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GOI Schemes for Disabled

ADIP

Deen Dayal Rehabilitation Scheme

National Awards for People with Disabilities

An Integrated Programme for Older Persons

Vocational Rehabilitation Centre

Incentives to Private Sector Employers for providing employment to persons with Disabilities

 

Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase / fitting of Aids and Appliances. (ADIP)

        The scheme is centrally aided and implemented through the voluntary organizations. Aids and Appliances, Artificial limbs which do not cost less than Rs.50/- and more than Rs.6000/- are covered under this scheme. The full cost of the aid is given to those whose income is upto Rs.5000/- per month and 50% of the cost of the aid is given whose income is in between Rs.5000/- - 8000/- per month. Traveling, boarding and lodging cost of the beneficiaries are also met under this scheme. The implementing NGO has to apply for grants under this scheme through the Dist. Disabled Welfare Officer of the respective district.

Scheme To Promote Voluntary Action For Persons With Disabilities (Deen Dayal Rehabilitation Scheme)

The Scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, simplifies and facilitates procedure for easy access to govt. support for NGOs with the aim to widen the scope and range of programmes. It will address the unmet needs of the over 95% Indian citizens with disabilities who have not had access to services so far.

The objectives of the scheme:

·         To ensure effective implementation of the Act.

·         To encourage voluntary action.

·         To create enabling environment.

·         To ensure equal opportunities, equity and social justice to persons with disabilities.

·         To empower persons with disabilities.

·         To implement outreach and comprehensive Community-Based Rehabilitation programmes in urban and rural environments.

·         To enhance education opportunities at all level and in all forms.

·         To enlarge the scope of vocational and professional opportunities, income generation and gainful occupations.

·         To support all such measures as may be necessary for promoting formal as well as non-formal employment and placement opportunities.

·         To support people with disabilities in projects which are environment friendly and Eco promotive.

·         To support effort to ensure protection of human, civil and consumer rights to persons with disabilities.

·         To support legal literacy, including legal counselling, legal aid and analysis and evaluation of existing laws.

·         To support the development publication and dissemination of information documentation and training materials.

·         To support the conduct of surveys and other forms of epidemiological studies.

·         To support (a) construction and maintenance of buildings, (b) furniture and fixtures, and (c) installation and maintenance of machinery and equipment.

·         To support and facilitate the availability of appropriate housing, homes and hostel facilities.

·         To establish and support facilities for sport, recreation, leisure-time activities, excursions, creative and performing arts, cultural and socially inclusive activities.

·         To promote research in various development areas, innovative strategies, assistive devices and enabling technologies and support production of such devices ensuring quality control.

·         To support manpower development activities to train required personnel at different levels for all programmes/projects/activities for persons with disabilities.

·         To set up well equipped resource centers at different levels.

·         To promote and support the development of self-help groups, parent organisations and independent living.

·         To encourage coordination, cooperation and networking and multisectoral linkages.

·         To support such other measures, which may meet the needs of the persons with disability and fulfill the obligations as prescribed in the Disability Act of 1995.

ELIGIBLE NGOS who opt for financial assistance must submit the proposals through State Govt. State Govt. will scrutiny the proposals and as per feasibility recommend for financial assistance.  The present around 90 special schools / VTCs are assistance under Central Grant-in-Aid.

National Awards for People with Disabilities

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has been giving National Awards since 1969 on the International Day of Disabled Persons on   3rd December every year.  The Awards are given in different categories, namely best employer of disabled, outstanding employee, placement officer, best individual, institution, barrier-free environment, creative disabled person and National Technology Awards involved in the rehabilitation and welfare of persons with disabilities.

Institution of Awards has created awareness amongst the disabled persons both in public and private sector and brought them in the mainstream.

