ADIP Scheme


Provision of suitable aids and assistive devices is one of the first steps in the process of rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). It has been the constant endeavour of the Government to provide PwDs with aids and assistive devices, which are essential for their overall rehabilitation and empowerment. As per Census, 2011 there are 2.68 crore PwDs in the country. In addition, a large number of children below 14 years of age suffer from delayed development. Many of them suffer from intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy and require aids/appliances to attain the capacity for self-care and independent living. With the application of modern technology, a number of aids have emerged which can reduce the effects of disabilities and enhance the overall potential of the PwDs. However, a large proportion of PwDs are from the low income group and are deprived of the benefits of these appliances because of their inability to garner funds to acquire these and consequently live a dignified life.

The ADIP Scheme is in operation since 1981.It was revised w.e.f. 1.4.2014 and further modified and approved for continuation during the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission i.e., up to 31.3.2020.

Shorten modification of the AIDP Scheme is implemented from 08-04-2022 to 31-03-2026


The objective of the Scheme is to provide durable, modern and scientifically manufactured aids and assistive devices to PwDs for promoting their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation, thereby reducing the effects of disabilities and enhancing their educational and economic potential. The aids and assistive devices supplied under the Scheme must have due certification.

Quantum of assistance

(i) For aids /appliances costing upto Rs. 15,000/-.

Full financial assistance under the scheme.

(ii) For aids /appliances costing between Rs. 15,001/- to Rs. 30000/-

Financial assistance upto Rs 15000/-

(iii) Further, all expensive items costing above Rs. 30,001/, except Cochlear
Implant and Motorized Tricycle, eligible for assistance under the scheme,
subject to income ceiling, would be listed out. Government of India shall bear 50% of cost of these items thus listed by the Committee and the remainder shall be contributed by either the State Govt. or the NGO or any other agency or by the beneficiary concerned subject to prior approval of Ministry on case to case basis; limited to 20% of the Budget under the Scheme.

Eligibility of the beneficiaries

  • An Indian citizen of any age.
  • Holding a 40% Disability Certificate (Benchmark disability).
  • Having monthly income from all sources not exceeding Rs.30,000/- per month.
  • In case of dependents, the income of parents/guardians not exceeding Rs. 30,000/- per month.
  • Not having received assistance during the last 3 years for the same purpose from any source. However, for children below 12 years of age, the minimum time of assistance is one year.

Note:-(a): Income certificate from Revenue Agencies / BPL Card / MGNREGA Card / Disability Pension Card / Certificate by M.P./MLA/Councilor/Gram Pradhan failing which Notarized Affidavit C/o Implementing Agencies may be accepted for providing aids/ appliances to PwDs. Income certificate of beneficiaries staying in orphanages and half- way homes etc. may be accepted on certification of District Collector or Head of the organization concerned. Such beneficiaries will be provided aids & appliances under this Scheme by ALIMCO only.

(b). As per provision of the RPwD Act, Disability Certificate will be issued by the prescribed Medical Authority.

(b) (i) Responsibility for issue of a Joint disability Certificate for availing the benefits under the ADIP-SSA will be that of a (a) Headmaster or Principal of the School (b) Government Doctor of Government Primary Health Centres (PHCs) or Community Health Centres (CHCs) (c) Local SSA Authority and (d) representatives of ALIMCO.

(b) (ii) In case of less than 40% disability, CWSN can be issued aids and assistive devices based on the joint certification at sub para (b)(i) above.

(b) (iii). Temporary Disability Certificate issued by the Competent Medical Authority for children up to the age of 6 years or Developmental Delay Certificate issued by Competent Medical Authority for children up to the age of 6 years may be considered for distribution of TLM Kits under ADIP Scheme to persons with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities as approved by the Ministry. However, there is no dilution of the condition of minimum 40% disability as stipulated in the ADIP Scheme.

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