I welcome you and thank you for visiting our website. The National Trust (NT) has been set up to discharge two basic duties – legal and welfare. Legal duties are discharged through Local Level Committees (LLC) and providing Legal Guardianships. Welfare duty is discharged through the Schemes. We have a network of more than 550 registered organizations and 628 LLCs at District level. Earlier schemes did not work well as found in the impact evaluation. There was need to revamp old schemes, devise new schemes and also change the financing pattern. Registered Organizations were not keen in taking advantage of our schemes. NT could spend only Rs. 4.31cr. per year (average) on the schemes which was inadequate. Now NT shall be spending approximately Rs. 45.00 cr. every year. We have developed 10 new schemes after wide consultation with the stakeholders.
We conducted 6 regional workshops at Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Lucknow; got feedback through questionnaires; visited scheme centres/ROs; discussed 4 times in the Board and a presentation was made in AGM. This kind of wide consultation has made these schemes inclusive, viable and pragmatic. The online Scheme Management System(SMS) as part of “Digital India” is going to make NT working transparent and accountable. I hope these schemes will go a long way in improving the quality of life of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities. I appeal to all ROs to take maximum advantage of all the schemes.