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List  of Addresses of all District Differently Abled Welfare Offices in Tamil Nadu

தமிழக அரசு மாற்றுத் திறனாளிகள் நலத்துறை அறிவிப்புகள், differently abled persons - tamil nadu

S. No.

Address

STD code

Office Phone No./ Email ID

1District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Forest Office Building,
D.M.S Compound, Chennai 600 006.

044

24315758

ddawochn@gmail.com

2District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
G.S.T Road ( Near Court),
Kancheepuram District,
at Chengalpattu 603 001.

044

27431853

ddawokpm@gmail.com

3District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collectorate Complex,
Thiruvallur.

044

27662985

ddawotlr@gmail.com

4District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
District Panchayat Office Complex,
Perumalsamy Building (Ground Floor)
Officer’s Line (Opp to Muslim School,
Vellore.

0416

2222737

ddawovlr@gmail.com

5District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collector’s Office Complex,
Ground Floor, Collector Nagar,
Thiruvannamalai 606 604.

04175

294635

ddawotvm@gmail.com

6District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
37 Ramadoss Road, Pudupalayam,
Cuddalore 607 001.

04142

294415

ddawocud@gmail.com

7District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collector’s Office Complex, Villupuram.

04146

225543

ddawovpm@gmail.com

8District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collector’s Office Complex Dharmapuri.

04342

263510

ddawodpi@gmail.com

9District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
146, Venkatesapuram Extension, Kumarasamypatty,
Salem 636 007.

0427

2415242

ddawoslm@gmail.com

10District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collector Office Complex,
Room No.6,7,8 (Ground Floor)
Siluvampatti Post, Nallipalayam,
Namakkal 637 003.

04286

280019

ddawonmk@gmail.com

11District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collectorate Campus,
Erode 638 011.

0424

2258986

ddawoerd@gmail.com

12District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collector Office Complex,
Coimbatore 641 018.

0422

2380382

ddawocbe@gmail.com

13District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
29, Club Road, Ooty,
The Nilgiris District at
Udhagamandalam.

0423

2440725

ddawonlg@gmail.com

14District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
M.C. Road, Near Membalam,
Thanjavur 613 001.

04362

236791

ddawotnj@gmail.com

15District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collectorate Complex (Ground Floor)
Palpannaicherry (South),
Nagapattinam 611 002.

04365

253041

ddawongp@gmail.com

16District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
102, Dhanam Complex, Guru Dekshinamurthy Nagar,
Collector Office Complex,
Tiruvarur.

04366

221397

ddawotvr@gmail.com

17District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
1/1 Block 1. Ward J,
Backside of the District Judicial Court,
Near Sub Treasury Office, Contonment,
Trichy 620 001.

0431

2412590

ddawotry@gmail.com

18District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collector Office Complex,
Thanthonimalai Post,  Karur-639 002.

04324

257130

ddawokar@gmail.com

19District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Perambalur Collectorate Campus,
Perambalur. – 621 212

04328

225474

ddawopmb@gmail.com

20District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Near M.L.A Office,
Pudukottai.

04322

223678

ddawopdk@gmail.com

21District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Subramanyapuram,
Villapuram Post, Housing Unit,
Madurai-11.

0452

2679695

ddawomdu@gmail.com

22District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collectorate Complex, Theni -625 531

04546

252085

ddawothn@gmail.com

23District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Room No.4, Collectorate Campus,
Dindigul.

0451

2460099

ddawodgl@gmail.com

24District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collectorate Complex, Pattinamkathan,
Ramanathapuram

04567

231410

ddawormd@gmail.com

25District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collector Office Complex,
Maruthupandi Nagar, Sivagangai-623 560

04575

242025

ddawosvg@gmail.com

26District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collector Office Complex,
VIrudhunagar.

04562

252068

ddawovnr@gmail.com

27District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
‘B’ collectorate Campus, Kokkirakulam
Palayamcottai,
Thirunelveli 627 009.

0462

2500157

ddawotnv@gmail.com

28District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collector Office Campus, Korampallam,
Tuticorin-1.

0461

2340626

ddawotut@gmail.com

29District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collectorate Office Campus,
Kanyakumari District,
at Nagercoil-629 001.

04652

279411

ddawokkm@gmail.com

30District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collectorate Complex IInd Floor,
D.Wing,  Krishnagiri.

