Implementation of IEDC Scheme in NCT of Delhi – An Overview

--- Nodal Officer,  IEDC



×     Integrated Education for Disabled Children Scheme  namely IEDC, a centrally sponsored Scheme run by the Directorate of Education now covers all the schools coming under the Directorate ( ref.- circular dated 22/11/01), Annex. – ‘A’                         .


×     Aim of IEDC  is to provide not only the Educational opportunities for disabled children in common schools so as to facilitate their retention in the school system but also to integrate them with the general community at all levels as equal partners.


×     Need of IEDC  Population census  gives the figure of about 10 million disabled in Indian population. Obviously such a vast percentage of people can not be ignored while having any kind of vision or mission for our country. Integrating children in ordinary schools is the most effective and economical way of providing educational  opportunities to them in large numbers. This also has the social and psychological advantages of giving a boost to their self-esteem to enable them to face life with courage and confidence ( Moreover it is now mandatory for the State Govt. to comply with the provisions of the PWD Act 1995 – Annex. – ‘B’)


×     Evoluation / History of IEDC in the Directorate of Education (DOE)  To begin with this scheme was introduced in 1976-77 in the Selected Senior Secondary Schools run by the Dte. O.E. Presently all the schools are covered under this scheme. To avail benefits of this scheme, registration was required to be done at Administrative Cell, till the year 2000-01. Now the process of registration is decentralised  and disabled children are registered at the level of school where they are studying. Complete record of the disabled child is prepared and maintained by the teacher incharge ( IEDC)  in the school.


×     Eligibility Criterion for disabled children to be registered   is the presence of 40% (forty percent) or more of disability(s). This has to be certified by any of the Government Hospitals ( Annex. – ‘A’)


×     Disability Categories for extending benefits of this scheme include  children who could be

 Orthopaedically Handicapped – (OH),            

                                     Mentally retarded (Educable )  - (MR)

                                     Visually Impaired                        -  (VI)

                                     Hearing Impaired                        -  (HI)

                                     Cerebral Palsied                         -  (CP)


×     Benefits of the scheme to the child  consist of Books and Stationary Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Transport Allowance, Escort Allowance, Reader Allowance, Actual cost of Equipment (used by the disabled child) etc. ( Sec. 30 C of IEDC Scheme 1992.) More details of the scheme are provided in Annex.- ‘A’                                                      .                                                                      


×     Functional Structure of IEDC in N.C.T. of Delhi  An Administrative Cell, IEDC Scheme has been constituted on functional basis to implement and coordinate this scheme, though this cell is functioning with the Staff posted in diverted capacity. Deputy Director of Education (DDE ) South is the Nodal Officer (Additional Charge). The Cell also has a coordinator and a Special Educator. At the District level, each District has one District Coordinator (IEDC) (see order dated 27/10/03 &  Annex. – ‘D’).




×      PWD Act       The Persons With Disabilities Opportunities. Protection of Right and Full Participations) Act, 1995 was passed by the Parliament in 1995. (Annex. –‘B’)


×     Purpose of this Act :- is to elaborate the responsibility of the Central and State Govt., local bodies to provide services, facilities and equal opportunities to people with disabilities for participating as productive citizens of the Country. This is an important land mark.


×     Step taken by the Dte. Of  Education  :- in implementing IEDC Scheme in N.C.T. of Delhi and to create awareness in community. The Directorate has taken various steps regarding the provisions of the scheme to be availed by the disabled children. Various circulars, orders regarding admission, age relaxation, time relaxation in examination, language exemptions(Annex –‘D’), removal of architectural barriers (ref circular dated 11/12/03), providing amanuensis to blind students,   collections of information regarding disabled children ref etc. has been issued to all the Heads of the school. Moreover the data maintain by IEDC teacher incharge in the school is submitted in the prescribed proforma to the respective District Coordinator, which is then forwarded to the Cell (ref. Circular dated 07/04/03 ). The Directorate  has taken another step in the total integration of these children in co-curricular activities too. (ref. Circular dated 13/08/03). Children are being encouraged to participate in ‘ ABILYMPICS’ and similar activities.


Awareness in the community is being created regarding IEDC scheme by publishing articles in the news letter. In-service training programmes are also being conducted by the IEDC Cell for Heads of schools, EVG  Counsellors and teachers for their sensitization(towards this scheme and the Persons With Disabilities Act, 1995) and their role in the implementation of the Scheme. Officers of IEDC Cell also delivered lecture on  the Scheme in the training programmes conducted by other agencies like NCERT, SCERT, CIRTES etc. In fact SCERT has agreed to add a component about IEDC in all their training programmes for teachers of NCT of Delhi.


