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Regional level Workshops for dissemination of information on New / Revised Schemes of National Trust

Regional level Workshops for dissemination of information on New / Revised Schemes of National Trust

 

The National Trust has revised/ developed 10 new schemes and developed a new website for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities. These schemes & website were launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment – Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, on 24th November, 2015.

In order to disseminate these scheme information, 11 Regional Level Workshops were held at Bombay (Maharshtra), Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Chandigarh, Kolkata (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Patna (Bihar), Bangalore (Karnataka), Lucknow (U.P.), Raipur (Chhatisgarh)  and Ahmedabad (Gujarat) during the month of December, 2015 and one workshop in Chennai on 7th January 2016 at Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu for the Registered Organisations of the States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands . During these workshops 3760 sets of new/revised schemes booklets were distributed.

     

One officer from the National Trust participated in each of these workshops as a resource person, to explain about the details of the Schemes, eligibility criteria, funding pattern etc.

 

Various queries from the participants were also satisfactorily answered by them. All were requested to apply for the new schemes.

 

Large number of registered organizations and NGOs participated in these workshops.

 

All officers gave demonstration on the new/ revised schemes of the National Trust through the new user friendly website and booklets namely:

 

  1. 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 for early intervention for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) through therapies, trainings and providing support to family members.

 

  1. VIKAAS (Day Care):- Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities for enhancing interpersonal and vocational skills as they are on a transition to higher age groups. It also helps in supporting family members of the Persons with Disabilities to get some time during the day to fulfil other responsibilities.

 

  1. SAMARTH (Respite Care):- Provide respite home for orphans or abandoned, families in crisis and also for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) from BPL & LIG families including destitute. Onetime set up amount of Rs.2.90 lakh, monthly recurring amount of Rs.7,000/- per beneficiaries per month and a sustenance fund of Rs, 7,000 per differential PWD per month will be paid for 3 months.

 

  1. GHARAUNDA (Group Home for Adults):- To provide an assured home and minimum quality of care services throughout the life of the persons 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. Also provision for vocational activities, pre-vocational activities and assistance for further training.

 

  1. NIRAMAYA (Health Insurance Scheme):- Provide affordable Health Insurance to persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities.

 

The revised Niramaya scheme have provision of enrolment throughout the year. The overall limit for claim for OPD expenses increased from Rs.12,500 to Rs. 14,500. Separate category of therapy with a limit of Rs. 10,000 has been created.

 

  1. 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 Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and their families who require it. It also seeks to provide parents an opportunity to get trained in care giving if they so desire.

 

  1. GYAN PRABHA (Educational support):- Gyan Prabha scheme aims to encourage persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities for pursuing educational/ vocational courses like graduation courses, professional courses and vocational training leading to employment or self-employment.

 

  1. PRERNA (Marketing Assistance):-  Objective is to create viable and widespread channels for sale of products and services produced by Persons with disabilities (PwDs). Scheme aims at providing funds to participate in events such as exhibitions, melas, fairs, etc. to sell the products made by PwDs.

 

  1. SAMBHAV (Aids and Assisted Devices):- The scheme is 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. These centres aim to provide information and easy access to devices, appliances, aids, software etc. for betterment and empowerment of PwDs of the National Trust disabilities with provision of display and demonstration of the devices.

 

  1. BADHTE KADAM (Awareness and Community Interaction):- This scheme support Registered Organisations (ROs) of the National Trust to carry out activities that focus on increasing the awareness of the National Trust disabilities. Aims of scheme is 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.

Last Updated On: 12-12-2018

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