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The D.D.R.O
Room No. 112,First Floor
District Collectorate
Nagapattinam 611 003
[4365]-253050
[4365]-253048
9445000921

Boat on Fishing Tourism Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land. 

Agriculture Field One of the major economies of the District, Agriculture contributes a higher share of Rice Production in the State. We have raised so many important agricultural crop in our District. Rice, Groundnut, Pulses, Gingelly, Sugarcane and Cotton.  

sites for differently abled
Office of the Commissioner [Differently Abled Welfare],
K.K Nagar,
Chennai-78

Directorate of Differently Abled Welfare,
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,
New Delhi

National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities [NIEPMD]
East Coast Road,
Muttukadu, Kovalam Post
Chennai - 603112

differently abled welfare office

The Directorate for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled was established by bifurcating the Directorate of Social Welfare in 1992 to deal exclusively with the Welfare of the Disabled. Subsequently, the Directorate was upgraded as the office of the State Commissioner for the Disabled in 1999 as per the provisions in the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. The Government of Tamil Nadu through various policies and initiatives have extended full support to the Differently Abled Persons in their pursuit of full and equal involvement in every aspect of society. Various schemes have been announced by the Government to make sure that the differently abled persons are in equal status to the other people. The State Policy for the Differently Abled Persons has been issued by the Government in 1994 taking into account of the latest developments in Science and Technology. This policy also provides for a mechanism for promotion and protection of the rights of Differently Abled Persons and methods for ensuring equal opportunities for their full participation in social life. History is replete with instances of differently abled persons exhibiting exceptional and extraordinary skills. It is the responsibility of everybody in a civil society to play a vital role in creating an inclusive society where differently abled persons have equal opportunities and full participation in the growth and development of the country. A change of mind set and an approach with human touch towards the challenges faced by differently abled persons are the aims of this Government so that they lead a life of dignity and honour.

The thrust areas of Government are as follows:
  1. Prevention of disabilities;
  2. Early detection and intervention;
  3. Rehabilitation measures;
  4. Providing Special Education;
  5. Education and economic empowerment including self-employment;
  6. Development of professionals for rehabilitation;
  7. Provision of assistive devices;
  8. Creation of barrier free environment
  9. Social security.
Strategies to achieve Thrust areas:
  1. Creation of data base on differently abled persons.
  2. Creation of Infrastructure facilities (Barrier free Environment).
  3. Free and compulsory Primary Education.
  4. Vocational Training for employment in private sector and self employment
  5. Creation of Awareness

Government schemes for Differently Abled

Issue of National Identity Cards

The task of issuing National Identity Cards to all the eligible differently abled persons in the State is given top priority by the State Government.

The Government has amended the Tamil Nadu Persons with Disabilities [Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation] Rules, 2002 dated.17.6.2011. As per the amendment made in the Chapter II, the Government has simplified and streamlined the procedure for issue of disability certificates to eligible differently abled persons.

Procedures for issue of Disability Certificates have been simplified by permitting the doctors working in the Government Hospitals, Government Primary Health Centres, Government Institution and local hospitals to issue Disability certificates. Steps are being taken to issue National Identity Card, Pass Book and Certificates at the earliest.

As per this notification / amendment, the Medical Authority and person to issue disability certificate shall be as specified below

The Differently Abled person after getting disability certificate with percentage of disability 40% and above shall go to the respective District Differently Abled Welfare Office for registration. The District Differently Abled Welfare Officer will register and issue the National Identity Cards with pass book after affixing seal in the family card. After getting National Identity Cards, they can register as members of Tamil Nadu Welfare Board for differently abled persons and avail various social security and welfare schemes of Welfare Board.

national identity Cards
Qualifications
Differently abled persons who posses 40% or above. [Orthopaedically handicapped, cerebral palsied, mentally retarded, speech & hearing impaired, visually impaired, low vision, mentally ill, autism, leprosy cured]
Required Documents
  1. Family card original and Xerox
  2. Passport size photos-3
Orthopaedically Handicapped
  1. Certificate from Government Orthopeadic Doctor
Low vision/Blindness
  1. Certificate from Government Ophthalmologist.
Hearing Impairement
  1. Certificate from Govt. ENT surgeon with Audiogram
Mental Retardation
  1. Govt. Psychiatrist or Paediatrician or Paediatric Neurologist for below 12 years
  2. Govt. Psychiatrist Only For above 12 years
Mental Illness
  1. Certificate by Psychiatrist
Multiple Disability
  1. Certificate from Medical Board consisting of three members of whom one will be specialist dealing with relevant disabilities
Nature of Benefits
National Identity Cards for the Differently Abled
Applications
Form-1[914K]

