SCHEMES OF MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE EMPOWERMENT FOR NGOS FOR WELFARE OF THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is implementing various schemes/programmes through non-governmental organizations and releases grant in aid to them based upon the inspection reports/recommendations from the States/UTs. As part of our endeavour to ensure transparency and accountability in the release of Grant-in-aid assistance to Voluntary Organisations and their utilization of these funds, the NGO Division of this Ministry has included an information summary on their website.
The NGOs should preferably possess professional/technical expertise in the form of professionally qualified staff (from recognized course) the identification, prescription of the required artificial aids/appliance, fitment and post-fitment care of the beneficiaries as well as the aid/appliance.
The NGOs should also preferably possess infrastructure in the form of machinery/equipment for the fabrication, fitment and maintenance of artificial aid/appliance to be given to a disabled person under ADIP Scheme.
Procedure for the Receipt of Grant-in-Aid by an Implementing Agency
The organizations will submit their application in the prescribed format to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment through concerned State Government/UT Administration/National Institute/Regional Rehabilitation Training Centre/District Rehabilitation Centre/any other agency authorized by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, every year.
SCHEME OF ASSISTANCE TO DISABLED PERSONS FOR PURCHASE/FITTING OF AIDS/APPLIANCES (ADIP SCHEME)
The Scheme and its Objectives
The Scheme aims at helping the disabled persons by bringing suitable, durable, scientifically-manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances within their reach. The estimates, according to 58th Sample Survey conducted by NSSO in 2002, indicate that there are about 18.04 million persons with various types of disabilities in the country. Their disabilities restrict the opportunity for their economic and social growth. In addition, about 3% of the children below 14 years of age suffer from delayed development. Many of them are mentally retarded and cerebral palsied and require some aids/appliances to attain the capacity for self-care and independent living.
The main objective of the Scheme is to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical social and psychological rehabilitation, by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential. The aids and appliances supplied under the Scheme must be ISI.
Definitions of various types of disabilities as given in The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD ACT)
The readers are requested to refer to the Ministry’s website at http/socialjustice.nic.in/diabled/up.htm for the following
o APPLICATION FOR CENTRAL SCHEME OF ASSISTANCE TO DISABLED PERSONS FOR PURCHASE/ FITTING OF AIDS APPLIANCES
o APPLICATION FORMAT
o FORMAT OF THE REGISTER TO BE MAINTAINED BY IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES, FORMAT OF THE LIST OF BENEFICIARIES, FORMAT OF THE UTILIZATION CERTIFICATE AND OF MANAGING COMMITTEE
• Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/ Fitting of Aids and Appliances
• Scheme to Promote Voluntary Action for Persons with Disabilities (Renamed w.e.f 25.09.2003 as Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme)
• Scheme of National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
• Scheme of National Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities.