DISTRICT DIFERENTALY ABLED WELFARE OFFICE


 

 

 

1. ISSUE OF NATIONAL IDENTITY CARDS, PASS BOOKS AND DISABILITY CERTIFICATES:

 

a) Simple Procedure to issue Disability Certificates:

 

 

The task of issuing National Identity Cards to all the eligible differently abled persons in the State is given top priority by the State Government.

 

The Government has amended the Tamil Nadu Persons with Disabilities

 

(Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 2002 dated.17.6.2011. As per the amendment made in the Chapter II, the Government has simplified and streamlined the procedure for issue of disability certificates to eligible differently abled persons.

 

Procedures for issue of Disability Certificates have been simplified by permitting the doctors working in the Government Hospitals, Government Primary

Health Centres, Government Institution and local hospitals to issue Disability certificates. Steps are being taken to issue National Identity Card, Pass Book and

Certificates at the earliest.

 

As per this notification / amendment, the Medical Authority and person to issue disability certificate shall be as specified below:

 

 

S.

Type of disability

“Medical Authority” for the

Person to issue

No

 

purpose of the issue of

certificate of disability

 

 

disability certificate

 

1

Locomotor

Hospitals/Institutions/Primary

Any medical practitioner

 

disability by way of

Health Centres run by

working in the Hospitals/

 

only of amputation

Government/ Local bodies

Institutions/ Primary Health

 

or complete

 

Centres run by

 

permanent

 

Government/ Local bodies

 

paralysis of limbs

 

 

2

Multiple Disability

District Hospital/ Other

Medical Board consisting

 

 

hospitals/ Institutions run by

three members of whom

 

 

the State Government or

one will be specialist

 

 

Local Bodies having relevant

dealing with relevant

 

 

medical specialist and

disabilities

 

 

testing facilities

 

 

 

 

 

3

Disabilities not

Hospitals/ Primary Health

A specialist dealing with

 

mentioned at Serial

Centres Institutions run by

the relevant disability as

 

number 1& 2 above

Government/ Local bodies

specified in the table no 2

 

 

 

given below

 

 

The details of the Specialist who may issue disability certificate for persons with disabilities not mentioned at Serial number 1& 2 above is as follows:

 

 

S.

Category of disabilities

Specialist

No

 

 

 

 

1

Cerebral palsy

 

 

Physical  Medicine  and  Rehabilitation  or

 

 

 

 

Orthopaedics or Pediatrician or Paediatric

 

 

 

 

Neurologist or Psychiatrist

2

Hearing impairment

 

Specialist in the field of E.N.T

3

Leprosy Cured person

 

Physical  Medicine  and  Rehabilitation  or

 

 

 

 

Orthopaedics or Dermatologist

4

Locomotor disability- other than

Physical  Medicine  and  Rehabilitation  or

 

amputation

or

complete

Orthopaedics.

 

permanent paralysis of limbs

 

5

Mental Illness

 

 

Psychiatrist

6

Mental Retardation

 

For Children with Mental Retardation below

 

 

 

 

the  age  of  12  years  -  Pediatrician  or

 

 

 

Paediatric Neurologist or Psychiatrist

 

 

 

For adults above the age group of 12 years-

 

 

 

Psychiatrist

7

Low Vision /blindness

 

Specialist in the field of Ophthalmology.

8

Autism

 

Psychiatrist or Pediatrician or Neurologist

           

 

 

b) Procedure for obtaining National Identity Card and Pass Book:

 

 

The Differently Abled person after getting disability certificate with percentage of disability 40% and above shall go to the respective District Differently Abled Welfare Office for registration. The District Differently Abled Welfare Officer will register and issue the National Identity Cards with pass book after affixing seal in the family card. After getting National Identity Cards, they can register as members of Tamil Nadu Welfare Board for differently abled persons and avail various social security and welfare schemes of Welfare Board.

 

So far, 29396 disability certificates and National Identity cards have been issued to differently abled persons in Tamil Nadu.