Exhibitions are also being  arranged at District and Central level for creating awareness in the community during 2003. To spread awareness about the variety and level of skills of disabled children, Direcotrate of Education arranged to send hundred of school children as spectators to the 6th International ABILYMPICS which were held in Delhi in the year 2003. These efforts were  highly appreciated by the office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons With Disabilitites.


In order to safeguard the interests of these children their grievances are being attended by staff and officers of IEDC Cell and the District Co-ordinators.


Two N.G.O.s, namely (i) The Servants of the People Society, Masjid Moth, New Delhi and (ii) National Association for the Blind, R.K. Puram, New Delhi, are also participating in implementing the scheme. They are integrating 574 Children with disabilities in 37 schools during the current session (2004-05).


A survey of disabled children studying in Govt. Schools is being conducted every year by IEDC Cell, presently more than 3000 children with special needs are enrolled in Govt. Schools of  NCT of Delhi.

            The Cell conducts meetings of District Coordinators to update their knowledge in the field for their effective working and better co-ordination with educational districts and schools. Experts are also invited from other agencies to share their knowledge and experience, District Coordinators are also being deputed to attend training programmes conducted by agencies like NIMH (National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped), SCERT, NCERT, NIPCCD etc. A detailed work profile of District Coordinators is given in Annex.- ‘C’.                             .




Efforts are on to provide barrier free environment to these children in all the Govt. Schools under the Directorate of Education. The Directorate  has also taken up the issue with Chief Engineer PWD for creating barrier free environment in schools.


Thus the Directorate is putting efforts on all fronts continuously  to implement the scheme  and to extend the various  benefits of the same to the maximum no. of disabled children.


At the end I would say that if we choose to have a positive attitude for integrating these children in our schools, our society, we will be able to find solution to various challenges which come up from time to time.


We Aim, We Strive, We Achieve






Nodal Officer IEDC


Annex. – ‘A’

Scheme of Integrated Education for the Disabled  Children 1992


  1. Introduction


The country has witnessed a phenomenal expansion of educational opportunities in the post-Independence period. The disabled children, however, have not benefited substantially from this growth in educational facilities. The Government of India, therefore, has brought the education of this group of children for special attention to achieve the goal of education for all. The objective is to integrate the handicapped with the general community at all levels as equal partners, to prepare them for normal growth and to enable them to face life with courage and confidence.


2          Aims and Objectives


The centrally sponsored scheme of Integrated Education for the Disabled Children (IEDC ) purports to provide educational opportunities for the disabled children in common schools, to facilitate their retention in the school system. The disabled children who are placed in special schools should also be integrated in common schools once they acquire the communication and daily living skills at the functional level.


3          Type of Scheme


This is a centrally sponsored scheme under which the Central Government will assist the States/Union Territories in its implementation on the basis of the criteria laid down. Assistance for all the items covered in the scheme will be on 100 per cent basis  but assistance for  the programme would be conditional on provision of professionally qualified staff.


4          Implementing Agencies


The scheme shall be implemented through the State Governments/UT Administrations/Autonomous Organisations of stature having experience in the field of education and/or rehabilitation of the disabled. Because this scheme has to be implemented in schools, the Education Department would be the implementing agency. The State Governments may take the assistance of voluntary organizations also for this purpose as may be feasible.


5          Scope


5.1              It is proposed to provide educational facilities under this scheme for children with disabilities who can be integrated in general schools. While rehabililation assistance will be made available to all children with disabilities, student benefits (para 10) will be extended on the recommendation by the Assessment Team.

5.2              The scope of the scheme includes pre-school training for the disabled children and counselling for the parents. This would be an activity preparatory to the child coming into the regular school system. It would include, among other things, special training for the hearing handicapped children, mobility and orientation training for the visually handicapped, daily living and communication skills training required by children with other disabilities, parent counselling and training in home management of these children.

5.3              The education of the disabled children under this scheme will continue up to the senior secondary school level and includes vocational courses equivalent to the senior secondary stage.

5.4              A disabled child in receipt of any scholarship/assistance under some other scheme relating to disability from State/Central Government will not be eligible for any of the benefits under this scheme unless he/she is willing to forego the other sources of assistance.


6                    Procedure for Implementation


6.1              The implementing agency should set up an administrative cell under an officer not below the rank of Deputy Director to implement, monitor and evaluate the programme. These officials will be chosen for their special qualifications in the field, or if  they are not so qualified, will be trained in a course conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) or some other designated organization. This cell will identify the areas and institutions for implementing the scheme.

6.2              It is preferable that in order to properly plan and supervise the implementation of the scheme a number of developmental blocks should be selected for operation of the scheme, rather than scattering the schools under this scheme all over the state. Within the area of a selected block all the desired inputs should be provided to the schools covered.

