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National Resource Kit : The Haryana Chapter (Revised)

Posted by Anandhi Viswanathan at Feb 10, 2014 03:50 PM |
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The National Resource Kit team is pleased to bring you its research on the state of laws, policies and programmes for persons with disabilities in the state of Haryana.

Note: The chapter was revised based on the comments and feedback from our readers.


Introduction

The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment is responsible for the welfare of persons with disabilities in Haryana. The state has an estimated population of 4,55,040 persons with disabilities in a total population of 25,353,081.

Haryana implements two schemes under Women and Children with Disabilities, three schemes under Education, three schemes under Skill Development and Employment, and five schemes under Social Security, Health, Rehabilitation and Recreation.

1.    General Entitlements

Haryana does not implement any scheme / policy that can be listed in this category.

2.    Women & Children with Disabilities

2.1    Financial assistance is provided to children with disabilities not attending school due to their disability.

2.2    Haryana provides financial assistance to children of persons with disabilities.

Sr. No.Issuing AuthorityNotification No.Details
1 Social Justice & Empowerment Department No. 2351-SW(4)-2008 Dated: 30.01.2009 Financial assistance to disabled children not attending school due to disability
2 Social Justice & Empowerment Department No. 1953-SW(4)-2009 Dated: 30.10.2009 Financial assistance for non school going children with severe disability

Disability more than 70% / IQ less than 50% for mental disability

Assistance of Rs. 300 per month

Assistance provided to multiple children from same family

Age up to 18 years

Domiciled and resided in Haryana for past six months

Total family income not to exceed Rs. 3510 per month

Beneficiaries drawing other assistance are not eligible to apply
3 Social Justice & Empowerment Department Financial assistance to children of persons with disabilities

Assistance – Rs. 500 per month

Age below 21 years

Total family income not exceeding Rs. 30,000 per annum

Domiciled and residing in Haryana

3.    Education

3.1 Rules outlined for residential school for visually impaired students ‘Government Institute for the Blind’ in Panipat. Application forms available at the offices of Dy Commissioner, SDOs (Civil), Tehsildars and Department of Social Justice & Empowerment DSJE).

3.2    Scholarship is provided to disabled students. Applicants should not be in receipt of assistance from any other source. Rates of scholarship listed below:

Sr. No.ClassScholarship (Day scholars) per monthScholarship (hostellers) per month Reader Allowance (only visually impaired) per month
1 Class 1 – 4 400/- - -
2 Class 5 – 8 500/- - -
3 Class 9 – 12 600/- 600/- 300/-
4 B.A/B.Sc/B.Com 600/- 800/- 400/-
5 B.E/B.Tech./MBBS/LLB/B.Ed and diploma in professional & engineering studies etc. 800/- 1000/- 500/-
6 MA/MSC/M.Com/LLM/M.Ed/M.Tech etc 1000/- 1000/- 500/-
Sr. No.Issuing AuthorityNotification No.Details
1 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment No.  GA.I  SW. 71, Dated Chandigarh Rules for residential school for the visually impaired

Age between 6 – 18 years

Eligibility up to middle school

Domiciled and residing in Haryana
2 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment No. 1971 /DDSW-GA-II/71 Criteria for scholarship

Age up to 20 years

Total family income not exceeding Rs. 10,000 per month

Domiciled and residing in Haryana
3 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment Memo No. 848-SW(4)-2011 Chandigarh, dated 28-11-2011 Rates of scholarship (given in table above)

4.    Skill Development & Employment

4.1    Rules outlined for residential skill training facility for the visually impaired ‘Training Centre for Adult Blind’ at Panipat. Application forms available at the offices of Dy Commissioners, SDOS (Civil), Tehsildars and DSJE.

4.2    Annual awards given to most efficient disabled employees, disabled self-employed, outstanding employers and placement officers for disabled.

