Govt. of Maharashtra

State Award Scheme for Disabled Persons in Maharashtra

State Award Schemes for Disabled Persons launched by state government of India in association with Social Justice and Special Assistance Department. Under this scheme state government has felicitated awards to the Best Disabled Employees/Employers/ Placement Agency for outstanding work in various fields. Those persons who are physically handicapped such as visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired and orthopedically handicapped will get benefits under this scheme. In order to recognize their effort and encourage others to strive to achieve excellence in this field, the state government felicitates Awards for Persons with Disabilities every year. The benefits provided under this scheme are Rs. 10,000/- in cash, a citation and a certificate to Best Employees (Visually handicapped, Hearing handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded). The government also felicitate award Rs. 25,000/- in cash, a citation,Memento and a certificate to Best Employer works in Government/Public/Private Sectors. The main aim behind introducing this scheme is to support and encourage trained disabled persons so that they should be able to live common life. For the application procedure, Application should be in prescribed format attached with all necessary documents, bio data and outstanding work record and submitted to Concern District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad or Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Department

Benefits of State Award Schemes for Disabled Persons:

  • Benefits of Rs. 10,000/- in cash, a citation and a certificate to Best Employee
  • Benefits of Rs. 25,000/- in cash, a citation, Memento and a certificate to Best Employer works in Government/Public/Private Sectors

Eligibility for State Award Schemes for Disabled Persons:

  1. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability
  2. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra
  3. Application should be in prescribed format with necessary documents, bio data and outstanding work in the sector

Documents Required for State Award Schemes for Disabled Persons:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Certificate of disability having percentage of disability 40% or above
  3. Resident proof
  4. Passport size photos

Application Procedure for State Award Schemes for Disabled Persons:

  1. Application should be in given format with all necessary documents and submitted to Concern District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad or Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Department ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
  2. Applicant should contact district Social Welfare Office, zilla parishad and Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office, Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban

Contact Details:

  1. Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Maharashtra State, 3 Church Road, Pune-411001. Email: commissionerdisability@yahoo.co.in
  2. Phone No: 020-26122061, 26136845
  3. Fax No. : 020- 26111590

References Details:

  1. For more details about State Award Schemes For Disabled Persons In Maharashtra visit: https://sjsa.maharashtra.gov.in/en/scheme-category/disability-welfare
  2. https://mahaschemes.maharashtra.gov.in/en/disability-welfare-scheme.html
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