Rajasthan tops in issuing ID cards for disabled people
The Rajasthan government has always made efforts to ensure that the lives of disabled people in the state are made easy. Now, there is one more feather to their cap.
Rajasthan has become India's top state to issue identification cards to people with disabilities. The Universal ID and Disability (UDID) cards are made exclusively for people with disabilities for their identification and verification.
The government has issued 2,22,422 cards already. Rajasthan is followed by Madhya Pradesh, which has issued 2,18,007 e-cards, and Odisha with 59,248 e-cards.
Anupama Jorwal, Director in the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, has said that the e-cards are available online, for people to download. They can also have the cards delivered to their homes.
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2016, Act asserts the relevance of UDID cards. The Act says that these UDID cards must be given to people with 40% disability and above. The cards will contain all the information about the disabled person. So they will not have to carry any other cards besides that.