S.NoCategory of AwardNature of the Award
No. of Awards
Present rates and certificateRevised rates and certificates
1 Employee/ Self Employed First Prize (one)
Second Prize (one)
Third Prize (two)
Fourth Prize(three)
Rs.5000/- and certificate
Rs. 4000/- ad certificate
Rs. 3000/- and certificate
Rs. 2000/- and certificate
Rs. 10000/- and certificates.
Rs. 8000/- and certificate
Rs. 6000/- and certificate
Rs. 4000/- and certificate.
2 Employers of disabled First Prize (one)

Second Prize (one)
A big shield and certificate of merit.
A small shield and certificate of merit.
Rs. 5000/- and certificate of merit.
Rs. 3000/- and certificate of merit.
3 Placement Officer of disabled One Prize Rs. 4000/- and certificate of merit. Rs. 8000/- and certificate of merit.

4.3 Age relaxation up to 10 years in the upper age limit for joining government service for persons with disabilities. Retirement age of persons with 70% or more disability is increased to 60 years.

Sr. No.Issuing AuthorityNotification No.Details
1 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment No.  GA.I  SW. 71, Dated Chandigarh No. 1971 /DDSW-GA-II/71 Rules for residential skill training unit for visually impaired

Trainees granted maintenance for 3 years

Extra 6 months for persons above 52 years old

Domiciled and residing in Haryana
2 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment No. 1759SW(1) /2008 Chandigarh, Dated: 4.02.2008 Awards for disabled employees, employers and placement officers (for details see table above)
3 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment 10 years relaxation in upper age limit in recruitment to govt service

Retirement age increased to 60 years for persons with 70% or more disability

5.    Social Security, Health, Rehabilitation and Recreation

5.1    Unemployment allowance given to all educated unemployed persons with disabilities. Rates of allowance are:

Sr. No.EducationAllowance per monthAllowance per month for 100% disabled
1 Matric/ Middle Pass Diploma Holder Rs. 200 Rs. 1000
2 Graduate/ Matric Pass Diploma Holder Rs. 250 Rs. 1500
3 Post Graduate, Graduate Diploma Holder Rs. 300 Rs. 2000

5.2 Disability pension to persons with 70% or more disability (IQ less than 50 for persons with mental disabilities). (note 3)

5.3 Financial assistance of Rs. 500 per month to dwarf persons. (note 3)

5.4 Persons with visual impairment and 100% orthopaedic impairment are eligible for free travel on state transport buses. Disabled employees of the state government are provided a conveyance allowance of 10% on basic pay. (note 4)

5.5 Visually impaired employees of the state government are given priority in allotment of government accommodation. (note 4)

Sr. No.Issuing AuthorityNotification No.Details
1 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment No. 3012-SW (1)2003. Dated, 8.12.2003

No. 94-SW (1)2007. Dated: 24.01.2007
Unemployment allowance (for rates see table above)

Allowance given for 6 years from date of registration with employment exchange

Applicants must not be in receipt of any other assistance
2 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment Disability pension for persons with 70% or more disability (less than 50 IQ for mentally disabled)

Pension – Rs. 500 per month

Pension (for 80% or more disability) – Rs. 750 per month

Income not to exceed income of unskilled labourers as specified by Labour Department.
3 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment Financial assistance of Rs. 500 per month to dwarf persons
4 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment Free travel on state transport buses for persons with visual impairment and 100% orthopaedic impairment

10% conveyance allowance for government employees with disabilities
5 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment Priority for visually impaired employees in allotment of govt accommodation

6.    Accessibility

6.1 The government of Haryana is yet to implement schemes and policies under accessibility.

7.    Certification

7.1 Haryana has not identified any hospital / medical officer for issueing of disability certificates.

8.    Schemes & Grants for Organisations & Individuals for Disabilities

8.1    The government of Haryana is yet to implement schemes and policies under this category.

9.    Disability Authorities

Haryana has two authorities responsible for the welfare of persons with disabilities:

  • Department of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Commissioner for Disabilities

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