Overview
Name of Grant
deendayal disabled rehabilitation scheme (ddrs)
Domain
Human Rights and Services; Differently Abled

Date
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Organisation
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Objective
  • To create an enabling environment to ensure equal opportunities,equity,social justice and empowerment of persons with disabilities.
  • To encourage voluntary action for ensuring effective implementation of the Rights ofPersons with Disabilities Act  2016.
Areas

The list of model projects under revised DDR Scheme has been reduced as under:

  • Pre-Schools and Early Intervention and Training

  • Special Schools for Persons with Disabilities for

    • a. Mental Retardation
    • b. Hearing & Speech Impaired
    • c. Visually Challenged
  • Cerebral Palsied Children

  • Rehabilitation of Leprosy Cured Person

  • Halfway Home for PsychoSocial Rehabilitation of Treated and Controlled Mentally ill persons

  • Home-Based Rehabilitation and Home Management.

  • Community Based Rehabilitation Programme (CBR)

  • Low Vision Centres

  • Human Resource Development

  • 8 North-Eastern States in the Himalayan Region (J&K, Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh),Left Wing Extremism Affected Districts (as notified by Ministry of Home Affairs), and Districts adjoining the international borders.

Eligibility

The following categories of organizations shall be eligible for applying for financial assistance under this scheme:

  • Organizations registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (XXl of 1860), or any relevant Act of the State/union Territory; or
  • A Trust registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 or any other similar Act for the time being in force; or
  • A Not-for-profit com pany registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act , 2013 or any relevant Act for the time being in force.

Note : All organizations implementing the scheme will henceforth be called Programme Implementing Agencies (PIAs)

  • Further,the registration should have been in force for at least 2 years at the time of applying for grant under this scheme.
  • The PIAS seeking Grant-in-Aid under the scheme must register themselves in the NITI Aayog portal(NGO-Darpan)portal and obtain UniqueID of NGo -Daroan before applying for Grant under the scheme.
  • Every organisation seeking Grant- in-Aid must be registered either under erstwhile Persons with Disabilities Act , 1995 or Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act,2016
  • An organization specified in above Para should have the following characteristics:
    • It should have a managing body with its powers,duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid down in Memorandum of Association.
    • It should have resources, facilities and experience for undertaking the programme.
    • It should not be run for profit to any individual or a body of individuals

Note : The conditions related to category of organisation and period of existence as mentioned in Above paras can be relaxed by the Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in consultation with Financial Advisor, in exceptional cases, for reasons to be recorded in writing.

 

