Employment to Differently Abled Persons





Employment to Differently Abled Persons
The scheme of giving incentives to employers, for providing employment to persons with disabilities in the private sector was launched in the year 2008-09.  Under the scheme, payment of employer’s contribution towards the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) and the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) for the first three years, is made by the Government of India, in respect of persons with disability appointed in the private sector on or after 1st April, 2008 to a post carrying monthly emoluments of up to Rs.25, 000.

State-wise details of EPF & ESIC beneficiaries with disability appointed up to 30.09.2014 is:
STATE-WISE NUMBER OF EPF BENEFICIARIES WHO ARE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
UNDER INCENTIVE SCHEME TO EMPLOYERS IN THE PVT. SECTOR
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State
Number of beneficiaries up to 30.09.2014
1
Andhra Pradesh
327
2
Chhattisgarh
01
3
Delhi
50
4
Gujarat
280
5
Haryana
09
6
Karnataka
599
7
Kerala
127
8
Madhya Pradesh
01
9
Maharashtra
132
10
Tamil Nadu
128
11
West Bengal
06

Grand Total
1533

STATE-WISE NUMBER OF ESIC BENEFICIARIES WHO ARE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
UNDER INCENTIVE SCHEME TO EMPLOYERS IN THE PVT. SECTOR
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State
Number of beneficiaries up to 30.09.2014
1
Andhra Pradesh
18
2
Delhi
127
3
Goa
01
4
Gujarat
173
5
Haryana
13
6
Jammu & Kashmir
08
7
Karnataka
400
8
Kerala
108
9
Madhya Pradesh
02
10
Maharashtra
146
11
Odisha
02
12
Pondicherry
79
13
Punjab
04
14
Tamil Nadu
308
15
Uttar Pradesh
255
16
West Bengal
07

Grand Total
1651

As per the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, the provision of reservation in job for persons with disabilities is applicable to Government/public sector only.
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This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.
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