6.3              To identify disabled children in the blocks/districts where the scheme is yet to be implemented, the first task should be to provide suitable orientation to all school teachers in the area for conducting a survey to identify disabled children in general schools. Teachers may be provided a small honorarium for conducting the survey. Each primary school may be provided Rs. 100 (to be shared by teachers) for conducting this survey. The IEDC cell should provide printed survey forms for identifications of these children. Assistance up to Rs. 10,000 may be provided to the IEDC cell for this purpose. These efforts should be supplemented by publicity through mass media.

6.4              The  State-level cell will make arrangements for equipment, learning materials, staff etc. in order to provide education to disabled children. The cell will also set up the machinery for assessment of the disabled children. Wherever survey has been conducted by any other agency it would be utilized and augmented with the survey of disabilities not covered by the earlier survey. Monitoring and evaluation of the scheme at the State level will be carried out by the cell. The cell will ensure that the information regarding the scheme is widely known.


7                    Administrative Cell


The Administrative Cell to be set up by the State Education Department will have a Deputy Director (in the scale of pay applicable in the State Government), a Coordinator (who will be a psychologist) in the scale applicable to a university lecturer, a Special Educator in the pay scale applicable to a University lecturer, a Stenographer and a Lower Division Clerk in the pay scales applicable in the State/UT.


8                    Assessment of the Disabled Children


8.1              The Coordinator of the programme will be responsible for arranging for the assessment of the children and monitoring their progress on ongoing basis. A three-member assessment team, comprising a doctor, a psychologist and a special educator will be formed. The State/UT assessment team would function under the Administrative Cell. Specialists will be drawn upon in consultation with the State Health Department. Wherever district rehabilitation centers have been established, its resources for assessment may be used. The non-government organizations (NGOs) with infrastructural facilities may also be used for assessment purposes.

8.2              The average cost of an assessment should not exceed Rs. 150 per disabled child. It will be necessary to examine a large number of children to select those considered suitable for placement in an integrated programme. Members of the assessment team would be given TA and DA as per State Government/UT Administration rules.

8.3              The Assessment report should be comprehensive enough for educational programming; a profile of what a particular child can or cannot do during testing situations should be adequately reported. The report should specifically indicate whether the child can be put directly into school or should receive preparation in special school/special preparatory class in the Early Childhood Education Centre specially equipped for this purpose. Functional assessment can be carried out by the teacher if formal assessment is to take a long time so that the educational programme can be started for these children.


9                    Linkages


Integrated education of disabled children requires input from different Departments like Education, Health, Labour, Welfare, etc. For effective linkages between these Departments and NGOs, working in this area, coordination committees will be formed at State, regional, district and block levels.


10                Facilities for Disabled Children


(i)                  A disabled child may be given the following kinds of facilities at the rates prevalent in the State/UT concerned. The facilities should, as far as possible, be given in kind. In case similar incentives are not being offered by the State Government/UT Administration under any other scheme, the following rates could be adopted.

(a)                Actual  expenses on books and stationary up to Rs. 400 per annum.

(b)               Actual expenses on uniform up to Rs. 200 per annum.

(c)                Transport allowance up to Rs. 50 per month. If a disabled child admitted under the scheme resides in the school hostel within the school premises, no transportation charges would be admissible.

(d)               Reader allowance of Rs. 50 per month in case of blind children after Class V.

(e)                Escort allowance for severely handicapped with lower extremity disability at the rate of Rs. 75 per month.

(f)                 Actual cost of equipment subject to a maximum of Rs. 2000 per student for a period of five years.

(ii)                In the case of severely orthopaedically handicapped children, it may be necessary to allow one attendant for 10 children in a school. The attendant may be given the standard scale of pay prescribed for Class IV employees in the State/UT concerned.

(iii)               Disabled children residing in school hostels within the same institution where they are studying may also be paid boarding and lodging charges as admissible under the State Government rules/schemes. Where there is no State scheme of scholarships to hostelers, the disabled children whose parental income does not exceed Rs. 5,000 per month may be paid actual boarding and lodging charges subject to a maximum of Rs. 200 per month. However, disabled children should generally not be placed in hostels unless the required educational facilities are not available in the nearby schools.

(iv)              Severely orthopaedically handicapped children residing in school hostels may need the assistance of a helper or an ayah. A special pay of Rs. 50 per month is admissible to any employee of the hostel willing to extend such help to children in addition to his/her duties.


11                Special Teacher Support


Except for children with locomotor disabilities, special education teachers may be appointed in schools where the scheme is in operation to provide specific attention to the disabled children.



12                Appointment of Special Teachers


12.1          The teacher-pupil ratio for special education teachers envisaged under the scheme is 1:8. This ratio will be same for normal classes as well as for preparatory pre-school classes. The same teachers will provide counselling to the parents. In accordance with this ratio the requisite number of special teachers may be appointed in schools (or for a cluster of schools) for children requiring special teacher support.

