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Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities

This topic covers the Information related to Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities and Its Objectives

The National Trust is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, set up under the “National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities” Act (Act 44 of 1999).

The objectives of the National Trust in particular are :

  • to enable and empower persons with disability to live as independently and as fully as possible within and as close to their community as possible;
  • to facilitate the realisation of equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of persons with disability;
  • to extend support to its registered organisations to provide need based services; and
  • to evolve procedures for appointments of guardians and trustees for persons with disabilities.

Disabilities under NTA

The National Trust works for the welfare of persons with any of the following four disabilities

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mental Retardation
  • Multiple Disabilities

Overview of Schemes

DISHA (Early Intervention and School Readiness Scheme)

This is an early intervention and school readiness scheme for children in the age group of 0-10 years with the four disabilities covered under the National Trust Act and aims at setting up Disha Centres for early intervention for Person with Disability (PwD) through therapies, trainings and providing support to family members. Registered Organisations (RO) should provide day-care facilities to PwD for at least 4 hours in a day (between 8 am to 6 pm) along with age specific activities. There should be a Special Educator or Early Intervention Therapist, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist and Counsellor for PwD along with Caregiver and Ayas in the centre.

Eligibility Criteria for Registered Organisations (ROs) and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

Funding Pattern for RO

S. No. Funding Head Amount (in INR) Frequency of funds disbursement
1 Setup Cost 1,55,000/- One time
2 Sustenance Cost 4,500/- reimbursement per Differential PwD# per month Monthly for initial 3 months
3 Monthly Recurring Cost 4,500/- per PwD per month Monthly

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VIKAAS (Day Care)

This is a Day care scheme, primarily to expand the range of opportunities available to a person with disability for enhancing interpersonal and vocational skills as they are on a transition to higher age groups. The centre will also offer caregiving support to Person with Disability (PwD) during the time the PwD is in the Vikaas centre. In addition it also helps in supporting family members of the PwDs with disabilities covered under the National Trust Act to get some time during the day to fulfil other responsibilities. Registered Organisations (RO) should provide day-care facilities to PwDs for at least 6 hours in a day (between 8 am to 6 pm) along with age specific activities. Day care should be open for at least 21 days in a month.

Funding Pattern for RO

S.No.
Funding Head Amount (in INR) Frequency of funds disbursement
1 Setup Cost 1,95,000/- One time
2 Sustenance Cost 3,850/- reimbursement per Differential PwD# per month Monthly for initial 3 months
3 Monthly Recurring Cost 3,850/- reimbursement per PwD per month Monthly
4 Setup Cost for Work centre (if availed by the RO) Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 1,00,000/- Case to case basis

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SAMARTH (Respite Care)

The objective of Samarth scheme is to provide respite home for orphans or abandoned, families in crisis and also for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) from BPL & LIG families including destitute with at least one of the four disabilities covered under the National Trust Act. It also aims at creating opportunities for family members to get respite time in order to fulfil other responsibilities. This scheme aims at setting up Samarth Centres for providing group home facility for all age groups with adequate and quality care service with acceptable living standards including provision of basic medical care from professional doctors.

Funding Pattern for RO

S. No. Funding Head Amount (in INR) Frequency of funds disbursement
1 Setup Cost 2,90,000/- One time
2 Sustenance Cost 7,000/- reimbursement per Differential PwD# per month Monthly for initial 3 months
3 Monthly Recurring Cost 7,000/- per PwD per month Monthly
4 Setup Cost for Work centre In the range of 25,000/- to 1,00,000/-- Case to case basis

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GHARAUNDA (Group Home for Adults)

The objective of Gharaunda scheme is to provide an assured home and minimum quality of care services throughout the life of the person with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities with adequate and quality care service with acceptable living standards including provision of basic medical care from professional doctors. Gharaunda Centre should provide vocational activities, pre-vocational activities and assistance for further training.

