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Shri Devendra Fadnavis Hon’ble Chief Minister

Disability Welfare

  • Special Education and Vocational Training through Government institutions
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Special Education and Vocational Training through Government institutions
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective Special education is provided to disabled children between age group of 6 to 18 years in the government special schools. Vocational training is also provided to special children’s above the age of 18 years.
    5 Beneficiary Category Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired ,Orthopedically Handicapped
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • 1. Application in given format submitted to concern Govt. Institution
    • 2.Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
    • 3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided Child with a disability has access to free education in an appropriate environment till he / she attains the age of eighteen years & above 18 years vocational training given to special children. The free facilities of food, shelter, clothing and education are provided in these institutions
    9 Application Process Application in prescribed form with necessary documents submitted to Concern Govt. Institute
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens Government Institution and District social welfare office Zillah Parishad/Assistant Commissioner Social welfare office Mumbai urban / Mumbai suburban
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Non-Governmental Aided organization (Special Schools and Vocational Training Centre) for Disable.
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Non-Governmental Aided organization (Special Schools and Vocational Training Centre) for Disable.
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective Special education is provided to disabled children below the age of 18 years in the special school which are run by Non-Governmental Aided organization. Vocational training is also given to special children above 18 yrs
    5 Beneficiary Category Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired ,Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • 1. Application in given format submitted to concern special School / Vocational Training centre.
    • 2. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
    • 3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided Child with a disability has access to free education in an appropriate environment till he / she attains the age of eighteen years. Above 18 years vocational training is given to disabled children. Also free facilities of food, shelter and education are provided in residential institutions.
    9 Application Process Application in given format attached with necessary documents submitted to Concern voluntary organization
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens voluntary organization and District social welfare office Zillah Parishad/Assistant Commissioner Social welfare office Mumbai urban / Mumbai suburban
    12 Link For Online Application
  • The Scheme of State Award for Disabled
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme The Scheme of State Award for Disabled
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective Every year the State Government has felicitated awards to the Best Disabled Employees / Employers / Placement Agency who have done outstanding work in various fields.
    5 Beneficiary Category visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped and Mentally Retarded
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • 1. Apply in prescribed form submitted to concern District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad $ Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Department ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    • 2. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
    • 3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided
    Sr. No. Category No. of Awards Composition of Award
    1 Best Employees (Visually handicapped, Hearing handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded) 12 Rs. 10,000/- in cash, a citation and a certificate.
    2 Best Employer (Govt. / Public / Private Sector) 2 Rs. 25,000/- in cash, Memento, citation and a certificate.
    9 Application Process Application in prescribed form attached with necessary documents/bio data/outstanding work in the disability sector.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad $ Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Financial Assistance for Aids and Appliances for Disabled Persons
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Financial Assistance for Aids and Appliances for Disabled Persons
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances to disabled persons as per their age group and disability.
    5 Beneficiary Category visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • 1. Application in given format submitted to concern District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    • 2. The monthly income of the applicant should be
       a. less than Rs 1500/- 100% of the cost of the aids and appliances
       b. Rs 1500/- to 2000 /- 50% of the cost of the aids and appliances.
    • 3. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
    • 4. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided Hearing aids for hearing handicapped, Crutches, Tricycle, Calipers, Wheel chair for orthopedically handicapped. Tape recorders and blank cassettes for visually handicapped for education purpose up to cost Rs 3000/-
    9 Application Process Application in prescribed form attach with necessary documents.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens District Social Welfare Office ,Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Financial Assistance to Self-Employment for Trained Disabled Persons
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Financial Assistance to Self-Employment for Trained Disabled Persons
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective Financial assistance to facilitate purchase of equipment for those disable persons who are completing vocational training from government institutions or recognize institution to start their own business.
    5 Beneficiary Category Visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • 1. Application in prescribed format submitted to concern District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    • 2. Applicant must completed their vocational training in Government or Government recognized institution
    • 3. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
    • 4. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
    • 5. Applicant should submit their proposal with proposed project cost.
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided The State Government of Maharashtra has provided financial assistance of Rs. 1000/- for purchase of total kits/ equipments to start their own business .
    9 Application Process Application in prescribed format attached with necessary documents.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens District Social Welfare Office ,Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Financial Assistance to disabled for self employment
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Financial Assistance to disabled for self employment
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective To facilitate Self employment to unemployed disable persons is the objective of the scheme. Under this scheme Financial Assistance is provided to disable person for self-employment, small scale business and agro based project.
    5 Beneficiary Category Visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired and orthopedically handicapped and Mentally Retarded.