04343

235591

ddawokgi@gmail.com

31District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Office of the  Revenue Divisional Officer
Ariyalur
ddawoari@gmail.com
32District Differently Abled Welfare Officer, District Differently Abled Welfare Office,
Collectorate Office Campus
Tirupur
ddawotup@gmail.com 

 

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1500 SCHOLARSHIPS (TRUST FUND) For DIFFERENTLY-ABLED STUDENTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-14

 

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), for and on behalf of Ministry of Social  Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, invites applications from Students with Disabilities for award of  Scholarships under the Scholarship Scheme (Trust Fund) :-

  • Under this scheme, 1500 Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students with disabilities for degree and post graduate level professional and technical courses from recognized institutions in India.
  • 30% scholarships will be reserved for girls, which will be transferable to male students in case of nonavailability of female candidates.
  • Applicants may apply any time in academic year for scholarship under this scheme. Scholarships will be awarded on quarterly basis for the applications received in preceding quarter. Under this scheme, an advance copy of application should also be submitted online (www.nhfdc.nic.in) by the candidate.lie by the candidate.
  • Reimbursement of Non-Refundable fees restricted to the limit of fee of similar courses in Government/Government –aided institutions. Maintenance allowance will be paid to the students for 10 months @ Rs. 2500/ per month for Professional Graduate Courses and Rs.3000/- per month for Professional PostGraduate Courses in one academic year.
  • Books/Stationery allowance will be paid to students pursuing Professional Graduate Courses @ Rs.6,000/ per annum and Rs.10,000/- per annum for pursuing Professional Post-Graduate Courses.
  • Differently-abled students in addition will be provided financial assistance for purchase of aids & appliances (only once during life time).
  • Monthly income of the beneficiary /parent or guardian should not be more than Rs.25,000/- (Rs. 3.00 Lakh p.a.) from all sources. Family income includes income of parent/guardian.
  • A Scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/ stipend for pursuing the course. 

How to apply :-

The applicant has to apply online (www.nhfdc.nic.in) and the printed application form along with requisite documents duly countersigned and recommended by the head of the institution, where they are studying, should reach to: National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation
(NHFDC), Red Cross Bhawan, Sector-12, Faridabad-121007. It is to be noted that without a hard copy of application, a candidate’s application in soft copy will not be entertained.

List of enclosures alongwith hard copy of application:

i) Academic record – attested copies of relevant certificates/mark sheets for the qualifying examination.
ii) Proof of annual income – Proof of income shall include last salary slip of parent/guardian, acknowledgement of income tax/income certificate e from revenue official/gazetted officer/public representative e.g. MP, MLA, MLC, Panchayat officials etc.;
iii) Attested copy of Disability certificate;
iv) Course fee receipt if any, duly paid during the academic session;
v) Receipt/Invoice of eligible assistive devices duly countersigned by the authorized signatory of the institution.
vi) In case of continuation of scholarship in a succeeding year, a copy of the mark sheet of the preceding year.

For further details, please visit website of NHFDC  “www.nhfdc.nic.in” or contact: NHFDC at, Telephone nos. 0129 – 2226910, 2287512, 2287513 Fax no. 0129 – 2284371, E-mail – nhfdc97@gmail.com

Please click here for online application.

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1. Establishment of Early Diagnostic Centres for Hearing Impaired in 10 Districts.

Hearing loss is the most common birth defect in India, affecting  young children (up to five of every thousand babies born).Yet, a large number of hearing impaired children are not identified until 1 to 3 years of age which is beyond the critical period for healthy  speech and language development. In addition, 3 out of 4 children experience Otitis media (ear infection), the most common illness in babies and young children. Ear infection can cause temporary hearing, speech and language problems. If left untreated, these problems can become permanent. However, if hearing impairment is identified and treated in its early stages, studies have shown that the child’s speech and language skills will be comparable to his or her normal hearing peers. For these reasons, hearing screening at birth and routine test throughout childhood is extremely important.
Hence, Early Diagnostics Centres will be established in 10 Districts at a total Cost of Rs.1.98 Crores.

 

2. Installation of Solar power plants in Government Special Schools

In the interest of the Differently Abled students studying in Government Special Schools, it is proposed to install Solar Power Plants in the 5 Government Special Schools at a total cost of Rs.18.90 Lakhs.

 

3. Establishment of Disability Museum in Chennai

To create awareness among the public about the various disabilities, their prevention and early intervention measures,  designing, fabrication and fitment of aids and appliances for various disabilities and display of Assistive and Adaptive Devices and to conduct Seminars and Workshops on Disabilities, a Disability Museum will be established in Chennai at a total cost of Rs.1.00Crore.

