Work on UID cards for disabled persons to begin in 2016: Govt


Mumbai: Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot today said that work on the ‘Universal Identity Card’, announced last year to ascertain the exact number of physically challenged citizens in the country, would begin from February next.

The minister said the Universal ID Card project will not only help know the exact count of physically challenged population, but will also enable them access benefits of various Central government schemes.Gehlot was in the city to launch the “Accessible India Campaign” under which selective public places will be developed as “disabled friendly”.

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