 

 

 

2. EARLY INTERVENTION CENTRES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED CHILDREN:

 

 

 

Early Intervention Centres for Infants and Young children with Hearing Impairment are functioning in our Districts. These Centres are managed by NGOs. The main objective of the scheme is to identify infants and young children with hearing impairment and provide early intervention services. It also provides required training to parents and families of such children for social adjustment to facilitate the maximum development of the children with hearing impairment. Children below 2½  years  with hearing impairment, without any additional disabilities are admitted in these Centres, so that when they reach 5 years of age, they develop adequate verbal language skills  and will be ready  for admission into the 1st standard in regular Schools.

 

Teaching, learning and play materials had been provided at the Early Intervention Centres for the Hearing impaired children and their parents.

 

 

Special types of Hearing aids for both ears have been provided for these children 18 children with hearing impairment in the age group of 0-3 years are attending Early Intervention Centres for the Hearing impaired children.

 

 

3. EARLY INTERVENTION CENTRES FOR MENTALLY RETARDED

 

CHILDREN:

 

 

The main objective of this scheme is to identify at least 50 infants and young children with Mental Retardation in the age group of 0-6 years in each district and to provide early intervention services and training parents and families to optimize their potential in the developmental areas of movement , communication, self development, socialization and understanding. These Early Intervention Centres have been established through Non Governmental Organisations in our districts.

 

 

Teaching, learning and play materials had been provided at the Early Intervention Centres for the Mentally Retarded children.

 

A refresher course is being conducted for special educators of Early Intervention Centres for the Mentally Retarded children.

31 Mentally Retarded Children have benefited under this scheme.

 

 

4. READERS ALLOWANCE:

 

 

The Government is providing Readers Allowance along with scholarship to the Visually impaired students who are studying from standard 9 up to post graduation level. The quantum of Readers Allowance is given as detailed below:

 

Sl. No.

Standard

Readers Allowance

 

 

(Per annum)

1

9th to 12th Std

Rs.1500/-

2

Under Graduate Courses

Rs.2500/-

 

 

 

3

Professional and Post-Graduate Courses

Rs.3000/-

 

 

 

 

5. SCHOLARSHIP:

 

 

 

 

The  State

Government  is  providing  scholarship

to  differently

abled

 

students who are pursuing education from standard 1 up to Post- Graduate

level.

 

The quantum of scholarship is as detailed below:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sl.No.

Standard

Amount

 

 

 

(per annum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

I std to V std

Rs.500/-

 

 

 

 

2.

VI std to VIII std

Rs.1500/-

 

 

 

 

3.

IX to XII std

Rs.2000/-

 

 

4.

Under Graduate Courses

Rs.3000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Professional and Post-Graduate Courses

Rs.3500/-

 

           

 

 

6.CASH PRIZE TO THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS WHO HAVE OBTAINED FIRST THREE RANKS IN THE PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS:

 

In order to encourage the Visually Impaired students, who have studied in Tamil Medium and secured first three ranks at the State and district level in 10th and 12th Standard Public Examinations, cash prizes and assistance for higher studies are awarded as follows:

 

State Level

 

 

Category

For 10th

For 12th

 

 

Standard

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Rank

Rs.12,000

Rs.18,000/-

 

 

Second Rank

Rs.9,000/-

Rs.12,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Rank

Rs.6,000/-

Rs.9,000/-

 

District Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category

For 10th

For 12th

 

 

Standard

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

First Rank

Rs.6000/-

Rs.12,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Rank

Rs.4,500/-

Rs.7,500/-

 

 

Third Rank

Rs.3,000/-

Rs.4,500/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistance for Higher Education:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category

For 10th

For 12th

 

 

Standard

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

To pursue Higher education

Rs.4,000/-

Rs.6000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To purchase Braille Books

Rs.3,000/-

Rs.4,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hostel Fees (for 10 months)

Rs.20,000/-

Rs.30,000/-

 

 

 

 

7.     CASH PRIZE TO THE HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS WHO HAVE OBTAINED FIRST THREE RANKS IN THE PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS:

 

In order to  encourage  Hearing  Impaired students, who have studied in

 

Tamil Medium and secured first three ranks at the State and district level in 10th and 12th Standard Public Examinations, cash prizes and assistance for higher studies are awarded as follows:

 

This benefit so far given only to the Visually Impaired. Since this scheme has been extended to Hearing Impaired also with effect from 2011-2012.