 

4. Establishment of Model Centre for  Persons affected by Muscular Dystrophy  at Chennai

 Duchene Muscular Dystrophy is as x-lined developmental disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness usually leading to death by young adulthood.  DMD is the most common neuromuscular disease (NMD) of childhood and has been shown to be the neuromuscular disorder requiring the greatest annual per capita cost for outpatient rehabilitative treatment. The purpose to establish a model centre for persons affected by Muscular Dystrophy in Chennai is to streamline the management of this disease and recommendations on standards of case for the children who are facing, physical  and psychosocial problem.

Hence, a  Model Centre for persons affected by Muscular Dystrophy In Chennai will be established at a total cost of Rs.50.00 lakhs in association with Muscular Dystrophy Association India.

5. Providing Power Laundries  in Hostels of Government Special Schools

Special Schools for Differently Abled Persons with Hostel facilities are functioning under the control of this Department. The students are spending certain amount of time in washing their cloths. In order to help the students to utilize this time in their studies, power laundries are to be provided to 12 Government Special Schools at a total cost of Rs.44.00 lakhs.

6.Provision of Nutritious Weaning Food and Noon Meal to the Differently Abled Children at Early Intervention Centres.

There are 82 Early Intervention Centres are functioning in the State  out of this  32 Early Intervention Centres are  for Mentally Retarded, 18 Early Intervention Centres are for Visually Impaired and 32 Early Intervention Centres are for Hearing Impaired children .

The weaning food and noon meal will be provided as in the  ICDS to 2434  Differently Abled Children at these Early Intervention Centres at total cost of Rs.66.00 lakhs.

7. Increasing the number of Trainees for Multi media and Digital Photography Training Programmes.

During 2012-2013 training to 50 differently abled persons in Multimedia  has been provided by the Chennai Regional Office of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).

As there is a huge response among Differently Abled persons for this training programme, 200 Differently Abled Persons will be provided training during 2013-2014 at total cost of Rs.21.00 lakhs.

8.Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme –    5% investor contribution on the part of Differently  Abled to be borne by the Government

Under the Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme (UYEGP), the Directorate of Industries & Commerce sanctions a loan with 15 % subsidy through Nationalized Banks to the educated, unemployed youth to get self-employment in micro industries of manufacture, service and trade.  The differently abled persons have to remit 5% towards investor’s contribution to obtain the loan.

5% investor’s contribution will be borne by the Tamil Nadu Government under UYEGP to encourage differently abled persons to undertake self-employment ventures. A total amount Rs.50.00 Lakhs will be provided.

9. Enhancing subsidy under micro and small scale self- employment scheme up to  Rs. 10,000/- to the Differently  Abled persons.

1.

Name of the Scheme / Gist of the
Scheme
Self Employment loan subsidy to the Differently Abled persons
Loan  is  recommended  to  the  unemployed  Differently
Abled persons who are willing to start their self employment ventures.   The Government subsidy will be released  to  the  Differently  Abled  persons  to  whom
provisional  loan  was  sanctioned  at  the  maximum  of
Rs.10,000/-   or   1/3   of   the   sanctioned   loan   amount, whichever is less.Bunk stall loan subsidy scheme for Differently Abled persons.
Subsidy for setting up of a Bunk Stall is 1/3rd   of the loan amount subject to a maximum of Rs.10,000/-

2.

Eligibility CriteriaAny Differently Abled persons in the age group of 18 and
above.

3.

Whether form of application is prescribedYes. Applications are available with concerned District
Differently Abled Welfare Officer.

4.

Certificates to be furnisheda)  National Identity Card for Differently Abled and Family
card.
b)  Quotation for materials / bunk cost.

5.

Officer to whom the application is to be submittedDistrict Differently Abled Welfare Officer

6.

Grievances if any to be
addressed to
Principal Secretary / State Commissioner for the
Differently Abled,
State Resource cum Training Centre Campus, Jawaharlal Nehru Inner Ring Road,
K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Ph: 044-24719947 / 48 / 49Concerned Bank Managers.

10. Enhancement of Scholarship Amount

In order to encourage Differently Abled students to pursue education, Scholarship amount given is enhanced as indicated below.

 

Sl.No.

