Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India



a)    To give wide publicity, including event based publicity etc. through electronic, print, film media, multimedia, to the schemes, programmes being run by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and other Central Ministries, State Governments etc. for the welfare of PwDs including their social, economic and educational empowerment.

b)    To create an enabling environment for social inclusion of the    PwDs in all fields of life by providing equal opportunities, equity & social Justice and to ensure confidence buidling in the PwDs so that, they can realise their aspirations.

c)    To bring to the notice of all stake holders including PwDs and    civil society about the legal rights of the PwDs as enshrined in         the constitution, international conventions, PwD Act 1995 and   subordinate legislation(s).

d)    To sensitize the employers and other similar groups on      the special needs of the specially abled persons.

e)    To promote awareness and to sensitize society with focus on remote and rural areas, on causes leading to disability  and  prevention through early detection etc.

f)       To encourage volunteer action for ensuring effective implementation of the legal provisions and welfare schemes meant for the PwDs.

g)    To develop content for rehabilitation of different types of disabilities.

h)    To provide financial support for helplines.

i)     To provide financial support for effective grievance redressal.

j)     To extend financial support for National & International events organized by reputed organizations on disabilities.

k)     To create or to facilitate creation of facilities conducive to the recreation of PwDs which may include inter alia tourism, educative, medical religious tourism,  sports, etc.

l)      To extend financial support for participation in the Community Radio Programmes / Scheme of the Ministry of I&B

m)    To promote activities for economic empowerment of PwDs like job fairs, campaigns, awareness on skill development etc.

n)    To support spreading awareness about universal accessibility by  creating an enabling and  barrier-free environment  that include  accessible buildings, accessible transport, accessible websites  and  carrying out accessibility  audit.

o)    To promote  individual excellence   in the field of disability sector.

p)    To promote relevant activity/activities relating to creating awareness in the field of disability sector.

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