Rajasthan state has topped the country in issuing Unique Disability ID (UDID) cards to its people. It has issued to 51.86% of its ‘Divyang’ population. After Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh comes. It has also issued UDID cards to more than 30% needy population by May 3, 2018.
UDID card and its benefits
UDID card is equivalent to Aadhaar card. Basically, this is a single document of identification for the specially-abled people. With this card, data of their disability, health, financial status and links to welfare schemes can be stored.
Those who have this can avail the benefits under the central government schemes in the field of education, health, financial schemes, direct transfers of scholarship, employment, and marriage allowance in the bank accounts of Divyangs.
Know more details about UDID cards
The data of UDID cards is sent to the ministry of social justice for tracking the specially-abled people. Once the data is uploaded, the disabilities directorate of all states has the duty to provide all required assistance even if they (beneficiaries) don’t ask for it.
Since October 2017, Rajasthan has generated 2,33,191 UDID digital cards to Divyangs having six types of disabilities while the total number of disability certificates issued is 4,49,618 in the state. There are efforts to make these cards available to 100% people in the next six months.
It is important that every beneficiary should be connected with the e-card. Hence, Minister for social justice and empowerment, Arun Chaturvedi has appealed to the families and members of civil society to reach out to the beneficiaries of this scheme.
Steps to make UDID card
The UDID card passes through several verification steps. It begins with the online filing of the application form, physical verification and finally is passed by the medical board to certify the disability.