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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Empowering the Disabled

Dated 8th December 2000


1. Shri Lal Advani, President, Indian Association for Special Education and Rehabilitation,
A-70 DDA Fiat, Saket, New Delhi -110017.
2. Representative, Deptt. of Women and Child Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110001. Member
3. Representative, Ministry of Health, Nirman Bhavan. New Delhi-110001. Member
4. Representative, Department of Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001 Member
5. Representative, Department of ISM and H, Red Cross Building, New Delhi- 110001. Member
6. Representative, Ministry of Rural Development, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi –110001. Member
7. Representative, Ministry of Labour, Shram Shakti Bhavan New Delhi- 110001. Member
8. Representative, Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi –110016.
9. Representative, Department of Elementary Education, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001. Member
10. Representative, Department of Higher Education, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001. Member
11 Representative, Ministry of Urban Area and Employment, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi - 110001. Member
12. Representative, Ministry of Railways, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi –110001. Member
13. Representative, Ministry of Surface Transport, Transport Bhavan, New Delhi -110001. Member.
14. Representative, Social Welfare Division, Planning Commission, Yojana Bhavan, New Delhi-110001. Member
15. Chief Commissioner of Disability, Government of India, 4 Vishnu Digambar Marg, New Delhi - 110002. Member
16. Chairman, Rehabilitation Council of India, 23-A, 2nd Floor, Shivaji Marg, Near Karampura Complex,
New Deihi-110015.
17. Director, National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, 118 Rajpur Road, Dehradun Member
18. Director, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Bandra (West), Mumbai - 400050. Member
19. Director, National Institute for the Orthapaedically Handicapped, B.T. Road, Bon-Hooghly, Kolkata Member
20. Director, National Institute for Rehabilitation Training and Research,
Olatpur, Bairoi, P.O. Cuttack, Distt. Orissa-754010.
21. Director National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Manovikas Nagar, Secunderabad – 500009. Member
22. Director, Institute for Physically Handicapped, 4 Vishnu Digambar Marg, New Delhi - 110002. Member
23. Director, National Institute of Mental Health and . Neuro Sciences, Bangalore (Karnataka). Member
24. Chairman and Managing Director NHFDC, Red Cross Bhavan Opp. Mini Secretariat,
Faridabad- 121007. Haryana
25. Secretary, Dept. of Social Welfare, Government of Assam, Bal Bhavan, Pujan Bajar, Guwahati- 781001. Member
26. Secretary, Dept. of Social Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, Mantralaya, Mumbai- 400032 Member
27. Secretary. Dept. of Social Welfare, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Civil Secretariat,
Jammu Tawi –190001.
28. Secretary, Dept. of Social Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Secretariat Annexe, Luknow – 226001. Member
29. Secretary, Dept. of Social Welfare, Government of Kerala, Govt. Secretariat, Trivandrum- 695001. Member
30. Secretary, Dept. of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar, Patna. Member
31. Dr. M.M.G. Mani, Director, Resource and Development Centre, SKKV College of Education,
Coimbatore- 641020 (Tamil Nadu).
32. Dr. Bhushan Punani BPA Association, Dr. Vikram Sarabai Road, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad – 380015. Member
33 President, All India Federation of Deaf, Northern Complex, Rama Krishna Ashram Marg, New Delhi. Member
34. Mrs. Aloka Guha, Director, Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu, Opp. TTI, Tara Mani Road, Chennai- 600113. Member
35. Dr. (Mrs.) Uma Tuli, Director, Amar Jyoti Trust, New Delhi. Member
36. Joint Secretary (DD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Convener

Terms of Reference:

  1. to review the existing approach, strategies, priorities; the on-going policies and programmes and their implementation for the welfare, development and empowerment of the Disabled and suggest rationalization/minimization of the on-going programmes and effective inter-sectoral convergence;
  2. to identify neglected areas and groups; gaps, weakness and bottlenecks in the implementation; and take note of the emerging problems/situations related to welfare, development and empowerment of the Disabled in the changing scenario and suggest interventions, wherever necessary;
  3. to review the effectiveness of the implementation of the 'Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995' (now being amended) and other related legislations ant suggest measures for effective implementation;
  4. to review the functioning of the Institutional arrangements both at the Centre and State levels for implementation of policies and programmes in 'empowering the Disabled" and suggest measures to make them more effective;
  5. to review and assess the involvement of Panchayati Raj Institutions / Local Self-Government Bodies and NGOs in the implementation of programmes relating) the 'empowerment of the Disabled', and suggest measures for their effect involvement in the planning process.
  6. to review the physical and financial achievements in relation to the targets fixed under various programmes for the Disabled during the Ninth Plan and project programme-wise requirements, both physical and financial, for 'empowering the Disabled', during the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07).

The Chairman of the Working Group, if necessary, may constitute Sub-Groups on any specific area / problem and also co-opt additional Members.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be born by the parent Department/Ministry/Organization to which the officers belong Non-official members will be entitled to TA/DA as admissible to Grade-I Officers of the Government of India and this will be paid by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

The Working Group shall submit its final report positively by 28th February 2001.