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Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Welfare Measures for Persons with Disabilities 

Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) (PwD) Act, 1995 envisages three percent reservations for persons with disability in identified posts in Government establishments.

Under the Scheme of Incentives to the Private Sector for Employment of Physically Challenged Persons, the Government provides the employer’s contribution for Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees State Insurance (ESI) for 3 years, for employees with disabilities including visually impaired persons employed in the private sector on or after 01.04.2008, with a monthly salary upto Rs.25, 000.

The National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation provides concessional credit to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for taking up income generating activities for self-employment.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) guarantees employment to rural household adults including persons with disabilities. Under National Rural Livelihood Mission(NRLM), a provision of 3% of the total beneficiaries has been made for persons with disabilities.

Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) provides pension to BPL persons with severe or multiple disabilities between the age group of 18 to 79 years @ Rs. 300 p.m. per beneficiary.

Under Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS), financial assistance is provided through Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for various projects for providing education, vocational training and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

These schemes are on-going and are reviewed from time to time and to improve their impact.

Statement showing State-wise and gender-wise number of persons with disabilities is:

S.No.
States/Union Territories
Sex
Total
Males
Females
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 4,226 2,831 7,057
2 Andhra Pradesh 7,73,971 5,91,010 13,64,981
3 Arunachal Pradesh 22,175 11,140 33,315
4 Assam 2,97,516 2,32,784 5,30,300
5 Bihar 11,31,526 7,56,085 18,87,611
6 Chandigarh 9,538 6,000 15,538
7 Chhattisgarh 2,31,768 1,88,119 4,19,887
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 2,329 1,719 4,048
9 Daman & Diu 1,779 1,392 3,171
10 Delhi 1,44,872 91,014 2,35,886
11 Goa 8,889 6,860 15,749
12 Gujarat 6,04,964 4,40,501 10,45,465
13 Haryana 2,73,837 1,81,203 4,55,040
14 Himachal Pradesh 90,444 65,506 1,55,950
15 Jammu & Kashmir 1,71,816 1,30,854 3,02,670
16 Jharkhand 2,64,229 1,84,148 4,48,377
17 Karnataka 5,37,730 4,02,913 9,40,643
18 Kerala 4,58,350 4,02,444 8,60,794
19 Lakshadweep 901 777 1,678
20 Madhya Pradesh 8,24,693 5,83,835 14,08,528
21 Maharashtra 9,33,867 6,35,715 15,69,582
22 Manipur # 15,456 12,920 28,376
23 Meghalaya 15,317 13,486 28,803
24 Mizoram 8,763 7,248 16,011
25 Nagaland 14,541 11,958 26,499
26 Orissa 5,68,914 4,52,421 10,21,335
27 Pondicherry 14,765 11,092 25,857
28 Punjab 2,52,856 1,71,667 4,24,523
29 Rajasthan 8,40,650 5,71,329 14,11,979
30 Sikkim 11,409 8,958 20,367
31 Tamil Nadu 7,91,685 8,50,812 16,42,497
32 Tripura 33,461 25,479 58,940
33 Uttar Pradesh 20,76,504 13,76,865 34,53,369
34 Uttaranchal 1,13,209 81,560 1,94,769
35 West Bengal 10,58,685 7,88,489 18,47,174
Total 12605635 9301134 21906769

Note: # - Excludes Mao Maram, Paomata and Purul sub-divisions of Senapati district of Manipur
Source: Census of India, 2001

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

Source: PIB News

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