|Right to Information Act Disabled and Senior citizens Welfare|
1.2 OBJECTIVE OF INFORMATION HANDBOOK
1.3 USERS OF THE HAND BOOK
1.4 DISABALED AND SENIOR CITIZENS WELFARE DEPARTMENT
Andhra Pradesh has the distinct record of establishing an independent department in 1983 and an independent corporation for the welfare of disabled named as Andhra Pradesh Vikalangula Cooperative Corporation in 1981. The Disabled and Senior Citizens Welfare department is headed by the Commissioner.
After enactment of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and full participation) Act, 1995, which has come into force w.e.f. 07.02.1996, the State Government have decided to adopt and implement various provisions of the Act. The State Government have also prescribed Rules for implementation of various provisions of the Act.
The Disabled and Senior Citizens Welfare Department is implementing the National Trust for Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999. The Disabled and Senior Citizens Welfare Department also implements National Policy for Older Persons in Andhra Pradesh.
The Department is having 23 subordinate offices headed by the Assistant Director, Disabled and Senior Citizens Welfare covering all the districts of A.P.
5 Residential Schools for Visually Impaired, 6 Residential Schools for Hearing Impaired, One Residential Junior College for Hearing Impaired at Bapatla and one Residential Junior College for Visually Impaired at Mahaboobnagar headed by the Principal of respective School / College, are being maintained by the Department. Wherein about 1850 Students are provided admission in these Institutions.
40 Hostels and 3 Homes are functioning under the control of the Assistant Directors of concerned district and nearly 4215 disabled students are being benefited through these Institutions.
FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT