WELFARE SCHEMES & PROGRAMMES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Implemented by the Department of Social Welfare
1. Disability Pension
(i) State Scheme : This Scheme was introduced in 1996-1997 and given to 200 handicapped persons who are totally blind and bedridden @ Rs. 100/- per month per head. But the rate was raised w.e.f. 2007-2008 @ Rs. 250/- p.m. The seat for beneficiaries of the Scheme is very limited and has always been 200 nos. only since inception.
(ii) NSAP – IGNDPS : In expansion of the National Social Assistance Programmed (NSAP), the Government of India, Ministry of Rural Development vide D.O. No.J.11013/2/2007-NSAP Dt.17.2.2009 include ‘Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)’ to ‘Persons with severe or multiple disabilities between 18-64 years and belonging to a household below the poverty according to the criteria prescribed by the Government of India.
Applications may be written in plain paper with copy of Disability Certificate and submitted to the Director, Social Welfare Department.
3. Stipend to Educated Unemployed Allowances (State Scheme)
The Scheme was introduced in 1997-1998 for educated persons with disabilities who registered themselves in the Employment Exchange for more than 3(three) years and who could not be placed in any gainful occupation are given stipend @ Rs. 100/- p.m. per head. The rate was raised from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 250/- in 2007-2008. District Special Employment Exchanges inform eligible candidates to the Social Welfare Department, who are then selected by the officials of Social Welfare Department according to the guidelines.
There can be only 25 beneficiaries each year under this Scheme.
Under this Scheme, handicapped students who
are enrolled in the Institutions are given stipend for purchase of books,
uniforms, etc. at the rate shown below :-
Class V – Class VII - Rs. 40/- p.m. per student
Class VIII – Class XII - Rs. 85/- p.m. per student
It can be availed after giving report to the DSWO, Saiha/Lunglei/Aizawl East and Aizawl West by the concerned Institution and there should not be more than 3(three) students from 1(one) Institution.
Training Centres for the trades
of Tailoring and Shoe Making for both Male & Female Handicapped Persons are
run by the Social Welfare Department, Government of Mizoram at Aizawl and
Lunglei with Hostel Facility respectively for male and female. Sewing Machines,
Treadle Machines and Cobbler Tools are given free of cost to the trainees after
completion of 1(one) year training.
6. Assessment and Certification Camps
the launch of Unique ID for Persons with Disabilities (UDID) Project, Assessment
and Certification Camps for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) had
been conducted since 2009-2011, jointly with Health Department, SCERT, NIOH,
SSA and Social Welfare Department at District and Block Levels. Persons having
40% and above can be certified as Disabled by a Certified Medical Officer. The
certified disabled persons are given
Disability Certificates and I.D. Cards on the spot.
7. Unique ID for Persons with Disabilities (UDID)
Unique Disability ID has been implemented in the State and this ID can be processed at the Civil Hospital, Aizawl and District Hospitals in other Districts. Required documents are :-
i) Disability Certificate
ii) Adhaar Number
iii) Passport size photograph
8. Scheme for Implementation of Persons with Disabilities (Pwds) Act, 1995 (SIPDA).
The Ministry of Social
Justice & Empowerment has been implementing a scheme of providing financial
assistance for providing barrier free environment in important
9. Accessible India Campaign :-
The Accessible India Campaign was launched by the Prime Minister of India on 3rd December, 2015 and it is also implemented in the State of Mizoram. Under Phase I of the Campaign, 27 (twenty seven) public and Government buildings have been identified.
CONTACT DETAILS OF OFFICERS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION :-
1. Mrs. Laldikkimi, Director, Social Welfare Department, Laipuitlang, Aizawl, Mizoram - 796012
Ph. : 0389 – 2390923/2393530
Mobile : 9436151647
2. Mrs. Chuauzikipuii, Assistant Director, Social Welfare Department, Laipuitlang, Aizawl, Mizoram - 796012
Ph : 0389-2390867
Mobile : 9612166840