I. NAME OF THE SECTOR                    : 31. SOCIAL SECURITY & WELFARE

 

II. INTRODUCTION OF THE SECTOR    :

 

The directive principles of the state policy as laid down in the constitution of our nation have a bearing on Social Welfare.  It enjoins the state to ensure the health and strength of workers, men, women and children. It further enjoins the state that citizens are not forced by economic necessity to enter vocations unsuited to their age and physical strength and that childhood and youth are protected against exploitation and against moral and material abandonment. The Social Welfare service in the last decades has sought to serve the development and rehabilitation needs of the people in this Union Territory, especially the physically challenged including women and children. The Department is responsible for the implementation of PWD (Persons with Disabilities) Act 1995 in Lakshadweep to cater to the needs of the people coming under this category.

 

            Besides the above programmes, schemes to provide assistance such as Aids and appliances, pension etc. to the physically handicapped, mentally retarded, old aged and poor are also implemented by the Department. For the proper implementation of the welfare programmes it is necessary to equip the people concerned with awareness and necessary knowledge to discharge their functions properly.

 

            Lakshadweep State Haj Committee proposes to implement various welfare programmes for the benefit of pilgrims in Lakshadweep. Their activity is to be supported by the Administration under social security by way of providing financial assistance to enable them to depute Volunteers and to establish a control room during the Haj season.

 

III. OUTLAY AT A GLANCE       :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Scheme

XIth Plan

2007-12

Annual Plan 2011-12

Proposed

Outlay

ACA,

if any

Total

1

Implementation of PWD Act/National Policy for person with disabilities and Aid to handicapped persons

351.50

51.00

0.00

51.00

2

Pension to old aged, destitute,  widows, abandoned ladies, Physically handicapped and mentally retarded persons

126.80

95.00

0.00

95.00

3

Grant-in-aid to Lakshadweep Haj Committee

31.00

20.00

0.00

20.00

4

 Social Defenses

20.50

11.00

0.00

11.00

Total

529.80

177.00

0.00

177.00

 

 

IV. DETAILS OF SCHEMES      :

 

 

1. Scheme No.                          : 3101

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Implementation of PWD Act/ National policy for persons with Disabilities and Aid to handicapped persons

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

There are physically handicapped, deaf, dumb blind and mentally retarded persons in this Union Territory.  Due to their poor financial position they are not able to undergo specialized medical treatment and purchase required artificial limbs, hearing aids, wheel chair/tricycle etc.  to over come their inability and  deficiency and also to improve their mobility and ability to lead a normal life. Considering i.e. financial difficulty it is proposed to give financial assistance to such handicapped persons with one escort to undergo the specialized treatment at Mainland required on production of certificate from the Medical Officers and to supply artificial limbs.

 

The Planning Commission of India in their Fax No.PC(P)/9/55/98-SP dated 2.2.1999 and letter D.O.No.PC(P)2/11/2002-SPC(Vol.III) dated 19.4.2002 have requested the U.T Administration to allocate funds for the continued implementation of National Programme for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (NPRPD) Scheme in the State Sector from the Five Year Plan onwards.  The NPRPD is a Scheme with basic objective of providing comprehensive rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities, especially in rural areas closer to their door-steps through a four tier delivery system established at Gram Panchayat, Block District and UT levels.  There is a provision for two Community Based Rehabilitation workers (CBRWs) in every Island (Dweep) Panchayat and two Multipurpose Rehabilitation Workers (MRWs) in districts covered under the Scheme.  The Scheme also envisages establishment of   a District Centre in every district and a State Resource Centre.  The Scheme commenced in 1999-2000 and funds have been provided by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for the first three years.  The Ministry in their letter D.O.No.16-24/2000-NPRPD dated 24.05.2002 have directed the U.T. Administration to ensure provision of  adequate resources in the Xth Five Year Plan as well as in the Annual Plan (2003-2004) to avoid any physical  and financial disruption of the programme.  Basic objective of the scheme for the year 2011-2012 are.

 

·         Cost of artificial limbs/wheel chairs/tricycles/hearing aids etc.

