The Government of India initiative “UDID project” is under implementation since the 2016. The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities recently made it mandatory for all states and Union Territories to issue a certificate of disability only using UDID portal. This is to come into force from 1st June 2021.

UDID stands for Unique ID for Persons with Disabilities Project. It aims to provide a Universal ID And disability certificates for persons with disabilities.

UDID Project

The UDID Project aims to create a National Database for the Persons with Disabilities. Also, it aims to issue a UDID, that is, Unique Disability Identity Card to each person with disabilities.

Key Features

  • A centralised web app for online availability of data of person with disabilities across the country.
  • The Online filling and submission of application form for disability certificate
  • Fast tracking the process of calculating the percentage of disability by the hospitals
  • Online updating and renewal of information about the persons with disabilities

Disabilities included in the UDID Project

The persons with disabilities included in the project are based on Disabilities Act of 1995. The following disabilities are included in the project:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Blindness
  • Low Vision
  • Locomotor Disability
  • Leprosy-cured
  • Mental retardation
  • Mental Illness
  • Hearing Impairment

Data Collected

Central Government collects only the following details from the person to create the UDID for him:

  • Personal details including his or her address
  • Employment details
  • Identity Details
  • Disability Details

Benefits of the project

  • It will remove the need to make multiple copies of documents. The UDID card will capture all the required details.
  • The Project will be the single document of verification and identification required to avail various benefits in the future.
  • The Project will help to track financial progress of beneficiaries at all levels starting from village, block, district, state and national level.