S. Namburajan, state general secretary, Tamil Nadu Association for the Rights of All Types of Differently-Abled and Caregivers (TARATDAC), said the government has relaxed the norms for applying under the scheme.
“The government has sent letters to district administrations and Chennai Corporation to give temporary relaxation to the disabled women. According to the letter, the disabled women without driving licence can apply”, he said.
He also added that the correspondence was on February 2, three days before the closing. “With the deadline ending on February 5, many women could not able to send their application as weekend holidays fell in between.
The disabled women without driving licence have only a day to make applications.
So the government should extend the deadline by a week”, Namburajan said.
Although the driving licence is not must while applying for the subsidy, the beneficiaries ought to possess their licences while availing their subsidies.