Class

Scholarship amount (Rs.  for 10 months) (Before enhancement)Scholarship   amount (Rs.  for 10 months)
(After enhancement)

1

1st Standard to 5th Standard

500/-

1,000/-

2

6th Standard to 8th Standard

1,500/-

3,000/-

3

9th Standard  to 12th Standard

2,000/-

4,000/-

4

Under-Graduate

3,000/-

6,000/-

5

Post Graduate and professional education

3,500/-

7,000/-

Enhancement of Scholarship amount will involve an additional expenditure of Rs. 3.06 Crores per annum.

11. Enhancement of Readers Allowance Amount

Readers Allowance given for Visually Impaired students is enhanced as indicated below.

Sl.
No.

Class

Readers Allowance Amount given at present per annum

Readers Allowance amount after enhancement

1

9th Standard to 12th Standard

Rs.1,500/-

Rs.3,000/-

2

Under Graduates

Rs.2,500/-

Rs.5,000/-

3

Post Graduates and Professional Education students

Rs.3,000/-

Rs.6,000/-

Enhancement of Readers Allowance amount will involve an additional expenditure of Rs.19.00 Lakhs per annum.

12. 1000 Retrofitted Petrol Scooters to Differently Abled Persons

From the year 2011-2012, Retrofitted Petrol Scooters are distributed to both limbs affected differently abled students / employees, to enable them to have easy access to their work place.
There is good response from the differently abled persons for implementation of this scheme.

Hence, 1000 retrofitted petrol scooters at a cost of Rs. 5.5 Crores (@ Rs. 55,000 per scooter) will be provided in 2013-2014.

13. Establishment of Mobile Intervention  Units with equipment and skilled professionals to provide services to Differently Abled at  their doorstep in all the Districts.

Differently abled children are receiving Early Intervention and Physiotherapy Services through the Early Intervention Centres in all the 32 Districts. Majority of these Intervention Centres are located at the District Head-quarters.

Parents bring their children to the Early Intervention Centres. In spite of extending travel concessions to the escorts accompanying the children to these centres, severely affected children find it difficult to come to the early intervention centres regularly and as a result, they are not able to receive the full benefit of the training.

Establishing a Mobile Intervention Unit would be a boon for the severely affected children, especially children with Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities.

The Mobile Unit consists of a Van fitted with Physiotherapy Equipment, Multipurpose Rehabilitation Aide and Orthotic Technicians working in the respective district office can manage the Mobile Unit.

The Mobile Units will be established in all 32 Districts at a total cost of Rs.4.49 Crores.

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1.

Gist of the SchemeVisually  Impaired  children  are  identified  and  assessed  and
prepared to join in main stream education. Early Intervention Centre for Visually Impaired has been established in 18 Districts.

2.

Eligibility CriteriaVisually Impaired children between 0-6 years.

3.

Whether         form          of application is prescribedNo

4.

Certificates to be furnishedNational Identity Card.

5.

Officer     to     whom      the application      is     to     be
submitted
District Differently Abled Welfare Officer

6.

Grievances if any to be addressed toPrincipal Secretary / State Commissioner for the Differently
Abled,
State Resource cum Training Centre Campus, Jawaharlal Nehru Inner Ring Road,
K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Ph: 044-24719947 / 48 / 49

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1Gist of the SchemeEarly  Intervention  Centres  for  Mentally  Retarded  Children
have  been  established  in  all  the  districts  to benefit 50 Children in each District. These Centres have been established through NGOs. The main objective of these centres is to identify Children with Mental Retardation and children with allied Disabilities at birth and to provide Early Intervention                      services     including     early     detection     and identification (0-6years), with support and training to parents and families to facilitate Welfare of the Mentally Retarded Children.
2.Eligibility CriteriaChildren with Mental Retardation and Allied Disabilities in the age group of 0-6 Years.
3Whether application form is
prescribed
No
4Certificates to be furnishedNational Identity Card for Differently Abled and proof of age
5Officer to whom the application
is to be submitted
District Differently Abled Welfare Office
6Grievances if any to be
addressed to
Principal Secretary / State Commissioner for the Differently
Abled,
State Resource cum Training Centre Campus, Jawaharlal Nehru Inner Ring Road,
K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Ph: 044-24719947 / 48 / 49

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1.

Gist of the SchemeInfant and young children with Hearing Impairment are given training to develop Speech and Language skills so as to get
integrated into normal School by the time they attain the age of 5 years.
 

2.

 

Eligibility Criteria for admission

 

Young    children    with    hearing    impairment    without    any additional  disabilities  in  the  age  group  of  0-3  years  are eligible for admission.

