Coming Soon: Universal ID Card For Persons With Disabilities

| December 10 , 2017 , 15:04 IST

Several facilities are provided to persons with disabilities, however, currently, an identity card issued by a state is only valid in that particular state and not others, creating difficulties for the disabled attempting to avail disability benefits outside their home state.

Minister of state for social justice and empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar recently said that the Centre will soon be issuing universal ID cards to persons with disabilities which would be valid throughout India.

During a camp to distribute free aids to physically challenged persons in Faridabad, Gurjar said that in the past 3 years of the BJP government at the Centre, nearly 5,500 such camps for persons with disabilities have been organised across India.

"The governments led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Haryana have been making efforts (to ensure) not even a single person remains deprived of benefits of the schemes launched by the government," said Gurjar.

"Both the central and the state governments are sensitive towards bringing the physically-challenged persons into mainstream," he added.

At the camp, Gurjar also honoured a resident of Chimni village Balram, who won the gold medal in medal in National Sports Competition of physically-challenged persons held recently in Ranchi.

Meanwhile, the Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar has said that the government plans to install hydraulic systems in state roadways buses so as to make boarding and deboarding easier for physically challenged persons.