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.
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
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
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
To support the development publication
and dissemination of information documentation and training
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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:
- Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment - Chairman
- Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment – Co-Chairman
- Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment. Member
- Chief Provident Fund Commr. Of Employees Provident Fund Organization – Member.
- Commissioner, Employees State Insurance Corporation – Member
- Joint Secretaries and Financial Advisers, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Labour and Employment - Member
- 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.