The Narendra Modi government plans an incentive for disabled people to
get jobs, in the latest addition to the slew of benefits for rural
India.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/govt-plans-allowance-for-disabled-people-who-get-jobs/story-NnjQwtpkgdcXHBHrxB44oJ.html
A minimum of Rs 26,000 will be given to each disabled people who
participate in the government’s ambitious skill development programme
and get a job. “Be it private sector or a government job, a disabled
candidate will get these benefits,” said rural development secretary
Amarjit Sinha.

The latest benefit comes amid the centre’s renewed outreach to the
disabled people who form 2.1% of India’s population. With these
incentives, the government hopes it will encourage disabled people to
join skill developments courses that are aimed to reap the demographic
dividend. India has 21 million people suffering from one form of
disability or the other.

The incentives include accommodation allowance of Rs 3000 for 2 to 6
months. Uniform allowance of Rs 3000 as disabled people has higher
chances of soiling their dresses. Rs 5000 to buy wheel chairs or
calipers or Rs 2000 for teaching aids like reading softwares.


“We have also identified areas where disabled people can work easily
and deliver best results. If given proper training, they can get
better jobs and earn more money,” said Sinha.

The latest step for the welfare of disabled people comes after the
Parliament enacted the law on Rights of persons with Disabilities. The
law conferred several rights and entitlements to disabled persons.

“Department of empowered persons with disabilities may kindly explore
the feasibility for providing for the provisions as part of any skill
development provisions,” says a note of the rural development
ministry.

The government has also asked different departments to make offices
and training centres more disabled-friendly.








































































The rural ministry submitted its proposals to the Common Norms
Committee of the skill development ministry to take the final call.

“We have also identified areas where disabled people can work easily
and deliver best results. If given proper training, they can get
better jobs and earn more money,” said Sinha.

The latest step for the welfare of disabled people comes after the
Parliament enacted the law on Rights of persons with Disabilities. The
law conferred several rights and entitlements to disabled persons.

“Department of empowered persons with disabilities may kindly explore
the feasibility for providing for the provisions as part of any skill
development provisions,” says a note of the rural development
ministry.

The government has also asked different departments to make offices
and training centres more disabled-friendly.


-- 
Avinash Shahi
Doctoral student at Centre for Law and Governance JNU


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