Funding
  • The eligible Project Implementing Agencies (NGOs),after their project is approved by the competent authority shall be entitled for 90% of amount calculated based on the cost-norms as prescribed under this revised scheme.
  • In case of projects located in special areas,100% of the amount calculated based on revised cost norms shall be alowed. 
  • There will be no tapering of Grant-in-Aid even in urban areas.The earlier practice of tapering of Grant-in-Aid for urban areas is dispensed with.
  • Special areas mentioned in the above point
    • Eight North-Eastern States
    • States in the Himalayan Region (entire states of Jammu & Kashmir,Himachal Pradesh,Uttara khandand two districts of West Bengal ,i.e. Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri)
    • Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas (as notified by Ministry of Home Affairs) and Districts adjoining the internationalborders (as indicated in Annexure-XVIII)
  • There will be two basis on which grant would be calculated
    • Those projects in which per beneficiary cost is available.beneficiary cost as calculated in the year 2009 would be multiplied by 2.5.(Projects for Pre-school and Early Intervention,Special Schools, Children with Cerebral Palsy, Rehab of LCPS,Home Based Rehabilitation)
    • Those projects in which per beneficiary cost is not available The existing method of calculating the cost norms would continue with cost norms multiplied by 2.5 times. (Half Way Home for Psycho-social Rehabilitation of Treated and Controlled Mentaly Persons, Community based Rehabilitation, Low Vision Centers, Human Resource Development)
  • Number of beneficiaries :Grant-in-aid will be calculated on the basis of the number of eligible beneficiaries based on the inspection report. The beneficiaries who had been present in the institution for atleast 15 days out of previous 30 working days prior to the date of inspection shall be reckoned for this purpose.The inspecting officer, in his inspection report shall invariably indicate the number of such beneficiaries.
  • The norms for recurring items of Grant-in-Aid other than honorarium  and non-recurring items of grant-in-aid are indicated in Annexure XIV and XVI respectively.
  • The practice of notionally allocating the budget among various States/u'rs would be replaced with notionally alocating the budget among various disabilities (including the disabilities added in RPwD Act,2016)
  • Institutions/Organisation providing complete evidence of expenditure incurred supported by Audited Statement of accounts.
  • The practice of notionally allocating the budget among various States/u'rs would be replaced with notionally alocating the budget among various disabilities (including the disabilities added in RPwD Act,2016)
  • The assistance for the project as a whole will be determined with reference to the model proiect profiles and the total annual cost worked out and illustrated in PartB .New  modelprojects and amendments to existing model projects would be made by the Department from time to time as per the cost norms indicated in Part B , based on need and experience of implementation.
  • There could be situations where projects of an already funded organization could comprise a variety of activities-for instance a project which has one or more of the        components of assessment,creation of awareness,early intervention,special school cum VTC -faling under more than one illustrated project profiles.The cost norms would be extended to such existing hybrid oroiects also and the organization would be exoected to identify the beneficiaries,staff and cost items for each such activity separately.In order to facilitate the organizations,in such situations,which may require a time frame to fall in line with the current requirements, a time frame could be considered for      compliance but this would not extend to the application of financial norms.Assistance to projects will be considered for recurring and non-recurring cost items.

 

How To Apply

The organisation has to apply for Grant-in-Aid on the online portal of the Ministry (e-Anudaan) and forward the complete proposal to District Social Welfare Officer. Upon inspection and submission of online inspection report, the District Social Welfare Officer would forward the proposal to respective State Government/UT administration and to Government of India. If the State Government/UT administration does not decide on the proposal within 60 days, Government of India can decide on the proposal on the basis of inspection report submitted by the inspecting officer for NGOs receiving Grant-in-Aid under the scheme.

For new projects

The organisation desirous of receiving Grant-in-Aid under DDRS shall apply on the online portal of the Department (e-Anudaan)
(www.ngograntsje.gov.in) and forward the complete proposal to District Social welfare officer.

The organisation shall upload the follow ing docum ents on the e-Anudaan portal:

  • A Certified copy of the registration certificate under Societies Registration ACT , 1860 or Trust Deed or Certificate of Incorporation (whichever is applicable)
  • A certified copy of the registration certificate under Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995/Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
  • A copy of Memorandum of Association and rules, regulation/by-laws indicating aims and objectives of the organisation.
  • Audited Accounts of the organisation for the last tw o years. The accounts shall com prise of (i) Incom e & Expenditure Statement (ii) Receipt and
    Payment Statement (iii) Balance Sheet (iv) Auditors Report
  • List of staff/employess(in prescribed Performa as per Annexure - II)
  • Copy of their qualification certificate.
  • List of beneficiaries of the current year (in prescribed Performa as per Annexure - 111)
  • Disability Certificate in respect of all beneficiaries Activity/annual report of the organisation for the previous two years.
  • Budget estimates for the project for current year with detailed justification for various cost items
  • Rural area certificate obtained from Revenue Department of the State GOvernment (if project is running in rural area)
  • List of Managing Committee of the organization with date of their appointment and tenure.
  • Agreement bond on a non-judicial stamp paper Rs. 20/- (as in Annexure- 1X) Bank authorization letter (NEFT mandate form as shown in Annexure -X)
    Rent agreement attested by notary public (in case the project in rented)

For ongoing (continuing) projects :

