Under the Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aid and Appliances Schemes, assistance is provided to the needy disabled person in procuring and fitment of aids and appliances for their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation.
Under Deen Dayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme, funds for the welfare of persons with disability are provided to the non-Governmental Organisations for projects like Special Schools for Disabled, Vocational Training Centres, Half Way Homes, Community Based Rehabilitation Centres, Early Intervention Centres for Disabled, Rehabilitation of Leprosy Cured Persons, etc.
During the years 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09, grants-in-aid of Rs. 71.15 Crores, Rs. 90.46 Crores and Rs. 90.53 Crores were released to 764, 785 and 673 number of NGOs respectively under the Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aid and Appliances and Deen Dayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme to Non Governmental Organisaitons of different States.
Several measures are in place for effective monitoring of the utilization of the allocated funds in the disability sector, which includes inspection and review of the functioning of the grantee, obtaining their periodic progress report, audited statement of accounts, utilisation certificates etc.
This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.