12.2          Qualification

Special teachers so appointed should possess the following qualifications.

(a)                Primary : Academic qualifications as prevalent in the States and Union Territories with one year course, preferably multicatagory, in special education or with specialization in teaching any type of disabled children depending upon the category of children enrolled in the IEDC Units. Such teachers can be oriented subsequently in the education of other categories of disability.

(b)               Secondary : Graduates with B. Ed. (Special Education) or any other equivalent professional training in special education.


Prescribed qualifications should be adhered to. In case qualified special teachers are not available, teachers with short training course may be appointed with the condition that they will complete the full course within three years of appointment. Special allowances for these teachers will be admissible only after completion of the full course. Teachers with single disability professional courses will be encouraged to take courses in other disabilities to improve viability in rural areas.


            Since teachers with experience in Non-Formal Education (NFE) and Adult Education(AE) are likely to have a better understanding of local environment and need, they could also be identified for training under the scheme and appointed as special teachers.


12.3          Scales of pay : The same scales of pay as available to the teachers of the corresponding category in that State/UT will be given to special teachers. Considering the special  type of duties, these teachers will be given a special pay of Rs. 150 per month in urban areas and Rs. 200 per month in rural areas. The State Education Department may recruit such teachers for this purpose following the normal recruitment procedures.


13                Training of Special Teachers


The facilities for the training of special teachers are readily available in the Regional Colleges of Education (RCEs), Regional Training Centres being run by the National Institute for the Handicapped, Special Education Departments in the universities and selected Colleges for Education. The training facilities are being further expanded. The State Government may prepare an estimate of the requirements of teachers under each category of disability and send it to the Regional Colleges of  Education/District Institutions of Education and Training (DIETs) , National Institutes for the Handicapped and the University Grants Commission under intimation to the NCERT. Since the appointment of fully trained, full-time resource teachers is an essential input for the successful implementation of the Scheme, the State-Government/UT Administration must ensure appointment of such teachers on priority basis.


            Under the scheme, grant is available through UGC for instituting full-time training courses for special teachers. The university/training institutes are expected to utilize the existing infrastructural facilities and other resources to the extent possible. The cost of the additional aids/equipment/space, and the additional faculty members will be met from the funds under this scheme. DIETs should organize in-service training courses for general teachers and refresher courses for resource teachers.

14                Training of Other Staff


The successful implementation of the IED depends upon the responsiveness of the administrators and general teachers in the school. Short orientation courses for administrators, heads of the institutions and general teachers associated with the implementation of the scheme may be organized. Training of administrators/key persons will be organized by the NCERT. State Government/UT Administrations may organize orientation programmes of three days duration for heads of the institutions and of five days  duration for general teachers of the institutions implementing the IED scheme with the help of RCEs, Regional Training Centres and DIETs for the handicapped. The modules for these orientation programmes will be provided by the NCERT. Expenditure on TA/DA of the participants will be borne by the State Government/UT Administrations concerned. The cost of honorarium and TA/DA of resource persons and contingencies, etc. will be met under this scheme. The average cost of a three-day orientation programme is estimated at Rs. 4,500 and for a five day programme at Rs. 6,000.


15                Resource Room


A resource room having all the essential equipment, learning aids and materials may be provided for a cluster of schools implementing the scheme of integrated education. The NCERT has prepared a handbook which also indicates the type of facilities which may be provided in the resource room. A list of equipments required for various disabilities is enclosed (Annex II). The average cost of such equipment is estimated at Rs. 30,000. The need for equipment would depend upon the disability types of the students enrolled in the associated schools. The resource room may be set up preferably in an existing room in the school. A new room may be built only where no accommodation is available to the satisfaction of the State Government. Grant shall be available for construction of a resource room in a school in such circumstances subject to a maximum of Rs. 50,000. NGOs/Special schools wherever available should be used as resource centers for the IED programme in general schools.


16                Removal of Architectural Barriers


It may be necessary to remove architectural barriers or to modify existing architectural facilities, so as to provide easier access to orthopaedically disabled children to the school premises. Grant shall be available for this purpose for the schools where such handicapped children are enrolled.


17                Instructional Materials


At present sufficient facilities for production of instructional material for children with different disabilities do not exist in the country. Availability of requisite teaching/learning material for the disabled is vital for successful implementation of the scheme. The requirement of such materials is bound to increase with the increased coverage of disabled children. Financial assistance under this scheme will be available for purchase/production of instructional materials for the disabled and also for purchase of equipment required therefore. Wherever necessary the available material may be translated and produced in regional languages.


