Frequently Asked Questions
Are transportation services available for students with disabilities?
Yes, DEPD provides free pick and drop service to students with disabilities
What are the facilities for students with disabilities?
Facilities like free education, free Braille books, free pick and drop, stipend per month, free uniform, free rehabilitation, free vocational training, and free lunch.
Is there any disability related curriculum available?
Yes, DEPD has developed curriculum for persons with cross disabilities, the curriculum book for Children with Intellectual Disabilities already published’
Are textbooks available in braille format?
DEPD has Braille Embosser through that Department has published books in the braille. Other books are in process and very soon will be published in Braille format
Are there disability-related scholarships available?
DEPD don’t provide scholarships to students with disabilities, but it has plans to provide scholarships to students with disabilities.
Does DEPD provide higher education?
DEPD don’t provide higher education but it encourages students with disabilities they may obtain higher education. In this regard DEPD also facilitates Universities.
Is DEPD promoting “Inclusive Education”?
Yes, DEPD believes in Inclusive Education and promoting inclusive education time to time
How DEPD shall support for obtaining a job?
According to Sindh Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Act 2018, DEPD has requested various government departments to ensure 5% job quota in Sindh. DEPD is also reaching to private sector for implementation of 5% job quota.
Where can I obtain disability assessment certificate?
Visit DEPD Website and click on services tab you will find focal points for registration and application form for registration. Then contact with your nearest focal point office and submit application with important documents.
How can I obtain Special Computerized National Identity Card (SCNIC)
After obtaining disability registration certificate you should contact with nearest NADRA office and apply for SCNIC free. Keep visiting DEPD Website and check announcement of one window operation in your area.
Who should know that I am a registered person with disability?
The certificate is an essential requirement for persons with disabilities in order to get a special CNIC, which they need to access benefits such as concession on public transport, employment opportunities on quota and others.
How long will the registration process take?
If your documentation is complete it will take one day (the day disability assessment board held)
What will be benefit of disability registration certificate or SNIC?
The benefits you can obtain of Special CNIC of PWDs
- 50 % concession in Air and Rail Fare
- Provision of Insurance cover to persons with disabilities without guardians or source of income
- Entitlement for micro-credit finance to handicapped persons for any trade
- Duty free import for vehicles for handicapped persons
- Immediate amendments in building control regulations to ensure easy /special access to handicapped
- Provision for wheelchair access on streets for handicapped.
- Provision of special parking space for vehicles in use of handicapped in all future buildings
- Free medical treatment for himself/ herself, children and parents in all government hospitals
Does DEPD provide separate disability card?
At this stage DEPD don’t provide disability card, but very soon DEPD will introduce disability card as persons with disabilities enjoy more benefits in Sindh
Can I request to work with DEPD as an expert or Intern?
Yes, a person with disability can work with DEPD as expert in his/her field. You need to come up with innovative project, if it will be feasible DEPD will encourage.
Should I disclose my disability status when applying for job?
Of course yes, as now in Sindh you have protection through law and there is punishment against disability discrimination. Special Courts for Persons with Disabilities and District grievances redressal committees have been notified. If you have any disability related discrimination contact with Deputy Commissioner/Chairperson of grievance redressal committee, our focal point officer or District and Session Judge of your district.
What is job quota?
There is 5% job quota in Public or Private Establishment in Sindh
Where can I obtain a wheelchair?
DEPD don’t provide wheelchairs directly but DEPD can liaison with Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal or NGOs
Where can I find support services for persons with disabilities?
DEPD is collecting data of various services available for persons with disabilities, very soon such data will be published on DEPD Website
What are benefits of disability legislation?
There are various benefits to individuals with disabilities; largely, these laws protect disabled individuals from certain kinds of discrimination, particularly regarding employment, housing, education, and access to public services. For more check Sindh Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Act 2018.