An Integrated Programme for Older Persons

 Under this Scheme financial assistance up to 90% of the project cost is provided to NGOs for establishing and maintaining old age homes, day care centers, mobile Medicare units and to provide non-institutional services to older persons.  The scheme has been made flexible so as to meet the diverse needs of older persons including reinforcement and strengthening of the family, awareness generation on issues pertaining to older persons, popularisation of the concept of life long preparation for old age, facilitating productive ageing, etc.. Nearly 50 projects are run in the state under above scheme.

Vocational Rehabilitation Centre

The Government of India has set up the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for disabled at Bangalore and the same has been functioning from 1991.  The Centre is providing vocational training in Computers, Carpentry, Welding, Fitter, Electrical, Embroidery, Book Binding and Tailoring etc.  The Vocational Rehabilitation Centre has provided 100% placement for all the trainees who have undergone training.  The Vocational Training Centre also provides counseling services for children / persons with intellectual disabilities.

Contact  

Superintendent, 

Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, 

Hosur Road, Bangalore – 29  

P.H. No. 26564995

Incentives to Private Sector Employers for providing employment to persons with Disabilities

The scheme of giving incentives to employers. for providing employment to persons with disabilities in the private sector. as approved by the Government would be as under:-

(i) Total Outlay            : Rs.1800 Crore for the 11th Five Year Plan
(ii) Sector covered       :Private Sector
(iii) Jobs to be created   : 1 lakh per annum
(iv) Salary limit :  Employees with disabilities. with. monthly wage up to Rs.25000/. per month working in the private sector would be covered.
         
(v) Incentives  : Payment by Government of the employer's         contribution to the Employees Provident Fund and Employees State Insurance for the first three years. The administrative charges of 1.1% of the wages of the employees covered under the Employees Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF&MP) Act will continue to be paid by the employer.
 
2.  Conditions:

A. The scheme will be applicable to the employees with disabilities:-

(i) Covered under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities. Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act. 1995 and the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism. Cerebral Palsy. Mental Retardation and Multiple disabilities Act. 1999.

(ii) In the private sector all Over India on enrolment of the employees in employees Provident Fund (EPF) and the Employees State Insurance: (ESI), under the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act. 1952 and employees State Insurance Act, 1948 respectively. In the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the employees would be registered in EPF under the J&K Employee Provident Fund and MiscellaI1cl)w, Provision Act, 1961.

(iii) Appointed on or after 1.4.2008.

B. The employers would submit a copy of the disability certificate, issued to the disabled employee by the Competent Authority under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 and the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules.1996. first time when :such benefit under EPF and ESI is claimed.

C. The Governmel1l will directly provide employer's contribution for the schemes covered under the Employees Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act. 1952  and the employment State Insurance Act 1948.  This will be done inrespect of employees for a maximum period of 3 years.  The Administrative charges of 1.1% of the wages of the employees covered under the EPF Act will continue to be paid by the respective employers. 

3. The Ministry Social Justice and Empowerment would make available to the employees provident fund organization and employees State Insurance Corporation lump-sum funds by way of advance.  These would be used for the purpose of adjustment of individual clients received from the employers under the scheme.  The amount with the organizations would be replenished periodically. 

Initially both  the organizations would be provided Rs.5.00 crores each and considering the requirement, the amount would be subsequently enhanced.  The advance amount would be subject to quarterly review by the high level Committee to be set up. 

4. To monitor the implementation of the scheme, the High Level Committee co-chaired by the Ministries of Labour and Employment and Social Justice and Empowerment would be constituted.  The composition of the Committee will be as follows:

  1. Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment  - Chairman
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment – Co-Chairman
  3. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment. Member
  4. Chief Provident Fund Commr. Of Employees Provident Fund Organization – Member.
  5. Commissioner, Employees State Insurance Corporation – Member
  6. Joint Secretaries and Financial Advisers, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and  Labour and Employment  - Member
  7. Joint Secretary level Officer in Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment – Member Secretary.

5.  The Committee would meet periodically, as per requirement, with a minimum sitting of once in a quarter and consider various issues necessary for the smooth functioning of the scheme. 


 

 

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