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CBID Program on Rehabilitation of Divyangjan

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    24th May, 2021

Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment launched a 6- month Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Program on rehabilitation of Divyangjan.

Context

Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment launched a 6- month Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Program on rehabilitation of Divyangjan.

About

About the CBID program

  • This CBID Program has been co-designed by Rehabilitation Council of India and University of Melbourne.
    • It is started as a joint initiative under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government of Australia and the Government of India on 22nd November, 2018 for cooperation in disability sector.
  • This program will be first of its kind that will create trained manpower in identifying risk cases, apprising the parents/guardians about the nearest early intervention centres, and guiding them for availing Government benefits for Divyangjan.
  • Aim: It aims to create a pool of grass-root rehabilitation workers at community level who can work alongside ASHA and Anganwadi workers (Divyang Mitras) to handle cross disability issues and facilitate inclusion of persons with disabilities in the society.
  • Prospects: This would enable to develop trained manpower for rehabilitation and development of Divyangjan.
    • It will ensure their empowerment and inclusiveness in the society.

What is about the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)?

  • It was set up as a registered society in 1986.
  • Statutory: In 1992 the RCI Act was enacted by Parliament and it became a Statutory Body in 1993.
  • Mandate: It is mandated to regulate and monitor services given to persons with disability, to standardise syllabi and to maintain a Central Rehabilitation Register of all qualified professionals and personnel working in the field of Rehabilitation and Special Education.

Some other initiative for the inclusion of Divyangjan

  • The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 was enacted with the purpose of inclusive of persons with disabilities.
  • The MoU signed with the Government of Australia for cooperation in disability sector.
  • 24 X 7 Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline -'KIRAN'
  • Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) as a nation-wide Campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)
  • National Action Plan for Skill Development of Persons with Disabilities Under Scheme for Implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act (SIPDA)
  • NGO Darpan Portal of NITI Aayog
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