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Scheme of assistance to disabled persons for purchase/fitting of aids/appliances (ADIP scheme)

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  • It has been the constant endeavor of the Government to provide thedisabled persons with aids/appliance, at minimum costs, which are essential for their social, economic and vocational rehabilitation. Census, 2011 states that there are 2.68 crore Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in the country. 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 requireaids/appliances to attain capacity for self-care and independent living.
  • With the application of modern technology, a number of aids have emerged which can reduce the effects of disabilities and enhance the economic potential of thedisabled. However, a large number of disabled persons are from the low income groups and are deprived of the benefits of these appliances because of their inability to find funds to acquire them and consequently of dignified independent living.
  • In the light of the Government’s commitment for enabling and empowering disabled persons, it has been decided to continue and modify ADIP Scheme in such a way that it becomes more user-friendly and the needy are not deprived of necessary aids /appliances for want of means to acquire them together with a transparent mechanism for checks and balances.

OBJECTIVE

The main objective of the Scheme is to assist the needy disabled personsin procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances to promote physical, social, psychological rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities by reducing the effects of disabilities and at the same time enhance their economic potential. Assistive devices are given to PwDs with an aim to improve their independent functioning, and to arrest the extent of disability and occurrence of secondary disability. The aids and appliances supplied under the Scheme must have due certification.

DEFINITIONS

Definitions of various types of disabilities as given in The Persons withDisabilities Act, 1995 and National Trust Act, 1999.

ADIP SCHEME & 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 main objectives 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 shall conform to BIS specifications to the extent possible.

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