Samarth Scheme

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Grants have been released to scheme holders on the basis of

  • Demand received with requiste details within the due dates
  • Niramaya Application IDs in case ofSamarth
  • Inspection reports in case of Samarth
  • Prescribed Eligbilitycriteria for beneficiaries
  • Scheme guidelines
  • Utilisation reports/ certificates
  • Adjustment ofexcessive/unutilised grant given earlier for Oct’09-March’10in view of current positions/ reports

Status of Samarth Proposals received by 10th March, 2010

Status of Grant proposals received under Samarth Scheme by 10th March, 2010. Clarification if any, with supporting documents should be submitted by 30th April 2010 for consideration. Download here Samarth


Samarth is a “Centre Based Scheme (CBS)” for Residential Services, both Short Term (Respite Care) and Long Term (Prolonged Stay), effective from the financial year 2005-06.


1.To provide permanent care for abandoned and destitute persons with disabilities.

2.To provide support and protection to persons whose family support is gradually diminishing.

3.To provide services to persons with disability whose family membersare willingtopay forgood quality services.

4.To provide services to young persons with disability who need to stay in group homes and independent living situations.

5.To provide services to senior citizens with disability.

6.To create opportunities for family members to get respite time in order to fulfill other responsibilities.

7.To support Registered Organizations and Local Level Committees in the development of a range of service delivery systems which respond more closely to the needs of disabled persons in their own communities including the needs of those without family support.

8. To provide rehabilitation & relief to persons with disabilitywhose families are unable or unwilling to support themany longer.

Eligible organizations

1.Organizations/associations must be registered with the National Trust in addition to being registered under the Societies Registration Act. (or similar ones)

2. Be a legally constituted body.

3. Not be running for profit to any individual or body of individuals.

4. Be functioning as close to the community soughtto be served as is possible.

Types of Services

Samarth Scheme This Scheme provides for Residential facilities. In addition, activities must include early intervention, special education or integrated school, open school, pre-vocational and vocational training, employment oriented training, recreation, sports etc.

Break-up of Residents

Preferred proportionate break up for long term stay distribution by gender, severity levels, disability types and SES (Socio Economic Status)

Gender RatioSeverity Level RatioDisability Type RatioSocio Economic Status Ratio
Males : 50Profound -15%Autism- 5%Middle Income – 35%
Females: 50Severe – 20%CP – 20%Lower Income – 35%
Moderate-25%MR – 40%Below Poverty Line including Destitute / Orphans – 30%
Mild- 10%MD – 25%

(a) Annual Recurring Cost for a unit of 30 users:

StaffMonthly Assistance (Rs.)Yearly Assistance (Rs.)
c. Activity Professional5,000/-60,000/-
Rehabilitation Professional (i) *Doctor / *Physiotherapist / *Occupational Therapist / *Speech Therapist / *Psychologist6,000/-72,000/-
d. Caregiver 12,500/-30,000/-
e. 3 Attendants (1 female)2,000/-72,000/-
f. Cook2,000/-24,000/-
g. Kitchen Assistant1,000/-12,000/-
h. Clerk / Typist2,200/-26,400/-
i. Watchman2,000/-24,000/-

Note :

1. The National Trust will sanction only thoseposts that it feels are appropriate and proportionate for the number of beneficiaries.

2.The Instructor, Activity Professional and Rehabilitation Professionalshould invariably bepersons having qualification-degree/diploma in special education or those recognized by RCI.

b)OtherRecurring expenses

1. Food (Rs. 600 p.m. x 12 x 9 BPL persons) (Rs.600 p.m. x 12 x 5 essential staff)=


Rs. 64,800/-

Rs. 36,000/-

2. Contingencies (Phone, fax, water, Electricity, transport, etc @ Rs. 1,500/- p.m.)=Rs. 18,000/-
3. Mentor’s travel (per annum)=Rs. 12,000/-
4. Transport Allowance=Rs. 10,000/-
5. Rent (yearly basis) a) Class “A” Cities [Rs. 1,44,000/-]

b) Class “B” Cities [Rs. 1,08,000/-]

c) Class “C” Cities [Rs.72,000/-](Total space requirement is 250 sq. metres approx. for 30 inmates including space for kitchen, toilets, etc.) OR

Maintenance grant for own building @ 2% of cost of building or Actual expenses incurred during previous year (Maximum Limit Rs. 25,000/- p.a.)




Rs. 1,44,000/-
Total=Rs. 2,84,800/-

c) Fixed Assets (non-recurring expenditure)

(a) For New Project Holders only = Rs. 4,05,000/-

Non – recurring (Maximum)Sanctioned Amount
Learning Aid / Recreation aid / Vocational Training*2,00,000
Residential facility / furniture, furnishings etc1,00,000
Kitchen Material50000
Medical / Therapeutical aids and appliances50000
Cooler, exhaust fan and heater5000

* Prior permission to be taken from the National Trustfor purchase ofVocational Training equipment.


Honorarium Staff(A)Other Recurring expenses (B)Fixed Assets (C)Total

New guidelines effective from 12-12-2007

i) Non-recurring grant will have to be availed within 6 months from the date of sanction of the scheme or upto 31.3.2008, whichever is later.

ii) Recurring grant will henceforth be provided @ Rs. 1600 p.m. for each beneficiary. Additional grant @ Rs. 200/- p.m. will be provided for beneficiaries with autism/cerebral palsy/sever mental retardation/multiple disabilities.

iii) Existing head wise allocation of funds will only remain an indicative guideline for expenditure.

iv) Recurring grant will, however, continue to taper as per the existing terms and conditions.

v) No recurring and non-recurring grant will be given for any new beneficiary who is not an adult BPL (18 years or above) or orphan. Existing beneficiaries, however, will continue to be eligible for getting grant.

vi) Vocational training and vocational activities and income generation will be mandatory for all Samarth Centres – new and existing both.

vii) Smaller centres can be established under the Scheme even with beneficiaries less than 30.

viii) There shall be no restriction in opening a new centre within 35 km. of any centre or even in the same or adjoining districts.

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