4INTRODUCTIONPondicherry is a small Union Territory consisting of four regions namely Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam total population of the Union territory is lakhs and out of it the Differently Abled population is (2.41%). The Department of Social Welfare, Differently Abled Division is implementing the welfare schemes for the Differently Abled Persons. Nearly Differently Abled Persons are getting all welfare benefits from the schemes implementing by this Department.
5Before presenting the 13th review meeting the following Pending proposal with Govt. of India 1. Re-delegation of Powers of Central Co-ordination Committee to State Co-ordination CommitteeI. Lr.No.19018/Chief.Sectt(SW)/ , datedII.Lr.No.19018/Chief.Sectt(SW)/ , datedState Executive Committee has been expired during the year 2007, after the lapse of seven years no Committee has been formed.2. Creation of Post of CommissionerI. Lr. No.11013/1/2012/SW-IV datedII. Lr.No.11013/1/2012/Wel/SW-1, dated of the ChiefSecretariat(Wel), Puducherry.3. Grant-in-aid (15,00,000/-) for strengthening of Office of the State Commissioner for Person with Disabilities Under SIPDA LR.No.27649/2013/Wel(SW-1)440, dated
6The person with disabilities (Equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act, 1995 notified by Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and followed by U.T of Puducherry .Salient featuresCentral co-ordination committeeAppointment of Chief Commissioner for disabilitiesAids and Appliances to person with disabilitiesIdentification of posts which can be reserved for persons with disabilitiesSpecial employment exchangeAll educational institutes to reserve seats for person with disabilitiesPrevention and early detection of disabilitiesCertificate of registration
7Implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act,1995 with PWD Amendment Rules, 1999Persons with Disabilities ActNotified by Govt. of Puducherry vide G.O.Ms.No.1/99-Wel SW(II) dated
8ISSUE OF DISABILITY CERTIFICATES Population of the UT as per Census, 201112.48 lacsNo. of Region4No. of Differently Abled Persons in the UT30189Percentage of Differently Abled Persons population2.41 %
9YEAR WISE DETAILS OF ISSUE OF MEDICAL CERTIFICATES LOCOMOTOR DISABILITYVISUALLYIMPAREDHEARINGIMPAIREDMENTALLY RETARDEDScreenedIssuedTill20091739684319211244086223481183518282010112249231011837213911211020117863663067353325513220124683332981264122341422013719345246855122112014494273383122378163129Total209851024010754296410829448324822470As on date Nos of disability certificate were issued which covers 77.40% of the total disability population of
10Region wise Total Population and Differently Abled Persons Population Disabled PopulationPuducherry95028922198Karaikal2002225195Mahe41816832Yanam556261964TOtal30189
12PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION OF DISABILITIES CAMP Every year Two Days Awareness Camps are being conducted in all regions of the Union Territory of Puducherry.Rs. 75,000/- is spent every year on such camps.Training is given to Anganwadi workers, Pregnant Women, Lactating mothers and Paramedical staff on pre-natal care and on early detection of disabilities.Measures for pre-natal and post-natal care of mother and child were taken by Health Department in co-ordination with Department of Women and Child Development.PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION OF DISABILITIES CAMP
13EDUCATION OF THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS Inclusive Education Statistics in SchoolsPhysically Handicapped270Visually Handicapped834Hearing Impaired206Speech Impaired73Mentally Impaired189Locomotor Disability53Cerebral Palsy12Autism14Multiple Disability28Others2Total1681
14Special Schools available in U.T. (Govt. Sector) Sl. No.Name of the Govt. InstitutionPuducherry DistrictCategoryNo. of inmates1.Anandha Rangapillai Govt. Special School for VH & HI, PillaichavadyBlind – 32Deaf – 57892.Home for Mentally Retarded ChildrenMR153Home for Blind personsBlind9Karaikal DistrictSpecial School for Visually Handicapped Children & Hearing ImpairedDeaf – 2828Special Schools available in U.T. (Private Sector)Sl. No.Special SchoolsCategoryNo. of inmates1.Pachaiyappan Special School for Hearing ImpairedHearing Impaired1212.Sathya Special SchoolMentally Retarded1413.SADAY604.Carunai Special School425Certh India Special School58
15No. of special educators appointed Integrated Education for the Differently Abled Children (Private Sector)No. of SchoolsNo. of inmatesNo. of special educators appointed665A NGO Society for the Care and Education of the Differently Abled Persons working in this area with the congregation of the schools below:Name of the Schools: Our Lady of Lourdes Boys High School.2. Jeyrani High School, Pondicherry.3. St. Antony’s High School, Pondicherry.4. St. Mathias Hr. Sec. School, Uppalam.5. St. Mary School, Karaikal.6. Nirmala Rani Higher Secondary School, Karaikal.
