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ADIP (Assistance to Disabled Persons) scheme

ADIP Scheme- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges
    • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.

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ADIP Scheme in News

  • Recently, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways under National Vayoshree and Adip (Assistance to Disabled Persons) scheme provided free equipment and materials to senior citizens and differently-abled persons.



ADIP Scheme

  • About: The ADIP Scheme is in operation since 1981 with the main objective to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances.
    • These appliances will promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential.
  • Mandate: ADIP Scheme aims to promote physical, social and psychological rehabilitation, of disabled people by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential.
  • Implementing Ministry: Assistance to Disabled Persons (ADIP) Scheme is being implemented under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
    • The ADIP scheme is implemented through implementing agencies such as the NGOs, National Institutes under this Ministry and ALIMCO (a PSU).


Eligibility Criteria for Beneficiaries under ADIP Scheme

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.



What are the eligibility criteria for Implementing Agencies?

The following agencies would be eligible to implement the Scheme on behalf of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, subject to fulfillment of laid down terms and conditions:

  • Societies, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and their branches, if any, separately.
  • Registered charitable trusts
  • District Rural Development Agencies, Indian Red Cross Societies and other Autonomous Bodies headed by District Collector/Chief Executive Officer/District Development Officer of Zilla Parishad.
  • National/Apex Institutes including ALIMCO functioning under administrative control of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment/Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • State Handicapped Development Corporations.
  • Local Bodies- Zilla Parishad, Municipalities, District Autonomous Development Councils and Panchayats.
  • Hospitals registered as separate entity, as recommended by state/central government
  • Nehru Yuvak Kendras.



Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)- Key Points

  • About: Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) is a scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to the BPL category.
  • Ministry: Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) is a central sector scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Funding: The expenditure for implementation of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) will be met from the “Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund”.
  • Implementing Agency: It will be implemented through the sole implementing agency – Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO), a PSU under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Eligibility: The main criteria for the senior citizens to get full benefits of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) scheme is that they must belong to the BPL family and should hold valid BPL card issued by the concerned authority.


Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)

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