 

State Level

 

 

Category

 

For 10th

For 12th

 

 

 

Standard

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Rank

 

Rs.12,000

Rs.18,000/-

 

 

Second Rank

 

Rs.9,000/-

Rs.12,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Rank

 

Rs.6,000/-

Rs.9,000/-

 

 

 

 

District Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category

 

For 10th

For 12th

 

 

 

Standard

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Rank

 

Rs.6000/-

Rs.12,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Rank

 

Rs.4,500/-

Rs.7,500/-

 

 

Third Rank

 

Rs.3,000/-

Rs.4,500/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Assistance for Higher Education:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category

 

For 10th

For 12th

 

 

 

Standard

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

To purchase

 

Rs.1,000/-

Rs.3,000/-

 

 

Text Books

 

 

 

 

 

Hostel Fees (for 10 months)

Rs.10,000/-

Rs.10,000/-

 

         

 

 

 

 

8. SCRIBE ASSISTANCE:

 

 

The visually impaired students who are studying in standard 9  to standard 12 in special schools are permitted to engage scribe to attend school examinations and a sum of Rs.100/- per paper is paid to each scribe. About 500 students studying in the following Special Schools can avail this benefit every year:-

 

1)     Government Higher Secondary School for the visually impaired,

 

Poonamallee,  Chennai.

 

2)     Government Girls Higher Secondary School for the visually impaired, Tiruchirappalli.

 

3)     Government High School for the visually impaired, Thanjavur.

 

4)     Little Flower Convent Higher Secondary School for the visually impaired, Chennai.

 

5)     St. Louis Institute for the visually impaired, Chennai.

 

6)     Indian Association for the visually impaired Higher Secondary School, Madurai.

 

 

9. ASSISTANCE TO DIFFERENTLY ABLED LAW GRADUATES:

 

Every year differently abled Law graduates are given financial assistance of Rs.3000/- each for enrolment in Bar Council as Lawyers and for purchase of Law books.

 

 

 

TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS

 

 

10.            TRAINING FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS THROUGH   DISTRICT DIFFERENTLY ABLED WELFARE OFFICES:

 

 

With an objective to generate employment opportunities for the differently abled persons, the following Training Programmes are conducted.

 

Sl.

Training

Period

Nature of

No. of

Place of

 

No.

Disability

Trainees

Training

 

 

 

 

 

Diploma in

 

 

 

 

 

1

Medical

2 years

Orthopaedic

48

12 Government

 

Laboratory

and hearing

Medical College

 

 

Technology

 

impaired

 

Hospitals

 

 

(DMLT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Cell Phone

3

 

456

Government/Aided

 

Service and

Orthopaedic

 

 

months

 

Polytechnics

 

 

Maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Centre of

 

3

Computer

6

Visually

10

National Institute for

 

the Visually

 

 

Training

months

impaired

 

Handicapped,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poonamallee.

 

 

 

A     stipend of Rs.300/- per month is paid to the trainees.

 

 

 

11. VOCATIONAL TRAINING WITH BOARDING AND HOSTEL FACILITIES:

 

In order to enhance the   employability of differently abled persons,

 

Vocational Training Centres has established in 12 districts through Non Governmental Organisations, Hon’ble Chief Minister ordered to extend vocational training centres with boarding and hostel facilities in the remaining 20 districts through Non Governmental Organisations for providing specific skills required for the identified vocational trades.

 

 

12.            MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE TO SEVERELY AFFECTED DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS :

 

A sum of Rs.1000/- per month is being given as maintenance allowance to

 

Severely Affected Differently Abled persons.It is sent directly to the residence of the beneficiaries through EBS. The number of Severely Affected Differently Abled Persons (severely affected) availing maintenance allowance is 496.

 

 

13. MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE TO PERSONS WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY:

 

Persons with Muscular Dystrophy are being paid a sum of Rs.1000/- per month as maintenance allowance as it is being given to severely affected differently abled persons and persons with mental retardation. Total number of beneficiaries under the scheme is 15.