16Vocational Training Centres Diploma Level Education InstituteTradeNo. of TraineesStipendGovt. I.T.I.(W), PondicherryData Entry Operator20Rs. 1000/-Book Binding Trade10Rs.1000/-Diploma Level EducationWomen's PolytechnicSeats earmarked for PWDsComputer Science EngineeringApplication not received from differently abled StudentsElectronicsArchitecture AssistantshipModern Office Practice
17Benefits Extended to Differently Abled Children Free EducationFree supply of Special books / Braille booksFree supply of Hearing aids /callipers,Spectacles and other toolsHearing Impaired Children are exempted fromtaking English LanguageMotorized tri-cycles distribution – preferenceto students
18Scholarship SchemeDuring the year the amount of scholarship has been enhanced for the classes from 1st STD to PG Level as in the column- IIDetails of Standard of the Disabled StudentOld Rate per Student per yearRs.Enhanced Rate per Student per yearRs. *No. of beneficiaries for the past 5 yearsI to VVI to VIIIIX to XIIU.GP.G. /Prof.250/-500/-850/-1250/-1700/-10002000340050006800– 250– 300* These enhanced rates are given w.e.f the academic year
19SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE Special Employment Exchange forDifferently abled Persons (Set up in July 2001)Registration of Physically Handicapped persons and sponsoring them against notified vacanciesSpot registration has been done in rural areas with the coordination of Anganwadi staff (weekly once covering five or more centres)Awareness camp for job and skill oriented training programme are conducted periodicallyCareer guidance is also provided by the special Employment ExchangeRecently, a special employment registration camp has been conducted by the exchange in the rural areas to cover all the disabled persons of the U. T. of Puducherry..
20DETAILS OF THE REGISTRANTS OF PH CANDIDATES REGIONWISE REPORT AS ON 31/12/2011 Sl. No.Disability CategoryPuducherryKaraikalMaheYanam1.OrthoMale Female Total2.VisuallyHandicapped3.Hearing Impaired20929-34.Deaf & Dumb2Total21572953042
21Achievements towards employment for PWDs: 3 % reservation is given in Government employment. A Review meetings with all Heads of Departments was also convened under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Welfare Minister to review the implementation of 3 % reservation.As an impact to the complaint U/S 59 of PWD Act, made by Miss S. VISHALOU, a Visually Handicapped, was offered appointment as ‘LANGUAGE TEACHER’ in the Education Department under PH Quota.10 years relaxation in upper age limit in Government employment.U.T. of Puducherry is adopting the same list of jobs identified by Government of India for all Group A, B, C and D posts. State Executive Committee has also passed a resolution to this effect.The O.M. dated and of DP&T, New Delhi, which speak about computation of reservation and maintenance of rosters have been communicated to all Heads of Departments of this U.T. for effective, procedural and strict implementation.
22Review meeting under the Chairmanship of the Secretary (Welfare)-cum- Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Puducherry, was held with the other department heads of the U.T. and instructions regarding maintenance of rosters with regards to 3% reservation for the PWDs in Employment and adherence to the PwD Act, 1995 were issued strictly.Latest meeting was convened on under the chairmanship of Secretary Welfare to fill up the back log vacancies by conducting special drive.
23PROVISION / FITMENT OF ASSISTIVE DEVICES AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONPROVISION / FITMENT OF ASSISTIVE DEVICESNo.Unit of Devices1.Orthosis (Calliper)-----2.Prosthesis(a) Upper Limb(b) Lower Limb----3.Axilla Crutches15114.Elbow Crutches145.Hearing Aid Machines10585896.Ear Mould120110507.Braille Sticks1088.Walking Stick99.Tri-Cycles5410.Braille Watches10011.Sun Glasses2512.Wheel chairTotal410246189
24VARIOUS WELFARE SCHEMES FOR EASY TRANSPORTATION OF DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS
25TRANSPORT ALLOWANCES TO DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS AT THE RATE OF RS TRANSPORT ALLOWANCES TO DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS AT THE RATE OF RS.100/- PER MONTHYearNo. of beneficiariesAmount SpentRs.222625.28 lakhs253530.42 lakhs299735.33 lakhs
26Free bus passes issued to Differently Abled persons YearNo. of beneficiaries70065057Supply of Invalid Motorised Tri Cycle to Locomotor Differently Abled personsYearNo. of beneficiaries155NIL10357
27Subsidy upto 50% of fuel expenses incurred by Differently Abled persons for the Motorcycle owned by them.Subsidy upto 50% of fuel expenses incurred by Differently Abled persons for the motorised tricycles issued by the department.
