Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme to promote Voluntary Action for Persons with Disabilities (Revised DDRS Scheme)
The umbrella Central Sector Scheme of this Ministry called the "Scheme to Promote Voluntary Action for Persons with Disabilities" was revised w.e.f. 01.04.2003 and was renamed as the "Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)". However, while revision of the scheme took place in 2003, the cost norms of 1999 had remained unchanged. The revision of the cost norms has become imperative to compensate for the price rise. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Industrial workers has risen by 38% from 1999 to 2007. It has been decided to revise the cost norms for honoraria, recurring items and nonrecurring items of expenditure. The scheme has also been revised to the extent that there has been widening of the scope of the model projects.
The revised Scheme now has two parts viz. Part-A consisting of the Scheme and the Documents (prescribed proforma) required for consideration of a proposal of Grant-in-aid under the Scheme and Part-B (Model Project Profiles) which elaborates the various model projects and cost norms for honoraria, recurring and non-recurring items of expenditure thereunder .
The revised Scheme shall be effective from 01.04.2009.
Dr. Arbind Prasad
Disability Development Bureau.