 

14. MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE TO MENTALLY  RETARDED PERSONS:

 

 

Mentally Retarded persons with percentage of disability 45% and above are given with maintenance allowance of Rs.1000/- per month. There is no age or income limit or restriction on the number of beneficiaries. The Maintenance Allowance is sent to the residence of the beneficiaries through core banking system so for the total no of beneficiary under the scheme 4021

 

15.            UNEMPLOYMENT ALLOWANCE TO ALL CATEGORIES OF THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED UNEMPLOYED PERSONS:

 

Unemployment allowance is given to all categories of differently abled persons as detailed below:

 

 

 

Educational Qualification

Rate of

 

Unemployment Allowance

 

 

(per month)

 

 

 

 

i)  Graduates/Post Graduates

Rs.450/-

 

 

 

 

ii) 12th Standard

Rs.375/-

 

 

 

 

iii) 10th Standard and below

Rs.300/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Criteria :-

 

 

a)     Age: Age should be between 18 to 40 of SC/ST).On completion of this age or earlier will be given allowance..

 

 

years (45 years

in the case

till they get job

whichever is

b)                 Should have been in the live registers of District Employment Offices for a minimum period of one year. 1016 differently abled persons have been benefited during 2012-13 under this scheme.

 

 

16. MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEMES:

 

 

 

To encourage persons marrying differently abled persons, apart form the financial assistance of 25,000/- and 4 grams of gold coin for making

“Thirumangalyam” for bride is being given to them. More over, for differently abled persons having completed graduation / diploma is being given a sum of Rs.50,000/- and 4 grams of gold coin for making “Thirumangalyam” for bride as marriage assistance.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rate of Marriage Assistance

 

Sl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of the Scheme

Graduates / Diploma

 

Others

 

No.

 

Holders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Assistance

to

normal

1.

Cash assistance for

1.

Cash assistance for

 

 

person marrying visually

 

marriage expenses

 

marriage expenses

 

 

impaired

 

 

 

Rs.25000/-

 

Rs.12500/-

 

 

 

 

 

2.

National Savings

2.

National Savings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate worth

 

Certificate worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.25000/-

 

Rs.12500/-

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Gold Coin - 4Grams

3.

Gold Coin - 4 Grams

 

2.

Assistance

to

normal

1.

Cash assistance for

1.

Cash assistance for

 

 

person

 

marrying

 

marriage expenses

 

marriage expenses

 

 

persons without one arm

 

Rs.25000/-

 

Rs.12500/-

 

 

/ one leg

 

 

2.

National Savings

2.

National Savings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate worth

 

Certificate worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.25000/-

 

Rs.12500/-

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Gold Coin- 4 Grams

3. Gold Coin - 4 Grams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Assistance

to

normal

1. Cash assistance for

1.

Cash assistance for

 

 

person marrying speech

 

marriage expenses

 

marriage expenses

 

 

and hearing impaired

 

Rs.25000/-

 

Rs.12500/-

 

 

 

 

 

2. National Savings

2.

National Savings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate worth

 

Certificate worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.25000/-

 

Rs.12500/-

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Gold Coin - 4 Grams

3.

Gold Coin - 4 Grams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Assistance

to differently

1. Cash assistance for

1.

Cash assistance for

 

 

abled  person

marrying

 

marriage expenses

 

marriage expenses

 

 

differently abled person.

 

Rs.25000/-

 

Rs.12500/-

 

 

 

 

 

2. National Savings

2.

National Savings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate worth

 

Certificate worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.25000/-

 

Rs.12500/-

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Gold Coin – 4 Grams

3.

Gold Coin–4 Grams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. HOMES FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED FOR MEN:

 

In order to provide care and protection to Mentally Retarded persons above the age of 14 years, 7 Homes have been established for both men and women through NGOs. During the year 2011-2012, additional 10 Homes for men have been started at (1) Chennai, (2) Cuddalore, (3) Ramanathapuram, (4) Salem, (5) Sivagangai,  (6)  Thanjavur,  (7)  Namakkal,  (8)  Erode,  (9)  Tuticorin  and  (10) Kanniyakumari Districts. The sanctioned strength in each home is 40. Vocational Training is also imparted to them to develop their skills in certain vocational trades. 680 Mentally Retarded persons have benefitted under this scheme.