            Visually and hearing impaired children should be allowed to take only one language as already recommended. Provision for alternative modes of examination for blind and other children with physical disabilities coming in the way of writing should be considered and provided by the Boards of Examination.


18                Regulations for Relaxation of Rules


State Government/UT Administrations/other implementing agencies should also frame regulations for relaxation of rules relating to admissions, minimum or maximum age limit for admissions, promotions, examination procedures, etc. for improving access of the disabled children to education. Provision for admission of disabled children older than the normal eligibility (up to 8-9 years instead of 6 years) is essential in the transitional phase at least till the target of universal primary education (UPE) is achieved.


19                Pre-school and ECCE Facilities


Preparation of disabled children for education being essential, preference should be given to the blocks where the schemes of Integrated Child Development (ICD) and Early Childhood Centres of Education (ECCE) exist while selecting blocks for implementation of the scheme. Support for services for disabled children will be available for instructional materials and training of teachers.


20                Procedure for Grants to State Governments/UT Administrations


The State Governments/UT Administrations should formulate their programmes, make assessment of their financial requirements  and submit detailed proposals for the next financial year to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education, Government of  India) by the end of December every year. The proposals should contain full information on various items given in the prescribed proforma. The proposals should be accompanied by utilization certificates for grants released in the previous year and implementation report in respect of the previous year indicating, interalia, detailed information regarding areas covered, the number of disabled children  covered school-wise, teachers training programmes conducted etc. as per prescribed proforma.


            The proposal should specify clearly whether for the purpose of various allowances to the disabled children the State Government rates have been taken or in their absence the rates given in this scheme have been adopted. The proposals will be examined in the Ministry and 50 per cent of the approved grant for the year will be released as the first instalment. The remaining 50 per cent of the Grant will be sanctioned as soon as the State/UT Administration reports utilization of at least 75 per cent of the grant sanctioned earlier. The request for the release of the second instalment should be accompanied by an implementation report and a detailed statement of expenditure.


21                Procedure for Grant to Voluntary Organisations


The voluntary organizations desirous of implementing the scheme should send their applications on the prescribed proforma through the concerned State Government/ UT Administration (with a copy endorsed directly to the Ministry).  The State Government should give its views within a period of three months regarding the organizations’ eligibility, suitability, relevance of the proposal and the capacity of the agency to implement it. Comments should be sent by the State Government even if the proposal is not recommended giving reasons therefore.


            In order to be eligible for financial assistance under this scheme voluntary organizations, public trusts and non-profit making companies should

(i)                  have proper constitution of articles of association;

(ii)                have a properly constituted managing body with its power and duties clearly defined in the constitution;

(iii)               be in a position to secure the involvement, on voluntary basis,  a knowledgeable persons for furtherance of their programmes;

(iv)              not discriminate against any person or group of persons on ground of sex, religion, caste or creed;

(v)                not be run for the profit of any individual or a body of individuals;

(vi)              not directly function for the furtherance of the interests of any political party; and

(vii)             not in any manner incite communal disharmony.


Only those eligible agencies which have been in existence for three years would be considered for assistance under this scheme. This requirement may be waived in respect of agencies with specially qualified workers or which can otherwise justify a special consideration.


If any agency is already receiving or expecting to receive grant from some other official source for a project for which application is made under this scheme, assistance under this scheme will be made after taking into the consideration the grant received, or likely to be received for such other official sources. It should also be ensured that an agency already in receipt of a grant from any other official source, Central or a State, should not transfer any part of that liability to a grant to be sanctioned under this scheme.


The proposals of the voluntary organizations with the recommendation of the State Government/UT Administration should be sent to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education), Government of India by the end of December every year for the following financial year. The proposals will be examined in the ministry and 50 per cent of the approved grant for a year will be released as the first installment and the remaining 50 per cent after the agency reports utilisation of  at least 75 per cent of the grant section earlier. The request for release for the second installment should be accompanied by a progress report (in prescribed proforma) and statement of expenditure. The grant will be remitted to the agency directly by Demand Draft/Cheque drawn in its favour by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education.



22                Conditions of Grant to Voluntary Organisations


(i)                  The grant-receiving will be required to execute a bond on a prescribed form. The bond should be supported by two sureties if the agency is not a legal entity.

(ii)                An agency in receipt of financial assistance shall be open to inspection by an officer of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development or the State Education Department.

(iii)               The accounts of the project shall be maintained properly and separately and submitted as and when required. They should be open to check by an officer deputed by the Government of India or the State Government. They shall also be open to a test-check by the Controller and Auditor General of India at his discretion.

(iv)              The audited accounts together with the utilization certificate in the prescribed form duly countersigned by the Chartered Accountant are required to be furnished within six months in respect of a preceding year or after expiry of the duration for which grant is approved.