Maintenance Allowance to the Mentally Retarded Persons
qualifications
Mentally Retarded Persons having National Identity Card [above 45%]
required documents
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos
nature of benefits
Rs.1000/- per month
Application
Form-2[242K]
Maintenance Allowance to the Muscular Dystrophy
qualifications
Muscular Dystrophy affected persons having National identity card
required documents
nature of benefits
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos
Application
Form-3[242K]
Maintenance Allowance to the Leprosy Affected Persons
qualifications
Leprosy affected persons having National identity card
required documents
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos
nature of benefits
Rs.1000/- per month
Application
Form-4[242K]
Maintenance Allowance to the Severely Affected Persons
qualifications
Severely Affected Persons above 75% who possess National Identity Card
required documents
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos
nature of benefits
Rs.1000/- per month
Application
Form-5[242K]
Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme [UYEGP]
qualifications
  1. 8th standard pass.
  2. The Candidate should not be recipient of the similar assistance from other banks.
  3. Age 18-45 years
required documents
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos
nature of benefits
The loan amount ranging from Rs.3,00,000 to Rs.5,00,000 /- may be sanctioned as per the recommendation of District Industrial Centre for Small vending, Service and Production Unit. 15% subsidy may be from District Industrial Centre and 5% from Department for the Welfare of Differently Abled.
Application
Application forms are available in District Industrial Centre
Self Employment Scheme [Bankloan subsidy]
qualifications
The Candidate should not be recipient of the similar assistance from other departments. Age limit 18-45 years
required documents
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  5. Photos
nature of benefits
subsidy one third of the unit cost or Rs.10000/- which ever is higher
Application
Form-6 [22K]
Self Employment schemes by the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation
qualifications
  1. The Candidate should not be recipient of the similar assistance from other banks.
  2. Above 18 years only
required documents
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos
nature of benefits
  1. The candidate should produce surieties and colatoral Security in the following manner One surety for Rs.25000/-
  2. Along with colatral security also have to be produced in case of availing loan more than Rs. 50,000/- The rate of interest will be 4%
  3. The Government may bare the interest in case of the Candidates clearing the loan consistently.
Application
Form-7
Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme; [PMEGP]
qualifications
  1. 8th standard pass.
  2. The Candidate should not be recipient of the similar assistance from other banks.
  3. Age 18-45 years
required documents
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos
nature of benefits
The loan may be sanctioned according to the recommendation of District Industrial Centre
Subsidy detail
  • 35% subsidy for Differently Abled of Rural Population,
  • 25% subsidy for Differently Abled of Urban Population,
  • 5% of the Unit cost may be bearn by the Government via The Department for the Welfare of Differently Abled.
Application
Form-8
scholorships to differently abled students
Sl.No Scheme Qualifications Required Documents Nature of Benefits Applications
1 Scholarship to the Differently Abled Students. 1st standard to 8th standard The Signature of the headmaster/ headmistress and the seal of office should be affixed in the application form
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos
1 to 5th standard-Rs. 1000/-
6 th to 8th standard-Rs. 3000/-
Form-10[a]
2 Scholarship to the Differently Abled Students. 9th standard to 12th standard and ITI Studying Students. Graduates, Post Graduates, and Professional Degree studying students. The applicant has to submit the Ceritificate of marks containing 40% and above in the previous academic year
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos
9th to 12th std Rs.4000/- Graduates Rs.6000/- Post Graduate Rs. 7000/- Form-10[b]
3 Reader Allowance 9th standard to Degree/diploma, Post Graduate studying Visually Impaired students only The applicant those who are applying for readers allowance shall submit the application form along with signature and seal of office of the instituation head in the prescribed placed mentioned in the application form. 9th to 12th Rs. 3000/- Graduate Rs.5000/- Post Graduate Rs.6000/- Form-10[c]
