Scheme of Assistance to Disabled persons for Purchase (ADIP ) 2014

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Scheme of Assistance to Disabled persons for Purchase (ADIP ) 2014Scheme of Assistance to Disabled persons for Purchase/ Fitting of Adis/Appliances (ADIP  Scheme) 2014 
(Applicable w.e.f. 1st April, 2014)

It has been the constant endeavor of the Government to provide the disabled 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 require aids/appliances to attain the 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 the disabled. 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.

Main Objective

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 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.

The Scheme will be implemented through the Implementing Agencies as following Agencies. The Agencies will be given financial assistance for purchase, fabrication and distribution of such standard aids and appliances that are in conformity with objectives of the Scheme. The Implementing Agencies will take care of/ make suitable arrangements for fitting and post-fitting care of the aids and appliances distributed under the Scheme.

The Implementing Agencies will give wide publicity of the distribution of such aid and appliances to PwDs. Further, before the camp they will inform the District Collector, BDO, a local public representative, State Government and the Department of Disability Affairs at least one week in advance about the date and the location of the camp. After the camps, they shall provide a list of beneficiaries and the details of aids and assistive devices with the cost incurred to the State Government and the Department of Disability Affairs. The list of beneficiaries shall be prominently displayed in the website of the Implementing Agency.

The Scheme shall also include essential medical/surgical correction and intervention, prior to fitment of aids and appliances, as per the following norms:

  1. From Rs.500/- to Rs.1,000/- for hearing & speech impaired.
  2. From Rs.1000/- to Rs.2,000/- for visually disabled.
  3. From Rs.3000/- to Rs.5,000/- for orthopedically disabled

Eligibility of Implementing Agency Under the Scheme

  1. Societies and their branches, if any, registered separately under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  2. Registered Charitable Trusts.
  3. Indian Red Cross Societies and other Autonomous Bodies headed by District Collector/Chief Executive Officer/District Development Officer.
  4. National/Apex Institutes, CRCs, RCs, DDRCs, National Trust, ALIMCO functioning under administrative control of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment/Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  5. National/State Handicapped Development Corporation and Section 25 Companies in the Private Sector.
  6. Local Bodies – Zilla Parishad, Municipalities, District Autonomous Development Councils and Panchayats etc.
  7. Hospitals registered as separate entity, as recommended by State/UT/Central Govt.
  8. Nehru Yuva Kendras.
  9. Any other organization as considered fit by Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of SJ&E.

Eligibility of the Beneficiaries

  1. An Indian citizen of any age.
  2. Holds a 40% Disablement Certificate.
  3. Has monthly income from all sources not exceeding Rs. 20,000/- per month.
  4. In case of dependents, the income of parents/guardians should not exceed Rs. 20,000/- per month.
  5. Who have not received assistance during the last 3 years for the same purpose from any source. However, for children below 12 years of age, this limit would be one year.

Quantum of Assistance

  • For aids and appliances costing upto Rs. 10,000/-. However, in the case of SwDs, students beyond IX class, the limit would be raised to Rs.12,000/-
  • For providing modern assistive devices for all categories of PwDs both physical and mental and multiple disability impaired groups, e.g.The extent of financial support would be limited to Rs. 10,000 for each disability and Rs. 12,000 for students with disabilities in respect of devices costing upto Rs. 20,000. Further, all expensive items costing above Rs. 20,000, except cochlear implant, eligible for assistance under the scheme, subject to income ceiling, would be listed out. Government of India shall bear 50% of cost of these items thus listed by the Committee and the remainder shall be contributed by either the State Govt. or the NGO or any other agency or by the beneficiary concerned subject to prior approval of Ministry on case to case basis; limited to 20% of the Budget under the Scheme.
  • Cochlear implant: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will recognize an Institute of national stature from each zone to recommend children eligible under the Scheme for cochlear implant, with a ceiling of Rs.6.00 lakh per unit to be borne by the Government. Ministry will also identify and recognize the Institutes in the zones wherein the surgery will be undertaken. Ministry will identify suitable agencies for providing cochlear implant (500 children per year) under the Scheme. Income ceiling for the beneficiaries will be same as for other aids/appliances.

The amount of assistance will be as follows:-

Total IncomeAmount of Assistance
(i) Upto Rs. 15,000/- per month(i) Full cost of aid/appliance
(ii) Rs.15,001/- to Rs. 20,000/- per month(ii) 50% of the cost of aid/appliance

Travelling cost would be admissible separately to the PwD and one escort limited to bus fare or railway, subject to a limit of Rs. 250/- each person, irrespective of the number of visits to the centre. The beneficiary should attend the Rehabilitation Centre nearest to his/her place of residence except in the NorthEastern Region where he may be allowed travel cost for travelling outside the Region till such facilities become available within the North Eastern Region.

Further, boarding and lodging expenses at the rate of Rs. 100/- per day for maximum duration of 15 days would be admissible, only for those patients whose total income is upto Rs.15, 000/- per month and the same will be allowed to attendant/escort. Boarding and lodging expenses will be admissible for the

  1. Locomotor:  a) Corrective/reconstructive surgery       b) Cases requiring stay for fitment of artificial limb/caliper
  2. Hearing: Cases requiring stay for earmould fabrication/fitment
  3. Visual: Cataract surgery

Types of AIDS/Appliances 

Locomotor Disabled

  1. All prosthetic and orthotic devices, mobility aids, surgical foot wears, MCR chappals, all types of devices for ADL (activity of daily living) as recommended by expert committee from time to time.
  2. Motorized tricycles and wheelchairs for severely disabled and for Quadriplegic (SCI), Muscular Dystrophy, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Hemipeligia and any other person with similar conditions, where either three/four limbs or one half of the body are severely impaired. Extent of subsidy would be Rs.25,000/-. This will be provided to the persons of age of 18 years and above, once in ten years.

Visually Disabled including Deaf blind and with other disabilities.

  1. Accessible Mobile Phone to visually impaired students of the age 18 years and above only, once in five years and to provide Laptop, Braille Note Taker and Brallier to school going disabled students (10th and above), once in 10 years.
  2. Learning equipments.
  3. Braille writing equipments.
  4. Communication equipments, Braille attachments for telephone for deafblind persons.
  5. Low vision aids.
  6. Special mobility aids for visually disabled people with muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy like adapted walkers as recommended by expert committee from time to time.

Hearing Disabled

  1. Various types of hearing aids, including BTE etc.
  2. Educational kits.
  3. Assistive and Alarm devices

Mentally Disabled

  • Any suitable device /kit/learning material as advised by expert committee from time to time

Multiple Disability, Including Leprosy cured wherever required

  • Any suitable device as advised by expert committee from time to time.

Periodic revision of aids/appliances

  • List of assistive devices may be revised periodically by the Department of Disability Affairs, without seeking the approval of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, within the financial ceiling prescribed. Department may also issue further guidelines in pursuance of aims & objective of the Scheme.

Research & Development

  • 1% of Budget under the Scheme may be used for Research in aids & assistive devices and seeking accreditation with international bodies of equivalent standard of ISI. Details to be worked out by expert committee in the Department from time to time.


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