ADIP Scheme for Disabled Persons for Aids and Appliances

ADIP Scheme of assistance to disabled persons for the purchase of aids and appliances. The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India provides aids and appliances to disabled persons at minimum costs.

Various surveys conducted from time to time in India have made it clear that India has a large number of disabled persons and many of them are from low-income groups. With help of modern technology, there are a number of aids that can reduce the effects of disabilities such as a wheelchair, crutch, brace, splint, and artificial limb can improve the mobility of the disabled person.

A powerful hearing aid can give a person some residual hearing and helps to carry on many of their activities of daily living. Similarly, low vision aides can also help disabled persons to read, write, print, and undertake all other activities of daily living. A huge number of disabled persons are unable to take the benefits and advantage of these appliances’ lack of financial income to purchase them.

Therefore, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India provides aid and appliances within their reach. The ADIP scheme has been designed in such a way that it becomes user-friendly and disabled persons are not deprived of such aids and appliances.

Assistance to Disabled Persons Scheme Details:

Organization:Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Scheme Name:ADIP scheme for Purchase of Aids & Appliances
Official Website:
Scheme Allowance:Up to Rs.5000/-

ADIP Scheme

ADIP Scheme Objectives:

The scholarship’s aim is to help disabled persons by providing some suitable, durable, modern, and scientifically manufactured aids/appliances within their reach.

According to the latest survey, there are 16 million people with different types of disabilities in India that restrict them from economic and social growth.

ADIP Scheme Cost of Aids and Appliances:

Rs.1500/-Speech & Hearing Impaired
Rs.3,000/-Visually Impaired
Rs.15,000/-Orthopedically Impaired

ADIP Scheme Scope:

The scholarship scheme will be implemented by the agencies and will be provided with financial support to purchase, fabricate, and distribute such aids and appliances. The Agencies will take care of arrangements for the aids and appliances that are distributed under the ADIP scheme.

The scope of the ADIP scheme includes the use of mass media, workshops, and exhibitions for the exchange of useful information and for promoting awareness. It also includes ambit medical or surgical correction that is essential prior to the fitting of aids/appliances.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • An Indian citizens of all ages.
  • Achieving an 40 percent disability Certificate.
  • A monthly income from any source not in excess of Rs.30,000per month.
  • For dependents parents or guardians, income not over the sum of Rs. 30,000/- per month.
  • The child has not received any assistance during the last three years to achieve the same goal in any form. In the case of children who are less than 12 years old the maximum period for assistance will be one year.

How to Apply?

Through Camp Activity:

Implementing agencies will conduct evaluation of the beneficiaries on camps at district level and then distribution camps.

Through Headquarter Activity:

The National Institutes and other implementing agencies will make use of the funds to offer services to those who qualify come to their headquarters or respective Regional Centres

Through Common Service Centres (CSCs):

The Department will sign an agreement with CSCs that operate across the nation on Block, Taluka, Gram Panchayat levels to register beneficiaries who require aids and assistive devices in the ADIP Scheme.

Through Mobile App:

In order to assist recipients in obtaining aids and assistive devices, an app will be released by the Department that will allow the beneficiaries to make requests for assistive devices(new registrations) or repairs to current devices (existing customer). The requests that are received via this app are collated by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and then sent to the implementing agency closest to the home for the person who is the recipient.

ADIP Web Portal:

The portal will allow PwDs online to provide aids and assistive devices to eligible beneficiaries within six months of the date of registration through the Portal.

Process for Granting Aid:

The organizations must submit their application according to the format that is prescribed for consideration by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) through the the concerned State Government or UT Administration.

The financial assistance to follow will be approved after receiving the Utilization Certificate and any other documents, as required. The recommending authority will perform a sample check of beneficiaries on the use of grants-in-aid through the Implementing Agency.

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