·         Specialized treatment of disabled persons at Mainland with one escort.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Cost of artificial limbs/ wheel chairs/ tricycles, hearing aids etc

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : 1. Allocation is provided in the plan to meet the expenditure on procurement of artificial limps like wheel chairs/tricycles etc. to handicapped persons.

 

2.         The amount is provided to meet the expenditure on specialized treatment of handicapped persons at mainland.

 

3.         The amount is provided to implement the National Programme of Rehabilitation of persons with Disabilities as instructed by the Ministry to supplement the one time grant sanctioned by Ministry to implement the above scheme.

 

4.         As part of implementation of PWD Act and as per the National Policy for PWDs.  The amount is provided in the Plan scheme for providing employment to handicapped persons at island level for which grant in aid to Village (Dweep) Panchayats are to be given.  Allowances to handicapped persons are provided in Plan scheme to sanction allowances for handicapped persons, those who are not getting any allowances.

 

5.         The scheme is to provide financial assistance to those parents looking after the mentally retarded handicapped children those who become a burden to their parents even after attaining maturity.

 

6.         The post of Statistical Assistant is provided to create required infrastructure facilities to the newly created department of Social Welfare and Tribal Affairs in the office.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    : Achievement of Physical and Financial target fixed in the previous

Annual Plan 2010-2011 are anticipated

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 51.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Cost of artificial limbs/ wheel chairs/ tricycles/ hearing aids Survey on disability etc.

Nos

30

30

6.00

6.00

2

Financial Assistant (for Specialized treatment of  Handicapped persons with one escort

Nos

20

20

5.00

5.00

3

NPRPD Programme, C/o. KIOSKs in 9 islands

Nos

10

10

5.00

5.00

4

Rehabilitation Programme

Nos

20

20

5.00

5.00

5

Implementation of PWD Act 1995 – Unemployment Allowance to PWDs handicapped persons

Nos

105

105

10.00

10.00

6

Education to Handicapped Children by providing Scholarship/ Tuition Free

Nos

20

20

5.00

5.00

7

Insurance to Handicapped Person

Nos

30

30

3.40

3.40

8

Implementation of National Policy for persons with disabilities/ Special jobs to handicapped persons/ releasing of GIA through VDPs in all islands

Nos

20

20

5.00

5.00

9

Statistical Assistant (4500-7000)

Nos

1

1

0.60

0.60

Total

 

 

 

45.00

45.00

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Statistical Assistant

(4500-7000)

Nos

1

2235

02200

110001

4.00

 

4.00

2

Cost of artificial limps/ wheel chairs/ tricycles/ hearing aids etc and survey on disability

Nos

30

2235

02800

040031

7.00

 

7.00

3

Financial Assistance

(for specialized treatment of handicapped persons with one escort.

Nos

20

2235

02800

040031

6.00

 

6.00

4

NPRPD Programmes, Const. of KIOSKs in 9 islands

Nos

10

2235

02800

040031

6.00

 

6.00

5

Rehabilitation Programme through DDRC

Nos

20

2235

02800

040031

5.00

 

5.00

6

Implementation of PWD Act 1995 –Unemployment Allowance to PWDs

Nos

105

2235

02800

040031

10.00

 

10.00

7

Education to Handicapped Children by providing Scholarship/ Tuition Fee

Nos

20

2235

02800

040031

5.00

 

5.00

8

Insurance to Handicapped Persons

Nos

30

2235

02800

040031

3.00

 

3.00

9

Implementation of National Policy for persons with disabilities/ Special jobs to handicapped persons/ releasing of  GIA through  VDPs in all  islands

Nos

20

2235

02198

010031

5.00

 

5.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

51.00

0.00

51.00

 

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Statistical Assistant

5200-20200

2800

 

 

 

 

1

4.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

5.00

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

4.00

5.00

42.00

 

 

 

 

51.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 3102

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Pension to Old destitute widows physically handicapped and mentally retarded persons

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

The local people especially those belonging to the weaker and financially deprived sections find it very difficult to make both ends meet.   As a Social security measure, the Department   implemented a scheme to give pension to old aged, widows, disabled due to various physical and mental handicaps. It is proposed to continue this service to the existing 1196 beneficiaries and extend the benefit of pension to another 1500 eligible persons after due verification during XI th Plan period @ Rs.500/- per month.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Pension to Old aged, widows, disabled persons due to physically and mentally illness.

