Published On: Wed, May 18th, 2016

Centre to issue universal ID cards to disabled persons

Amroha (Uttar Pradesh): The Central Government would soon issue Universal Identity Cards to disabled persons in the country.

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar said that Universal Identity Card would be valid throughout the country.

This was announced by Minster of State for Social justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar in Amroha district on Wednesday.

He said that this Universal Identity Card would be valid throughout the country.

Gurjar was speaking in a programme organized for distribution of assistance equipment to disabled persons.

He said the Central Government had already provided assistance equipments of lakhs of rupees to disabled persons in 120 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Gurjar said according to 2011 census report, there are 2 corer 68 lakh disabled persons living in the country.

He stated the Centre is already implementing several schemes to make them self sufficient.

On this occasion, he distributed tricycles, wheel chairs and ear implants to 504 disabled persons of Amorha.

Inputs with ANI

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