Dadra and Nagar Haveli: Territory-Level Policy

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General Entitlements Women and Children Education Skill Development and Employment Social Security, Health, Rehabilitation & Recreation Accessibility Certification Schemes and Grants Authorities The Department of Social Welfare is responsible for the welfare of persons with disabilities in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The state has an estimated 4,048 persons with disabilities in a total population of 3,42,853 people. 1. General Entitlements a. Dadra and Nagar Haveli do not have any general entitlements for women and children with disabilities. 2. Women & Children with Disabilities a. Dadra and Nagar Haveli do not have any specific policy for women and children with disabilities. Go to top 3. Education a. Students with disabilities are provided scholarship by the government as encouragement to continue their education.
Sr. No. Name of Scheme Description
1 Scholarships Students in primary, pre-matriculation, secondary,senior secondary school and professional degrees are provided scholarship in the range of Rs. 25 to Rs. 240 per month based on their class and qualification. Students with visual impairment are provided reader allowance in the range of Rs. 50 to Rs. 100 per month based on their class.
Go to top 4. Skill Development and Employment a. The Government of Dadra and Nagar Haveli provides a reservation in Grade 'C' and 'D' posts in government jobs.
Sr. No. Name of Scheme Description
1 Reservations in Government jobs The Government of Dadra and Nagar Haveli provides a reservation of 1% in Grade 'C' and 'D' posts in government jobs. The upper age limit is relaxed by 5years for persons with disabilities applying for government jobs.
Go to top 5. Social Security, Health, Rehabilitation and Recreation a. The Government of Dadra and Nagar Haveli provides for persons with disabilities with a disability pension and assistance for the purchase of aids and appliances.
Sr. No. Name of Scheme Description
1 Pension Rs. 60 per month as disability pension.
2 Purchase of aids and appliances Financial assistance ranging fromRs. 220 per month to Rs. 600 per month based on the cost are provided for the purchase of aids and appliances that are required to increase the mobility of persons with disabilities.
Go to top 6. Accessibility a. The government of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is yet to implement schemes and policies under accessibility. Go to top 7. Certification a. The government provides disability certificates to persons with disabilities.
Sr. No. Name of Scheme Description
1 Disability Certificates Issuing Authority: Food Safety Officer Document required: Application Form in Prescribed Format published by IRCS/District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (Social Welfare Department Building), PWD Campus. Contact: Department of Medical and Health Services, Shri Vinoba Bhave Civil Hospital, Silvassa – 396230.
Go to top 8. Schemes & Grants for Organisations & Individuals for Disabilities a. There are no schemes and grants for organisations and individuals with disabilities. Go to top 9. Disability Authorities Dadra and Nagar Haveli have three authorities responsible for the welfare of persons with disabilities: a. Department of Social Welfare b. Commissioner for Disabilities c. Food Safety Officer for providing Disability Certificates Information can be found at: cis-india.org Go to top