 

 

18.SALARY GRANT TO SPECIAL EDUCATORS AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS WORKING IN MENTALLY RETARDED SCHOOLS:

 

The Government  has sanctioned salary grant to 48  Special Educators and Physiotherapists employed by NGOs for providing special  education  and training   to   Mentally Retarded  persons besides the salary paid to them by respective Non Governmental Organisations. The Government pays  Rs.5000/- per month per person as salary.for the year 2012  the amount will increase Rs.10,000/ on Jan - 2013

 

19.FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO REGISTERED NGOs RUNNING MENTALLY RETARDED HOMES:

 

 

In order to encourage and support the registered NGOs rendering service to Mentally Retarded persons, the Government is providing financial assistance towards feeding charges for inmates, construction of building or payment of rent based on need basis. During 2012-2013, feeding charges were provided to

differently abled students,  a sum of Rs.5 lakhs each was given as building grant to  2 special schools.

 

20.                         “RESCUE SCHEME” – TO RESCUE MENTALLY ILL PERSONS AND ADMIT THEM INTO PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS AND REHABILITATION HOMES:

 

 

Mentally ill persons wandering in the streets and other public places are rescued and admitted in Psychiatric Hospitals / Rehabilitation Homes for the Mentally ill, duly following the procedure. This scheme is implemented through Non Governmental Organisations. Mentally ill persons have been rescued and admitted into hospitals for mentally ill persons/rehabilitation homes during 2012-2013.

 

 

21. AIDS AND APPLIANCES:`

 

 

The Department for the welfare of the differently abled is providing various Aids and Appliances to needy persons according to their disabilities through District

 

Differently abled Welfare Offices as follows:-

 

Sl.No.

Type of Aids & Appliance

No. of beneficiaries

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Tricycles

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Wheel chairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Goggles

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Hearing Aids

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Solar rechargeable batteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Folding sticks

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Braille Watches (Male / female)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Calipers

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Crutches

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Artificial limbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Modular Limb

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Special Wheel Chairs to Cerebral Palsied

 

 

persons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above aids and appliances are given to differently abled persons to enable them to perform their day to day activities independently by overcoming the disabilities.

 

22. SUPPLY OF PETROL SCOOTERS TO THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS:

 

Petrol Scooters with retro fitment were given to 15 both limbs affected differently abled students / self employees / employees. From the year 2012-2013, instead of battery operated scooters, petrol scooters are provided

 

 

23. BEHIND THE HEARING AIDS TO HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS:

 

 

At present, only body level hearing aids are given to hearing impaired persons. Hearing Impaired persons hesitate to wear body level hearing aids and a result their hearing ability is affected. Hence, Behind The Ear model hearing aids is being provided to hearing impaired students studying from standard VI up to college level.

24. TRAVEL CONCESSION TO THE  DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS

IN STATE OWNED TRANSPORT CORPORATION USES:

 

 

          The State Government is   implementing the scheme for providing different  types  of travel concession without charges to various differently abled persons to travel in the  State owned  Transport  orporation  buses as detailed below: -

 

i)        The Visually impaired persons are permitted to travel with out charges in the Government Transport Corporation buses upto 100 Kms from their residence without any condition.

 

ii)       All other differently abled persons are permitted to avail travel concession in order to pursue their education, visit hospitals, training centres and undertake employment, with certain conditions.

 

iii)     The visually impaired and orthopaedically affected differently abled

 

persons are permitted to travel to their native places and back within the State once in a year in Express buses.

 

iv)    The Persons with mental retardation are permitted to travel with one escort, with out charges and without ceiling on income.

 

v)      All categories of differently abled persons are permitted to avail 75% concession to travel any place in the State in all types of buses except AC buses without any restrictions on the number of trips. 75% concession is also given to the escorts who accompanies the differently abled person who can not travel alone.

 

 

 

 

 

SELF EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES

 

 

25. SELF-EMPLOYMENT SCHEMES:

 

        Effective steps are being taken to assist the differently abled persons to Avail loans  from Nationalised  Banks towards their  self-employment ventures, and micro enterprises including setting up of bunk stalls. Subsidy equal to 1/3 of the loan amount or Rs.3000/- whichever is less, is provided by the Government. Bunk stall subsidy of Rs.5,000/- or 1/3 of the loan amount whichever is less is given to the differently abled persons.

