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Telangana to link state disability ID cards with national ID

August 27, 2017

The government of Telangana issues Sadaram cards to the disabled in the state so they can get the better of welfare schemes easily. These will now be linked to the universal disability cards issued by the central government.

Telangana is one of the 15 states where the universal disability ID cards - UDID - will be issued and linked in the first phase. There are 147 vacant posts of officials for disabled care and welfare, which the state government has promised to fill soon. All the new buses that are being launched will be accessible to people with disabilities, while the old ones will be modified to suit them.

In the higher education sector, the government plans to appoint experts on disabilities on the advisory panels to make them more inclusive. Early health intervention centres that are now running in 10 districts will be set up in all other districts.

Telangana stands fourth after Goa, Delhi and Haryana in providing a pension of Rs 1,500 to the disabled. Over 15,000 schools have been made accessible, and similar steps plan to be taken up for government buildings.

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