This scheme aims at setting up Vikaas Centres for welfare of PwDs. Registered Organization (RO) should provide at a minimum following facilities in their Vikaas Centre:
II. Day Care
RO should provide day-care facilities to PwDs for at least 6 hours in a day (between 8 am to 6 pm) along with age specific activities. Day care should be open for at least 21 days in a month. Expected batch size of a Vikaas centre is 30 PwDs. The minimum attendance required for a PwD in the Vikaas centre is 15 days per month for National Trust to fund the PwD.
Batch size of a Vikaas centre is 30 PwDs with a maximum number of PwDs allowed is 30% extra of batch size i.e. 39 for Vikaas Centres. On reaching the maximum limit of 39 PwDs, Vikaas centre shall not allow anymore PwDs to enrol in the centre. ROs are encouraged to apply again if they have sufficient number of PwDs for the new Vikaas Centre.
RO should maintain a ratio of 1:1 for LIG (including BPL) and above LIG PwDs (which will be paid seats for RO). Payment for the above LIG seats could be received by RO from parents, guardians, family members, RO or any other institute/ individual directly as per mutual agreed terms and conditions between RO and the other party involved (parents, guardians, family members, RO or any other institute/ individual)
The ROs should also get in touch with paediatricians or experts in similar field to seek help in getting more PwD enrolled in the Vikaas centre.
There should be a provision of Special Educators (+Vocational Trainers), Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist and Counsellor for PwDs along with Caregivers and Ayas in the centre.
Availability of a Physical therapist and speech therapist in these centres are also desirable.
The frequency or schedule of the staff is to be followed as below:
|S. No.||Category||Number of staff||Frequency or Minimum number of visits required per month|
|I.||Special educator (preference will be given who had additional qualification / degree of of vocational trainer)||1||Everyday|
|II.||Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist||1||5 times a week|
|III.||Counsellor||1||2 times a week|
Vikaas centre must have one Medical or Assessment room (with therapeutic aids and appliances), one activity room or vocational room and one recreation room (all rooms to be of reasonable size) for PwDs.
Vikaas centre should also have provision for a personal computer, scanner and net connection for office purpose and for sending fund request, submitting reports etc. to the National Trust.
Assistance for setting up work centres (only the set up cost), will be provided by the National Trust depending upon the viability of the proposal and availability of space.
|S. No.||Funding Head||Amount (in INR)||Frequency of funds disbursement|
|1||Setup Cost||1,95,000/-||One time|
|2||Sustenance Cost||3,500/- reimbursement per Differential PwD# per month||Monthly for initial 3 months|
|3||Monthly Recurring Cost||3,500/- reimbursement per PwD per month||Monthly|
|4||Setup Cost for Work centre (if availed by the RO)||Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 1,00,000/-||Case to case basis|
The National Trust will provide funding to the Vikaas Centre under following three heads:
I. Setup Cost
This is a non-recurring one-time cost that would be provided to RO initially to setup Vikaas Centre. In addition to the grant from the National Trust, RO is free to arrange grant from other sources to improve the infrastructure. It shall be prerogative of RO to buy the quality and quantity of set up from the places of their choice. In fact it is desirable for the viability of the centre. However, the National Trust will not deduct its set up cost if extra funds arranged by RO.
II. Sustenance Cost
Sustenance Cost shall be provided by National Trust to Vikaas Centre for maximum 3 months after the set up period. This has been provisioned considering the fact that the RO would find it difficult to enrol 30 PwDs in the first month. Sustenance cost shall be given in order to ensure that all staff and facilities are available and functional from the first day of operation of the centre, irrespective of the number of PwDs enrolled. The advantage of providing sustenance cost is that the RO would be able to run the centre without any difficulty and also we believe that it would be able to become stable within the sustenance period.
