The GOI has communicated certain new interventions under “Strengthened and Restructured” ICDS Scheme in Mission Mode. One of the new interventions is to facilitate integrated and inclusive early childhood care and development services to all children with special needs through Anganwadi Centres. The Government of India has sanctioned Rs.9.00 Crore during 2013-14 to take up activities for special needs children to ensure provision of need based interventions/services like assessment and investigation / assistive devices/special education activity kit/books/ building ramps/ nutrition etc.
The Commissioner, WD&CW Dept. Hyderabad has stated that the same matter was discussed in the review meeting with PDs & RJDs of WD&CW Dept. on 9th & 10th January, 2014 by Principal Secretary to the Government and it was decided to sanction an amount of Rs.5000/- per child who is mentally challenged and who is suffering with Cerabralpalsy in the age group of 0-6 years as the Parents/Guardians of such children face several problems & hardships to provide proper care and protection to such children. Accordingly, based on the proposals received from the Districts the budget was released to the PDs concerned for onward disbursement.
The Commissioner, WD&CW Dept. A.P., Hyderabad has requested the Government to ratify the action of disbursing an amount of Rs.5000/- per child as proposed by the PDs concerned for onward release to the Bank Accounts of Parents/Guardians of Mentally Challenged children & children suffering with Cerabralpalsy during 2013-14.
After careful examination of the proposal, the Government of AP ratify the action taken by the Commissioner, WD&CW Dept. Hyderabad in having disbursed Rs.5000/- per child who is mentally challenged child & who is suffering with Cerabralpalsy in the age group of 0-6 years subject to meeting the expenditure during 2013-14 within the budget provision under “Strengthened and Restructured ICDS” Scheme in a Mission Mode without seeking any additional funds in this regard.
The Commissioner, Women Development & Child Welfare Department, Hyderabad shall take necessary action in the matter.
Department for Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens – “Strengthened and Restructured ICDS” in a Mission Mode – Focus on Early Childhood Care and Development Services of Children with Special Needs in AWCs – Deposit of Rs.5000/- per child who is Mentally Challenged & who is suffering with Cerabralpalsy in the Bank Accounts of Parents/Guardians of such children – Ratification – Orders – Issued.
DEPARTMENT FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN, DISABLED & SENIOR CITIZENS
G.O.Rt.No. 173 Dt.09/05/2014.
1. F.No.1-8/2012-CD-I, Dt:22.10.2012 from Under Secretary to GOI, MWCD, New Delhi.
2. Lr.No.5555/K2/2013, Dt:25.02.2014 from the Commissioner, WD&CW Dept., A.P., Hyderabad.