Scheme of Higher Education Assistance to the handicapped students :
(Effective from 1999-2000 in Gujarat State)
Purpose of the Scheme :
Compact attempts are\are made to make the willing disable persons to become self-reliant and avail employment by providing them the benefit of Higher Education Assistance Scheme under the Individual-oriented Scheme of Social Security Department of the State Government.
1. Who is entitled for the benefit ?:-
  • • Students or trainee who must be a disable and his/her age is above 18 years and below 35 years,
  • • The disable persons studying for SSC, HSC and Graduate are entitled for the benefit of this scheme,
  • • The annual income of the beneficiary or his/her family should not be more than Rs. 24,000/-,
  • • Must be a permanent resident of Gujarat for 10 years.
What benefit is available :-
  • Under this scheme, 50% of the course fee or Rs. 2,500/- whichever is less, is given for higher education, all types of vocational, technical courses like Computer Training, Advance Accountancy, Hotel Management, Beauty Parlour etc.
  • Application Forms are available free of cost from the office of District Social Security Officer.
  • Proofs to be attached with the application :-
  • Proof of Age (School Leaving Certificate, Certificate of Birth),
  • Attested Xerox copy of Handicapped Identity Card,
  • Certificate of Handicapness issued by Civil Surgeon,
  • Original copy of Certificate of Income issued by the competent authority,
  • Attested Xerox copy of Caste Certificate,
  • Attested copy of last mark-sheet of studies,
  • Attested Xerox copy of the Card of Employment Exchange,
  • Receipt of fee and admission letter issued by the Head of the Organization where training is availed.