(v)                The-agency shall maintain a record of all assets acquired wholly or partially out of Government grant and maintain a register of such assets in the prescribed proforma. Such  assets shall not be disposed of, encumbered or utilized for the purposes other then those for which the grant was given, without prior sanction of the Government of India. Should the agency cease to exist at any time, such properties shall revert to the Government of India.

(vi)              When the State Government /Government of India have reasons to believe that the sanctioned money is not being utilised for the approved purpose the payment of grant may be stopped and the earlier grants recovered.

(vii)             The institution must exercise reasonable economy in the working of the approved project.

(viii)           The grantee agency shall furnish to the Ministry of Human Resource Development reports as may be prescribed.

(ix)              The decisions of the Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education, on the question whether there has been breach of violation of any of the terms and conditions mentioned in the sanction letter shall be final and binding on the grantee.


23                Evaluation and Monitoring


23.1          State Governments/UT Administrations may identify institutions/agencies to take up concurrent evaluations of the programme in selected areas/schools. The cost of such evaluation studies would be reimbursable to the State Government under the scheme.  The Central Government may also undertake a summative evaluation of implementation of the scheme through the NCERT (or other institutions) at the end of the plan period.

23.2          Quarterly progress reports may also be furnished to the ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education) with a copy to the NCERT in prescribed proforma.





Extracts from the Ministry of Welfare Notification No. 4-2/83-HW.III dated 6.8.86


Hearing  Impairment Categories



Sl. No. Category          Type of Impairment      dB level            Speech                         Percentage

                                                                        and/or              Discrimination               of impairment


1.         I                       Mild hearing                 20 to 40 dB      80 to 100 % in             less than

                                    impairment                    in better ear      better ear                      40%


2.         II                      Moderate  hearing        41 to 55 dB      50 to 80 % in               40 % to 50 %

                        impairment                    in better ear      better ear


3.         III                    Severe hearing              56 to 70 dB      40 to 50 % in               50% to 75 %

                                    impairment                    hearing             better ear         

                                                                        impairment in

                                                                        better ear


4.         IV                    (a) Total deafness         No hearing       no discrimination           100%

                                    (b) Near total               91 dB and        -do-                             100%

                                                                        above in          

                                                                        better ear                                              100%

                                    (c) Profound                 71 to 90 dB      less than 40 % 75 % to 100 %

                                    hearing impairment                                in better ear


(Pure tone average of hearing in 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz by air conduction should be taken as the basis for consideration as per test recommendations.)


Further, it should be noted that


(a)                When there is only an island of hearing present in one or two frequencies in the better ear, it should be considered as total loss of hearing.

(b)               When there is no response (NR) at any of the three frequencies (500,1000,2000 Hz) it should be considered as equivalent to 130 dB loss for the purpose of classification of disability and in arriving at the average. This is based on the fact that maximum intensity limits in most of the audiometers is 110 dB and some audiometers have additional facilities for +20 dB for testing.













Visual Impairment Categories

(All with corrections)



                        Better eye                     Worse eye                                Percentage impairment


Category D      6/9 to 6/18                   6/24 to 6/36                             20 %

Category I        6/18 to 6/36                 6/60 to nil                                 40 %

Category D

Category II       6/60 to 4/60                 3/60 to nil                                 75 %


                        Field of vision


Category III     3/60 to 1/60                 F.C. at 1 ft to nil                       100 %


                        Field of vision


Category IV     F.C. at 1 ft to nil           Field of vision  100      

Or                    Field of vision  100

Eyed Persons   6/6                               F.C. at 1 ft to nil                       30 %


The method of evaluation shall be the same as recommended in the Handbook of Medical Examination. Impairment of 20 % to 40 % or less may only be entitled to aids and appliances.





Disability –wise Inventory of Equipment and Material Required for Resource Room



Aids and equipments



Disability          Individuals        Sharing within schools   Sharing amongst           Instructional

                                                                                                Schools                        material

Orthopaedic     Adjustable        Adjustable furniture,                 

                        Furniture,          provision for

                        Special             Development of

                        Writing,            improvised

                        Thick pen         prosthetics


Visually            Braille slate       Brailler, Abacus,                       Braille sheets,               Braille, textbooks

Impaired           and stylus         Taylor frame                             thermoform machine,    material on

Blind                Abacus,            Cassette and                             Indu Brailon                  cassette and

Taylor              talking books,                           Maintenance service     talking                          Frame,             maps, recreational                     for Brailler, embossed

Mobility            materials                                   recreational

Canes                                                               materials


Partially            special              Specially designed desks           Special arrangements    Large print

Sighted and      adaptive           with adjustable magnifiers,         for producing large        materials

Low vision        equipment         white boards in place of            print materials

Children           like hand           black boards


to be used

with spectacles,

Portable reading



Hearing            Individual          Voice trainer, mirror in  Audiometer, Voice       Special learning  

Impaired           Hearing aids     size of 3’X6’ for speech            trainer, maintenance      materials like flash

                                                therapy, big mirrors                   facilities for hearing       cards, educational

                                                10’X6’ in each classroom,        aids.                             games, handout of

                                                group hearing aids,                                                        classroom activities

                                                cells for hearing aids                                                     


Mentally                                   Sensory apparatus and                                                  Materials written

Retarded                                  kits prepared on the lines                                              on a lower reading

                                                Of  Maria Montessori kits                                             level than average.

