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Delhi Sugamya Sahayak Yojana 2024 Application Form for Disabled Persons

Delhi government will invite Sugamya Sahayak Yojana 2024 application form soon. This scheme has been launched to enhance mobility and capability of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBDs). The Sugamya Sahayak scheme was earlier announced by CM Arvind Kejriwal in April 2023. Read this article till the end to know Sugamaya Sahayak Yojna complete details.

About Delhi Sugamya Sahayak Yojana 2024

On 11 January 2024, Delhi govt. starts Sugamya Sahayak Yojana to create a society where all citizens can thrive. According to the government, this scheme is designed not only to facilitate mobility and enhance the capabilities of PwBDs through aids and appliances but also to provide them access to livelihood opportunities, effectively eliminating physical barriers.
Sugamya Sahayak Scheme aims to provide range of assistive devices to persons with benchmark disabilities. It includes artificial limbs, tricycles, wheelchairs, hearing aids, adjustable axillary crutches, smart cane, smartphones and other useful kits from government. These devices would enable PwBDs to overcome physical barriers. 

Note that a person with benchmark disability means a person with not less than 40% of a specified disability.

Objective of Delhi Sugamya Sahayak Yojna

Sugamya Sahayak scheme focuses on providing durable and standardised aids and appliances to PwBDs, residing in Delhi. The main goal of Sugamya Sahayak Yojana is to break down physical barriers and granting them access to various livelihood opportunities.

Delhi Sugamya Sahayak Yojana Application Form 2024

Sugamya Sahayak Yojana forms will soon be available on the Delhi government website. There may also be a provision to submit the documents in person.

Eligibility Criteria for Sugamya Sahayak Scheme

  • To avail Sugamya Sahayak Yojana benefits, an applicant should have a disability of 40% or more, as per the disability certificate/Unique Disability ID card issued by an authorised medical authority under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. 
  • An applicant must be a resident of Delhi. 
  • The family's annual income from all sources should not be more than Rs. 8,00,000. 
  • The individual should also have an Aadhaar card. 

Exclusion Criteria in Sugamaya Sahayak Yojana

The applicant or their parent/guardian must submit an undertaking confirming that they have not received the same benefit or item from any other scheme offered by any other State Government, UT Government, Administration, Central Government, or any other source within the last three (3) years. There is no limit for appliances that are fabricated for children below 12 years of age. Please note that this exception does not apply to motorized tricycles and wheelchairs.

Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India will be solely responsible to provide quality assistive devices in camps. The social welfare department will sign an MoU with the company for 5 years for ensuring timely and quality supply of items, with the concurrence of the finance department and the approval of the social welfare minister. In October 2023, TOI had reported that an agreement had been finalised with the company for buying the equipment and a budget of over Rs 10 crore had been kept aside.

Items for Disabled Persons under Sugamya Sahayak Yojna

  • Motorised tricycles, 
  • Smart sticks, 
  • Folding active wheelchairs,
  • Artificial limbs,
  • Walking sticks,
  • Hearing aid,
  • Crutches,
  • Walkers and rollers, 
  • Shorthand machines
This is list of only some equipments confirmed under Sugamya Sahayak Yojana. Other equipments would also be provided as decided by the state govt. from time to time.

Source / Reference Link: https://www.outlookindia.com/national/delhi-govt-launches-sugamya-sahayak-scheme-to-empower-persons-with-benchmark-disabilities-news-342573

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