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ADIP Scheme

ADIP Scheme

The main objective of the Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing / fitting of aids / appliances (ADIP) scheme is 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. The aids and assistive devices supplied under the Scheme must have due certification.

The scheme is implemented through implementing agencies such as the NGOs, National Institutes under this Ministry and ALIMCO (a PSU).

Objectives

The main objective of the Scheme is 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.

Eligibility of Implementing Agency under the Scheme

The following agencies would be eligible to implement the Scheme on behalf of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, subject to fulfillment of laid down terms and conditions:

  • Societies, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and their branches, if any, separately.
  • Registered charitable trusts
  • District Rural Development Agencies, Indian Red Cross Societies and other Autonomous Bodies headed by District Collector/Chief Executive Officer/District Development Officer of Zilla Parishad.
  • National/Apex Institutes including ALIMCO functioning under administrative control of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment/Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • State Handicapped Development Corporations.
  • Local Bodies- Zilla Parishad, Municipalities, District Autonomous Development Councils and Panchayats.
  • Hospitals registered as separate entity, as recommended by state/central government
  • Nehru Yuvak Kendras.
  • Any other organization as deemed fit by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India

Grant-in-aid under the Scheme will not be given for commercial supply of aids/appliances.

The agencies should preferably possess professional/technical expertise in the form of professionally qualified staff (from recognized courses) for the identification, prescription of the required artificial aids/appliance, fitment and post-fitment care of the beneficiaries as well as the aid/appliance.

The agency should also preferably possess infrastructure in the form of machinery/equipment for the fabrication, fitment and maintenance of artificial aid/appliance to be given to a disabled person under ADIP Scheme.

Eligibility of the Beneficiaries

A person with disabilities fulfilling following conditions would be eligible for assistance under ADIP Scheme through authorized agencies:

  • He/she should be an Indian citizen of any age.
  • Holds a 40% Disablement Certificate.
  • Person who is employed/self-employed or getting pension and whose monthly income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 30,000/- per month.
  • In case of dependents, the income of parents/guardians should not exceed Rs. 30,000/- per month.
  • Persons who have not received assistance from the Government, local bodies and Non-Official Organisations during the last 3 years for the same purpose. However, for children below 12 years of age this limit would be 1 year.

Quantum of Assistance

  • The Scheme shall also include essential surgical correction and intervention, prior to fitment of aids and appliances, as per the following norms:
    • Rs.1500/- for speech & hearing impaired.
    • Rs.3,000/- for visually impaired.
    • Rs.15,000/- for orthopedically impaired.
  • The quantum of assistance and income limit under the ADIP scheme is as follows:

Quantum of assistance and cost of the aids

Total cost of Aids Amount of Assistance

For aids /appliances costing upto Rs. 15,000/-

Rs. 15,001/- to Rs. 30,000/-

Full cost of aid/appliance

50% of the cost of aid/appliance

Further, all expensive items costing above Rs. 30,001/, except Cochlear Implant and Motorized Tricycle, eligible for assistance under the scheme, subject to income ceiling, would be listed out. Government of India shall bear 50% of cost of these items thus listed by the Committee and the remainder shall be contributed by either the State Govt. or the NGO or any other agency or by the beneficiary concerned subject to prior approval of Ministry on case to case basis; limited to 20% of the Budget under the Scheme.

Cochlear Implant and post operative therapy and rehabilitation for children with Hearing Impairment with a ceiling of Rs. 7.00 lakh per unit (to be borne by the Government) in case of children with pre-lingual hearing loss between 1 to 5 years of age and Rs.6.00 Lakh in case of children with acquired hearing loss between 5 to 18 years. The financial support will cover the cost of implant, surgery, therapy, mapping, travel and pre-implant assessment in both cases.

