, Vice-Principal, physiotherapy ,MGM MedicalCollege, Indore (MP)
National Information Center on Disability & Rehabilitation (NICDR)
A National Information Center on Disability and Rehabilitation was set up under CACU in1987 to provide a database for comprehensive information on all facilities and welfareservices for the disabled within the country. It also acts as a nodal agency forawareness creation, preparation/collection and dissemination of materials/informationon disability relief and rehabilitation. The computerized data so far collected relates toinstitutions/professionals working for the disabled, aids and appliances, scholarships,national awards and physical/financial performance of DRCs/RRTCs. It publishes theIndian Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation.The Media Cell is responsible for the publication of awareness-generationmaterial/journals, hold Seminars/Workshops, organisation of Film Festival/Exhibitions,production of films, etc. UNICEF assistance is obtained for different activities onawareness creation.
National Council for Handicapped Welfare
Ensure a coordinated and comprehensive approach to research, trainingand services for the disabled population
Evolve a National Plan of Action
Review legislative, administrative and other measures for the welfare of disabled
Evolve policy guidelines for the welfare and rehabilitation of the disabledpersons
Ensure people's participation in the rehabilitation of the disabled
National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation
The Government has set up the National Handicapped Finance & DevelopmentCorporation with an authorized share capital of Rs 400 crore to make the persons withdisabilities self reliant, economically productive and to bring them into the mainstreamof economic activity. The Corporation provides soft loan to set up cottage industries.
Assistance through Overseas Development Administration, UK
Urban Based Community Rehabilitation programs have been taken up in the cities of Calcutta, Bangalore and Vishakapatnam under the Overseas DevelopmentAdministration of the United Kingdom (ODA).
Training in the UK under the Colombo Plan
Every year, officers/NGOs are sponsored to for undergo training in the UK under theColombo Plan. The officers are nominated from Central Government, StateGovernments, National Institutes and from non-governmental organizations that areactively engaged in providing welfare services to the handicapped and disadvantaged.
UNICEF Assistance in collaboration with the Government of India