The State Programme for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities scheme is a state sector ongoing scheme implement for the welfare and providing rehabilitation services to Disabled Persons of the state under Person with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act. 1995.
The State Programme for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (SPRPD) erstwhile National Programme for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (NPRPD) was launched in the state in the year 2001-2002 which was sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. The Deptt. of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, erstwhile Social Welfare, Women and Child Development Deptt. had been made Nodal Department implement this scheme.
During the year 2005-06, this scheme had been transferred to state government and implement as state sector on-going scheme to provide Welfare & Rehabilitation services to the Disabled Persons of the state which is mandatory under the PWDs Act, 1995.
Under this scheme the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh under State Programme for Persons with Disabilities(SPRPD) have been providing aids & appliances like Tri-cycle, wheel chair, crutch, walking stick, Blind stick, Rolator and Hearing Aids to persons with disabilities at State Disability Rehabilitation Centre(SDRC) at its Office Premises and by organizing Diagnostic Camp –cum-Free Distribution of Aids & appliances at district level from time to time. More than 7000 Nos. of PwDs has been distributed aids and appliances.
The Department also established a Physiotherapy Unit during the year 2013-14 at SDRC where needy patients are given treatment/therapy on free of cost. Till date more than 250 Nos. of patients had been given treatment.
For the Prevention, Early Detection and intervention of Disabilities, the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh had trained 539 Nos. of Community Based Rehabilitation Workers(CBRWS) and engaged at grass root level to conduct Door to Door survey report of disabled and Persons to create awareness and prevention of disabilities.
The Disabled Persons who need assistive device and treatment/therapy may require to produce the following documents at the State Disability Rehabilitation Centre (SDRC), Directorate of Social Justice and Empowerment & Tribal Affairs, Naharlagun.
For more information contact Director Social Justice and Empowerment & Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun.
Tel No.:- 0360-2351462/23514600(Fax), Mobile No. :-9717809691/9485236242