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Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)

Context:

  • For the overall empowerment of Divyangajan, a Regional Conference on Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) was organized by the Dept. of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

About Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) 

  1. The umbrella Central Sector Scheme called the “Scheme to Promote Voluntary Action for Persons with Disabilities” was revised in 2003 and was renamed as the DDRS.
  2. The approach of this Scheme is to provide financial assistance to voluntary organizations to make available the whole range of services necessary for rehabilitation of PwD.
  3. The recommendation from the District Social Welfare Officer and State Government is required in release of grant-in-aid to NGOs.
  4. The list of model projects which have been optimized, includes, Pre-Schools, Early Intervention and Training; Special Schools for:
  • Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Hearing and Speech Disabilities
  • Visual Disabilities
  • Project for Cerebral Palsied children
  • Rehabilitation of Leprosy cured persons
  • Half Way Home for psycho-Social Rehabilitation of treated and controlled mentally ill persons
  • Home based Rehabilitation and Home Management etc.

Objectives of the scheme

  1. To create an enabling environment to ensure equal opportunities, equity, social justice and empowerment of persons with disabilities.
  2. To encourage voluntary action for ensuring effective implementation of the People with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities and Protection of Rights) Act of 1995.
  3. Under the scheme, every year more than 600 NGOs are provided with financial assistance for running their projects for the rehabilitation of PwD.
  4. The NGOs being funded are catering the rehabilitative services to more than 35000 to 40000 beneficiaries every year.

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