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Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing/fitting of aids/appliances (ADIP) scheme

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing/fitting of aids/appliances (ADIP) scheme

What to study?
For Prelims: Features of the schemes mentioned below, benefits.
For Mains: Significance and the need for such schemes.

Context: PM will distribute assistive aids and devices to senior citizens (under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana-RVY) and the physically challenged (Under ADIP Scheme) at a mega distribution camp at Prayagraj.

The objective is to provide assistance through these aids and devices to the daily living and socio-economic development of the Divyangjan (physically challenged) and Senior Citizens.

About the ADIP Scheme- the Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing/fitting of aids/appliances (ADIP) scheme:

Being implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

Objective: 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, by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential.

Implementation: The scheme is implemented through implementing agencies such as NGOs, National Institutes under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and ALIMCO (a PSU that manufactures artificial limbs).


A person satisfying all the following conditions are eligible:

  1. Indian citizen of any age
  2. Has 40% disability or more (must have the requisite certificate)
  3. Monthly income, not more than Rs.20000.
  4. In the case of dependents, income of parents/guardians should not exceed Rs.20000.
  5. Must not have received assistance during the last 3 years for the same purpose from any source. However, for children below 12years of age, this limit would be one year.

For Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana:


Sources: pib.