Lakshadweep Policy

  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:

Reservation for The Handicapped

Category of handicapped

Percentage of reservation

i) Visually handicapped


ii) Orthopaedically handicapped


iii) Hearing handicapped


  1. Scholarship/stipend: Education is free at all levels, Scholarships/Stipend provided to all students including handicapped.
  2. Age Relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years for handicapped persons for applying in Government job
  3. Disability pension/Social Security Pension: Disability pension of Rs.100 P.M. is given to the destitute of 60 years and above whose monthly income is less than Rs.100/–p.m.
  4. Assistance for self employment: Handicapped persons get assistance for self employment For details pl. refer the list. (Appendix–A)
  5. Exemption in professional tax/road tax: Disabled persons are exempted from paying professional tax/road tax.
  6. Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances: 90% assistance is provided to the persons whose family income is upto Rs.200 P.M. 75% assistance is provided to those whose income is between Rs.201 to Rs.400 and 50% assistance is provided to those whose family income is between Rs.401 to Rs.1000/–
  7. Other Concessions: Free supply of tricycle, wheel chair, hearing aids etc. to handicapped persons. There is a proposal to distribute motorized try–wheeler and concessions on ships/boats etc. for the journey of the handicapped persons between the island and mainland.

    Regular medical camps especially for disabled persons are being conducted by bringing experts from the mainland.
  8. Concerned Officer:
    The Director of Social Welfare
    U.T. of Lakshadweep
    Directorate of Social Welfare and Culture
    Kavaratti – 682 555