Scholarships and Allowances

7.   READERS ALLOWANCE TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS

1

Gist of the Scheme

Readers Allowance:
The Visually impaired students are given readers allowance.  Readers allowance
is being paid at the following rate:
1. IX Std. to XII Std.     Rs.3000/- (per annum)
2. Degree courses       Rs.5000/- ( per annum)
3. Post Graduate and
Professional             Rs.6000/- (per annum)
courses

2

Eligibility criteria

Must be visually impaired student of IX std. and above
of a bonafide institution.
Must produce certificate from the Reader, who reads the lessons.

3

Whether form of
application is prescribed.

Yes. Available with District Differently Abled Welfare
Office.

4

Certificates to be
furnished

Certificate   from   Head   of   the   Institution,   National
Identity Card for Differently Abled   and Statement of marks in the previous qualifying examination.

5

Officer to whom the
application is to be submitted

 

District Differently Abled Welfare Officer.

6

Grievance if any to be addressed to

Principal Secretary / State Commissioner for the
Differently Abled,
State Resource cum Training Centre Campus, Jawaharlal Nehru Inner Ring Road,
K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Ph: 044-24719947 / 48 / 49

*The Readers allowances   are enhanced with effect from 2013-2014