In news- The Social Justice and Empowerment ministry has decided to establish five ’Divyangta Khel Kendra’ in different parts of the country.
- The kendras will be opened looking at the interest towards the sports among the Divyangjan of the country and their good performance in Paralympics.
- Ahmedabad in Gujarat will be one such city to open such a facility.
- ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ was organised for distribution of aids and assistive devices to ‘Divyangjan’ under the ADIP Scheme of the Ministry.
Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing / fitting of aids / appliances (ADIP) scheme –
- It has been in operation since 1981.
- 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.
- The aids and appliances supplied under the Scheme shall conform to BIS specifications to the extent possible.
- The scheme is implemented through implementing agencies such as the NGOs, National Institutes under this Ministry and ALIMCO (a PSU).
- Grant-in-aid under the Scheme will not be given for commercial supply of aids/appliances.
A person with disabilities fulfilling following conditions would be eligible for assistance under ADIP Scheme through authorized agencies:
- He/she should be an Indian citizen of any age.
- Should be certified by a Registered Medical Practitioner that he/she is disabled and fit to use prescribed aid/appliance. Holds a 40% Disablement Certificate.
- Person who is employed/self-employed or getting pension and whose monthly income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 20,000/- per month.
- In case of dependents, the income of parents/guardians should not exceed Rs. 20,000/- per month.
- Persons who have not received assistance from the Government, local bodies and Non-Official Organisations during the last 3 years for the same purpose. However, for children below 12 years of age this limit would be 1 year.
Aids/appliances which do not cost more than Rs. 10,000/ – are covered under the Scheme for single disability. However, in the case of SwDs, students beyond IX class, the limit would be raised to Rs.12,000/. In the case of multiple disabilities, the limit will apply to individual items separately in case more than one aid/appliance is required.