Mentally Retarded Persons, Severely Affected Persons, Persons Affected with Muscular Dystrophy and leprosy affected persons are getting Maintenance Allowance Rs.1500/- per month. The Allowance sends through “ECS” directly from Treasury to bank account of the beneficiaries.
MICRO ENTERPRISES AND BUNK STALLS
The differently abled persons are motivated for establishing self employment ventures and micro enterprises by the department. They are assisted loans from the nationalized banks. A subsidy of Rs.10000/- or one third of the loan amount, whichever is less, is given to the differently abled persons to start self-employment ventures/enterprises.
NHFDC Assisted Self Employment Scheme
The state Government is taking effective steps to provide financial assistance for the self-employment Schemes sponsored by the national handicapped Finance and Development corporation (NHFDC), Government of India. The Government of India has appointed the tamil nadu state central co-operative bank limited as the channelizing agency for providing self-employment loan to the differently abled. In order to encourage a large number of differently abled persons to take up various economic activities for their upliftment and to avail the credit facilities from the nearby Co-operative banks, The State Government have launched the scheme of interest free loan for those availing the same from the co-operative Banks. the interest is borne by the State Government.
Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme
Unemployed Youth Employment Generation
In order to provide employment opportunities, bank loan is given to the differently abled persons for setting up of self employment enterprises. 5% share amount to be paid by them as margin money is borne by the State Government as grant.
MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME
The State Government provides marriage assistance to encourage the able bodied persons to marry the differently abled persons. The marriage assistance includes Rs.25000/-and 8 grams of gold coin for making “Thirumangalyam” for bride. Differently abled persons who have completed graduation/ diploma, a sum of Rs.50000/- and 8 gram gold coin for making “Thirumangalyam” for bride.
CASH INCENTIVE SCHEME TO PREVENT DROP-OUTS
Cash incentives are provided to the differently abled students who are studying 10th to 12th standard in Government and Government aided Special schools for motivating them to continue their studies and to prevent drop-outs.
Salary Grant to Special Educators Working In Government Recognised Special Schools for The Mentally Retarded and Hearing Impaired
Special educators working in the Government recognized special schools for the Mentally Retarded and Hearing impaired are provided with salary grant of Rs.10000/- each per month for 12 months. Salary grant is provided to 3 special educators for Hearing Impaired schools and 2 special educator, 1 Physiotherapist for Mentally retarded Schools.
Mentally ill persons left unattended by the family and found wandering in the streets and other public places are rescues and admitted in the hospitals/ rehabilitation homes for the mentally ill. This scheme is implemented through Non-Government Organizations.
Travel Concession To The Differently Abled Persons In State Owned Transport Corporation Buses
Travel Concession is provided to the differently abled persons to travel in the state owned transport corporation buses without any income ceiling. Differently abled students studying in the special schools are permitted to travel without cost from their residence to special school and back their residence. The visually impaired persons are also permitted to travel without charges in the Government Transport corporation buses upto 100 Kms from their residence without any condition.
All other differently abled persons are permitted to avail travel concession with certain conditions in order to pursue their education, visit, hospitals, and training centers and to undertake employment. The Persons with mental retardation are permitted to travel along with one escort free of cost.
All Categories of differently abled persons are permitted to avail 75% concession on travel to any place in the state in all types of buses except air-conditioned bus without any restrictions on the number of trips. 75% concession is also given to the escort who accompanies the differently abled persons who cannot travel alone.
All categories of children with disabilities are permitted to travel free of cost along with one escort from the residence to early intervention centers and the pre-schools and back to their residence.
MOBILE THERAPY UNIT
Differently abled children in the age group of 0-6 years along with their escorts find it difficult to reach the early intervention centers which are located in the district headquarters. In order to help such children mobile therapy unit is deployed in Thanjavur district. In this unit, all the required therapy equipments are provided and service are rendered at the door steps of the beneficiaries. By using the mobile therapy units, local camps and awareness programmes for the differently abled persons are conducted to ensure preventive care.
Assistive Devices to the Differently Abled Persons
Following aids and appliances are provided and distributed to the differently abled persons, based on their needs every year through the department to enable them to lead an independent life.
- Wheel Chairs
- Folding Stick
- Braille Watches
- Hearing Aids
- Solar rechargeable batteries
- Artificial Limb
Caliper and artificial limb are designed, fabricated and fitted by orthotic technicians along with the leather workers for each and every individual as per the need of the units of District Differently Welfare Office Functioning in Thanjavur district.
MODULAR AIDS AND APPLIANCES
- Retro – fitted petrol scooters
- Behind the ear hearing aid
- Modified cerebral palsy wheelchairs
- (d) Magnifiers for low vision Students
- Special Wheel chair for spinal cord affected persons.
Universal Disability Identity Card (UDID)
All the differently abled persons whom apply for the Universal Disability ID card (UDID) through on line process and details to upload at www.swavlambancard.gov.in After verification of the data’s and certificates UDID card will be generated and send it by post to the individual. So far 7230 differently abled persons were uploaded their data’s in Thanjavur District.
Legal Guardianship Certificate
National Trust is Constituted through an Act of Parliament in the year 1996 for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple Disabilities.
As per National Trust Act, 1999, appointment of legal Guardians for Disabled person by the local level Committee under section 13-17. The level Committee consists of three members committee headed by District Collector of District Magistrate, a NGO and a person with Disability. LIC is a quasi judicial body which medicals on Legal Guardianship for the protection of rights of person with above disabilities.
District Differently Abled Welfare Office
Room No.14, Ground Bloor,
Collectiorate Building Campus,
Thanjavur.613010 Phone: 04362-236791
Office Mail: ddawotnj[at]gmail[dot]com