IEP Chandigarh, December 12
Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is committed to the welfare of the divyang persons. In this regard UDID cards have been issued to 2,93,975 Divyang persons in the state till November 28, 2022.
Divulging the details, Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur said that to give the benefits of all the schemes and services of the Central and Punjab Government to the divyang persons on the basis of one card, Unique Disability Identity Card (UDID) is generated and its database is being prepared at national level.
Cabinet Minister further said that these identity cards are being issued by setting up camps in 102 hospitals of the state under the UDID project. She said that out of the applications received on the portal www.swavlambancard.gov.in, 2,93,975 UDID cards have been issued to the eligible persons with disabilities till November 28, 2022 and according to the daily report shared by the Government of India the state of Punjab has achieved 11th Rank.
Dr. Baljit Kaur added that apart from this, a disability cell has been created by the Punjab government for disabled persons. She said that this dedicated cell will be a single window platform for Divyang persons to avail the benefits of disability schemes. She appealed to the divyang persons of the state to apply for the UDID card by contacting the service centers, district social security offices or civil hospitals so that they can take benefits of the government schemes
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