As per disability survey conducted in 2015 there are 7,93,937 differently abled persons having 21 types of disabilities. A person becomes disabled by birth or because of an accident or disease. The differently abled persons face many hurdles in their day to day life. About 90 percent of the disabled persons may not have received even primary education. They are forced to give up studies due of various factors, such as difficulty in going to educational institutions and due to inadequate road facilities. The Social Justice Department has initiated a scheme that provides financial assistance to such school dropouts to pursue SSLC, +1, +2 equivalent courses implemented by State Literacy Mission.
Differently abled students with 40% or more disability are eligible to apply
Financial assistance will be provided to students falling in APL as well as BPL categories.
For SSLC/10th class- Rs. 1600/- for course fee and Rs. 300/- for Exam fee
+1, +2 classes-Rs. 2250/- for course fee and Rs. 500/- for Exam fee
How to apply
The list of beneficiaries will be prepared based on the applications collected through the Anganwadi workers and enquiry by the concerned Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs). The applications can be submitted to the District Social Justice Officers (DSJOs) also. The DSJOs have to make sure that the applicants have completed their courses and that the certificates issued by State Literacy Mission have been correctly distributed to the respective applicants in that academic year.