Unique Disability ID Card
“Unique ID for Persons with Disabilities” is a signature project implemented by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. The program is being implemented with a view of creating a National Database for PwDs, and to issue a Unique Disability Identity Card to each person with disabilities. The project will not only encourage transparency, efficiency and ease of delivering the government benefits to the person with disabilities, but also ensure uniformity. The project will also help in stream-lining the tracking of physical and financial progress of beneficiary at all levels of hierarchy of implementation – from village level, block level, District level , State level and National level.
The staff of Community department, Schieffelin Institute of Health Research & Leprosy Centre (SIHRLC) are partnering with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India to verify and upload the details of individuals (differently abled and leprosy affected) into the national portal.