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Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Disabled Persons

Posted On: 10 DEC 2019 3:41PM by PIB Delhi

A Central Sector Scheme namely ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ (RVY) is being implemented by D/o Social Justice and Empowerment (M/o SJ&E) with an objective to provide to senior citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from age-related disabilities/ infirmities, with such physical aids and assisted living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions. 

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under M/o SJ&E is implementing ‘Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP)’ Scheme under which aids and assistive devices are distributed to eligible Divyangjan for their physical, social, psychological and economic empowerment. Persons with disabilities fulfilling following conditions would be eligible for assistance under ADIP Scheme:

  1. An Indian citizen of any age.
  2. Holds a 40% Disablement Certificate.
  3. Has monthly income from all sources not exceeding Rs. 20,000/- per month.
  4. In case of dependents, the income of parents/guardians should not exceed Rs. 20,000/- per month.
  5. Who have not received assistance during the last 3 years for the same purpose from   any source. However, for children below 12 years of age, this limit would be one year.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Rattan Lal Kataria in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.





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