​Social Security Schemes

Monthly Maintenance Allowance

         Disabled person who is poor and not able to maintain himself with food clothing and shelter and could not meet other basic needs is given monthly maintenance allowance of Rs.400 per month Around 4.00 lakhs plu​s persons with disabilities are getting this benefit and Annual budgetary burden on the exchequer is around Rs.200 crores. Tahasildar of the taluk is the sanctioning authority.

     Criteria and agency for sanction

  • Tahsildar of a taluk is empowered to sanction.
  • The applicant's income should not be more than Rs.6,000/-

Issue of Identity Cards

         Identity cards are given  or issued to disabled persons to enable them to avail the benefits extended to them under various governmental schemes. Details can be obtained in the office of the Dist. Disabled Welfare Officer attached to the Deputy Director, Women and Child Development Dept. at the District level. 

Social Service Complex

            This institution provides protection, care and shelter with food and health care to the aged / infirm and mentally retarded persons who are destitute. Presently, 82 inmates are taking shelter in this complex. 

Contact Address:

  Superintendent, Social Service Complex, 
  Hosur Road, Bangalore-29.
  Phone:  080- 26566258

Insurance Scheme for Mentally Retarded persons

         Under this scheme, the parents / guardians of persons with mental retardation whose annual income is Rs.12,000/- or less per year, the Directorate of Disabled Welfare contributes the annual premium to Life Insurance of Corporation of India towards a specially designed group Insurance policy. Under this policy, after the demise of the parents / guardians of the mentally retarded person, the nominee will get a one time lump sum amount of Rs.20,000/- for the maintenance of the M.R person.

Contact Address:  

   Directorate of Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens
   Podium Block,  VV Tower, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi,  
   Bangalore-560001 
   Ph:080-22866066