4 Unemployment Allowance to the Differently Abled Persons Candidate should have live register in employment exchange Candidate should have Differently Abled National Identity Card Below 45 years Upto 10th std Rs.300/- H.S.C Rs.375/- Graduates/Post Graduates Rs.450/- Applications are available in the District Employment office.
5 Free Bus Passes The applicant should be the college student, employee, undergoing medical treatment or availing the theropheutic intervention in Early Intervention Centre
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. VAO Certificate
  5. Bank passbook Xerox of Joint Account
  6. Photos-2
  7. Certificate from the employer
  8. bonafide certificate
  9. medical certificate and certificate from Early Intervention Centre.
This facility is available only with 100km only.
This facility may be utilized by the beneficiary from their residence to their work place, college, concern hospital and concern early intervention centre. Form-12
6 Free Bus Passes to the Visually Impaired National Identity Card holder having 40% of disability in both eyes.
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
This facility may be utilized in all over Nagapattinam district Form-13
7 75% Bus Concession National Identity Card holder having more than 40% of disability To avail this facility the beneficiary should hand over the Xerox copy of the national identity card to the conductor also ready to show the original National Identity card if required. All over Tamilnadu
8 75% bus travel concession in all over TamilNadu for the escorts of the Differently Abled with Severe Disablities. National Identity Card holder Medical Certificate from the competent authority certifying the need of escort. To avail this facility the beneficiary should hand over the Xerox copy of the Medical Certificate and national identity card to the conductor also ready to show the original medical certificate and original National Identity card if required. All over Tamilnadu Form-15
9 Retrofitted Petrol Scooters to the Differently Abled Persons affected with both Lower Limbs
  1. Above 18 years students/ working people/Self employed
  2. Persons affected with both lower limbs
  3. This scheme may be offered only to the beneficiaries those who were selected by the select committee headed by the District Collector.
  1. Application
  2. National Identiy card Xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. Photos
  5. Employer certificate or bonafide certificate or Certificate from VAO indicating as self employee should be enclosed along with other basic enclosures.
Retrofitted Petrol Scooters to the Differently Abled Persons affected with both Lower Limbs Form-16
10 Motorised Sewing Machine
  1. Age 18 to 45 years
  2. candidate should have Tailoring certificate
  1. Application
  2. National Identiy card Xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. Photos
  5. Obtained Certificate from authorized training institution should be enclosed.
Motorised Sewing Machine Form-17
11 Magnifier Low vision students above 8th standard only [40% Disability]
  1. Application, Certificate from Opthomalogist or Opthometrician.
  2. Bonafide Certificate.
  3. National Identity Card Xerox, Family card Xerox, Photos -2
Magnifier Form-18
life style aids for differently abled[19]
Sl.No Scheme Qualifications Required Documents Benefits Applications
1 Tricycle The applicant should apply in case of both leg affected and functional hands with riding capacity
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
Tricycle Form-19[a]
2 Wheel Chair Hands or Legs affected by one side or both side
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
Wheel Chair Form-19[b]
3 Hearing Aid Age 3 years to 70 years
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
  5. Audiogram Report
Hearing Aid Form-19[c]
4 Goggles and Folding Sticks for the Visually Impaired Visually Impaired having National Identity Card
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
Goggles and Folding Sticks for the Visually Impaired Form-19[d]
5 Braille Watches for the Visually Impaired Employee or Student studying above 10th Standard
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
  5. Employer Certificate
Braille Watches for the Visually Impaired Form-19[e]
6 Hi-Tech Limbs[ May be varied based on the post operation conditions] Students or Employees those who are amputated may apply for this scheme.
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos -2
  5. Employer / Bonofide Certifcate
Hi-Tech Limbs Form-19[f]
7 Artificial Limbs Amputed due to accident or illness.
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
Artificial Limbs Form-19[g]
8 Behind the Ear Hearing Aid Children with Hearing Impairement Studyin 6th standard and above
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