28The Director of Social Welfare RECOGNITION OF INSTITUTIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES UNDER SECTION 50 OF PwD ACT, 1995Competent Authority under Section 50 to recognise Institutions for Persons with DisabilitiesThe Director of Social Welfare1, Saradhambal NagarPuducherryPhone:Fax :E.Mail:
29No. of Institution issued Recognised under Section 50 of PWD Act, 1995 1. Rajiv Gandhi Home for HandicappedSathya Special School3. Pachaiappan School for Hearing Impaired4. Carunnai School for Mentally Challenged5. SADAYIntegrated Rehabilitation & Development CentreBaby Sarah home for Mentally Retarded ChildrenJwala Home for Mentally Retarded personsRainbow Home for Mentally Challenged persons.Mother Trust for Mentally Illness and De-addictionCerth India Special School for Exceptional ChildrenCluny Navajeevan Centre for the Mentally Challenged Children, Karaikal13. Uma Educational and Technical Society, Yanam
30List of NGOs working for Differently Abled Persons in the U.T. The Jwala Home for Mental Peace, AriyankuppamThe Vidya Day Care Centre, Thattanchavady.The Anbu Nilayam, Reddiyarpalayam.The SADAY- Special School for M.H., Pondicherry.The Mother Rehabilitation Centre for ChildrenThe Rehabilitation of Disabled in India, Pondicherry.Carunnai Society for Education Research & Rehabilitation of the Mentally Challenged, Reddiyarpalayam.Sathya Special School, Pondicherry.Certh India (Apsara).Baby Sarah- Home for MR, Ariyankuppam
31Secretary to Government (Social Welfare), Chief Secretariat, Ex-Officio Commissioner for persons with Disabilities under Sect 62 of the PwD ActMr. Vivek Pandey, I.A.S,Secretary to Government(Social Welfare),Chief Secretariat,Puducherry.
32BUDGET ALLOCATION FOR THE DISABLED Financial YearAmountRs. 30,00,00,000Rs. 32,00,00,000Rs. 36,00,00,000Rs. 35,18,00,000Total budget allocation of the Social Welfare Department for the year is Rs.51 Crores out of which Rs.35 Crores had been spent for the Welfare measures of the Differently Abled Persons it covers 69 %.
33WELFARE SCHEMES IMPLEMENTED FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS IN U.T. OF PUDUCHERRYMONTHLY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONSDisability RangeAssistance paid per monthNo. of beneficiaries40% - 65%Rs. 1100/-11,88166% - 85%Rs. 1400/-5,31586%-100%Rs. 1750/-3,756Total20,952
34Grant of Incentive for marriage between both Differently Abled Persons SUPPLY OF DHOTIES AND SAREES TO DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONSYearMaleFemaleTotal87667980167468637981518452Grant of Incentive for Marriage between Differently abled and Normal personsIncentive ExtendedNo. of BeneficiariesRs. 25,000/- per couple65556051Grant of Incentive for marriage between both Differently Abled PersonsIncentive ExtendedNo. of BeneficiariesRs. 50,000/- per couple---24
35Grant of Incentive for marriage between both Differently Abled Persons Grant of Incentive for Marriage between Differently abled and Normal persons
36INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS Every year on 3rd December, International Day is celebrated in all the four regions of Puducherry.CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY
38ANNUAL TOUR PROGRAMME FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS FREE SUPPLY OF RICEEVERY DISABLED BENEFICIARIY IS PROVIDED WITH 15 KG OF RICE PER MONTH.ANNUAL TOUR PROGRAMME FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS300 DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS OF ALL CATEGORIES ARE TAKEN FOR TOUR PROGRAMME FOR A MINIMUM OF FOUR DAYS. THIS OPPORTUNITY IS PROVIDED TO EACH, ONCE IN TEN YEARS ABLING EVERY DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSON TO HAVE A CHANCE.
39ANNUAL TOUR PROGRAMME FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS EX- GRATIA TO DECEASED DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONSFuneral expenses for the Deceased Differently Abled Person for an amount of Rs.2,000/- has been enhanced to Rs.5,000/- during the financial year
40STATE AWARDS STATE AWARD FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS Best Physically Handicapped employee (one each in Ortho, Blind & Hearing Impaired)1. Cash Award Rs. 10,000/-2. Citation
41Best Individual working for the welfare of the Disabled: Cash Award Rs. 15,000/-CitationBest Institution working for the Disabled1. Cash Award Rs. 25,000/-2. CitationAward for meritorious blind students who are obtaining first three ranks in Rs.15,000/-,Rs.10,000/- and Rs.5,000/ respectively.
42NEW WELFARE SCHEMES PROPOSED TO BE IMPLEMENTEDGrant of Financial Assistance of Rs.500/- per month to the parents of the mentally challenged children.Welfare Board for Physically Challenged personsSupply of Cell phone to the Visually Handicapped persons at free of costRe-imbursement of cost of operations for physically handicapped persons especially polio affected, cleft palate, ear operations and cataract etc.Supply of Rain coat to Physically Challenged persons