ADIP Scheme and Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana


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ADIP Scheme and Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II –  Policies and interventions

In news A ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for distribution of aids and assistive devices to ‘Divyangjan’ under the ADIP Scheme and to Senior Citizens under the ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ was organised by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

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

  • 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 enhancing their economic potential.
  • Implementation: 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:
    • Indian citizen of any age
    • Has 40% disability or more (must have the requisite certificate)
    • Monthly income, not more than Rs.20000.
    • In the case of dependents, income of parents/guardians should not exceed Rs.20000.
    • 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.

What is Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana?

  • Coverage: Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the age-related disability/infirmity Low vision, Hearing impairment, Loss of teeth and Locomotor disability.
  • Assistance is provided in the form of distributing Assisted-living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/infirmity manifested free-of-cost.
  • Funding: Central Sector Scheme. The expenditure for implementation of the scheme will be met from the “Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund “.
  • Beneficiaries in each district will be identified by the State Governments/UT Administrations through a Committee chaired by the Deputy Commissioner/District Collector. As far as possible, 30% of the beneficiaries in each district shall be women.

News Source: PIB



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