Government Schemes for Physically Handicapped Persons

Government Schemes for Physically Handicapped Persons for Prosthetic Aids and Appliances to bring easiness and security in obtaining employment.

This scheme also provides vocational materials to the handicapped person. And also giving financial relief in the expenses of traveling by the physically handicapped persons for treatment of the children, social work, educational purpose, etc.

The scheme allows them to travel free of cost in GSRTC (Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation) buses.

Handicapped person Scheme Details:

  • Organization Name: Department of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Department Name: District Social Defense Department
  • State: Gujarat Government
  • Scheme: Schemes for Physically Handicapped Persons or Physically Challenged People
  • Website: https://sje.gujarat.gov.in

Government Schemes for Physically Handicapped Persons

Eligibility for Aids and Appliance to Handicapped People in India:

  • Applicants aged 5 years to 50 years are eligible
  • The applicants with more than 40% disability
  • Deaf, Blind, MR, and Disabled Persons
  • Applicants’ family annual income should not be more than Rs. 47,000/- (Forty-Seven Thousand) in rural areas and Rs.68000/- (Sixty Eight Thousand) in urban areas.
  • The domicile of the applicant should be Gujarat
  • Applicant should hold a disabled Identity card

Financial Material Assistance to Disabled Persons:

  • A person who has an artificial limb provide Calipers, Tri-cycles, Ghodi, Bicycles, Wheel Chair
  • An applicant with self-employment provides Hand-Carts, Sewing machines, Shoe Making Material, Carpentry Equipment, Electric Repairing Tools, Computer Repairing Tools, Embroidery Machines
  • Hearing Aid for Deaf and Musical instruments for Blind persons
  • Financial material assistance is given up to a limit of Rs. 6,000/- (Six Thousand)
  • Application forms are available free from the District Social Defence Department and applicants must submit their application forms to the Department.

Required Documents:

  1. Age Proof Document
  2. Copy of Disabled Identity Card
  3. Income Proof Certificate (from a competent authority)
  4. Experience Certificate for self-employment
  5. Medical Certificate of disability

Free Traveling in Buses:

Scheme of free bus travel in Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) for physically handicapped people.

  • Physically challenges people must carry the disabled identity card.
  • Applicant should have at least 40% or more disability.
  • To 100% blind and deaf persons.
  • Applicants who have 70% (Seventy Percent ) or below brilliance rate
  • Must permanent resident of Gujarat.
  • Income limit of Rs. 2,50,000/- (Two Lakh and Fifty Thousand) is fixed for the person with a disability and Rs. 2,50,000/- (Two Lakh and Fifty Thousand) is fixed for Govt employees.

Relief to the Co-traveler of the Disabled Persons in GSRTC buses:

  • 50% (Fifty Percent ) relief will be given to co-traveler of a disabled person having 75% disability.
  • 100% (Hundred Percent) relief to the co-traveler of a blind person.
  • 100% (Hundred Percent) relief will be given to the co-traveler of a mentally handicapped person.

Duplicate Disable Identity Card if Lost or Cancel:

If your disabled ID Card is lost, a duplicate Identity card is issued on an application on white plain paper

    • A duplicate card is also issued on submission of the identity card which is due for the cancellation to the office
    • Free Travelling Pass is also issued if the application form is submitted with complete and relevant details to the District Social Defense Officer.

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