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Reservation for The Handicapped

Category of handicapped

Percentage of reservation

Visually handicapped


Orthopaedically handicapped


Hearing handicapped


1. Reservation in Government Job: In Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts under the Government reservation are provided in direct recruitment for physically handicapped persons as indicated below:

(Office Order No.: 5/SW, dated: 31/12/90)

2. Scholarship/Stipend: The State Government awards scholarship to the disabled students at the following rate:

Scholarship for The Disabled Students


Day Scholar Rs.p.m.

Hosteller Rs.p.m.

Reader's Allowance for V.H. only


Primary to VI th Class





VII th to VIII th Class





In plant trainees





Technical and vocational courses




(Rs.300/– p.m. is given to those disabled students who is studying in special school In addition, Rs.500/– is also given to the students for uniform).

3. Disability pension/Social security pension: Completely helpless disabled whose age is above 40 years is given Rs.100 p.m. Blind persons also get Rs.100 p.m.

4. Conveyance allowances: Blind and Orthopaedically Handicapped employees of State Government and PSU's are entitled to get Rs.50/– P.M. (@ 10% of the basic) subject to Rs.50/– maximum as conveyance allowance.

5. Bus concession: Free travel facility to the blind is available in the state owned buses.

6. Assistance for self employment: Handicapped persons get assistance for self employment. For details please refer the list (Appendix–A).

7. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: Disabled get free of cost prosthetic equipment.

8. Other concessions/Facilities:

  • Vocational training is given to various disabled in sheltered workshops.
  • Physically handicapped students in special institutes get Rs.150/– p.m.. Disabled students studying outside the state also get Rs.150/– p.m.

9.Concerned Officer:
The Director
Government of Sikkim
Gangtok – 737 101

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:50

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