Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme to provide affordable Health Insurance to the persons with disabilities (PwDs).
Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme to provide affordable Health Insurance to the persons with disabilities (PwDs)
Income Tax 80DD Deduction in respect of maintenance including medical treatment of a dependant who is a person with disability
Raising the limit of percentage of eligible premium for life insurance policies of persons with disability or disease
Payment by the Government of the employer’s contribution to the Employees Provident fund and Employees State Insurance for the first three years. Total Outlay : Rs. 1800 crore for the 11th Five Year Plan; Sector covered : Private Sector
Person with Disability who is economical conditions are poor and unable to maintain himself with food clothing and shelter and could not meet other basic needs is paid monthly maintenance allowance of Rs.400 per month Around 4.00 lakhs persons with disabilities are available this benefit and Annual budgetary burden on the exchequer is around Rs.200 crores.
Scheme for financial assistance to parents association for mentally retarded persons – Quantum of loan to each NGO is limited to Rs. 5.00 lakh. The share of the NGO will be 5% of the project cost.
Section-47(1) & 47(2), 48(c), 67(1) & 67(2) of PWD Act’1995 have following provisions to safeguard the rights of disabled Government employees and to ensure equal rights/participation.
The Central Government informed the Delhi High Court that equal benefits for postal life insurance will be provided to the differently-abled government employees with a maximum limit of Rs 5,00,000.
A number of schemes are being formulated under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities Protection of Rights and full participation) Act, 1995 also. Schemes under implementation at present