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • 1. Application in given format submitted to concern District Social Welfare Officer, Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    • 2. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
    • 3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
    • 4. Applicant age criteria between 18 to 50 years.
    • 5. Applicant annual income should be below the Rs 100000/-
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided Under this scheme financial assistance up to Rs.1,50,000/- is provided. 80% loan amount is provided from Nationalized Bank and 20% or up to Rs.30,000/- subsidy is provided from Social Welfare Department for self-employment.
    9 Application Process Application in prescribed format with necessary documents.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens District Social Welfare Office ,Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Merit Awards
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Merit Awards
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective Awards are given to disabled students who rank in no. 1, 2 and 3 among disabled students in the S.S.C. and H.S.C. board of examination.
    5 Beneficiary Category visually handicapped, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped
    6 Eligibility Criteria 1. Beneficiaries who top in the S.S.C. and H.S.C. exam in their respective divisional board of education.
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided The quantum of award is Rs.1000/- cash amount, certificate. They are also provided travel expenses to attend the place of award, felicitation up to an amount Rs.100/- per student.
    9 Application Process Application in prescribed form attached with necessary documents.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens Concern Regional Deputy Commissioner, Social Welfare Department
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Mentally Deficient Children Home (MDC Homes)
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Mentally Deficient Children Home (MDC Homes)
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective Mentally Deficient Children Home functioning under the provisions of Maharashtra Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of children) Act 2000 and amendment Act 2006. The numbers of MDC homes are 19 out of which 14 are granted and 5 are non- granted.
    5 Beneficiary Category Mentally retarded children who are in need of care and protection.
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • 1.Admission through child welfare committee of the district form under Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of children) Act 2000
    • 2. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability and should be orphan or in need of care and protection.
    • 3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided The free facilities of food, shelter and care & protection are provided in these homes
    9 Application Process Application in given format attached with necessary documents submitted to Concern Child Welfare Committee.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens Concern Child Welfare Committee of District.
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Grant in Aid to Old age home.
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Grant in Aid to Old age home.
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme Social Welfare Gr. No.1062-44945/N,date20/02/1961
    3 Funding by State
    4 Scheme Objective Old men and women who have completed 55 years of age through 60 years, the destitute, the disabled victims food, accommodation, resort, etc. facilities providing grants to NGOs for Old age Home.
    5 Beneficiary Category General
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • Beneficiaries should be resident in the State of Maharashtra.
    • Old men age should be less than 60 years and women's age 55 years of age
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided Free lodging & Boarding & Medical Assistance
    9 Application Process Related Old age home and subsidized organization, as well as relevant districts District Social Welfare Officer, Z.P. & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare of concern district.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens District Social Welfare Officer, ZP / Assistant Commissioner, Social Welfare concern District.
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Matrimonial Incentives.
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Matrimonial Incentives.
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective Disabled person with atleast 40 % of disability, if getting he/she get married with non-disabled person, he/she will get marriage incentive.
    5 Beneficiary Category Visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • 1.Apply in prescribed form to concern District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad $ Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Department ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    • 2. Either wife or husband of the couple should be disabled.
    • 3. Should have minimum 40% disability
    • 4. Should be Domicile in Maharashtra
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided
    • The Eligible couple will get up to Rs.50,000/- as financial assistance. The nature of financial assistance is as below –
    • 1. Saving certificate of Rs. 25;000/-
    • 2. Rs.20,000/- in cash
    • 3. Rs. 4,500/- in form of household utility.
    • 4. Rs. 500/- to attend marriage incentive
    • Programme.
    9 Application Process Application in prescribed form attached with necessary documents.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Department ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    12 Link For Online Application
  • State Post-metric Scholarship for Disabled
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme State Post-metric Scholarship for Disabled
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective To encourage higher education of disabled students.
    5 Beneficiary Category Blind, Low Vision, Hearing Impairment, Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded, Mentally Illness & Leprosy cured
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • Student should be
    • 1. Studying after 10th std. to H.S.C., Degree, Professional, Technical, Medical, and Engineering etc.
    • 2. Should not be failed in last standard.
    • 3. should have minimum 40% disability
    • 4. Should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
    • 5. No income limit.
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided
    • A. Maintenance allowance
      Sr. No. Group Rate of Scholarship per month in Rs. Rate of Scholarship per month in Rs.