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : (1) Sanctioning Pension to Old aged, widows disabled persons @Rs.500/- per month.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    : Achievement of Physical and Financial target fixed in the previous Annual Plan 2010-2011 are anticipated

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 95.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Pension to Old aged   widows disabled due to physically/ mental illness etc 

Nos

1500

1500

77.00

77.00

Total

 

 

 

77.00

77.00

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Pension to Old aged   widows disabled due to physically/ mental illness etc 

Nos

1500

2235

02198

010031

95.00

 

95.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

95.00

0.00

95.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0.00

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

 

95.00

 

 

 

 

 

95.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 3103

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Grant in Aid to Lakshadweep State Haj Committee

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

Lakshadweep State Haj Committee propose to implement various welfare programmes for the benefit of pilgrims from Lakshadweep. Their activity is to be supported by   the Administration under social security by way of providing financial assistance to enable them to depute Volunteers and to establish control rooms during the Haj season.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Grant in Aid to Lakshadweep State Haj Committee

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : The activities of Haj Committee is to be supported by providing financial assistance and deputing Haj Voluntary and establishing control rooms etc.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    : Achievement of  Physical and  Financial target fixed in the previous Annual Plan 2010-2011.

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 20.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Grant in Aid to Lakshadweep State Haj Committee

Nos

1

1

15.00

15.00

Total

 

 

 

15.00

15.00

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Grant-in-aid to Lakshadweep Sate Haj Committee

Nos

1

2235

02800

040031

 

20.00

 

20.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

0.00

0.00

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0.00

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

 

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

20.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 3104

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Social Defenses

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

The Scheme or its components are not new, except the heading.  Due to Trifurcation of the department as per the order of Administrator “Majority Components under the Scheme” awareness generation programme is transferred to the Department of Women and Child Development, leaving three components of the scheme (1) Incentive Inter Caste Marriage (2) NSAP (i) GIA to DRDA (ii) GIA to DRCS.  A suitable heading is given to this component.

 

According to the Ministry's D.O. Letter F.No. 11013/4/2006-PCR (Desk) dated 2.1.2007 of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, the Administration is proposed to provide incentives for intercaste marriage in the islander.  The department has allocated  on amount of 50 thousand to Incentive to promote Inter Caste Marriage to curb the menace of untouchability.  The scheme NSAP including Annapurna Programme now stand transferred to District Panchayat.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Incentive Inter Caste Marriage

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : As per the Ministry's D.O. Letter F.No. 11013/4/2006-PCR (Desk) dated 2.1.2007 of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.  The amount provided is utilized to celebrating the day of Older Persons.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    : Achievement of Physical and  Financial target fixed in the previous Annual Plan 2010-2011 anticipated.

 

b) (Component Name)               : National Social Assistance Programme/ (GIA to DP)

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : (GIA to DRDA & DRCS): The Department of Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs is releasing funds to the District Panchayat for implementing NSAP and Annapura Programme under this scheme.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    : Achievement of Physical and  Financial target fixed in the previous Annual Plan 2010-2011 anticipated.

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 11.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Intensive Inter caste Marriage NSAP

Nos

1

1

1.00

1.00

2

Procurement of bicycles

Nos.

1

1

7.50

7.50

3

NSAP (GIA to DRCA)

Nos.

1

1

3.50

3.50

4

NSAP (GIA to DRCS)

Nos.

1

1

1.00

1.00

Total

 

 

 

13.00

0.00

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Incentive Inter caste Marriage    

Nos

1

2235

02800

040031

1.00

 

1.00

2

 Procurement of bicycles

Nos

1

2235

02800

040031

7.50

 

7.50

3

NSAP (GIA to DP)

Nos.

1

2235

02800

040031

2.00

 

2.00

4

NSAP (GIA to DP)

Nos.

1

2235

02800

040031

0.50

 

0.50

Total

 

 

 

 

 

11.00

0.00

11.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0.00

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

 

 

11.00

 

 

 

 

11.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

 

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