Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

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Subjects Allocated

Department Of Empowerment Of Persons With Disabilities (Viklangjan Sashaktikaran Vibhag)

The following subjects which fall within List I - Union List of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution:

The following subjects which fall within List III - Concurrent List of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution (as regards legislation only):

Relief of the Disabled and the unemployable; Social Security and Social Insurance, save to the extent allotted to any other Department.

  1. Indo-US, Indo-UK, Indo-German, Indo-Swiss and Indo-Swedish Agreements for Duty-free import of donatede relief goods/supplies and matters connected with the distribution of such supplies.
  2. Social Security and Social Insurance, save to the extent allotted to any other Department.
  3. For the Union Territories, the following subjects which fall in List II - State List or List III - Concurrent List of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution, in so far as they exist in regard to such territories:
  4. To act as the nodal Department for matters pertaining to Disability and Persons with Disabilities.

    Note: The Department of Disability Affairs shall be the nodal Department for the overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for Persons with Disabilities. However, overall management and monitoring etc. of the sectoral programmes in respect of this group shall be the responsibility of the concerned Central Ministries, State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. EachCentral Ministry of Department shall discharge nodal responsibility concerning its sector.

  5. Special schemes aimed at rehabilitation and social, educational and economic empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, e.g. supply of aids and appliances, scholarships, residential schools, skill training, concessional loans and subsidy for self-employment, etc.
  6. Education and Training of Rehabilitation Professionals.
  7. International Conventions and Agreements on matters dealt with in the Department; The United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  8. Awareness generation, research, evaluation and training in regard to subjects allocated to the Department.
  9. Charitable and Religious Endowments, and promotion and development of Voluntary Effort pertaining to subjects allocated to the Department.
  10. The Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992 (34 of 1992).
  11. The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996).
  12. The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 (44 of 1999).
  13. The Rehabilitation Council of India.
  14. The Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities.
  15. The National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities.
  16. The National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation.
  17. Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation, Kanpur.
  18. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Physically Handicapped, New Delhi.
  19. National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, Kolkata.
  20. National Institute of Visually Handicapped, Dehradun.
  21. National Institute of Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad.
  22. Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai.
  23. National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack.
  24. National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, Chennai.
  25. The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre, New Delhi.

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