The Padma Awards are presented by the Central Government on the occasion of Republic Day.
Eligible candidates among Differently Abled from Erode district who have done excellent work in various fields can apply for this award within 29 days.
They can apply in person or by post at the District Differently Abled Welfare Office, Erode Collectorate premises, the office said.
Scholarships are provided to students with disabilities in the current academic year through the office.
Rs 1000 will be given for 1st to 5th class, 3,000 for 6th to 8th, 4,000 for 9 to plus 2, 6,000 for bachelor’s degree, 7,000 for master’s degree.
Applications can be availed in the office or downloaded from the website www.scd.tn.gov.in and submitted in the Office at the Collectorate premises within 15 days along with the relevant documents.
Electronic braille reader:
Visually Impaired persons studying higher education or preparing for Competitive Examination like TET, TNPSC, etc can apply for getting electronic braille reader free of cost.
Candidates with disabilities can apply for the scheme along with a copy of identity card, photograph, copy of higher studies certificate and copy of Aadhar card at the office.
Parents of children with cerebral palsy can apply for getting walking device for the children in the age group of 5 to 10 free of cost from the office.
Eligible persons can apply at the office along with a copy of their identity, Aadhar card and photo, the office added.