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Scheme of The National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2013
Notification :

G.S.R. 577 (E)- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (zh) of subsection (2) of section 73 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

Short title and commencement. -

Definitions. -

Description and categories of the awards. - The awards shall be given on 3rd day of December on the occasion of international day for the disabled persons every year every year in the following fourteen categories:-

No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Blindness Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
2. Low Vision Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
3. Leprosy Cured Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
4. Hearing Impairment Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
5. Locomotor Disability Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
6. Cerebral Palsy Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
7. Mental Retardation Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
8. Mental illness Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
9. Autism Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
10. Multiple Disabilities Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Best Employer Three - One each to:
  1. Government organization
  2. Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous or Local Government Body
Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation, certificate and a medal to every awardee
2. Best Placement Officer/ Agency Two - One each to:
  1. Autonomous Government Organization or Public Sector Undertaking
  2. Private or Non-Governmental Organization or Office
Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a citation, certificate and a shield to every awardee.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Best Individual Two (One each for Professional and Non Professional) Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation and a certificate to every awardee.
2. Best Institution
  • An organization providing holistic comprehensive services to the persons with disabilities in a comprehensive manner.
  • An organization promoting inclusive education to the children/persons with disabilities
Cash of Rupees Two Lakh, a citation and a certificate to every awardee.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Blindness or low vision Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation and a certificate to every awardee.
2. Leprosy cured Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation and a certificate to every awardee.
3. Hearing impairment Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation and a certificate to every awardee.
4. Locomotor Disability or Cerebral Palsy Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation and a certificate to every awardee.
5. Mental Retardation/ Mental Illness or Autism Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation and a certificate to every awardee.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Best Applied Research or Technological Innovation Aimed at Improving the life of Persons with Disabilities. One Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation and a certificate.
1. Development of new Cost-effective product for manufacture Aimed at Improving the life of Persons with Disabilities. Two Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation and a certificate.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Government Department or Offices or PSUs or Autonomous Bodies One A citation and a certificate.
2. Local Bodies One Cash of Rupees Two Lakh,, a citation and a certificate.
3. Private Sector or NGOs One Cash of Rupees Two Lakh, a citation and a certificate.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Award for the Best District in Providing Rehabilitation Service One A Shield, a certificate and citation. No cash award
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Best State Channelizing Agency of National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation. One A Shield, a certificate and citation.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Best State Channelizing Agency of National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation One A Shield, a certificate and citation.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Award for the Outstanding Creative Adult Persons with Disabilities Two [one for Male and one for Female] Cash of Rupees Fifty Thousand, a medal, a citation and a certificate to every awardee.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Award for the Best Creative Child with Disabilities Two [one for Boy and one for Girl ] Cash of rupees Fifty Thousand, a medal, a citation and a certificate to every awardee.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Best Braille Press One Cash of Rupees One Lakh, a citation and a certificate.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Govt. One A shield, a certificate & a citation
2. PSU or Local Bodies One A shield, a certificate & a citation
3. Pvt. Sector One A shield, a certificate & a citation
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Best State in promoting empowerment of persons with disabilities One A shield, a certificate, a citation.
No. Sub-category No. of awards Component of awards
1. Best sports person with disability Two[One for Male and One for Female] Cash of Rupees One lakh, a citation, certificate and a shield to every awardee.
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