Telangana Economic Rehabilitation Scheme 2020

Government have sanctioned an amount of Rs.4.67 Crores for implementation of the Economic Rehabilitation Scheme to the Persons with Disabilities in the State for the year Telangana Economic Rehabilitation Scheme 2020 2020-21.

Director, Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens, Hyderabad has submitted the proposals to the Government for issue of implementation guidelines and for approval of District allocations for taking up further follow up action with the districts for implementation of Telangana Economic Rehabilitation Scheme 2020-21 from the above available budget.

After careful examination of the matter Government approve the District wise allocation of funds in the Annexure-VII as appended to this order and also hereby issue the guidelines mentioned in the Annexure-I –VI as appended to this order for implementation of Economic Rehabilitation Scheme to the Persons with Disabilities in the State for the year 2020-21.

Telangana Economic Rehabilitation Scheme 2020

This order issues with the concurrence of Finance Department vide their Fin.U.O.No.719583/81/A2/EBS-III/2020 & e-Office No.EBS3/3/7/2020, Dated:04.09.2020.

Annexure-I to G.O.Ms.No.17 Dept., for WCD&SC,(Sch.II),dt:01.10.2020.

Guidelines under economic rehabilitation scheme for Persons with Disabilities

Objective of the Scheme: To provide livelihood opportunities to the Persons with Disabilities and to enhance their income through establishing Industries, Service, Business and Agricultural and allied activities etc and thereby enable them to lead normal life in the society by earning sustainable income from out of the established unit.

Target Group: The Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the State of Telangana, who are living under below poverty line are eligible to avail the benefit under this Scheme Telangana Economic Rehabilitation Scheme 2020.

Definition of Disabilities and Persons with Disabilities: Definition of Disabilities and Persons with Disabilities and categories for the purpose of the scheme shall be as stipulated in the RPwD Act, 2016.

Eligibility Criteria:

a) A person who was certified as Person with Disability by the Medical Board with more than 40% Disability.
b) Age between 21 to 55 years
c) Annual income of the family should not exceed Rs.1.50 Lakhs in Rural areas and Rs.2.00 Lakhs in Urban areas.
d) The candidates should not have availed subsidy in the last (5) years previously from Disabled Welfare Department or any other department or any Government Agency.
e) One house-hold shall be limited to only one SelfEmployment Scheme in (5) years.
f) Beneficiaries availing the scheme shall not be eligible for any benefit under such scheme for the next (5) years.
g) The Candidates who are possessing technical qualifications and/or having considerable experience in the relevant activity may be given priority.

Telangana Economic Rehabilitation Scheme 2020 Pattern of Assistance: 100% financial assistance directly by way of subsidy to the units up to Rs.50,000/- unit cost. Financial Assistance for above Rs.50,000/- unit cost would be linked to the credit component of bank. The pattern of assistance will be is as detailed below.

Service Area Credit Plan: The budget allocated under this scheme has to be distributed among all the districts basing on the PwD population in the District. The Director, WD & SC shall allocate the subsidy amount to (33) Districts taking the Districtwise population into criteria as per SADAREM data. The DWOs of all the Districts and the Assistant Director, WD & SC Department, Hyderabad District shall prepare the District Annual Action Plan and indicate in the Service Area Credit Plan with the approval of the District Collector and Chairman, District Consultative Committee of Bankers.

Identification of Beneficiaries under Telangana Economic Rehabilitation Scheme 2020:

The District Officers shall call for the applications by way of Notification in the press through Online Beneficiary Management and Monitoring System (OBMMS, a web portal). The applications received shall be segregated Mandal-wise and the list of the applications to be sent to the Mandal Parishad Development Officers (MPDOs) or the Municipal Commissioners (MCs) concerned. The application forms shall also be made available in the office of the DWOs in the Districts and the Assistant Director, WD & SC Department, Hyderabad to supply the same to the needy applicants. A model Application form is enclosed in Annexure-I. 33 1/3rd % of overall allocation shall be ear marked for women beneficiary. The DWOs/AD, WD & SC, Hyderabad shall ensure that the above reservation for women shall be followed while selecting the beneficiaries.

Process and Sanction: The Persons with Disabilities shall apply in the prescribed form in full shape either to the concerned MPDO or Municipal Commissioner or DWOs in the districts and Assistant Director, WD & SC Department, Hyderabad in duplicate along with the following enclosures with self attestation or upload the same in the OBMSS portal within the prescribed timelines.

i) Disability Certificate issued by the District Medical Board through SADAREM \
ii) Recent Income Certificate issued by Tahsildar often (within one year)/White Ration Card.
iii) Residential Certificate issued by Tahsildar/Residential Proof (Ration Card/ EPIC Card) iv) Aadhar Card
v) Age Proof Certificate vi) Cast Certificate
vii) Certificate of Educational Qualification, Trainings etc., if any.
viii) Legal Guardian Certificate, if any. ix) (3) latest Pass Port size photos

a) The applications Which are received directly by the DWOs and Assistant Director, WD & SC Department, Hyderabad are through online shall be forwarded to the concerned MPDO/Municipal Commissioner for taking process of selection.

