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GHARAUNDA
(Group Home for Adults)

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Minimum standard of Gharaunda

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About the Scheme

  1. An assured home and minimum quality of care services throughout the life of the PwD.
  2. Adequate and quality care service with acceptable living standards including provision of basic medical care from professional doctors.
  3. Vocational activities, pre-vocational activities and assistance for further training.
  4. Batch size 20 PwDs.
  5. RO should maintain a ratio of 1:1 for LIG (including BPL) and above LIG PwDs.
  6. Scheme will be available in the entire country except J &K.

Scheme Description

This scheme aims at setting up Gharaunda Centres for life long shelter and care of Persons with Disability (PwD) covered under the National Trust Act. Gharaunda Centre should provide at a minimum following facilities:

I. Group Home

RO should provide lifelong group home facility for all Adult PwDs covered under the National
Trust Act with adequate and quality care service with acceptable living standards including provision of basic medical care from professional doctors.

Batch size of a Gharaunda centre is 20 PwDs with a maximum number of PwDs allowed is 30%
extra of batch size i.e. 26 for Gharaunda Centres. On reaching the maximum limit of 26 PwDs,
Gharaunda centre shall not allow anymore PwDs to enrol in the centre. ROs are encouraged to
apply again if they have sufficient number of PwDs for the new Gharaunda Centre.

RO should maintain a ratio of 1:1 for LIG (including BPL) and above LIG PwDs (which will be
paid seats for RO). Payment for the above LIG seats could be received by RO from parents,
guardians, family members, RO or any other institute/ individual directly as per mutual agreed
terms and conditions between RO and the other party involved (parents, guardians, family members, RO or any other institute/ individual)

 

Staff Requirement

  1. Two special educator (+vocational trainer)
  2. One Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist
  3. Three Caregivers
  4. Two Ayas
  5. One Cook

Staffing

There should be a provision of at least two Special Educators who would also provide vocational training, one Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, three Caregivers, Ayas and Cook(s) in the centre.

Availability of a Physical Trainer and Speech Therapist in these centres are also desirable.

The frequency or schedule of the staff to be followed is as below:

Staffing
S. No. Category Number of staff Frequency or Minimum number of visits required per month
  Special Educator (+vocational trainer) 2 Everyday
  Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist 1 5 times a week
  Caregiver 3 Every day, 2 shifts
  Aya 2 Everyday
  Cook 1 Everyday

Infrastructure Facilities

  1. One Medical or Assessment room (with therapeutic aids and appliances
  2. One Activity room or Vocational room
  3. One recreation room
  4. Hygienic lodging and other facilities for the PwDs.
  5. Kitchen
  6. Office supplies including a personal computer for the office purpose

Infrastructure facilities

Gharaunda Centre must have at least one Medical or Assessment room (with therapeutic aids and appliances), at least one Activity room or Vocational room, at least one recreation room (all rooms to be of reasonable size), hygienic lodging and other facilities for the PwDs.

In Addition, there should also be a provision for a kitchen and office supplies including a personal computer for the office purpose and for sending fund request, communicating with the National Trust and submitting reports and other documents as and when required under the scheme.

Assistance for setting up work centres (only the set up cost), will be provided by the National Trust depending upon the viability of the proposal.

 

Funding Pattern

Funding Pattern
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

The National Trust will provide funding to the Gharaunda Centre under following three heads:

I. Setup Cost

This is a non-recurring one-time cost that would be provided to RO initially to setup the Gharaunda Centre. In addition to the grant from the National Trust, RO is free to arrange grant from other sources to improve the infrastructure. It shall be the prerogative of the RO to buy the necessary products for set up from the places of their choice.

II. Monthly Recurring Cost

The National Trust shall pay monthly recurring cost for all PwDs at Gharaunda Centre which are eligible to be funded by the National Trust starting from first month of operation. The National Trust shall fund the Centre only if the minimum number of PwD in a Gharaunda centre in the months is 30% of the expected batch size (i.e. in this case 6)

The National Trust shall fund the PwD as per the following conditions:

a. The National Trust shall fund PwDs in a Gharaunda Centre in 1:1 ratio provided there are equal numbers of LIG (including BPL) and above LIG PwDs. LIG shall be defined as follows:

LIG = BPL limit set by the state + additional 50% of BPL Limit of that state

b. If number of LIG (including BPL) PwDs is more than number of above LIG PwDs, funds shall be provided for only those LIG for which 1:1 ratio is maintained ( LIG including BPL : Above LIG category). In this scenario, BPLs shall be given preference for funding.

