WELFARE OF DIFFERENTLY ABLED , T.G AND SENIOR CITIZENS

DESCRIPTION

The main objective of Department for the Welfare of Differently Abled, T.G. & Senior Citizens is to empower the Differently Abled, T.G. and Protection and Welfare of Senior Citizens.The Welfare of Differently Abled & Sr. Citizens Department has established in 1983 with an objective to provide Welfare measures to differently abled by establishing Residential special schools, hostels, sanction of Scholarships to the children with disabilities, providing of self employment schemes under livelihood programme. Further, it also ensuring social integration of Persons with Disabilities by encouraging marriages between Persons with Disabilities and Persons with no disabilities and providing of Aids & Appliances for their mobility accessibility of services, besides implementing legislations like, The Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, National Trust Act 1999.
The Department for Welfare of Differently Abled & Sr. Citizens is also having an another objective of providing Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens by establishing Old age homes, awareness programmes on care of Senior Citizens in the last phase of life by enforcing the Act of Maintenance and Welfare of Senior Citizens with the support of Revenue and Police Department.

ORGANOGRAM :

Organisation chart DW

Sl.No. Name of the Officer Designation Contact No.
1 Sri A.V.D. Narayana Rao Assistant Director 9000013613
2 Sri B. Ram Kumar Superintendent 9441548689
SCHEME DETAILS :
A. Maitenance of Hostel for W.H Boys in Vijayawada

A. Hostel for the Differently Abled Boys with a sanctioned strength of 100 is  functioning to promote education. Presently, 30 differently abled boys are studying from 3rd class to P.G. are residing in  the Hostel. They are being provided with clothing, bedding materials, cosmetic charges, note books and medical care facility.
B. Sanction of Scholarships to the Pre Matric students studying 1st to 10th classes through Jnanabhumi.ap.gov.in web site.
The   Pre   Matric scholarships are being provided to the  differently abled students whose parents annual income is less than Rs.1,00,000/- and studying in  Government or  Govt. recognized schools for  encouraging  children with Disabilities in  education. The prematric scholarships are sanctioned through Jnanabhumi.ap.gov.in web site.

The rates of scholarships are as follows:

1st to 5th – Rs.  1000/- ;                  6th to 8th – Rs.  1500/- ;                    9th & 10th – Rs.  2250/-

Transport Allowance per month for OH :

1st to 5th –  Rs.  100/- ;                  6th to 8th – Rs.  100/-;                         9th & 10th – Rs.  100/-

Maintenance of Prosthetic / Orthopaedic Aids per month for OH :

1st to 5th –  Rs.  50/- ;                     6th to 8th – Rs.  50/-;                         9th & 10th – Rs.  50/-

Reader Allowance Per month for VH :

1st to 5th –  Rs.  50/- ;                    6th to 8th – Rs.  50/-;                           9th & 10th – Rs.  100/-

C. Sanction of Post Matric scholaships to OC Disabled students studying Inter and above courses through Jnanabhumi web site.
Maintenance of Tuition Fee (MTF) :

The  Post Matric scholarships to the differently abled students  who belongs to SC,  ST,  BC,  Minority communities are  being  provided by   the  respective  welfare departments  and  differently abled belongs to Other Communities are being provided scholarships through Jnanabhumi.ap.gov.in  web site to the differently abled whose parents annual income is less than Rs.1,00,000/-.

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee (RTF):

Under this scheme, the differently abled students studying Intermediate to P.G. /  Professional courses are being reimbursed their tuition fee to the colleges where the differently abled students are studying as per Govt. prescribed tuition fee rates. The parents annual income is to be less than Rs.1,00,000/-.

D. Sanction of Financial Assistance to Differently Abled to eke-out their livelihood (Economic Rehabilitation Scheme ) :

Under this scheme, the amount will  be sanctioned as 50% on   total outlay of  the bank loan or maximum of Rs.1,00,000/- whichever is  less as subsidy to all  categories of differently abled whose age in between 18 to 60 years whose annual income does not exceed Rs.1,00,000/-. This should be applied through apobmms.ap.gov.in. web site.

E. Sanction of Petrol Subsidy :

Subsidy for petrol is  being sanctioned  to the  disabled persons  having own vehicle for  the  use of vehicle from resident to the duty and back and to the places where day to day activities of  the beneficiaries may  make  it   necessary for   him to  go.  The   annual income does not  exceed Rs.1,00,000/-.

Providing of Aids & Appliances by A.P. Differently Abled & Sr. Citizens Assistance Corporation :

The District Manager with the support of district administration and Non Governmental Organizations and Govt. of India conducts identification camps for various Aids & Appliances required for Disabled and provides to the disabled persons who parental income does not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-.

Orthopaedically Handicapped :
  1. Tricycles, Crutches, Wheelchairs, Artificial Limbs,
  2. Motorized Three Wheelers for Self Employed and P.G. (or) Professional courses studying students.
  3. Laptops to the students studying regular Degree, P.G. or Professional Courses
Hearing Handicapped :
  1. Hearing Aids
  2. Touch Phones to Hearing Impaired persons having knowledge of communication in sign language mode.
  3. Laptops to the students studying regular Degree, P.G. or Professional Courses.
Visually Handicapped :
  1. Long cane / Folding
  2. Daisy Players for students studying from 9th class to
  3. Laptops to the students studying regular Degree, P.G. or Professional Courses.
All Aids & Appliances should be applied through www.apdascac.gov.in web site.
Employment under 3% reservation for Persons with Disabilities:

This Department under special recruitment drive verifies the roster registers of all  the departments for  filling  up  of posts at roster points 6, 31 & 56 reserved for  disabled in  the category of class IV & Group IV Post.

Senior Citizens Welfare
Supportive Aids / Appliances :

Adult Hand Sticks, Hearing Aids, MCR Chappals, Spectacles are being supplied by  A.P. Differently Abled & Sr. Citizens Assistance Corporation at free of  cost. The annual income does not exceed Rs.1,00,000/-.

Home for Aged & Disabled, Machilipatnam :

A   Govt.  Home  for    Aged  &   Disabled  with  a  sanctioned  strength   of   65  is    functioning   in Machilipatnam. They are being provided with clothing, bedding materials, cosmetic charges and medical care facility.

ID Cards to Senior Citizens

The   Department issues Identity cards to the Senior Citizens whose age is 60 & above for availing concessions being offered by  State & Central Governments.

Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 :

Implementation of Maintenance of Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 by conducting Maintenance Tribunals and Appellate Tribunals.

HEAD OF THE ORGANIZATION :

Sri A.V.D. Narayana Rao, M.A. (S.W)
Assistant Director.
He is post graduate in Social Work having experience in rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities filed for a period of 23 years in Govt. of India unit and presently working as Assistant Director in the Department for Welfare of Differently Abled & Senior Citizens in Krishna district.
 

ADDRESS :

Assistant Director,
Welfare of Differently Abled, T.G. & Sr. Citizens,
Collectorate compound,
Chilakalapudi, Machilipatnam – 521 002.
Krishna District.
Contact No. 08672-252637.