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Prevention of Trafficking of Women and Children 0364-2225266
|East Khasi Hills :||0364-2224409|
|West Khasi Hills :||953654/22280|
|Ri bhoi :||953638/232551|
|East Garo Hills :||953658/220351|
|South Garo Hills :||953639/222360|
|Jaintia Hills :||953652/220805|
The Department provides services to Disabled Challenged Persons. Requirements for the welfare disabled people are taken into consideration the type of disability, prevention, early detection and rehabilitation. In fact, public are not aware of the rights of disabled guaranteed under the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (PWD) this ignorance resulted in the denial of services and facilities to the disabled people.
1. Scholarships and Meritorious Award to Disabled Students.
Scholarship is given to the Disabled student pursuing higher studies in recognised schools, colleges, and institutions from nursery up to postgraduate levels. The rates of scholarships vary according to the level of education, hostelites to day scholars. Reader allowance is also given to visually impaired students studying from class IX onwards. State Awards to meritorious disabled students is also given.
|Districts||Coverage of beneficiaries 2007-2008||Rate of Scholarship||Hostellers
|Reader allowance for Visually Handicapped only Rs. /pm|
|East Khasi Hills||74||Preparatory level or pre-primary and primary standard up to Class III||180.00||100.00||---|
|West Garo Hills||112||Middle and Secondary standard up to Class VIII||220.00||120.00||--|
|Jaintia Hills||120||Class IX, X, Pre-university Course and I.A/ISC.||340.00||200.00||150.00|
|West Khasi Hills||173||B.A/B. Sc/B. Com etc.||440.00||300.00||200.00|
|Ri Bhoi||87||B.E/B.Tech/MBBS/LLB/B.Ed/ Diploma in Professional and Engineering studies etc. In-Plant training.||580.00||420.00||300.00|
|East Garo Hills||26||M.A/ M. Sc/M. Com/ LLM/M.Ed., etc.||580.00||420.00||300.00|
|South Garo Hills||7|
2. State Awards to Meritorious Disabled Students
|Rate per month for Day scholars||Rate per month for hostels|
|Junior College (Class XII)||100||155|
|Senior College (graduation level)||200||270|
3. Prosthetic Aids for Disabled Persons
Prosthetic Aids are provided to the disabled persons in accordance with the prescribed Rules. Aids such as wheelchair, artificial limbs, hearing aids, crutches etc. are provided so as to enable the disabled persons to lead a normal and purposeful life.
|Districts||No of beneficiaries|
|East Khasi Hills||The aids are provided by DRC Civil Hospital, Shillong|
|West Garo Hills|
|West Khasi Hills|
|East Garo Hills|
|South Garo Hills|
4. Celebration of World Disabled Day
In order to create awareness among the member of the Public about problems of Disabled Persons every year the 3rd day of December is observed as ‘World Disabled Day’ in all the 7 (Seven) District Headquarter of the State. The number of disabled persons who took part are indicated below :
|Name of the scheme||Districts||No of beneficiaries|
|World Disabled Day||East Khasi Hills||1040||1022||210|
|West Garo Hills||500||500||150|
|West Khasi Hills||200||70||147|
|East Garo Hills||50||100||92|
|South Garo Hills||26||21||50|
5. Vocational Training to Disabled persons for self employment.
Vocational training is imparted to the Disabled person through voluntary organisations in all the seven District Headquarters in different trades like knitting, cane, bamboo work, tailoring. The main objective of the scheme is to enable the disabled people to stand on their own feet by taking up self employment venture in the trade they have been trained.
|Districts||Trades offered||Scholarship/ Stipend||Coverage of beneficiaries|
|East Khasi Hills||Knitting, cane,
|Rs.500/- per trainee
|West Garo Hills||6|
|West Khasi Hills||6|
|East Garo Hills||6|
|South Garo Hills||5|
6. Token relief grant to passed out trainees of vocational training
Token relief grant to passed out trainees of Vocational training is given @ of Rs.5000/- per beneficiary to enabled them to start Income activities as per the trade they are trained.
|Districts||Coverage of beneficiaries|
|East Khasi Hills||9|
|West Garo Hills||10|
|West Khasi Hills||10|
|East Garo Hills||10|
|South Garo Hills||10|
7. Assistance to Voluntary Organisations working for the Disabled.
Voluntary organisations working in the field of welfare of disabled are assisted financially in the form of grant-in-aid towards maintenance of their welfare programmes such as special school, vocational centres.
There are 5 (five) nos. of non governmental organisations working for the welfare of the disabled. Some organisations also maintain separate institution for a specific category of disabled persons.
8. Implementation of Disability Act
In compliance with the provision under the Persons With Disabilities Act, new schemes for giving book grant, uniform grant, conveyance and unemployment allowances to disabled persons was initiated in 1999-2000
|Districts||Coverage of beneficiaries 2009-10||Book Grant||Uniform Grant||Conveyance Allowance|
|Class I to III not exceeding Rs.200 each year.
- Class IV to VI not exceeding Rs.300 each year.
- Class VII to X not exceeding Rs.450 each year
- Class XI to XII not exceeding Rs.600 each year.
- Graduate level not exceeding Rs.800 each year.
- Post Graduate level not exceeding Rs.950 each year.
|- Class I to III not exceeding Rs.150 each year.
- Class IV to VI not exceeding Rs.250 each year.
- Class VII to not exceeding Rs.350 each year.
|Rate Rs.100/- per student per month.|
|East Khasi Hills||239|
|West Garo Hills||194|
|West Khasi Hills||80|
|East Garo Hills||29|
|South Garo Hills||15|
Unemployment Allowances at the rate of Rs. 50/- per month is provided to disabled adult
9. Rehabilitation Treatment for the Disabled
The Department also provides rehabilitation treatment for the disabled outside the State.
|Districts||Coverage of beneficiaries||Amount Provided|
10. National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation Scheme (NHFDC)
Effort is being made to mobilise the disabled to come forward and avail the scheme. The Meghalaya Co-operative Apex Bank has been identified as the State Channelising Agency and the agreement has been signed. State guarantee has been done during 2008 it is expected that the implementation of the scheme will be fully functional.
NPRPD – National Programme for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities – DRC
The programme is jointly implemented by the Department of health and Social Welfare in close collaboration with a number of NGOs in the State.
STRUCTURE OF IMPLEMENTATION
A. State Resource Centre (SRC)
B. District Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) at Tura and Shillong
C. Block Level : 40 MRWs
D. Community Level : 200 CBRWs
|East Khasi Hills||8||8||40|
|West Khasi Hills||5||5||25|
|Ri - Bhoi||5||5||25|
|West Garo Hills||7||7||35|
|South Garo Hills||5||5||25|
|East Garo Hills||5||5||25|