The State Government is taking effective steps to provide assistance for self-employment ventures through schemes sponsored by the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation, Government of India. A sum of Rs.030 crores have been given as a Block Government Guarantee by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

 

 

26. DISTRIBUTION OF  MOTORISED SEWING MACHINE:

 

 

Due to advancement in Science and Technology, motorized sewing machines are provided to locomotor handicapped and speech and hearing impaired to improve their employment opportunities.100 differently abled persons have been provided with priceless motorized sewing machines.

 

  

 

27. VICTIM ASSISTANCE FUND:

 

The scheme to provide compensation to Differently Abled Persons when they become victims of major crimes, like murder, rape and grievous injury. “Tamil Nadu Victim Assistance Fund for Differently Abled Persons” has been created in all districts for this purpose. Rs.1,00,000/- has been allotted to each district.

 

In the case of murder Rs.10,000/- will be paid to the legal heir and in case of grievous injuries Rs.5,000/- will be paid to victim and in case of rape Rs.5,000/- will be paid to victim.

 

 

a)       During the course of the legal proceedings, an allowance at the rate of

 

Rs.200/- per day or Rs.2,000/- as maximum will be given.

 

b)      A sum of Rs.500/- will be given as traveling allowance per day to the advocate who provides free legal assistance and Rs.300/- per day as sitting fees.

 

c)       Daily allowance of Rs.300/- (other than other allowances) will be given to the sign language interpreter who assist the differently abled persons with hearing impairment in courts/police stations

 

“District Victims Assistance Committee for Differently Abled Persons” is formed and it is headed by District Collector with District Superintendent of

Police/City Police Commissioner and District Differently Abled Welfare Officers as

 

Members.

 

28. TAMIL NADU WELFARE BOARD FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS:

The Tamil Nadu Welfare Board for the Differently Abled  Persons was formed by an enactment of the Legislative Assembly in the year 2007. The following social ecurity and welfare schemes are being implemented through the Tamil Nadu Welfare Board for Differently Abled Persons.

 

 

(1)

 

 

Personal Accident Relief:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Compensation provided under the scheme is as follows :

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

 

Death

Rs.1,00,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

 

Loss of both lower or upper limb or total dysfunction

Rs.1,00,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c)

Loss of any one lower or upper limb or eyesight or total

Rs.50,000/-

 

 

 

dysfunction

 

 

 

(d)

Permanent total disability other than those specified in items

Rs.25,000/-

 

 

 

(b) and (c) above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

 

Assistance to meet the funeral expenses of a differently abled

Rs.2,000/-

 

 

person

 

 

 

 

(3)

Assistance on the natural death of a differently abled person

Rs.15,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

(4)

Assistance for education of the son or daughter of a Differently abled

Person :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

(i)

if

the daughter of the applicant is studying in 10th

Rs.1000/-

 

 

 

 

Standard.

 

 

 

 

(ii)

if the son or daughter of the applicant had passed the

Rs.1,000/-

 

 

 

10th Standard examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

(i)

if

the daughter of an applicant is studying in +1 Standard

Rs.1,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c)

(i)

if

the daughter of the applicant is studying in +2 Standard

Rs.1,500/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)  if the son or daughter of the applicant had passed the +2

Rs.1,500/-

 

 

 

 

examination

 

 

 

(d)

(i)

if the son or daughter of the applicant is studying in regular

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor Degree Course, (for every academic year of the

Rs.1,500/-

 

 

 

 

course)

 

 

 

 

(ii)  if the son or daughter studying in the course and staying

Rs.1,750/-

 

 

 

 

in the hostel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iii)

If the son or daughter of the applicant studying in regular

Rs.2,000/-

 

 

 

 

Post Graduate Course (for every academic year of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

course)

 

 

 

 

(iv) if

the son or daughter studying the course and staying in

Rs.3,000/-

 

 

 

 

the hostel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e)

(i)

If the son or daughter of the applicant is studying a

Rs.2000/-

 

 

 

 

Professional Course in Law or Engineering or Medical or

 

 

 

 

 

Veterinary Science or Allied Courses, (for every academic

 

 

 

 

 

ear of the course)

 

 

 

 

(ii)  if the son or daughter studying in the course and staying

Rs.4,000/-

 

 

 

 

in the hostel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iii) If the son or daughter of the applicant is studying a Post

Rs.4,000/-

 

 

 

 