Qualification criteria for sustenance
The National Trust shall provide sustenance cost to the centre only if the minimum number of PwDs in a Vikaas centre in initial 3 months is at least 20% of the expected batch size in each month (in this case 6). The centre can be made operational only when minimum 6 PwDs are enrolled.
Calculation of sustenance
Sustenance Cost shall be calculated on pro-rata basis based on difference in total expected PwDs and number of actual PwDs in the centre during the 3 months.
For example, If RO has 6 PwDs in the first month of its operation, then sustenance cost will be paid for 30- 6 = 24 PwDs. However, for the 6 PwDs already enrolled, monthly recurring cost shall be paid as per the scheme.
Validity of sustenance
The provision of sustenance cost is conditional upon the timely start of operation of the Vikaas centre. The Vikaas centre is expected to start operations within 1 month from the release of set up cost. In case the start of operations exceeds this deadline by more than a month (that means operations have not started even within 2 months from release of setup cost), the overall period for which sustenance cost would be provided would be reduced by the duration of delay.
For example, if the Vikaas centre starts the operation three months after the set up cost has been provided, sustenance cost shall only be provided for 2 months. Similarly, if the Vikaas centre starts the operation four months after the set up cost has been provided, sustenance cost shall only be provided for 1 month.
In case Vikaas centre is closed down within one year of start of operations, sustenance amount that was given to concerned RO for the Vikaas Centre shall be taken back from that RO by the National Trust.
III. Monthly Recurring Cost
National Trust shall pay monthly recurring cost for all PwDs at Vikaas Centre which are eligible to be funded by the National Trust starting from first month of operations. The National Trust shall fund the Centre only if the minimum number of PwD in a Vikaas centre in the months is 30% of the expected batch size (i.e. in this case9)
National Trust shall fund the PwDs as per the following conditions:
Example for funding by National Trust
|Total Strength||No. of LIG (including BPL)||No. of Above LIG||No. of PwD funded by National Trust|
|30||20 (16 BPL and 4 LIG)||10||16|
|30||20 (8 BPL and 12 LIG)||10||10|
IV. Setup Cost for Work centre (if availed by the RO)
The National Trust shall also consider funding the setup cost for Work Centres opened by existing ROs after validating the viability of the proposal. Existing RO should have minimum 10 trained PwDs covered under the National Trust Act to work in these work centres to avail the set up cost.
In case the work centre is closed down within one year of start of its operations, set up cost of work centre that is given to RO shall be taken back by the National Trust.
Funds allocated under each of the above mentioned head is as follows:
|S. No.||Funding Head||Amount (in INR)||Frequency of funds disbursement|
|I.||Setup Cost (setup of activity room/ recreation room/ medical room, computer, furniture, Scanner and internet connection)||1,95,000/-||One time|
|II.||Sustenance Cost||3,850/- reimbursement per Differential PwD# per month # Differential PwD = Maximum expected PwD in Vikaas Centre (30) – Actual PwDs in Vikaas Centre for that month It is clarified that the minimum PwDs enrolled by RO in initial months shall not be less than 6||Monthly for initial 3 months|
|III.||Monthly Recurring Cost||3,850/- reimbursement per PwD per month (+ 1,000/- per PwD per month for transport allowance, if availed)||Monthly|
|IV.||Setup Cost for Work centre (if availed by the RO)||Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 1,00,000/-||Case to case basis|
Note: Unless the Registered Organisation fulfil the above criteria, he / she can not apply under the scheme
This section specifies the eligibility criteria for RO to apply for opening a Vikaas Centre and also for PwDs to be enrolled in a Vikaas Centre.
