Ensuring the rights of the people with disabilities.

In Yavatmal district the district level Disabled people organisation has been formed. In this organisation 8 block level organisations and People with Disabilities are involved. The District Level Organisation has prepared plan of action focusing on the issues and entitlements of the persons with disabilities. The organisation is also working to execute the plan through its block level structure. The Organization is continuously conducting meetings with various govt officials for the betterment of persons with disabilities and also for the effective implementation of the provisions of the various acts and schemes so the PwDs get their rights and entitlements.

As result of collective efforts, following policy decisions have been taken by the Government of Maharashtra

  • State rules have been framed and are in implementation with effect from 20th February 2019 under the Rights of People with Disabilities Act 2016
  • Government of Maharashtra brought the GR  for allocation of 5% funds for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities at Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad level.  
  • Disability pension has been increased from Rs. 600/- to Rs. 800/- to Rs. 1000/- per month

To understand the state and National level scenario and for policy advocacy work, our organisation is associated withvarious state and National level networks as following