3% reservation in Govt. job for physically handicapped persons.
The state government has decided that one percent vacancies of each for the blind, the deaf & the Orthopaedically handicapped in Class III & Class IV services of Govt. and comparable posts in the public sector undertakings and local bodies to be filled in by directorate of recruitment in any office should be reserved for being filled in by these persons.
O/I - Social welfare, Cultural Affairs, Sports & Tourism Department.
2% seats are reserved for handicapped for extension programme like short term courses in the following:
Awareness Programme (Pertaining to all disabilities and rehabilitation)
1% seat is reserved for handicapped for admission in technical institutions.
Age relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed upto 45 years for handicapped person for applying in Govt. jobs.
Scholarship/Stipend: The State Govt. awards Rs 30/-P.M. as scholarship to those handicapped students from Class I to VIII whose family income is less than Rs.4,800/-P.M. A certificate of at least 40% disability required to be eligible for the scholarship.
Maintenance Allowance/Scholarship (through Institution/NGOs): Disabled persons whose age in 55 years and above get maintenance allowance grant through NGO's @ Rs.125/-P.M.
Un-employment allowances: Unemployed graduates are sent to work with Govt. Officers and given Rs.100/- for 15 days. They have to work for 4 hours per day.
Conveyance allowances: Govt. employees get 50% of the basic or Rs.100/-P.M. max. as conveyance allowance for attending office.
Bus concession/ Rail concession: State transport is giving 75% concession in bus fares to blind, deaf and Orthopaedically Handicapped students and person and 50% concession to their attendants.
Assistance for self employment: The maximum assistance admissible under this scheme shall be Rs. 500 per beneficiary. In exceptional types of trades such as armature, winding, book binding, sheet metal work etc. for which the material of equipment required is much expensive. The ceiling of financial assistance may be raised upto a maximum of Rs. 1000 per beneficiary.
Financial assistance up to Rs. 1000 is given to the trained disabled person.
Officer - Director of Social Welfare, Maharashtra, Pune-1
An amount of Rs. 1300 is given to the physically handicapped persons to start small projects/ self employment. He can apply for bank loan upto Rs.25,000 for self employment. 20% of this loan is a grant from Government as surety.
Bank loan upto an amount of Rs. 2000/- for 5 years at 4% interest rate is given to the handicapped persons Repayment can be done after 4 years.
Awards/ Sports/ Seminars: State Govt. gives awards to disabled for the excellent work done by them to those who fail to get National Awards by Central Govt.
Exemption in professional tax/road tax : Physically handicapped persons are totally exempted from paying professional tax from 1087-88. Physically handicapped persons are also exempted from paying road tax.
Assistance for purchase of aids & appliances:
50% concession is given for those whose family income is less than Rs.4,500. Maximum limit of assistance is Rs.3,000. Limit for travel expenditure is Rs.150. For lodging/ boarding Rs.10 per day subject to maximum of Rs.100.
upto Rs.1500 P.A. - 100%
Rs.1501-2000 P.A. - 50%
Relaxation in typing qualification : Relaxation in typing qualification for appointment to clerical post mandatory for MPSC.
Margin money - Margin money provided to the disabled upto the maximum cost of the project Rs.2,500. Out of this, 80% is bank loan and 20% is subsidy being provided by the state Govt. i.e. Rs. 5000/-.
Government Quarter : Disabled get preference in allotment of govt. quarter.
Extra timing in exam : Deaf, dumb, blind and physically handicapped students get extra 30 minutes time in the Secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations. The above categories students are provided a Writer if necessary at the time of examination whose arrangement is done by the board.
Spastics students are given extra 2 hours to solve the questions. They have options to write or type. Writer facility is also allowed.