• The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment (HMSJE) will be presenting Unique Disability ID (UDID) cards to seven PwDs, generated using the pioneering Indian IQ testing.
  • The Minister will also hand over the one crore UDID to 2-year-old girl named Vanshika Nand kishore Mane, a testament to the UDI project’s far-reaching impact.
  • The inaugural UDID was generated on January 27, 2017, in Datia, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The indigenous IQ testing tool is developed by the National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NIEPID), Secunderabad and endorsed by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India.
  • Aligned with the Make in India vision of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, this tool will play a crucial role in assessing the cognitive abilities of individuals with disabilities.
  • The Minister will dedicate this tool to the Nation, marking a significant stride towards self-reliance and inclusivity.
  • As of the 2011 census, India is home to 2.68 crore Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), commonly referred to as Divyangjan.
  • In 2017, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Government of India, initiated the Unique Disability ID (UDID) Card project, a groundbreaking endeavor aimed at providing a unique identity to Divyanga’s and creating a comprehensive database for strategic welfare planning.

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