Allowance enhanced for parsons with disability

The monthly maintenance allowance given by the govt. to persons with disability under three schemes has been enhanced from ` 500 to ` 1,000. The  move, benefiting 76,407 persons, will entail additional expenditure of ` 46 crore to the govt. annually. Beneficiaries of  the marriage assistance programme for persons with disability will also be given benefits that are now applicable under the revised marrriage assistance schemes for women. For those who hold graduate degrees or diplomas, the assistance will be ` 50,000 apart from four gm. of gold. In respect of others the assistance will be ` 25,000 along with 4 gm. of gold.

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