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:
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.
Vocational Rehabilitation Centre,
Hosur Road, Bangalore – 29
P.H. No. 26564995
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
(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.
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
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:
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.