Chhattisgarh: State-Level Policy


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Women and Children
Education
Skill Development and Employment
Social Security, Health, Rehabilitation and Recreation
Accessibility
Certification
Schemes and GrantsAuthorities

The Department of Social Welfare is responsible for the welfare of persons with disabilities in Chhattisgarh. The state has an estimated population of 419,887 persons with disabilities in a total population of 25,545,198 people. Chhattisgarh has issued one scheme under General Entitlements, one scheme under Women and Children with Disabilities, three schemes under Education, two schemes under Skill Development and Employment, three schemes under Social Security, Health, Rehabilitation & Recreation and one scheme under Schemes & Grants for Organisations & Individuals for Disabilities.

General Entitlements

1.1 The Gharonda scheme provides persons with disabilities above the age of 18 years accommodation in government shelter homes throughout their lifetime.

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Issuing Authority: Department of Social Welfare
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Gharonda Scheme: Life-time accommodation in govt shelter homes
- Age above 18 years
- BPL category

2. Women and Children with Disabilities

2.1 The Gharonda (Aashraya Griha) Yojna provides accommodation in government shelter homes to children with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities.

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Issuing Authority: Department of Social Welfare
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- Gharonda (Aashraya Griha) Yojna: Accommodation in govt shelter homes for children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental retardation & multiple disabilities
- Age up to 18 years
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3. Education

3.1 Scholarship is provided to students with disabilities. Reader allowance is provided to students with visual impairment.

3.2 The Samarthya Vikas Yojna scheme provides students with disabilities scientific equipment and laboratory apparatus.

3.3 A braille press has been set up to provide study material / learning aids for students with visual impairment. Residential schools have been established for children with disabilities that provide food, clothing and shelter in addition to education and training.

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Issuing Authority: Department of Social Welfare
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- Scholarship and reader allowance for disabled students
- Primary / Pre-matriculation / Secondary / Senior Secondary – Rs. 50 to Rs. 240 per month (based on class)
- Reader allowance – Rs. 50 to Rs. 100 per month (based on class)
- Samarthya Vikas Yojna Scheme: Scientific equipment and laboratory apparatus for disabled students
- Establishment of Braille press
- Establishment of residential schools for disabled children
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4. Skill Development and Employment

4.1 The Chhattisgarh Nishaktjan Vitan & Vikas Nigam provides loans with low interest rates to persons with disabilities for starting their own businesses.

4.2 The Uthan Subsidy Yojna is a scheme for persons with disabilities availing loans for self-employment. The government provides 50 per cent subsidy on the remaining loan if the disabled person pays all the instalments regularly for three years.

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Issuing Authority: Department of Social Welfare
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- Indira Gandhi Viklang Pension Scheme: Disability pension
- Pension – Rs. 200 per month
- Age between 18 – 64 years
- Total family income should not exceed Rs. 10,000 per annum
- Disability 80% or more / multiple disabilities
- Indira Gandhi Vridhawastha Pension Scheme:
- Disability pension for disabled senior citizens
- Pension – Rs. 300 per month
- Age above 65 years
- Should belong to BPL category
- Nishaktjan Vivah Yojna Scheme: Marriage assistance for disabled persons
- Grant – Rs. 21,000
- Women: Age between 18 – 45 years
- Men: Age between 21 – 45 years
- Provision of assistive devices such as hearing aids, callipers, wheelchairs, tricycles and Braille slates
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5. Social Security, Health, Rehabilitation and Recreation

5.1 The Indira Gandhi Viklang Pension Yojna is a pension scheme for persons with disabilities.

5.2 The Indira Gandhi Vridhawastha Pension Yojna is an old age pension scheme that covers everyone above the age of 65 years including persons with disabilities.

5.3 The Nishaktjan Vivah Yojna is a marriage scheme that provides assistance for marriage for persons with disabilities.

5.4 Chhattisgarh provides assistive devices like hearing aids, callipers, wheelchairs, tricycles and Braille writing equipment to persons with disabilities.

Sr. No. Issuing Authority Details
1 Social Welfare Department Indira Gandhi Viklang Pension Scheme: Disability pension
Pension – Rs. 200 per month
Age between 18 – 64 years
Total family income should not exceed Rs. 10,000 per annum
Disability 80% or more / multiple disabilities
2 Social Welfare Department Indira Gandhi Vridhawastha Pension Scheme:
Disability pension for disabled senior citizens
Pension – Rs. 300 per month
Age above 65 years
Should belong to BPL category
3 Social Welfare Department Nishaktjan Vivah Yojna Scheme: Marriage assistance for disabled persons
Grant – Rs. 21,000
Women: Age between 18 – 45 years
Men: Age between 21 – 45 years
4 Social Welfare Department Provision of assistive devices such as hearing aids, callipers, wheelchairs, tricycles and Braille slates


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6. Accessibility

6.1 The government of Chhattisgarh is yet to implement schemes and policies under accessibility.
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7. Certification

7.1 Chief Medical Officer of each district is the issuing authority for disability certificates. Parents / guardians may submit application on behalf of children / persons with mental disabilities

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Issuing Authority: Department of Social Welfare
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- Application for disability certificates
- CMO of each district is issuing authority
- Application also to govt doctors treating disabled person
Documents required:
1. Proof of residence
2. Passport size photographs
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8. Schemes & Grants for Organisations & Individuals for Disabilities

8.1 Voluntary organisations for persons with disabilities in the field of education are granted funds for their activities and given certification by the government.

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Issuing Authority: Department of Social Welfare
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- Certification and funding for voluntary organisations for education
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9. Disability Authorities

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

Department of Social Welfare
Commissioner for Disabilities.

Information can be found at cis-india.org: http://cis-india.org/accessibility/blog/the-chhattisgarh-chapter-revised

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