Quantum of assistance and income limit

Total Income Amount of Assistance

Upto Rs. 22,500/- per month

Rs.22,501/- to Rs. 30,000/- per month

Full cost of aid/appliance

50% of the cost of aid/appliance

  • Travelling cost would be admissible separately to the PwD and one escort limited to bus fare or railway, subject to a limit of Rs. 250/- each person, irrespective of number of visits to the Centre.
  • Further, boarding and lodging expenses at the rate of Rs. 100/- per day for maximum duration of 15 days would be admissible, only for those patients whose total income is upto Rs.22,500/- per month and the same will be allowed to attendant/escort.

Types of aids/appliances

  • Persons with locomotor disability
    • All prosthetic and orthotic devices, mobility aids, surgical foot wears, MCR chappals, all types of devices for ADL (activity of daily living) as recommended by expert committee from time to time.
    • High end prosthesis - High end Prosthesis (Below Knee, Above Knee, Below elbow and Above elbow) to Persons with disabilities having 80% and above disability. Extent of subsidy would be Rs.30,000/-.
    • Motorized tricycles and wheelchairs for severely disabled and for  Quadriplegic (SCI), Muscular Dystrophy, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Hemipeligia and any other person with similar conditions, where either three/four limbs or one half of the body are severely impaired. The extent of subsidy provided is Rs 50,000. The minimum age for availing motorized tricycle and wheelchairs is 16 years. The assistance will be provided once in 5 years. Persons with severe disability of 16 years and above age having mental impairment shall not be eligible for Motorized tricycles and wheel chairs since it puts them at a risk of  serious accident/physical harm.
  • Persons with visual disabilities including deaf, blind and other disabilities
    • Accessible Mobile Phone to visually impaired students aged 18 years and above, once in five years and Laptop, Braille Note Taker and Brallier to school going students with disability (class 10th and above), once in 10 years.
    • Learning equipments.
    • Communication equipments.
    • Low vision aids.
    • Special mobility aids for persons with visual disability with muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy like adapted walkers.
    • Any suitable aids & assistive devices as recommended by Expert Committee from time to time.
  • Persons with hearing disability
    • Various types of hearing aids, including BTE etc.
    • Educational kits.
    • Assistive and Alarm devices.
    • Any suitable aids & assistive devices as recommended by Expert Committee from time to time.
  • Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    • Teaching and Learning Material (TLM) Kits.
    • Multi Sensory Inclusive Education Development (MSIED) Kit.
    • Any suitable device/kit/learning material as advised by Expert Committee from time to time.
  • Multiple disability
    • Any suitable device as advised by Expert Committee from time to time.
  • Leprosy cured persons
    • Assistive Daily Living Kits (ADL) for Leprosy cured persons.
    • Any suitable device as advised by Expert Committee from time to time.

Implementing agencies shall use 5% of the grant-in-aid as administrative/overhead expenses for conducting awareness, assessment, distribution and follow-up camps. For Mega Camps where the number of beneficiaries are 1000 and above and Camps are attended by Cabinet/State Ministers (SJ&E)/Chief Ministers, additional 5% administrative expenditure shall be allowable under the Scheme.

Online application

To register online for the scheme, click here.

To track the status of your application, click here.

Documents required

  1. Photo
  2. Aadhaar /Proof of identity - Passport, Voter ID, Driving license
  3. Proof of address
  4. Proof of BPL status - certificate from the District Authority for eligibility / BPL ration card
  5. Certificate from the Medical Officer required for loss of vision, hearing impairment, loss of teeth and locomotor disability requiring use of wheelchair.

Source: ADIP Scheme

Related Resources

  1. Revised Scheme of ADIP - w.e.f April 2022
  2. Inclusion of aids & assistive devices for distribution under ADIP Scheme in respect of disabilities included in the RPwD Act, 2016
  3. Procedure for obtaining motorized tricycle under ADIP Scheme.
  4. Cochlear Implant Surgery under ADIP Scheme
  5. Kits approved for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for financial assistance under the revised ADIP Scheme

Last Modified : 9/22/2022



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