  • The organisation desirous of receiving Grant-in-Aid under DDRS shall apply on the online portal of the Department (e-Anudaan)(www. tsje.gov.in)and forward the complete proposal to District Social welfare officer.
  • The organisation shall upload the following documents on the e-Anudaan portal:
    • A Certified copy of the registration certificate under Societies Registration Act, 1860 or Trust Deed or Certificate of Incorporation(whichever is applicable)
    • A certified copy of the registration certificate under while Persons with Disabilities Act,1995/Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act,2016.
    • A copy of Memorandum of Association and rules,regulation/by-laws indicating aims and objectives of the organisation.
    • Audited Accounts of the project for the last year.The accounts shalI comprise of
      • Income& Expenditure Statement
      • Receiotand Payment Statement
      • Balance Sheet
      • Auditors Report
    • Consolidated audited accounts for the organisation as a whole for previous year. The account shall comprise of 
      • Income & Expenditure Statement
      • Receipt And Payment Statement
      • Balance Sheet
      • Auditors Report
    • Audited item-wise/post-wise expenditure statement for the previous year in prescribed form at (as per Annexure - VI) duly ink signed by the chartered accountant and counter signed by authorized person of the Organisation .
    • Utilisation certificate in respect of grants released in the previous year in prescribed form at(as per Annexure-I).\
    • List of staff/employees (in prescribed Performa as per Annexure-II)
    • Copy of their qualification certificate
    • List of beneficiaries of the current year (in prescribed Performa as per Annexure-III)
    • Disability Certificate in respect of all beneficiaries
    • Activity/annual report of the organisation for the previous two years
    • Budget estimates for the project for current year with detailed justification for various cost items.
    • Rural area certificate obtained from Revenue Department of the State Government(if project is running in rural area)
    • List of Managing Committee of the organization with date of their appointment and tenure
    • Agreement bond on a non-judicial stamp paper Rs.20/-(as in Annexure -1)
    • Bank authorization letter (NEFT mandate form)as shown in Annexure- II )
    • Rent agreement attested by notary public (in case the project in rented premises)

 

Others

PROGRMME MANAEMENT :

Nodal Department in the State Government/UT Administration

Every State Government/UT Administration will designate one of its Departments as the Nodal Department for the programme. The Nodal Department should be so chosen that it can most efficiently carzy out nodal responsibility for effective implementation of the programme all over the State/UT.Each State is advised to constituteat Grant-in-Aid Committee for disability related schemes and recommend the proposals of NGO/VOS.With a view to ensure speedy disposal of cases, the composition of the committee will be at the discretion of the States/UT's which may by pass the process of forming grant- in-aid committee if the proposal has recommendation of Principal Secretary/Chief Secretary of concerned State Ministry / Department.

The recommendation of any case has to be based upon inspection carried out for that financial year.

Nodal Responsibility at the District Level :

Every State Government/UT Administration will designate one nodal officer or agency at the district level which will be assigned over all responsibility of effective implementation of the programme at the district level.

Management at the Local Level :

At the local level,the State Governments will assign responsibility for effective implementation and supervision of the programme to an appropriate body e.g. Gram Panchayat , Municipality/Corporations as the case may be.

OTHER CONDITIONS FOR ASSISTANCE UNDER DDRS :

