State Gov​ernment Schemes​​

State Government Schemes for the welfare of persons with disabilities and enables disabled persons to get the benefits of the different schemes in order to lead normal lives as far as possible The disabled persons are categorized as here under:

  • Orthopaedically Handicapped
  • Visually Impaired
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Mentally Retarded
  • Multiple Handicapped
  • Leprosy cured handicapped   
  • Mental Illness.

A comprehensive Act called the persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act - 1995 has come into force from 07-02-1996. The State Govt. has constituted the State Co-ordination Committee as per the Sec.13 of the Act. The State Govt. Also appointed the Secretary. Dept. of Women & Child Development as the Commissioner for persons with disabilities as per Sec.60 of the Act. The State Govt. has constituted the State Executive Committee as per the Sec. 19 of the Act.

Action has taken to implement the Act, to bring the disabled persons to mainstream of the society steps has been taken create barrier free access. Putting ramps in all public places.

Broadly the programmes of the Government of Karnataka can be classified into following categories.  

  • Education Schemes
  • Employment and Training
  • Rehabilitation Schemes
  • Social Security Schemes
  • Senior Citizen Schemes
  • Recently Launched Schemes
  • Other Programmes​