 

3.

 

Whether form of application is prescribed

 

Yes. Available with District Differently Abled Welfare Office.

 

4.

 

Certificates to be furnished

 

Birth  Certificate  and  National  Identity  Card  for  Differently
Abled.

 

5.

 

Officer to whom the application is to be submitted

 

District Differently Abled Welfare Officers

 

6.

 

Grievances if any to be addressed to

Principal Secretary / State Commissioner for the Differently
Abled,
State Resource cum Training Centre Campus, Jawaharlal Nehru Inner Ring Road,
K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Ph: 044-24719947 / 48 / 49

 

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1.

Gist of the SchemeIssue of National identity cards to Differently Abled.
National  Identity  cards  are  issued  by  District  Differently Abled Welfare Officers based on the Disability Certificate.

2.

Eligibility CriteriaShould have a minimum of 40%  disability

3.

Whether form of application is prescribed.Yes. Available with District Differently Abled Welfare Office.

4.

Certificates to be furnishedMedical Certificate should be obtained from the competent Medical  authority  (ie.)  concerned  Specialist.     In  case  of multiple disabled person, certificate should be obtained from Medical Board.

5.

Officer to whom the application is to be submittedDistrict Differently Abled Welfare Officer

6.

Grievances if any to be addressed toPrincipal Secretary / State Commissioner for the Differently
Abled,
State Resource cum Training Centre Campus, Jawaharlal Nehru Inner Ring Road,
K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Ph: 044-24719947 / 48 / 49

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Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies , from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the U.S. disabled and elderly assistive technologies market (including glasses and contacts) was valued at $43.4 billion in 2012. The report forecasts total market value to reach $45.9 billion in 2013 and $60.5 billion in 2018, after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7%.

BCC Research’s new report discusses how assistive technology products are designed to assist people who because of specific disabilities or the general infirmities that often accompany aging, would otherwise be unable to participate meaningfully in economic, social, political, cultural, and other forms of human activity in their communities. Assistive technology encompasses a broad range of devices, from “low-tech” products such as eyeglasses and large-print books, to technologically sophisticated products such as voice synthesizers, Braille readers, and wireless monitoring devices.

According to the report, the daily living aids market comprises the largest assistive technologies market (excluding eyeglasses) with a market share of 32.6%. The next two largest markets are the communication aids market and the mobility aids market with a market share of 24.1% and19.7% respectively.

Progress in medical science as well as technology and healthcare, combined with demographic trends, societal evolution, and changing attitudes are driving the market for assistive technologies. There has been substantial growth in the number of persons with disability and the population of elderly citizens. As a result, these groups are living longer independent or semi-independent lives with the help of assistive technologies.

The societal shift that led to persons with disabilities and the elderly joining the mainstream of daily life in America was solidified in 1990 with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The act forced all the major institutions of American life, including workplaces, government and commercial buildings, educational institutions, and public transportation to accommodate the needs of the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The next big shift for this marketplace will be seen after the passage and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. BCC Research has performed an in-depth analysis of how this act will impact the market for assistive technology products in this report.

This report has been written explicitly for those with an interest in disabled and elderly care issues, including healthcare professionals, manufacturers and distributors, regulators and health insurers, investors, and the financial and analyst community. This study is tailored especially for readers with an interest in the marketing, financial, and management dimensions of the assistive technologies industry. However, readers with a more general interest in disabled and elderly care will also find this report useful.

 

ref: http://www.bccresearch.com

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Section 80U Tax Rebate (India)  : Persons with DisabilitiesDeduction Under Section 80U of Income Tax Act, 1961 for disabled persons

The Income Tax Act, 1961 provides deduction u/s. 80 in pursuance of which an individual (Indian citizen and foreign national) who is resident of India, and who suffers from not less than 40 per cent of any disability is eligible for deduction to the extent of Rs. 50,000/- and in case of severe disability to the extent of Rs. 100,000/-.
For availing deduction u/s. 80U, the assessee needs to fulfill certain legal formalities like he has to obtain a certificate from medical authority constituted by either the Central or the State Government, along with the Return of Income for the year for which the deduction is claimed. The intricate details of Section 80U is explained below in question answer form.

Question :  What is the main difference between Deduction u/s. 80U & Section 80DD?

80DD deduction is in case of the dependent of the employee whereas 80U deduction is in case of the employee himself.

