Punjab Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojna (PDSY)

Providing employment opportunities and other services to the physically disabled people in the state

On November 18, 2020, Punjab government is about to launch a new scheme: ‘Punjab Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojna’ for people with disabilities in the state. This scheme decision was passed virtually in the state cabinet meeting headed by CMO Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh. This scheme will be implemented in 2 phases. The first phase will include improving and strengthening the existing programmes and the second phase will include 13 new interventions for the benefit of physically disabled beneficiaries in the state.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Punjab Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojna (PDSY)
Scheme Under:Punjab Government
Announced by:CM Captain Amarinder Singh
Implemented By:Social Security and Women & Child Development Department
Beneficiaries:Physically disabled people in the state
Major Objective:Overall empowerment of the people with disabilities

List of scheme lunched by Punjab Government

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective the scheme is to empower the physically disabled people in the state
  • This scheme will enable reserved opportunities to the disabled people in terms of employment and other services
  • Under this scheme 13 new interventions will be introduced for betterment of the people with disabilities
  • It aims to provide barrier free environment, public transportation accessible to the beneficiaries
  • Scheme will function in 2 phases so that each and every beneficiary will be covered and loop holes in the scheme implementation will be removed
  • Scheme implementation and performance will constantly be measured
  • This scheme will not only lead to new opportunities and environment but also overall empowerment of the physically disabled people in the state

Key Points:

  • Punjab Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojna (PDSY) is approved by CM Captain Amarinder Singh in the state cabinet meeting held on November 18, 2020
  • This scheme is designed for the physically disabled people in the state
  • It will be implemented in 2 phases, in which first phase will include strengthening and improving the currently existing benefits for the beneficiaries and the second phase will include 13 new interventions for empowerment of the beneficiaries
  • This scheme will cover making government and public centric buildings, public transportation and barrier free environment for the disabled people in the state
  • This scheme will also tend to fill in the vacancies reserved for persons with disabilities as approved by the State Employment plan
  • These vacant seats are to be filled by the department in the next months
  • The scheme implementation will be constantly monitored by a group headed under the Minister of Social Security and Women & Child Development

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