                                                Or produced by NCERT

                                                For early Childhood

                                                Education Programme.




Annex. –‘B’




The Gazette of India




Part II- Section I





No. 1)                                      New Delhi, Monday, January 1, 1996/Pausa 11,1917



Separate paging is given to this part in order that it may be filed as a separate compilation.





(Legislative Department)


New Delhi, the 1st  January, 1996/Pausa 11,1917 (Saka)

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 1st January, 1996, and is hereby published for general information :-





No. 1  of 1996

            (1st January,1996)


An Act to give effect to the Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of the People with Disabilities in the Asian and Pacific Region.


WHEREAS the Meetings to Launch the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons 1993-2002 convened by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific held at Beijing on 1st to 5th

December,1992, adopted the Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of People with Disabilities in the Asian and Pacific Region ;


And Whereas India is a signatory to the said Proclamation;


And Whereas it is considered necessary to implement the Proclamation aforesaid.




Short title          1.         (i)         This Act may be called the Persons with Disabilities ( Equal

extent and                                 Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

commencement             (ii)        It  Extends to the whole of  India except the State of Jammu and


(iii)       It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint.


Definitions        2.         In  this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--      


(a)        “appropriate Government” means,---


(i)                  in relation to the Central  Government or any establishment/wholly or substantially financed by the Government, or a Cantonment Board constituted under the Cantonment Act, 1924, the Central Government;

2 of 1924


(ii)                in relation to a State Government or any establishment wholly or substantially financed by that Government, or any local authority other than a Cantonment Board, the State Government;


(iii)               in respect of the Central Coordination Committee and the Central Executive Committee, the Central Government;


(iv)              in respect to the State Coordination Committee and the State Executive Committee, the State Government;


(b)        “blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:---


(i)                  total absence of sight; or

(ii)                visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses ; or

(iii)               limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse;


(c)        “Central Coordination Committee” means the Central Coordination Committee

  constituted under sub-section (I) of section 3;


(d)        “Central Executive Committee” means the Central Executive Committee constituted under sub-section (I) of section 9;


(e)        “Cerebral palsy” means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterised by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, peri-natal or infant period of development;


(f)     “Chief Commissioner” means the Chief Commissioner appointed under sub-section (I)

of section 57;


(g)            “Commissioner” means the Commissioner appointed under sub-section (I) of section



(h)                “Competent authority” means the authority appointed under section 50;


(i)                  “disability” means ---


(i)         blindness;

(ii)        low vision;

(iii)       leprosy- cured;

                  (iv)       hearing impairment;

                        (v)        locomotor disability;

                        (vi)       mental retardation;

                        (vii)      mental illness;


(j)          “employer” means,--


(i)                  in relation to a Government, the authority notified by the Head of the Department in this behalf or where no such authority is notified, the Head of the Department; and

(ii)                in relation to an establishment, the Chief Executive Officer of that establishment;



1 of 1956

“Establishment” means a corporation established by or-under a Central, Provincial or State Act, or an authority or a body owned or controlled or aided by the Government or a local authority or a Government company as defined in section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956 and includes Departments of a Government;


(l)           “hearing impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies;


(m)       “institution for person with disabilities” means an institution for the reception, care, protection, education, training , rehabilitation or any other service of persons with disabilities;


(n)         “leprosy cured person” means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from --


(i)         loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;

(ii)                manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;

(iii)               extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “Leprosy Cured” shall be construed accordingly;


(o)        “locomotor disability” means disability of the bones; joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy;


(p)        “medical authority” means any hospital or institution specified for the purposes of this Act by notification by the appropriate Government;


(q)        “mental illness” means any mental disorder other than mental retardation;


(r)          “mental retardation” means a condition  of  arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person which is specially characterised by subnormality of intelligence;



(s)         “notification” means a notification published in the Official Gazette;


(t)          “Person with disability” means a person suffering from not less than forty percent  of any disability as certified by a medical authority;


(u)         “ person with low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment of standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device;


(v)         “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;


(w)       “rehabilitation” refers to a process aimed at enabling persons with disabilities to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric or social functional levels;


(x)         “Special Employment Exchange” means any office or place established and maintained by the Government for the collection and furnishing of information, either by keeping of registers or otherwise, respecting--


(i)                  persons who seek to engage employees from amongst the persons suffering from disabilities;

(ii)                persons with disability who seek employment;

(iii)               vacancies to which person with disability seeking employment may be appointed;


(y)         “State Coordination Committee” means the State Coordination Committee constituted under sub-section (I) of section 13;


(z)         “State Executive Committee” means the State Executive Committee constituted under sub-section (I) of section 19.






