Employment Policies for PwDs

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

Policies for PwDs: National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC)

  • Self-employment + economic rehabilitation

  • Concessional loans to eligible 18+ Indians with 40% or more disability

  • Self-dependence through skill development trainings in technical occupations and entrepreneurship

Source: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Annual Report 2020-21



Private Sector Employment for PwDs


To encourage the private sector to employ PwDs, a scheme of incentives was launched in the year 2008-09 and was revised w.e.f. April 1, 2016. As per the scheme:

  • DEPwD shall make payment of the employer's contribution to the EPF and ESI for 10 years

  • No salary ceiling for PWD employees

  • DEPwD shall bear one-third of the gratuity amount due and admissible to PWD employees

  • If a private employer engages PWDs as apprentices in any particular trade and provides them employment on completion of the apprenticeship period, the stipend during the apprenticeship period payable to the PWDs shall be borne by the Department

Source: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Annual Report 2020-21



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