Disability
Annexure 1: Brief Description of Some Key Initiatives Software for Assessment of Disability for Access Rehabilitation and Empowerment (SADAREM):

Disability Certificates shall be replaced by re-assessing the persons with disabilities by concerned District Medical Boards through SADAREM process.

The Rural Development Department in close collaboration with departments of disabled welfare department, Medical & Health and NIMH have evolved a scientific computer aided disability assessment strategy. This software is called SADAREM (Software for Assessment of Disabled for Access, Rehabilitation & Empowerment), and issued orders to take up assessment of all the disabled persons to generate Medical Board certificates and ID cards as per G.O.Ms. All the Persons with Disability shall be assessed by recording percentage of disability and all the existing No.371 dated 01.12.09.

SADAREM camps will be held in four phases. In the first phase assessment will be done of all persons getting disabled pensions Second phase will cover pensioners proposed for conversion from other categories getting pension from old age, Widow and Weavers pensions. Third phase will cover number of newly identified beneficiaries for sanction of Disabled pension. Fourth phase will cover all PwD who are not receiving pension under any pension scheme.

Further the data generated through SADAREM software will be used for identifying the functional and other needs of PwD for providing various rehabilitation services to them simultaneously.

• JANASHREE BHIMA YOJANA

OBJECTIVE:
To provide life insurance protection to all Persons with Disability in all mandals.

ELIGIBILITY:
A person who is aged between 18 and 59 years.
Persons with Physical/Locomotors disability, Visual Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Dwarfs, Leprosy Cured, Multiple Disabled (Expect MR/MI)
In case of below 18 years age children and MR/MI persons their parents or Caregivers may be covered in case they are not covered in any Insurance scheme.
Below or marginally above poverty line and should have a valid ration card


BENEFITS :
In case of Normal Death      Rs. 30000/-
In case of Accidental death &Permanent Disability      Rs. 75000/-
In case of Partial Disability due to Accident      Rs. 37000/-
Scholarships to children studying in 9th to 12th classes      Rs . 1200/- (per year)


PREMIUM:
The premium under the scheme is Rs.200/-per annum per member. 50% of the premium i.e. Rs.100/- will be contributed by the member, remaining 50%GoI


Service Charges:
Rs.15/- per member is payable to the ZS towards service charges.


Operations- Follow up:
With regard to implementation and service delivery of this scheme, all the operational systems that are in practice in AABY / ABH through Call Centres and Bhima Mithras shall be followed by the District without any deviation.

• MGNREGS:-

Objective: Formation of Vikalangula Srama Shakthi Sanghams and creation of Wage Employment for 150 days per person per year.

Convergence with MGNREGS is Proposed to create 150 person days per year to all willing to work under MGNREGS by forming Srama Shakti Sangams exclusively for PWDs by positioning one District Coordinator in each District under the Supervision of Pd, DRDA for close monitoring of all activities under MGNREGS. The cost of the District Coordinator will borne by MGNREGS funds. The Vikalangula Srama Shakti Sanghams propose to form in all the villages /mandals /Districts as per Circular No:1456/EGS/pm(D)/2010 dt:20-10-2010 of the Commissioner, Rural Development.

The works like Nursery Raising and other allied activities which are suitable for the PWDs is to develop a strategy in convergence with Rural Development, and forest department. A Committee for inclusion of PWDs in MGNREGS has formed with RPD (Dis) -SERP, SPM (Dis) - SERP and PM(Dis)-MGNREGS. The committee will develop the activities list, modifications and other specifications, from time to time. All the single persons with disabilities are recognized as a family and can be issue a Job Card with their name on it. An Alliance called APNA proposed to form with all NGOs and MVSs as a resource group to obtain feedback on the implementation process.

• Livelihoods

Reduction of poverty impact of disability on PWDs and their families through financial support from the Community Investment Fund (CIF) for various livelihood activities performed by PWDs or their family members in the case of Persons with Severe Disabilities or children with disabilities

Promoting financial inclusion of SHGs of PWDs for improved access to credit by improving creditworthiness of CBOs of PWDs and advocacy with banks for providing loans to SHGs of PWDs .

• Centre for Persons with Disability Livelihoods (CPDL)

Objective: Enabling the Person with Disability (PwD) to avail better livelihood opportunities by introducing a transformational business model. The initiative aims to make inclusive employment of the PwDs, the norm in companies. Centre for Persons with Disability Livelihoods (CPDL) was set up by Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) and Wadhwani Foundation (WF) with a vision of enabling the Persons with Disability (PwD) to avail better livelihood opportunities by introducing a transformational business model. The initiative aims to make inclusive employment of the PwDs in the companies. WF will leverage its large corporate network in this initiative.

This is a pioneering PPP between Govt. and a corporate Foundation to find solutions for hitherto neglected field. CPDL has set a target to train over 50,000 PwDs in appropriate skills for specific quality sustainable jobs over a period of 5 years; seed demand in corporate India; and provide placement opportunities. The initiative plans to trigger, to several orders of magnitude, direct employment of this community by corporate India as employees of choice who bring enormous value to their businesses by way of quality work, productivity gains and lower attrition.

• Assessment Treatment & Rehabilitation (ATR) Services

ATR services is a growing component of the Inclusive Development for Persons with Disability Unit. It aligns with the World Health Organisation's emphasis on community based rehabilitation which integrates into various sectors of society.

Currently, the services ensure that all basic entitlements to PwDs as per the PWD Act of 1995 are accessed. This process is initiated for the PWD through obtaining a certificate through SADAREM (referred to above) and the multi-purpose camps at the mandal level. For further details on this program, please refer to the paragraph above.

One of the main elements of ATR services is to improve or retain the PWD's existing residual ability through (1) assessment and surgical
correction camps at the mandal and district level (2) prescription of and facilitating access to suitable aids and appliances (3) provision of nutritious food for malnourished or undernourished PWDs. Further, ATR services seek to be integrated with the current existing service providers by (1) capacity building of CBOs of PWDs to organize required arrangements and access them on their own and (2) collaborate with technical institutions like the National Institute of the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), local hospitals and concerned NGOs.

ATR aims at

(1) Therapy trainings to persons with mental retardation, speech, hearing and orthopedic disabilities and trainings for their caregivers on best practices for rehabilitation and

(2) Community mental health camps for persons with mental illness.