Mental Retardation

Consessions

TAX CONCESSIONS

  1. INCOME TAX CONCESSIONS
    Deduction from the total income of the handicapped persons under Section 80 U is Rs. 40,000/-.
  2. CUSTOM DUTY CONCESSIONS
    The Central Government exempts certain pre-identified categories of goods when imported into India by a loco-motor handicapped or disabled person for his personal use, from the whole of the duty of customs and the additional duty subject to the condition.
  3. OTHER TAX CONCESSIONS
    Physically Handicapped persons owning a motorized vehicle get exemption from paying road- tax.

TRAVEL CONCESSIONS

CONCESSIONS OFFERED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
Every disability impose on the individual extra expenditure. For example, a blind person may need an escort and a person with moving problems may need someone to move the wheel chair. To partly compensate for this extra financial burden , the Central and State Government have announced number of concessions to be given to people with disabilities especially in taxes and travels as well as in other benefits.

TRAVEL CONCESSIONS
  1. BY ROAD
    Many of the State Government offer either full concessions or 50% concessions for travelling in States run buses.
  2. BY RAIL
    concession fare up to 75% in the first, second and sleeper classes.
  3. BY AIR
    The Indian Airlines Corporation does not give concession to Orthopaedically Handicapped persons, as given to the blind persons, But the Orthopaedically Handicapped persons are allowed to carry a pair of crutches/ braces or any other prosthetic devices free of change.
  4. OTHERS
    Persons suffering from disability affecting their lower limbs get transport allowance i.e. double of the allowance normally entitled to then in accordance with their pay scale.