      1 Group A- Degree course in Medical, Engineering, Agricultural, Veterinary and post graduate degree course 1200/- 550/-
      2 Group B- Diploma course in Medical, Engineering, Agricultural, Veterinary. 820/- 530/-
      3 Group C- Post Graduate course in Arts, Science, Commerce and Diploma in professional education 820/- 530/-
      4 Group D- From 2nd year degree course 570/- 300/-
      5 Group E - 11th, 10th and 1st year of Degree Course 380/- 230/-
    • B. Reader Allowance for blind and low vision students
      Group A, B, C Rs.100/- per month
      Group D Rs.75/- per month
      Group E Rs.50/- per month
    • C. Tuition fees - As per approved by competent authority.
    • D. Study tour expenditure - Up to Rs.500/- per annum.
    • E. Project typing expenditure - Up to Rs.600/- per annum.
    9 Application Process Apply in the prescribed format attached with necessary documents through the college.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens District Social Welfare Office Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    12 Link For Online Application
  • State Pre-metric Scholarship for Disabled
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme State Pre-metric Scholarship for Disabled
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by State Government
    4 Scheme Objective To encourage education of disabled children.
    5 Beneficiary Category Blind, Low Vision, Hearing Impairment, Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded, Mentally Illness & Leprosy cured
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • Disabled students should be
    • 1.studying in 1st std. to 10th std and should not be failed in last year
    • 2. should have minimum 40% disability
    • 3. Should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
    • 4. No income limit.
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided
    Sr. No. Std. Rate of Scholarship per month in Rs.
    1 1st to 4th std. (only for Pre-primary education for hearing impaired) Rs.100/- per month per student
    2 5th to 7th std. Rs.150/- per month per student
    3 8th to 10th std. Rs.200/- per month per student
    4 Mentally Retarded and Mentally ill up to the age of 18 years Rs.150/- per month per student
    5 For disabled trainees in workshop. Rs.300/- per month per student
    9 Application Process Apply in prescribed format attached with necessary documents through the concerned schools
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by Centrally Sponsored
    4 Scheme Objective Pension Scheme
    5 Beneficiary Category All Category Disable Persons
    6 Eligibility Criteria A Disable person in the age group of 18 to 65 years and having 80 percent disability is eligible under this Scheme. He / She is entitled to receive Rs. 200/- per month under this Scheme. He / She also receives Rs 400/- per month under State sponsored Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Anudan Yojana
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided Under this scheme, Rs. 600 per month is given to each beneficiary.
    9 Application Process Under this scheme application is submitted to Collector Office/Tahsildar/Talathi
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens Collector Office/Tahsildar/Talathi
    12 Link For Online Application
  • Term Loan, Education Loan, Micro Credit Scheme, Scheme for NGOs, Direct Loan Scheme
    Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
    1 Name of the Scheme
    • Term Loan
    • Education Loan
    • Micro Credit Scheme
    • Scheme for NGOs
    • Direct Loan Scheme
    Details of the Scheme:
    2 Government resolution of the scheme
    3 Funding by
    • State Govt Scheme- Direct Loan Scheme
    • National Handicapped finance Corporation Delhi - Term Loan & Other Scheme
    4 Scheme Objective To undertake, carry on, assist to carry on and promote economic development activities including self employment and other ventures for benefit and economic rehabilitation of handicapped persons regardless of their religion, sex, caste and age, in collaboration with State Government Ministries/Departments, extend financial assistance/loans/concessional finance to handicapped persons for implementing economically and financially viable schemes /projects, to grant loans to the handicapped for pursuing education at graduation and higher levels, to assist in up gradation/ improvement of technical and entrepreneurial skills, to set up training, quality control, process development and other infrastructural development activities aimed to achieve economic rehabilitation/upliftment of handicapped persons, to assist other organizations engaged in rehabilitation of the handicapped by providing financial assistance, to assist businesses run by handicapped persons in procuring raw materials and marketing finished goods and to work as an Apex Institution for the State of Maharashtra for channelizing the funds received from State Finance Corporation or the Central Government
    5 Beneficiary Category Physically Disabled
    6 Eligibility Criteria
    • Any Disabled person who fulfills the following criteria is eligible to avail financial assistance
    • a) Any Indian Citizen with 40% or more disability.
    • b) Age above 18 years.
    • c) Relevant educational / technical / vocational qualification/ experience and background.
    7 Documents Required
    8 Benefits Provided This Corporation has given Business Loan to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in low interest rate.
    9 Application Process Manually Loan form & Disbursement procedure is in process at District level through OBC corporation and online loan procedure is in process after completion then online loan procedure apply.
    10 Expected processing Days
    11 Contact Details for Citizens
    • Maharashtra State Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation, Bandra (E) Mumbai-51
    • Telephone No - 022-26591620/22 Tel Fax 022-2659162
    12 Link For Online Application
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