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Scheme Of Assistance To Disabled Persons For Purchase/Fitting Of Aids/Appliances

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The "Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances" or the "ADIP Scheme" was launched on 1st Jan 1981 by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, to assist the disabled persons in procuring suitable, durable, 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. Assistive devices are given to PwDs with the aim to improve their independent functioning and to arrest the extent of disability and occurrence of secondary disability. The Scheme shall also include under its ambit, medical/surgical correction & intervention, which is essential prior to the fitment of aids and appliances. The cost could range from ₹ 500/- for the hearing & speech impaired to ₹ 1,000/- for the visually disabled and ₹ 3,000/- for the Orthopaedically disabled. The Scheme is approved for continuation upto 31st March 2026.

Objective -
The main objective of the Scheme is to assist needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated, 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.

Scope -
The Scheme will be implemented through the Implementing Agencies. The Agencies will be provided with financial assistance for the purchase, fabrication, and distribution of such standard aids and appliances that are in conformity with the objective of the Scheme. The Implementing Agencies will take care of/make suitable arrangements for fitting and post-fitting care of the aids and appliances distributed under the ADIP Scheme. The scope of the scheme has been further enlarged to include the use of mass media, exhibitions, workshops, etc. for the exchange of information and promoting awareness and distribution and use of aids/appliances.
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