  • An aided organization/institution/establishment shall be open to inspection by an officer of the Central Government and the State Government or a nominee of their authorities or any other agency so designated by the Department
  • If an organization has already received or is expected to receive a grant from some other official sources for the purpose for which the application is being made under this Scheme,assessment for central grant will normaly be made after taking into account grant from such other official sources.
  • An aided organizations shall maintain separate accounts of the Grants received under this Scheme. They shall always be open to check by an officer deputed by the Government of India. This shall be open to a system of internal audit or concurrent audit. They shall also be open to test check by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
  • An aided organization shall maintain a record of all assets acquired wholly or substantially out of Government grant in the Stock Register and present these to the Auditor when required to do so. In this regard, the provisions of the General Financial Rules,2017 (Govt.ofIndia)would be applicable.
  • A pre-condition to the sanction of Grants-in-aid to the agencies where:
    • The recipient body employs more than twenty persons on a regular basis and at least fifty percent of its recurring expenditure is met from Grants-in-aid from Central Government;and/or
    • The body is a registered society or a co-operative institution and is in receipt of a general purpose annual Grants-in-aid of Rupees twenty lakhs and above from the Consolidated Fund ofIndia;
    • The organisation should provide for reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes or OBC in posts and services as per the prescribed guidelines.
  • Institutions or organizations receiving Grants should ,irrespective of the involved ,be required to maintain subsidiary accounts of the Government Grant and furnish a set of audited statement of accounts. These audited statements of accounts should be required to be furnished after utilization of the Grants-in-aid or when ever called for.
  • The PIAS receiving recurring Grant-in-Aid to the tune of Rupees fifty lakhs and above should submit specified number of copies of annual reports and accounts to the Department to be laid on the Table of both the Houses within six m onths of the close of the succeeding financial year
  • The PIAS seeking Grant-in-Aid under the scheme must ensure that the list of beneficiaries of the organisation specifying personal information such as type or percentage of disability of beneficiaries should not be displayed on any public platform like website of the organisation.
  • Change of the location of the project will be permitted only if specific approval of competent authority in State Government/UT is obtained within a period of 4 (four) months of the change of location and same may be intimated to Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities within 10 days
  • No fees or any type of user charges even for providing transport facilities shall be collected from the beneficiaries by the PIAs.
  • The Human Resource Personnel assisting the non-governmental organizations are not the employees of Govt of India or the Department. References in this scheme to enlisting of the services of Human Resource personnel with prescribed qualifications of RCI should not be construed as giving rise to claims of honorarium at par with personnel of other institutions/bodies in theGovernment sector.

INSPECTION AND MONITORING :

  • The organizations / institutions receiving grants under this Scheme shall Submit periodic reports to the Department in prescribed proform a for regular feedback and      monitoring. The State Governments/UT Administration or any her agency prescribed by the Department would conduct regular inspections of the agencies and send their reports to the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.In addition,there shall be independent evaluation by designated monitoring and inspecting agencies.
  • The Department may outsource preliminary examination of proposals received under the scheme and database development so as to enhance the operational capability    within the Department
  • lt is important that the funded NGOS also establish and maintain a computerized database. This would enhance effective communication along with timely submission of prescribed reports for evaluation purposes
  • Impact evaluation study of the scheme of DDRS shall be conducted every Three years by an independent third party. The expenses of the said study shall be met out of the administrative expenses provided under the scheme.
  • Funds may be earmarked by the Departmentas required for meeting the expenditure on monitoring,inspection of projects of the voluntary organization by designated agencies,exemptions required if any in the case of directions of High Court/supreme Court etc.The administrative expenses of the scheme shall be 2% of the total budget alocated to the scheme in a financial year.

PERIODIC RETURNS :

     Half-yearly periodic returns have been prescribed for projects relating to Community Based Rehabilitation.The form is at ANNEXURE-XVI.

UTILIZATION CERTIFICATES (UCs) :

Every organization/institution receiving grants under this Scheme shall submit Utilization Certificates(UCs) at the end of each financial year as per the format ANNEXURE-I

Power To Relax Norms :

The Department reserves the right to adopt parameters below the ceiling norms where there is justification to do so.These parameters can also be considered for relaxation with the approval of Secretary,Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities/Divyanqjan in exception a land deserving cases in general and particularly in the case of project proposals from North East Region including Sikkim, States in Himalayan Region,Left W ing Extremism affected areas, border districts, or regions affected by natural calamities, provided the            Department is satisfied that there are reasonable and valid grounds for doing so.The decision of the Department in this regard shall be final