Funding Pattern for RO

S. No. Funding Head Amount (in INR) Frequency of funds disbursement
1. Setup Cost 2,90,000/- One time
2. Monthly Recurring Cost 10,000/- reimbursement per PwD per month Monthly
3. Crisis Fund 10,00,000/- On a need basis
4. Setup Cost for Work centre (if availed by the RO) Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 1,00,000/- Case to case basis

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NIRAMAYA (Health Insurance Scheme)

The objective of Niramaya scheme is to provide affordable Health Insurance to persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities. All enrolled beneficiaries will get a health insurance cover of up to Rs. 1.0 lakh as defined in the chart OPD treatment including the medicines, pathology, diagnostic tests, etc, Regular Medical checkup for non-ailing disabled, Dental Preventive Dentistry, Surgery to prevent further aggravation of disability, Non- Surgical/ Hospitalization, Corrective Surgeries for existing Disability including congenital disability, Ongoing Therapies to reduce impact of disability and disability related complications, Alternative Medicine and Transportation costs.

Renewal and Enrollment of beneficiaries under Niramaya is open throughout the year. Kindly contact the nearest Registered Organisations.

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SAHYOGI (Caregiver training scheme)

This scheme aims at setting up Caregiver Cells (CGCs) to provide training and create a skilled workforce of caregivers to provide adequate and nurturing care for Person with Disabilities (PwD) and their families who require it. It also seeks to provide parents an opportunity to get trained in caregiving if they so desire. This scheme will provide a choice of training through two levels of courses primary and advanced to allow it to create caregivers suited to work both with People with Disabilities (PwDs) families and other institutions catering to the needs of the PwDs (NGOs, work centres etc.).

Funding Pattern to the Care Associate Training Centre

Sr. No. Funding Head Training Amount (in INR) Point of Disbursement
I. Setup Cost Primary or 1,00,000/- At the time of acceptance of proposal
Advanced 1,00,000/-
II. Trainee Cost Primary 4,200/- per trainee per batch On the satisfactory completion of training
Advanced 8,000/- per trainee per batch
III. Trainee Stipend Primary Up to 5,000/- per trainee per batch (including parents of  persons with disabilities) On the satisfactory completion of training
Advanced Up to 10,000/- per trainee per batch (including parents of  persons with disabilities)

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PRERNA (Marketing Assistance)

Prerna is the marketing assistance scheme of National Trust with an objective to create viable and widespread channels for sale of products and services produced by Person with disability (PwD) covered under National Trust Act. This scheme aims at providing funds to participate in events such as exhibitions, melas, fairs, etc. to sell the products made by PwDs. The scheme also provides an incentive to the Registered Organisation (RO) based on the sales turnover of the products made by PwDs. National Trust shall fund RO participation in national, regional, state and district level events such as fairs, exhibitions, melas etc. for marketing and selling products and services prepared by PwDs. However, at least 51% of employees of these work centres should be PwDs with disabilities covered under National Trust Act.

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SAMBHAV (Aids and Assisted Devices)

This is a scheme to setup additional resource centres, one each in each city of the country with population greater than 5 million (As per 2011 census), to collate and collect the Aids, software and other form of assistive devices developed with a provision of display and demonstration of the devices. The scheme also includes maintaining information, pertaining to aids and assistive devices present at Sambhav centre, on National Trust website. These centres aim to provide information and easy access to devices, appliances, aids, software etc. for betterment and empowerment of PwDs of National Trust disabilities. There shall also be provision of display and demonstration of the devices to the concerned stakeholders.

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BADHTE KADAM (Awareness and Community Interaction)

This scheme shall support Registered Organisations (RO) of The National Trust to carry out activities that focus on increasing the awareness of The National Trust disabilities. Aims of scheme to create community awareness, sensitisation, social integration and mainstreaming of Persons with Disabilities. The National Trust shall sponsor a maximum of 4 events for each RO per year. Each RO should conduct at least 1 event (either for community, educational institutes or medical institutes) in a year.

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Source: The National Trust

Related Resources

  1. Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities - Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Census of India 2011
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Neeta Oct 30, 2016 01:23 AM

There are no centres for special children with such disabilities in our location. As a result of which the children are confined to homes and the prospect of learning and development is restricted. The need for a special school in every district should be formulated at par with general schools for the normal children.

HENRY BWALYA Jul 29, 2016 02:54 PM

WHAT IS A CRITERIOR FOR THIS FUND AS A DISABLED?.

dolly francis May 21, 2015 10:19 PM

My NGO is 12 yrs old with 80G license. Can i get a scheme by the govt for the benefit of specially abled children.e.g cp cases

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