  5. Bonofide Certifcate from School H.M/Principal
Behind the Ear Hearing Aid Form-19[h]
9 Calipers The Applicants are eligible those who are selected in assessment camp
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
Calipers Form-19[i]
10 Crutches The Applicants are eligible those who are selected in assessment camp
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family card Xerox
  4. Photos-2
Crutches Form-19[j]
marriage assistance
Sl.No Scheme Qualifications Required Documents   Nature of Benefits Applications
20 Marriage Assistance for the Differently Abled
  1. Orthopeadically Handicapped, Hearing and Speech Impaired, Visually Impaired Marrying normal persons can apply for the schems.
  2. Below 35 Years.
  3. Visually Impaired Persons can apply till 40 Years.
  4. This scheme should be applicable only in case of first marriage.
  5. The Applicant should not be applied in any other departments for similar assistance.
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. Marriage invitation
  5. Photo during marriage
  6. Certificate from registrar of marriage or registration certificate from temple where the marriage held
  7. Non Objection Certificate from other department implementing similar schemes
  8. Non Disability Certificate from competent authority.
  1. Cheque or Draft Rs.12,500/-
  2. and National Saving Certificate for worth Rs. 12,500/- encashable after five years.
  3. 4 grams of gold coin
Form-20
21 Marriage Assistance to the Differently Abled [Graduates] In case of Graduate or Diploma holder among one of the couple. This scheme should be applicable only in case of first marriage. The Applicant should not be applied in any other departments for similar assistance.
  1. Application
  2. National Identity Card Xerox
  3. Family Card Xerox
  4. Marriage invitation
  5. Photo during marriage
  6. Certificate from registrar of marriage or registration certificate from temple where the marriage held
  7. Non Objection Certificate from other department implementing similar schemes
  8. Non Disability Certificate from competent authority.
  1. Cheque or Draft Rs.25,000/-
  2. and National Saving Certificate for worth Rs. 25,000/- encashable after five years.
  3. 4 grams of gold coin
Form-21
23 Assistance for Marriage [ Any one of the couple is eligible for this assistance]
  1. Application
  2. Marriage Invitation
  3. Self declaration Certificate from the candidate stating non recipient of the similar benefit in other deparments
Rs. 2000/-
accident relief
Sl.No Scheme Qualifications Required Documents Benefits Applications
1 Welfare Board Identity Cards Issued to those from the age between 10 to 70.
  1. National Identity Card Xerox
Welfare Board Identity Card Please contact district differently abled welfare officer to avail welfare board identity card.
2 Accident Relief Welfare board Identity Card
  1. Application form duly filled,
  2. First Information Report from Local Police Station.
  3. Medical Certificate [Percentage of disability after Accident]
  4. Self declaration Certificate from the candidate stating non recipient of the similar benefit in other deparments
Rs.1,00,000
3 Loss of both lower or upper limb or total disfunction and irrecoverable loss of limbs Compensation may be disbursed as per the percentage ascertained by the medical authority
4 Loss of any one lower or upper limb or total and irrecoverable loss of one hand or one foot or total and irrecoverable loss of sight in one eye Rs. .50,000/-
5 Permanent total disablement from injuries other than those specified in items b] and c] above Rs.25,000/-
6 Assistance to meet the Funeral Expenses of a differently abled person
  1. Application form duly filled
  2. National Identity Card and Welfare Board card
  3. Death and Legal Hire Certificate
  4. Self declaration Certificate from the candidate stating non recipient of the similar benefit in other deparments
Rs.2,000/-
7 Assistance on the natural death of a differently abled person Rs.15,000/- Form-27
Assistance for education of the son or daughter of a differently abled persons
S.No Eligibility Requirements Benefitsform
1 if the daughter of the applicant is studying in 10th standard
  1. filled Application form
  2. Bonafide Certificate.
Rs.1,000/- Form-28
2 if the son or daughter of the applicant had passed the 10th standard examination - Rs.1,000/-
3 if the daughter of the applicant is studying in +1 standard Rs.1,000/-
4 if the daughter of the applicant is studying in +2 standard Rs.1,500/-
5if the son or daughter of the applicant had passed +2 Rs.1,500/-
6 if the son or daughter of the applicant is studying in regular Bachelor Degree Course [ for every academic year of the course] Rs.1,500/-
7 if the son or daughter studying in the course and staying in the hostel Rs.1,750/-
