You may find the attachment useful, and may approach the authorities in your state.
Q.7 What are the Special Laws for disabled persons?
Ans. a) The persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of
Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995
b) The National Trust for Welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral
Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act 1999
c) Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992
d) Mental Health Act, 1987
Q.32 Why guardian?
Persons suffering from these four categories disabilities may have to
depend on others even on attaining the age of18 years and may not be
able to utilize the opportunities and facilities enjoyed by other
citizens. Therefore, legal guardians are appointed to ensure that they
an enjoy rights and privilege like other fellow citizens and lead a
Q.33 Who can be a legal guardian?
Ans. a) Father/ Mother, parents
c) Any organization registered with the National Trust
Q.38 Can Legal Guardian be appointed for property alone?
Ans. Legal Guardianship cannot only for person of PWD but also for
maintenance of property. One LG for person and another for property
Q.39 What can a Legal Guardian do for the PWD?
Ans. a) Can open a bank account and save money
b) Can participate in any investment on behalf of the ward
c) Can obtain loans from any financial institutions
d) Can receive financial assistance from any body for self-
employment in favour of the PWD.
Q.45 I want to start my own small business. Can I get some assistance for
Ans. National Handicapped Financial Development Corporation provides
soft loan to persons with disabilities for self-employment through
state channelising agency. Please visit www.nhfdc.org
Q.47 What are the schemes of financing and maximum amount of loan?
Ans. The schemes of NHFDC are:-
a) Setting up small business in services/trading sector: Loan upto Rs.
b) Setting up small industrial unit: Loan upto Rs. 5.00 lakh
c) Loan for Education/Training: Rs. 7.50 lakhs (study within India)
d) Agricultural activities: Loan upto Rs. 5.00 lakhs
e) Self Employment among persons with mental retardation, cerebral
palsy and autism: Loan upto Rs. 3.00 lakh
f) Financial assistance for Skills & Entrepreneurial Developmen