c. If number of LIG (including BPL) PwDs is less than number of above LIG PwDs, the National Trust shall fund total number of LIG (including BPL).

d. Apart from this, the National Trust will fund 100% BPL in Gharaunda Centre as per the scheme irrespective of ratio, but same is not true for LIG

Example for funding by National Trust

Funding by National Trust
Total Strength No. of LIG (including BPL) No. of Above LIG No. of PwD funded by the National Trust
20 10 10 10
20 15 5 5
20 6 14 6
20 14 (12 BPL and 2 LIG) 6 12
20 14 (4 BPL and 10 LIG) 6 6

I. Crisis Fund

The National Trust will maintain a crisis fund for each Gharaunda Centre which may be utilized in case of any emergency. Crisis fund may be utilized by RO via multiple requests within the total
limit set for crisis fund. Once used, crisis fund shall not be replenished. At the time of crisis, the RO will need to obtain an approval from the State Government for the use of crisis fund. Upon submitting the proof of this approval and/or receiving a directive from the State Government, the National Trust will release the required funds.

IV. Setup Cost for Work centre (if availed by the RO)

The National Trust shall also consider funding the setup cost for Work Centres opened by existing ROs after validating the viability of the proposal. Existing RO should have minimum 10 trained PwDs to work in these work centres to avail the set up cost.

In case the work centre is closed down within one year of start of operations, Setup cost for work centre shall be taken back from that RO by the National Trust.

Funds allocated under each of the above mentioned heads are as follows:

Cost for Work centre
S. No. Funding Head Amount (in INR) Frequency of funds disbursement
I. Setup Cost (setup of activity room/ recreation room/ medical room, computer, furniture, Scanner and internet connection) 2,90,000/- One time
II. Monthly Recurring Cost 10,000/- reimbursement per PwD per month Monthly
III. Crisis Fund 10,00,000/- On a need basis
IV. Setup Cost for Work centre (if availed by the RO) Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 1,00,000/- Case to case basis

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

Filter criteria for applying under the new schemes is as under:

  1. Must be Registered with the National Trust.
  2. Must be Registered under the PwD Act.
  3. Must not have been blacklisted by the State / Central Govt. / Other Govt.
  4. RO should have minimum 2 years of experience of working with PwDs with at least one year in one of the four disabilities under the National Trust Act
  5. Bank Account details of the Registered Organisation.
  6. E-mail ID and contact details of the Registered Organisation.

Note: Unless the Registered Organisation fulfil the above criteria, he / she can not apply under the scheme

  1. Criteria for Registered Organisation (RO)
  2. Criteria for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

I.Criteria for Registered Organisation (RO)

  1. Requesting Organization should be registered with National Trust.
  2. Requesting organization should have a valid registration under the PwD Act 199
  3. Group home land should either be owned by RO or should have lease of at least 10 years with provision of renewal.
  4. RO should have minimum 2 years of experience of working with Person with Disability (PwD) with at least one year experience in one of the four disabilities under the National Trust Act.

Eligibility Criteria

This section specifies the eligibility criteria for RO to apply for setting up a Gharaunda Centre and also for PwD to be enrolled in a Gharaunda Centre.

Eligibility criteria for RO

RO should fulfil all of the following eligibility criteria to enrol for Gharaunda scheme:

Eligibility criteria for RO
S. No. Eligibility Criteria Required Documents
1. Applicant should be registered with the National Trust Proof of Valid Registration Certificate under the National Trust Act
2. Applicant should have a valid registration under the PwD Act 1995, at the time of enrolment Registration Proof or certificate
3. The group home land should either be owned by RO or should have lease of at least 10 years with provision of renewal Address Proof: Ownership Documents or Lease deed
4. RO should have minimum 2 years of experience of working with Person with Disability (PwD) with at least one year experience in one of the four disabilities under the National Trust Act Declaration by the RO detailing the experience
5. RO should not be blacklisted by the National Trust/any other government organization, at the time of enrolment for the scheme Declaration by the RO

II.Criteria for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

Eligibility criteria for PwD

Following are the eligibility criteria for enrolment of beneficiary under Gharaunda Centre irrespective of whether the PwD is being funded by the National Trust or not:

  1. PwD should have one of the disabilities under the National Trust Act, 1999, which are Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities.
  2. PwD should be more than 18 years of age.

Enrolment Process for Registered Organisations (ROs) and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

  1. Enrolment Process for Registered Organisations (ROs)
  2. Enrolment Process for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

I . Enrolment Process for Registered Organisations (ROs)

  1. Fill up the Gharaunda application form online and upload the scanned documents as required*
  2. Submit the duly filled in form on the National Trust portal
  3. Pay the application fees online
  4. Send the print out of the filled form along with the supporting documents to the National Trust within 7 days, so that it should reach the National Trust office within 15 days.