b) Selection of Beneficiaries: In respect of bank linked schemes, the selection of beneficiaries shall be taken up in the Mandal/Municipality by the concerned MPDO/Municipal Commissioner. The MPDO/Municipal Commissioner has to verify each application and a Verification Certificate (in the form indicated in Annexure-II) to be certified by the MPDO/Municipal Commissioner in the prescribed format. The list of selected candidates shall be sent to the respective financing bank to issue Bank Consent. The Banker shall accord Consent (in the form indicated in Annexure-III) in respect of the targets given to the bank and Consent shall be communicated to the MPDO/Municipal Commissioner.

c) In respect of non-bank linked scheme where the unit cost is up to Rs.50,000/- the selection of beneficiaries shall be done by District Level Committee formed by the District Collector with the following officers:
i) Addl.Collector : Chairman ii) DWO/AD : Member-Convener iii) DRDO : Member iv) ED, SC Corporation : Member v) PD, MEPMA : Member
The above Committee shall scrutinize the applications received under this Scheme and submit the eligible list of applicants to the District Collector for according sanction. The DWO/AD of the respective districts shall process these applications for according sanction and grounding of the units. The units shall be physically grounded. Subsidy cannot be directly released to the beneficiary. The most vulnerable sections within the PwDs shall be considered under this Scheme. The Utilization Certificate shall be issued by the concerned DWO/AD in the format enclosed in Annexure-V.

d) Documentation shall be done by the MPDO/Municipal Commissioner along with enclosures after obtaining bank consent from the concerned bank for release of subsidy in respect of Bank linked Scheme.

e) The MPDO/Municipal Commissioner after obtaining the Bank Consent shall forward the application in full shape along with verification report of the relevant certificates to the DWOs of the concerned District and Assistant Director, Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens, Hyderabad District for sanction of subsidy.

f) On receipt of the proposals in full shape from MPDO/Municipal Commissioner, DWOs of the concerned District and Assistant Director, Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens, Hyderabad District shall verify and scrutinize thoroughly with reference to the guidelines and other relevant rules shall process the proposals for sanction of subsidy to the District Collector subject to the availability of budget.

g) The Collector & District Magistrate shall be the sanctioning authority for subsidy and the DWO/Assistant Director shall submit the Sanction Order of the District Collector to the Director, WD & SC Department or upload the same in the OBMMS portal in the format indicated in Annexure-IV.

h) Soon after sanction of the subsidy, the DWO/Assistant Director should ensure updating the same in the SADAREM web site also.

i) The copies of sanction order of the subsidy shall be sent to the concerned Banker, MPDO/Municipal Commissioner, and applicant immediately.

j) The subsidy shall be released to the concerned Banker for grounding of the unit. Under any circumstances the subsidy shall not be released to the individual.

k) If the application for sanctions of subsidy is rejected, the reasons thereof shall be intimated to the applicant by the DWO/Assistant Director.

l) The financial assistance shall be extended in the case of Mentally Challeged persons through their respective legal guardians.

  1. Grounding of the unit and Monitoring:

The MPDO/ Municipal Commissioner shall take up proper followup with Bank in grounding of scheme after the release of subsidy to the bank.

The MPDO/ Municipal Commissioner and also the DWO/Assistant Director, Welfare of WD & SC Department or any person authorized by the District Collector shall monitor the performance of the unit and take timely action.

Submission of Utilization Certificate:

The Banker shall submit Utilization Certificate along with grounding details of the unit to the DWO/Assistant Director, Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens immediately after grounding of the unit along with a copy of the photograph of the unit in the format indicated in Annexure-V. The DWO/Assistant Director, Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens shall submit the same to the Director, WD & SC Department or upload the same in the OBMMS portal.

Punishment for fraudulently availing any benefit meant for persons with benchmark disabilities:

Whoever, fraudulently avails or attempts to avail any benefit meant for persons with benchmark disabilities, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees or with both as per Section 91 of RPwD Act, 2016.

The DWOs/Assistant Director, Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens shall ensure that the above clause shall be made known to all the applicants who are applying for financial assistance under Economic Rehabilitation Scheme.

Note: In respect of non-bank linked scheme the beneficiary, the DWO/AD and any one officer in the selection committee has to sign the UC.

Enclosures : (Self attested copies)

(i) Disability Certificate issued by the District Medical Board through SADAREM.
(ii) Recent Income Certificate issued by Tahsildhar.
(iii) Residential Certificate issued by Tahsildhars/Residential Proof (Ration Card/ EPIC).
(iv) Aadhaar Card.
(v) Age Proof Certificate.
(vi) Caste Certificate.
(vii) Certificates of Educational qualifications, Trainings etc., if any (viii) Legal Guardian Certificate, if any.
(ix) Three latest Passport size photos.

Whether the applicant or his family availed any Government Economic Support Scheme previously in the last five years?
(a) if yes, furnish the details of such scheme

Declaration:

I declare that the information furnished above is true and correct. I also declare that I have not claimed Subsidy previously from Welfare of Disabled or any other Department or Government Agency. If in any case, the information furnished by me is proved to be wrong at any time, I understand that I am punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees or with both as per Section 91 of RPwD Act, 2016 and recovery of Subsidy under Economic Support Scheme along with loan amount from me with interest thereon under Revenue Recovery Act.

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