I. Eligibility criteria for RO
RO should fulfil all of the following eligibility criteria to enrol for Vikaas scheme:
|S. No.||Eligibility Criteria||Required Documents|
|1.||Applicant should be registered with National Trust||Valid Registration Certificate under the National Trust|
|2.||Requesting organisation should have a valid registration under the PwD Act 1995, at the time of enrolment||Registration Proof or certificate|
|3.||RO should have minimum 2 years of experience of working with Person with Disability (PwD) with at least one year in one of the four disabilities under National Trust Act||Declaration by the RO detailing the work|
|4.||RO should not be blacklisted by National Trust/any other government organization, at the time of enrolment for the scheme||Declaration by the RO|
Eligibility criteria for PwD
Following are the eligibility criteria that a PwD should have, to be enrolled under Vikaas Centre (whether funded by the National Trust or not):
I. Enrolment Process for Registered Organisations (ROs)
Fill up the Vikaas application form online and upload the scanned documents as required*
RO Enrolment process
RO enrolment process defines the steps to be followed while enrolling for Vikaas Centre for the first time. It also details out the required information and documents at each step and timelines for various activity wherever applicable.
STEP 1. The NGO registered with National Trust logs in to the National Trust website
STEP 2. The application form is available online on the National Trust website and has to be submitted online only. Application fees or enrolment in Vikaas scheme is INR 1000/-
STEP 3. After National Trust receives the application form and the documents, these are verified. If there is more information required from the RO, the RO is given genrally15 days’ time to submit the same from date of intimation of missing documents by the National Trust.
Note that the documents related to physical verification of the RO and proposed Vikaas centre can be submitted either at the time of enrolment for the scheme at the National Trust website or even after the online application form has been submitted. In case the RO fails to submit the same on time, the RO would be given 15 days’ time to submit the same after the RO receives the notification from National Trust
STEP 4. The final decision on the application or proposal is taken after completing all necessary formalities and processes. Based on the Physical verification report, if the RO meets scheme criteria and requirements, the application is approved. In case there is any discrepancy, RO is accordingly informed.
STEP 5. Communication to RO by the National Trust shall be done within 45 days from point of receipt. In case of online form, point of receipt is date and time of submission of online form along with all the required documents. However, if there is any missing information, the National Trust has to communicate to RO within 10 days from receipt of online submission.
STEP 6. In case, hardcopy of form and other documents is not received within 15 days of online point of receipt, the National Trust has to send a communication back to RO within 10 days of the prescribed deadline (which is within 25 days from point of receipt)
STEP 7. Enrolment is completed a scheme ID is created for the RO, and the confirmation for the same is communicated to RO.
STEP 8. A starter kit/Vikaas handbook containing the complete details of the Vikaas scheme is also handed over to the RO by the National Trust.
STEP 9. The National Trust to begin the fund disbursement process for providing setup cost to the ROs.
II. Enrolment Process for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)
Enrolment of PwD at the Vikaas Centre
STEP 1. PwD comes to the centre with the required proofs
STEP 2. The Vikaas centre conducts an Individual Assessment Test with the help of Therapist/Counsellor. In case the child is between the age of 10-14 years and :
STEP 3. In case the PwD is above 14 years, proceed to the below steps
STEP 4. In case of enrolling PwD in the Vikaas centre, a check is made on whether the child is applicable for the LIG or BPL funding by the National Trust
STEP 5. Parents or guardian are required to bring the Enrolment Form along with the originals and photocopies of the below mentioned documents. The documents and records for each PwD are to be maintained in separate files.
Documents required to be brought by Parents or guardians for enrolment in a Vikaas Centre are:
LG certificate, if PwD >18 years of age and parents are not the guardians
STEP 6. In case of successful verification of the all the above furnished documents, the PwD is enrolled at the Vikaas centre – a confirmation Enrolment ID card/receipt is handed over to the PwDs parents or guardians, along with a starter kit. Further details about the schedule of the centre, starting date, rules and regulations etc. are to be mentioned by the Vikaas representatives
STEP 7. Also, the beneficiary should be given a detailed insight on the Niramaya health insurance scheme by the Vikaas representatives, in case the former has not yet availed the same. The latter can help with the registration of the beneficiary under the Niramaya scheme, in case the beneficiary is interested in the same
Last Updated On: 31-12-2019
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