RO Enrolment (first approval) process

RO enrolment process defines the steps to be followed while enrolling for Gharaunda Centre for the first time. It also details out the required information and documents at each step and timelines for various activity wherever applicable.

>STEP 1. The NGO registered with the National Trust logs in to the National Trust website

STEP 2. The application form is available online on the National Trust website and has to be submitted online only. Application fees for enrolment in Gharaunda scheme is INR 1000/-

STEP 3. After the National Trust receives the application form and the documents, these are verified. If there is any missing information or wrongly submitted information which needs to be submitted again, the RO is given 15 days’ time to submit it again.

Note that the documents related to physical verification of the RO and proposed Gharaunda
centre can be submitted either at the time of enrolment for the scheme at the National Trust
website or even after the online application form has been submitted. In case the RO fails to
submit the same on time, the RO would be given 15 days’ time to submit the same after the RO receives the notification from the National Trust.

STEP 4. The final decision on the application or proposal is taken after completing all necessary formalities and processes. Based on the Physical verification report, if the RO meets scheme criteria and requirements, the application is approved. In case there is any discrepancy, RO is accordingly informed.

STEP 5. Communication to RO by the National Trust shall be done within 15 days from point of receipt. In case of online form, point of receipt is date and time of submission of online form along with all the required documents. However, if there is any missing document, the National Trust to communicate to RO within 10 days from receipt of online submission. STEP 6. In case, hardcopy of form and other documents is not received within 15 days of online point of receipt, the National Trust has to send a communication back to RO within 15 days of the prescribed deadline

strong>STEP 7. Once Enrolment is completed, a scheme ID is created for the RO, and the confirmation for the same is communicated to RO.

STEP 8. A starter kit/Gharaunda handbook containing the complete details of the Gharaunda scheme is also handed over to the RO by the National Trust.

STEP 9. The National Trust to begin the fund disbursement process for providing setup cost to the ROs.

The existing Gharaunda centres will also need to follow the same procedure as detailed above for enrolling under the new scheme including submission of documents and proposal. The RO will stop to receive benefits under the existing scheme and start receiving funds under the new scheme. The process for enrolment for Gharaunda scheme remains the same as explained above.

II. Enrolment Process for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

Enrolment of PwD at the Gharaunda Centre

STEP 1. PwD comes or is brought to the Centre.

STEP 2. The Gharaunda Centre conducts an Individual PwD Assessment Test with the help of a Therapist or Counsellor to understand the specific needs of the PwD.

STEP 3. If PwD is orphan or abandoned or is from a family in crisis, the RO should approach the competent district officials authorised by the State Government to certify the same. Apart from the document for certifying the above, there are no more documents to be produced for enrolling with the Gharaunda Centre. Also, the PwD is automatically included in the BPL category. The PwD is enrolled for Niramaya along with registration for Gharaunda

STEP 3. In all other cases, a check is made on whether the PwD is eligible for the LIG or BPL funding by the National Trust. The National Trust shall generally fund on the basis of information provided by RO. However, the National Trust reserves the right to get it verified by other sources, if required.

STEP 5. The parents or guardian are required to fill the Enrolment Form (along with the application fee, if any) and present the originals and photocopies of the following documents. The documents and records for each PwD are to be maintained in separate files.

Documents required to be brought by Parents or guardians for enrolment in a Gharaunda Centre are:

  1. Enrolment form
  2. Birth certificate or Date of Birth proof of the PwD
  3. Disability certificateBPL certificate or Income certificate of Parent or Guardian issued by competent authority as authorized by the concerned State/ Union Territory (for LIG or BPL family)
  4. ID proof of parent or guardian
  5. LG certificate in case parents are not the guardians

OR

LG certificate, if PwD 18 years of age and parents are not the guardians

STEP 6. In case of successful verification of all the above furnished documents, the PwD is enrolled at the Gharaunda centre – a confirmation Enrolment ID card or receipt is handed over to the beneficiary parents or guardians ( if any), along with a starter kit. Further details about the starting date, rules and regulations etc. are to be mentioned by the Gharaunda representatives.

STEP 7. Parents and guardians of the beneficiary are given a detailed insight on the Niramaya health insurance scheme by the Gharaunda representatives, in case the beneficiary has not yet availed it already. The Gharaunda Centre mandatorily registers beneficiary under the Niramaya scheme, in agreement with the parents or guardian by form of a Certification by the parents or guardian.

Last Updated On: 22-08-2017

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