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

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

Why in News?

First ever distribution of assistive aids & devices to divyangjan through virtual platform under ADIP Scheme of M/O Social Justice & Empowerment in Firozpur, Punjab.

This is the first camp being organized by the ALIMCO under DEPwD after opening of lockdown with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) approved by the Government of India.

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).

Eligibility:

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 per month.
  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.

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Prelims Link:

  1. What is ALIMCO?
  2. Who is implementing ADIP scheme?
  3. Who is eligible?
  4. How is this scheme different from Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana?

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Sources: pib.