Continuation of the Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/ Fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP) during the period of Fifteenth finance Commission i.e from 01.04.2022 to 31.03.2026
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)
5th floor, Antyodaya Bhavan, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi-110 003
Subject: Continuation of the Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/ Fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP)- during the period of Fifteenth finance Commission i.e from 01.04.2022 to 31.03.2026- regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Central Sector Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/ Fitting of Aids/ Appliances (ADIP Scheme) being implemented by this Department is in operation since 1981. The main objective of the Scheme is to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation by reducing the effect of disabilities and enhance their economic potential. Under the Scheme, aids and assistive devices are given to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with an aim to improve their independent functioning and to arrest the extent of disability and occurrence of secondary disability. The Scheme was last revised w.e.f. 01.04.2017.
2. In terms of the instructions received from the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide O.M. No. 01(01)/PFC-I/2022 dated 01.02.2022, the Competent Authority has approved (i) continuation of ADIP Scheme during the period of Fifteenth Finance Commission i.e. from 01.04.2022 to 31.03.2026 and (ii) certain modifications to the Scheme.
3. A copy of the revised Scheme is enclosed for information and appropriate action by all concerned. Copy of the revised scheme is also available on the website of the Department(www.disabilityaffairs. gov.in)
Encl: As above
Under Secretary to the Government of India