Graduate Professional Course (for every academic year

 

 

 

 

 

of the course)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iv) if the son

or daughter studying the course and staying

 

 

Rs.6,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

in the hostel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(f)

 

(i)

if the

son or daughter of the applicant is studying in

 

 

Rs.1,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Training Institute or Polytechnic Course, (for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

every academic year

of the course)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

if the son or daughter studying the course and staying in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the hostel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.1,200/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

where both husband and wife have applied

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assistance under  this clause, one of them alone shall

be

 

 

 

 

 

 

eligible for such assistance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5)

 

 

Assistance for Marriage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.2,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6)

Assistance for delivery or

miscarriage of pregnancy or termination of pregnancy to a

 

 

differently abled female members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i)

 

 

Delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.6,000/- (@

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.1,000/- per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

month for six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

months)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

 

 

Miscarriage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rs.3,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iii)

 

 

Termination of pregnancy

 

 

 

 

Rs.3,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(7)

 

 

 

 

 

Assistance for

purchase of spectacles by a

 

 

 

Rs.500/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

differently abled person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS:

 

              International Day of the Differently Abled Persons is observed on 3rd December  every  year  by  the  State Government in accordance with the Declaration of  the United Nations Organisation. The main aim of observing this day is to encourage the differently abled persons to show their skills and abilities in various fields of Arts and Sports. On the International Day of the Differently Abled, “State Level Sports Meet” is also conducted. As many as 5000 differently abled children participate from  all over  the State. Several sports  and games  are  conducted  and  prizes  are  distributed  to winners and certificates issued to all the participants. On this day, cultural programmes are also conducted and State Awards are distributed to the Best Employer, Best Social Worker, Best Employee, Best Teacher and Best Institution, who render outstanding service for the welfare of the differently abled persons. Aids and Appliances are also distributed on this occasion. The Government have issued orders granting special casual leave for this day to all differently abled persons employed in Government Departments / Undertakings to enable them to participate in the function. This facility was extended to Differently Abled persons working in Transport Corporations.

 

Details of State Awards given on the occasion of International Day of the Differently Abled (On 3rd December of every year) are as follows:

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Award

 

Nature of Award

 

 

 

 

1

Best Employer Award

10

Grams of Gold Medal

 

 

and Certificate

2

Best Employee Award

10

Grams of Gold Medal

 

 

and Certificate

3

Best Teacher Award

10

Grams of Gold Medal

 

 

and Certificate

 

 

 

 

4

Best Institution Award – Welfare

10

Grams of Gold Medal

 

of the Differently Abled

and Certificate

 

 

 

 

5

Best Institution – SSA Scheme

10

Grams of Gold Medal and certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30. STATE AWARDS:

 

 

To encourage persons rendering distinguished service for the welfare of the differently abled persons, the following State Awards have been instituted by the Government and distributed on Independence Day and International Day for the Differently abled persons:-

 

Details of State Awards given on the occasion of Independence Day are as follows:

 

 

S.No.

Name of the Award

 

Nature of Award

 

 

 

 

1

Best Employer Award

10

Grams of Gold Medal and Certificate

 

 

 

 

2

Best Institution Award

10

Grams of Gold Medal, Cash Prize of Rs.50,000/- and Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Best Social worker Award

10

Grams of Gold Medal and Certificate

 

 

 

 

4

Best Doctor Award

10

Grams of Gold Medal and Certificate

 

 

 

 

5

Best Collector Award

10

Grams of Gold Medal, Certificate and Cash prize of Rs.25,000/-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Best District Differently Abled

10

Grams of Gold Medal and Certificate

 

WelfareOfficer Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Best District Central

Co-operative Bank

10

Grams of Gold Medal and Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31. NATIONAL AWARDS:

 

           National  Awards  are  given  by  the  Ministry of  Social  Justice and Empowerment, Government of India on the occasion of International Day of the differently abled persons, observed on 3rd  December every year.

 

 

The Awards are presented to Best Employee, Employer, Placement Officer, Institution, Individual, Creative person, Creative Children, Best Role Model, Best Barrier free environment, Best Braille Printing Press, Best Agency for implementing National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation Schemes and New Technological Innovations useful for the differently abled persons. Every year 70 National Awards in 13 categories are given by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

 









 
 
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