Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

SIPDA Scheme

Scheme for Implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

This Ministry has been implementing Scheme for Implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (SIPDA) for providing financial assistance for undertaking various activates outlined in the PwD Act. The PwD Act, 2016 endorses the rights of Persons with Disabilities for access to education, vocational training, employment, public transport, built environment, information and communication and upholds their independence and dignity. The Ministry has been releasing funds under the Scheme since 1999 after the implementation of the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

2.       SIPDA Scheme, a Central Sector Scheme, has been approved for continuation during the 14th Finance Commission period i.e. upto 2019-20.  All components of  DDRCs will be funded  under the  SIPDA Scheme only. Four other independent Schemes of the Department viz.   Awareness Generation Scheme, Research & Development, In-service Training and Incentives to Employees, have also been merged with the SIPDA Scheme.

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