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Five new schemes for the people with disabilities

Five new schemes for the people with disabilities
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi government in its last budget has come out with five new schemes for the people with disabilities which includes the proposal of a Fixed Deposit Scheme for the students with disabilities at each stage of educational attainment on the pattern of Ladli Scheme from the year 2019-20. The people of the community in the city welcomed the efforts.

In the budget, the government introduced a new scheme for financial assistance for the marriage of daughters of parents with disabilities. A new initiative to facilitate mobility of students with a disability was also proposed, under which, incentives and concessions will be provided to the student with a locomotor disability in the form of offering a discount in the price of scooters and motorized tricycles designed to suit the needs of persons with locomotor disability.

"It is proposed to set up an Institute of Rehabilitation and Allied Services to Persons with Disabilities. Further, a new programme for skill development and rehabilitation of beggars, persons with disabilities and economically weaker sections will be started in 2019-20," the budget report noted.

The government also proposed to set up an Institute of Rehabilitation and Allied Services for persons with disabilities. "Further, a new programme for skill development and Rehabilitation of beggars, Persons with Disabilities and Economically weaker sections will be started in this financial year," noted the budget report.

The initiatives were welcomed by the people with disability. A team of a delegation from the community also met Social Welfare minister of Delhi Rajendra Pal Gautam on Wednesday.

"The government has been working for the people with disabilities in priority. We have already set up a panel which was looking at various important issues faced by them. With the inputs of the expert the department is working on these plans," said an official. The department is also of the view to set up a new department for the people with disabilities.

"We came out with a notification for the public suggestions and a team of experts is looking at the legal aspects of the matter. We have already received the needs which should be addressed through the department," said an official.

Meanwhile, after the plans announced by the Delhi government through its budget targets, the beneficiaries are of the view that the government is prioritising the needs of the people with the disabilities. The Delhi government budget this year was of Rs 60,000 crore and the main focus was on the education and health sector.

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