8 Professional degree with hostel Rs. 2000/- Form-28[72.6K]
9 Post graduation in Professional degree Rs.4000/-
10 with hostel Rs.6000/-
11 ITI or Polytechnic Rs.1,000/-
Assistance for delivery or miscarriage of pregnancy or the termination of pregnancy to a differently abled female members
S.No Assistance Documents Required Benefits form
1 Delivery
  1. Application
Rs.6000/- Form-29[25.2K]
2 Miscarriage and Termination of pregnancy Rs.3000/-
3 Assistance for purchase of spectacles by a differently abled persons
  1. Application
  2. Ophthamologist Certificate.
  3. Self declaration Certificate from the candidate stating non recipient of the similar benefit in other deparments
  4. National Identity Card, and Welfare Board card , Family Card
Rs.500/-
Special schools and NGO for Differently Abled Persons
S.No Department Scheme Nature of Benefits
1 TADCO, District Collectorate, Nagapattinam Financial Assistance Implemented via District Collector Discreationary Fund Rs. 20,000/- Subsidy
2 District Social Welfare Office, Nagapattinam Sewing Machine Sewing Machine
3 District Rural Development agency and block Development Office Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Schmes. Full wage for 4 hours duty for Differently Abled.
Green house 3% of the benefit may be distributed to the differently abled beneficiary in the total allotment.
Indira Gandhi Housing Scheme. 3% of the benefit may be distributed to the differently abled beneficiary in the total allotment.
4 Project Manager, Women Development Corporation
Bank Loan for Self Employment to the Differently Abled Beneficiaries who are in the below poverty line.
5 Tahsildar, Social Security Scheme Physically Handicapped Pension for the differently abled above 18 years those who are not able to carry out any physical work. Rs. 1000/- per month
6 Puthuvalvu thittam , Nagapattinam Development Schemes for Differently Abled
  1. Personal Assistance for Differently Abled.
  2. Skill Development Training for Differently Abled.
  3. Personal Individual Loan for wearker section
  4. Basic Financial Assistance.
special schoold and their schemes
Sl.No Special schools and NGO Implementing Schemes tele contacts   
1 Christ the King Early Intervention Centre for Hearing Impaired
Velankanni
Early Intervention Centre for Hearing Impaired
2 Anbagam Early Intervention Centre for Mentally Retarded
Mayiladuthurai
Early Intervention Centre for Mentally Retarded,
3. Anbagam Early Intervention Centre for Visually Impaired
Mayiladuthurai
Early Intervention Centre for Visually Impaired
4. Arumai illam Special School for Mentally Retarded
Near Mariamman Kovil, Cholanpettai
Mayiladuthurai
Special School for Mentally Retarded
[4364]-259824
[4364]-259724
89408 87653
5. Anbalayam Special School for mentally Retarded
2/947 Dhakshinamoorthi nagar
Thittai road, Sirkali
Special School for Mentally Retarded
9944114900
6. Kirubalayam Special School for Mentally Retarded
Sathankudi, Tharangambadi
Special School for Mentally Retarded
[4364]-289189
7. Christ the King Special Higher Sec. School for Orthopeadically Hanicapped
Velankanni
Special School for Orthopeadically Hanicapped
[4365]-264652
8. Christ the King Special High School for Hearing Impaired
Velankanni
Special High School for Hearing Impaired
[4365]-263303
NATIONAL AWARDS

National Awards are given by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India on the occasion of International Day of the differently abled persons, observed on 3rd December every year.

The Awards are presented to Best Employee, Employer, Placement Officer, Institution, Individual, Creative person, Creative Children, Best Role Model, Best Barrier free environment, Best Braille Printing Press, Best Agency for implementing National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation Schemes and New Technological Innovations useful for the differently abled persons. Every year 70 National Awards in 13 categories are given by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

STATE AWARDS

To encourage persons rendering distinguished service for the welfare of the differently abled persons, the following State Awards have been instituted by the Government and distributed on Independence Day and International Day for the Differently abled persons

Details of State Awards given on the occasion of Independence Day are as follows:

awards to the special persons
Sl. No. Name of the Award Nature of Award
1 Best Employer Award 10 Grams of Gold Medal and Certificate
2 Best Employee Award 10 Grams of Gold Medal and Certificate
3 Best Teacher Award 10 Grams of Gold Medal and Certificate
4 Best Institution Award-Welfare of the Differently Abled 10 Grams of Gold Medal and Certificate
5 Best Institution - SSA Scheme 10 Grams of Gold Medal and certificate