Swavlambhan cards also known as UDID (Unique Disability Identity Cards) for the specially-abled population in India generation made Rajasthan stand second in the country. According to the census report, the state has specially-abled people with a total population of 2.65 lakh.
The UDID holds an authentication for the specially-abled people as verification and the proof of identification to enjoy all the reserved benefits. The card holds equal importance as that of Aadhaar card while making the UDID card to collect the data of health record, disability, link through various welfare schemes and financial status of the specially-abled person. Madhya Pradesh leads with 166783 UDID cards in India while states like Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have no UDIDs generation ratio.
There are several essential steps in the verification process of UDID that include filling of online form, approval from the medical board giving certification for the disability and physical verification. The data is further transferred to the ministry of Social Justice that helps keep a record of the ration of the people under the mentioned category. The Directorate of disabilities for all states after the data has been uploaded has to provide the assigned duties or benefits to the beneficiaries.
Anupama Jorwal, the director of commissionerate of the specially-abled person commenting on the progress of Rajasthan in UDID generation says that various medium has been utilizing to make the UDID concept popular amongst the masses. The state has equally enforced efforts in reaching out to the especially disabled people for making the cards. She further explains that their aim is to reach the 100% population falling under the category to protect them with a security sense.
The responsibility to provide requires facilities and services to the specially-abled persons was shared between the state and central government of India with Persons with Disabilities Act in the year 2016.