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Disability Affairs

Ms. Stuti Kacker


an inclusive society in which equal opporlunities are provided for the growth and development of persons with disabilities so that they can lead productivgsafe and dignified lives.


The Mission of the Department of Disability Affairs is to empower its target group namely Persons with Disabilities, through its various Acts/lnstitutions/organizations and'schemes for rehabilitation
and to create an environment that provides them equal opportunities, protection of their rights and full participation in society.

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.

1. Undertaking measures for rehabilitation for:
(i) Physical rehabilitation which includes early detection and intervention, counseling and
medical rehabilitation and assistance in procuring appropriate aids and appliances for
reducing the effect of disabilities;
(ii) Educationalrehabilitationincludingvocationaleducation
(iii) Econornic rehabilitation.
(iv) Social Empowerment
2. Development of rehabilitation professionals/personnel.
3. lmproving Internal Efficiency /Responsiveness/Service Delivery
4. Advocacy for empowerment of persons with disabilities through awareness generation.
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Development of Persons
with Disabilities (PwDs)
26 major Ministries, some of which are Ministries of Women & Child
Developrnent, Human Resource Developrnent, Health & Farnily Welfare,
Labour & Employrnent, Rural Development, Micro, Small & Medium
Enterprises, Railways, Statistics and Prograrmne lmplementation, Planning
Commission & State Governments/UTs
Achievements of targets under


Results-Framework Document