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Nominations for the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2019

Nominations for the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2019 1

Applications for the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2019 are invited from eligible candidates or establishments or institutions fulfilling the prescribed criteria under the Guidelines for the National Awards for the following category of National Awards:


  1. Best Employee/Self-employed with disabilities;
  2. Best Employer and Placement Officer or Agency;
  3. Best Individual and Institution working for the cause of persons with disabilities;
  4. Role Model;
  5. Best Applied Research/Innovation or Product Development aimed at improving the life of persons with disabilities;
  6. Outstanding Work in the Creation of Barrier-free Environment for the persons with disabilities;
  7. Best District in providing rehabilitation service;
  8. Best State Channelizing Agency of the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation;
  9. Outstanding Creative Adult persons with disabilities;
  10. Best Creative Child with disabilities;
  11. Best Braille Press;
  12. Best Accessible Website;
  13. Best State in (a) Promoting Empowerment of persons with disabilities and
  14. Implementation of Accessible India Campaign;
  15. Best Sports person with disability.

For the purpose of National Awards, the broad categories covering all the 21 types of disabilities specified under the `The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 are as under:-

Locomotor DisabilityLocomotor Disability, Muscular Disability, Dwarfism Acid Attack Victims, Leprosy Cured, Cerebral Palsy
Visual DisabilityBlindness, Low Vision
Hearing DisabilityDeaf, Hard of Hearing
Speech and Language DisabilitySpeech and Language Disability
Developmental DisorderAutism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disability
Intellectual DisabilityEarlier Known As Mental Retardation
Mental BehaviorMental Illness
Disability caused due to blood disorderHemophilia, Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Disease
Chronic Neurological ConditionsMultiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease
Multiple DisabilitiesMultiple Disabilities involving any two or more of the above 8 broad categories
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