Assistive Technology Schemes

Revised ADIP Scheme

Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances (AIDP) Scheme has been effective since 2005. The quantum of assistance has been revised w.e.f. 1st April, 2014. For more details on the revisions and the scheme, click here.

Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Financial Assistance will be given to purchase kits comprising teaching and learning materials and ALIMCO Model Sensory Kit under the revised ADIP Scheme (w.e.f. 1st August, 2014). For more information, click here.

Fitment and procurement of Hearing aids/Listening devices

Assist the hearing impaired in procuring durable, modern, and sophisticated hearing aids/listening devices to rehabilitate PWDs to reduce the effect of the disability and enhance their economic potential [Includes hearing aids; listening devices and cochlear implants] (w.e.f. 22nd August, 2014). For more information, click here.

MoU between ADIP Scheme of MSJE and NPPCD* Scheme of MHFW#

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed whereby:

  1. Screening of hearing impairment will be done by MHFW
  2. Provision of digital hearing aids will be done by MSJE by ALIMCO

This will be effective from March 2014 to March 2017.
*NPPCD – National Program for Prevention and Control of Deafness
#MHFW – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

For more information on the MoU, click here

Submitting Proposals Online

In order to streamline the process and to keep track of the Schemes being availed by the NGOs and Voluntary Organizations; the ones seeking grants-in-aid under the AIDP Scheme should w.e.f. 2014, submit proposals online, after registering themselves on the website.

For more information, click here.

To go to the website, click here.

Aids devices for Leprosy affected

Financial assistance for procuring Assistive Daily Living Kit procured and distributed by ALIMCO and 34 optional devices as per requirements (w.e.f. 14th July, 2014). For more information, click here.

Persons with Visual Impairment

51 prescribed assistive devices; the list contains common low vision devices, high-end and other common devices (w.e.f. 23rd June, 2014). For more information, click here.


Financial Assistance for establishing, modernization or capacity building of Braille Presses

Aim: Under this Scheme, all students with visual impairment will be provided free of cost special books printed in Braille presses, established, modernized or capacity built under the Scheme. Eligible NGOs are invited to submit the Application Form for Assistance.

The objective is to establish:

  1. 18 new Braille presses in states where strong organizations are present
  2. 3 small scale Braille presses in UT

For more information, click here.

Central Sector Scheme of setting up of State Spinal Injury Centre

Aim: Comprehensive management of spinal injuries; operational capacity of these centres:

  1. OPD, 12 beds
  2. Rehabilitation facility
  3. Orthotic and Prosthetic dept and assistive technology
  4. Teaching and training

For more information, click here.

Scheme for Financing Assistive Devices

This scheme is to provide financing for assistive devices that may help PWDs to enhance employability or increases the chances of self-employment. For more information, click here.

leader Speak

  • leader's-speak

    "SAP uses differently abled people for better business outcome and does not look at this as a CSR activity".

    Bhuvaneswar Naik, VP and Head – Human Resources of SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd
  • mukeshsharma- leaders speak

    "We have been working with the Blind Relief Association to bring in visually challenged on board our rolls, and train them in software testing."

    Mukesh Sharma, Founder and CEO, QA Infotech