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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:16

The objective of the Scheme is to design/develop suitable and cost effective aids and appliances to enhance the opportunities for persons with disabilities for

a) Easier living and mobility

b) Communication

c) Recreation

d) Integration in society through education and skill development. The organizations equipped with necessary infrastructure and flair of product development can submit proposals for 100% funding under the Scheme. The detailed guidelines for submitting the project proposal, proforma of application can be downloaded from Ministry's Website

Complete proposals in all respects may please be sent to Shri K S Sawhney, Director (Disabilities), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Room No 253A, A Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001. [E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Phone Number - 011-23387690 (O)]. S & T PROJECT IN MISSION MODE ON "APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE WELFARE AND REHABILITATION OF THE HANDICAPPED" GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS INTRODUCTION". The Government of India has launched a Science & Technology Project in Mission Mode on "Application of Technology for the Welfare and Rehabilitation of the Handicapped" with the objective to coordinate, fund and direct application of technology in development and utilization of :-

1) Suitable and cost effective aids and appliances

2) Methods of education and skill development leading to enhancement of opportunities for:

a) Employment

b) Easier living and mobility

c) Communication

d) Recreation and

e) Integration in society Studies have shown that only about 10-20% of the population with disability who need aids are able to get these.

There are various reasons for this scenario like nonavailability of right kinds of appliances, high cost of aids, their non compatibility with Indian conditions, inadequate production capacity and inadequate distribution, maintenance and promotive network. There is therefore a need for adopting an end to end approach beginning with R&D and ending with gainful utilization by the poorest of handicapped in all parts of the country. Four Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) have been set up for evaluating research and development proposals in the areas of four disabilities viz. visual, hearing, orthopaedic and mental. The area of cerebral palsy also falls within the purview of the mission. These groups have experts in these areas and representatives of concerned government departments and voluntary agencies as members. After the recommendations of TAGs, the proposals will be put up to the Apex Level Committee (ALC) for final approval. The ALC under the chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has Secretaries of Department of Science and Technology, Deptt. of Electronics, Deptt.of Health, Planning Commission, Director General, ICMR, representative of SA to PM and representatives from voluntary agencies as members. The ALC will meet once in a quarter and will provide necessary guidelines and 1 directions for successful implementation of the project. It would review the financial, technical and physical progress of various projects. Monitoring of each project will be undertaken quarterly by the TAG and ALC. A half yearly review will be undertaken by SA to PM. This document lays down the guidelines for submitting proposals for funding under this scheme. Chapter- I deals with eligibility, areas of research and procedure for submitting applications. Chapter-II deals with proforma for applications and other requirements and Chapter–III deals with Terms and Conditions of the Grants.




The proposals could be submitted in the prescribed proforma by scientist(s)/Engineer(s)/Researchers from - Academic and Research institutions, Public sector/private sector industries, Non-Governmental organisations having some basic and essential facilities to carry out the research programme. Such proposals could be submitted any time during the year.


The proposals could be in the areas identified in Annexure 'A. Financial support under the schemes are provided only for - Staff salaries, equipment, consumables, internal travel and other miscellaneous items. No support is provided towards basic infrastructure and building.


All applications in the prescribed proforma should be forwarded through the Head of the respective agency/organisation/institution accompanying the following documents/ papers: - -Endorsement from the Head of the agency/ 1 copy organisation/institution on the letter head -Certificate from the Investigator 1 copy - Detailed proposal as per the proforma 35 copies -Name andAddress of experts/institutions 2 copies in the subject of the project (circulation list) All such applications/proposals and the necessary documents are to be addressed to : The Director (Disabilities) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Room No. 253A, 'A' Wing', Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 Phone - 23387690 E-Mail – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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