1. Who is a person with disability?
Ans.: As defined in the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. This is available in this website. Please click here.
2. How to get the certificate of disability?
Ans.: A medical board formed, for the purpose examination, at level of Chief Medical Officer of Health at the district level or at the Sub-divisional level or in the Medical College.
3. How shall I know that I am a person with disability?
Ans.: The guardian of any person having any kind of orthopaedic deformity and/or low vision and/or hearing loss and/or mental instability (any one kind or more than one kind), which may be congenital or acquired, should immediately consult with the doctor of the respective specialization. He will examine and diagnose whether the above problem(s) is/are curable or of permanent nature. Then, if he finds incurable, he will refer the matter to the medical board for declaring him/her a person with disability.
4. I am a person with disability. What are the advantages may I get?
Ans.: This is available in the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. This is available in this website. Please click here.
5. I am a person with autism. What are the advantages may I get?
Ans.: This aspect is regulated by National Trust Act, 1999. For more details, click here.
6. I am a person with disability. How can I get education?
Ans.: Orthopedically handicapped person can take education in normal schools.
For persons with hearing impairment, visual impairment and mental retardation, there are several special schools spread across the state. The district-wise list of these schools may be seen here. The guardian of the said person should have to get in touch with the nearest school for schooling of her/his ward.
7. Why should I take admission in a special school?
Ans.: There are teaching staff in these schools who are specially trained in their respective field. The teachers of the schools for the students with hearing impairment know sign language without which a student with hearing impairment cannot imparted lessons. Similarly teachers of the schools with visual impairment know Braille without which a student with visual impairment cannot imparted lessons. Also, specially trained teachers for the students with mental retardation are there - they know the exact intervention, needed for each and every student with mental retardation.
These apart, supporting staff, e.g. mobility instructors, drawing and craft instructors, music teachers are there to facilitate the process of their education.
8. Is there any financial criteria, like family income, for taking admission in these schools?
Ans.: No. The only requirement is that she/he is to have the certificate of disability.
9. Is there any provision for scholarship?
Ans.: Yes. Any student reading in Class IX and onwards, with family income of Rs. 24000/- per annum, irrespective of the fact she/he is reading in these special schools or not, having 40% disability and has scored marks 40% or more in her/his last annual examination is eligible for getting scholarship.
10. Can I pass Madhyamik and/or Higher Secondary Examination(s) conducted by WBBSE and/or WBCHSE?
Ans.: There are two schools for the students with hearing impairment and five schools for the students with visual impairment which are affiliated with the WBBSE ( please see the list) and four schools for the students with visual impairment which are affiliated to WBCHSE (please see the list).
11. I am student form a very poor family. My family is not in a position to bear my educational expenses. But I want to carry forward studies. Is it possible for me?
Ans.: Yes provided that
There are several welfare homes spread across the State. For the list, click here. Arrangements are there for the children hailing from the destitute families can stay there free of cost can carry forward their studies. She/he will have to leave the home after passing the Madhyamik examination or after attaining 18 years of age, whichever is earlier.
12. Whom should I approach for taking admission in these welfare homes?
The District Mass Education Extension Officer of the district in which her/his residence is situated. The contacts of all the District Mass Education Extension Officer may be seen here.
13. What are the documents required for getting admitted in these homes?
Ans.: You have to collect a form for admission from the office of the District Mass Education Extension Officer of the district in which her/his residence is situated. Details of the documents required may be obtained from that office.
14. What is Shramik Vidyapeeth ?
Ans.: Shramik Vidyapeeth, located at 56A, B. T. Road, Kolkata 700 056, is an institute for imparting vocational training amongst the unemployed educated youth.
15. What are the vocational trades, running in Shramik Vidyapeeth ?
Ans.: At present the following trades are running:
|01||Cutting Tailoring||70 days|
|03||Machine Knitting||80 days|
|04||Jute Designing||120 days|
|05||Fabric Printing||45 days|
|06||Batik Printing||120 days|
|07||Soft Doll Making||60 days|
|08||Silk Screen Printing||100 days|
|09||Book Binding||120 days|
|10||Commercial Art||100 days|
|12||Fashion Designing||120 days|
|14||Glass Printing||45 days|
|15||Tape Transistor Repairing||4 months|
|16||Telephone and Mobile Repairing||6 months|
|17||Fruit Preservation||45 days|
16. What is the admission procedure?
Ans.: Any Indian citizen, if interested, may apply in prescribed Form attaching his/her attested copies of his/her testimonials along with 2 passport size photos. The applicants then have to appear at the Institute for an interactive session.
For admission, any interested person may contact the office over telephone first. Our telephone no. (033) 2557 4643
17. Is there any monthly fees, admission fees etc ?
18. How many training centres are there under "Shramik Vidyapeeth, Kolkata" ?