Benefits To be known

People First Foundation

  • Bringing the issue to the forefront with the strong medium of Media & Events
  • Under the Disabilities Act of India, children with disabilities have the right to free education until they reach the age of eighteen in schools.
  • Children with disabilities have the right to appropriate transportation, removal of architectural barriers, as well as the restructuring of curriculum and modifications in the examination system.
  • Special Schools, Scholarships, uniforms, books, and teaching materials are all provided to children with disabilities for free in India.
  • Special schools that are equipped with vocational training facilities and non-formal education are free for them.
  • Office of the Commissioner for Disabilities issue Identity Cards & Nearest Hospitals can issue Disability Certificate. Multipurpose identity cards would enable the persons with disabilities to avail treatment and other facilities in any part of the country.
  • People in rural areas can obtain this Identity Card from their Block Development Officer's Office (BDO).
  • In India every, 'panchayat,' is provided funding in order to build roads, schools, and public ramps for people with disabilities by the government.
  • Three-percent of all government jobs in India are reserved for people with disabilities.
  • Allotment of land in India is made at concessional rates to people with disabilities for housing, business, special schools and factories.
  • Governments provide free appliances and aids to the people of disabilities.
  • Schools can’t refuse admission to a child with a disability.
  • Schools and buildings must have ramps or other means of access.
  • India has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • At least 1.2 million people with disabilities in India are living in households consisting only of people with disability.
  • Among the larger states, Jammu & Kashmir has the highest proportion of households with at least one person with disability, over 12 per cent, followed by Odisha with 10 per cent of such households.
  • Students with disabilities are advantaged when it comes to grants and scholarships. Full-time, part-time and postgraduate students can apply for Disabled Students' Allowances.
  • The Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and the New India Assurance Company Limited has launched a Group Mediclaim Policy for persons with disabilities called “Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme”. Under the MoU, the New India Assurance Company Limited will create a network of Hospitals, where the insured persons can get cashless treatment.
  • People with 70 to 90 per cent disability would be provided with motorized tricycles costing about Rs. 45,000 each for which the Centre would give Rs. 30,000 subsidy each. Efforts are on to make available the rest amount from MPLAD fund or states for getting part of the money from MLA's local area development fund.