Question : Do deduction amount U/s. 80U dependent on amount of Expenditure?

This deduction amount is a lump-sum one, irrespective of how much you spend on medical treatment.
Deduction could be claimed even for the year in which the certificate expires. Beyond this year, no deduction could be obtained till the certificate is renewed or a new one is obtained.

Question : Deduction u/s. 80U is allowed to whom?

Deduction u/s. 80U is allowed to any person being a resident (Indian citizen or foreign national), who, at any time during the previous year, is certified by the medical authority to be a person with disability or severe disability.

Question :  What Documents are required to claim deduction Under Section 80U?

To avail a deduction under Section 80U, no bills or receipts are required. What is required is a validcertificate from a medical authority certifying the disability. Separate forms need to be filled for mental illnesses and all other disabilities. For illnesses such as autism or cerebral palsy formnumber 10-IA additionally needs to be filled.

Question : Which are the medical Authorities who can certify Under Section 80U?

The medical authorities who are deemed to certify are:
-A Neurologist with an MD in Neurology.
-For children, a Paediatric Neurologist having an equivalent degree.
-A Civil Surgeon or Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of a government hospital.

Question : What is by “Disability”?

Ans. “Person with disability” means a person suffering from not less than forty per cent of any disability as certified by a medical authority;
The disabilities are those which are specified in “The Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995”.
“Disability” means-
(I) Blindness refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:-

  1. Total absence of sight. or
  2. Visual acuity not exceeding 6160 or 201200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
  3. Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse;

(II) Low vision – “Person with low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device;
(III) Leprosy-cured – “Leprosy cured person” means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from-

  1. Loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
  2. Manifest deformity and paresis; but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
  3. Extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be construed accordingly;

(IV) Hearing impairment – Hearing impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of’ frequencies;
(V) Loco motor disability – “Loco motor disability” means disability of the bones, joints muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy,
(VI) Mental retardation – “Mental retardation” means a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person which is specially characterized by sub normality of intelligence;
(VII) Mental illness – “Mental illness” means any mental disorder other than mental retardation;

Question :  What is by “Severe Disability”?

Ans. Severe Disability is described as a person with eighty per cent or more of one or more aforementioned disabilities.
The benefit of deduction under this section has also been extended to persons suffering from autism, cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities.

Question :  What is meant by “medical authority”?

Ans. Medical Authority means any hospital or institution specified in Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 by notification by the appropriate Government;

Question : What is meant by “appropriate government”?

Ans. “Appropriate Government” means,
i. the Central Government in relation to the Central Government or any establishment wholly or substantially financed by that Government, or a Cantonment Board constituted under the Cantonment Act, 1924, the Central Government;
ii. the State Government in relation to a State Government or any establishment wholly or substantially financed by that Government, or any local authority, other than a Cantonment Board,;
iii. the Central Government in respect of the Central Coordination Committee and the Central Executive Committee,;
iv. the State Government in respect of the State Coordination Committee and the StateExecutive Committee,;

Question : What is the amount of deduction available under section 80U?

Ans. For normal disability, assessee can claim deduction of Rs. 50,000 while assessee withSevere Disability can claim deduction of Rs.100,000/-.

Question : What is the procedure Involved to claim a deduction under this section?

Ans. The assessee claiming a deduction under this section shall furnish a copy of the certificateissued by the medical authority in the form and manner, as may be prescribed, along with the return of income under section 139, in respect of the assessment year for which the deduction is claimed.
Where the condition of disability requires reassessment, a fresh certificate from the medical authority shall have to be obtained after the expiry of the period mentioned on the original certificatein order to continue to claim the deduction.

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International Conference on

“Strengthening Inclusive Practices for Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities in Higher Education and Work Place”

27th & 28th February,2014

Organized by
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. In association with CBM, Bangalore

Participants
Research Scholars, Academicians, Social Work Practitioners, Policy framers and Experts in the field of Social Work.

Themes – Totally 14 themes More Details Click Here

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Important Dates to note in your Diary
Last Date for Submission of Abstract : 14.01.2014
Intimation of Acceptance : 14.01.2014
Last Date for Submission of Full Paper : 30.01.2014

Registration Fee
● Academicians and Practitioners: Rs. 750 /-
● Students and Research Scholars: Rs. 600 /-
● Foreign Delegates: $ 50

(Registration fee includes two days lunch, refreshment and conference kit only) The D.D for Registration should be drawn in favor of “The Organizing Secretary” on or before 30.01.2014