 

Group Insurance scheme for Guardians/Care Givers/ Supporters

 Group Home for Long term Shelter & Care for NT Disabilities.

31

Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (Umbrella ) scheme

For NGOs, Voluntary Organizations and Institutions

Create services and expand current services for PwDs.

32

ADIP schemes

Persons with disabilities

Purchase and fitting of Aids and Appliances