Appropriate                  26.       The appropriate Governments and the local authorities shall -------


and local                                   (a)        ensure that every child with a disability has access to free

authorized                                 education in an appropriate environment till he attains the age of

to provide                                 eighteen years;

children with

disabilities free              (b)        endeavour to promote the integration of students with disabilities

education etc.                           in the normal schools;


                                                (c)        Promote setting up of special schools in  Government and private

                                                sector for those in need of special education, in such a manner that

                                                children with disabilities living in any part of the country have access

                                                to such schools


(d)        endeavour to equip the special schools for children with disabilities with vocational training facilities;


Appropriate                  27        The appropriate Governments and the local authorities shall by

 Governments                           notification make schemes for-------    

and local                      

authorisies to                            (a)        Conducting part-time classes in respect of children with

make schemes                          disabilities who having completed education up to class fifth and could

and programmes                       not continue their studies on a whole –time basis.

for non-formal                          (b)        Conducting special part-time classes for providing functional

education etc.                           literacy for children in the age group of sixteen and above;

                                                (c)        Imparting non-formal education by utilizing the available

                                                manpower in rural areas after giving them appropriate orientation;

                                                (d)        imparting education through open schools or open universities;

                                                (e)        conducting class and discussions through interactive electronic or

                                                other media;

                                                (f)         Providing every child with disability , free of cost special books 

                                                and equipment needed for his education;          


Research for                 28        The appropriate Governments shall initiate or cause to be initiated         

designing and                            research by official and non-governmental agencies for the purpose of

developing                                designing and developing new assistive devices, teaching aids, special

new assistive                             teaching material or such other items as are necessary to give a child

devices, teaching                       with disability equal opportunities in education.

aids etc.


Appropriate                  29        The appropriate Governments shall set up adequate number of teachers’       

Governments to                        training institutions and assist the national institutes and other voluntary

set up teachers                          organizations to develop teachers training programmes specializing in

training institutions                     disabilities so that requisite trained manpower is available for special

to develop                                schools and integrated schools for children with disabilities.

trained manpower

for schools for

children with












30.       Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, the appropriate Governments     Appropriate

shall by notification prepare a comprehensive education scheme which shall              Governments

make provision for ----                                                                                           to prepare a

                                                                                                                                          comprehensive                                                                                                                                     education

(a)                Transport facilities to the children with disabilities or in the alternative  scheme

financial incentives to parents to guardians to enable their children with         providing for

disabilities to attend schools;                                                                                    transport

                                                                                                                               facilities                                                                                                                                     supply     

(b)        The removal of architectural barriers from schools, colleges or          of books etc.

other institutions imparting vocational and professional training;


(c)                The supply of books, uniforms and other materials to children with

disabilities attending schools;


(d)               The grant of scholarship to students with disabilities;


(e)        Setting up of appropriate for the redressal of grievances of parents

regarding the placement of their children with disabilities;


(f)                 Suitable modification in the examination system to eliminate purely

mathematical questions for the benefit of blind students and students with

low vision;


(g)                Restructuring of curriculum for  the benefit of children with disabilities.


(h)        Restructuring the curriculum for benefit of students with hearing impairment

to facilitate them to take only one language as part of their curriculum.



31.       All educational institutions shall provide or cause to be provide amanuensis to    Educational

blind students and students with low vision.                                                                                institutions

to provide


to students

with visual


Annex. – ‘C’



            --- Neena Alagh, Coordinator

The District Coordinator working under this scheme will discharge following duties :-



objectives :

-        To meet the head of the school-for orientation.

-        To guide teacher incharge of IEDC for maintenance of records and other issues of disabled children.

-        To hear and take suitable action regarding the grievances of children with disabilities and their parents.

-        To encourage the development of skills of disabled children so that they can participate in Abilympics and similar activities.

-        For preparation  of resource material through teachers and students.


·        Academic Programmes :-


-        Orientation of Heads of Schools in Zonal/District level meetings.

-        Conducting one day meeting of teacher incharge of IEDC Scheme.

-        Conducting 3 days orientation programme for general teachers in Special Education    (Distt. Coordinator will maintain the record of the programme conducted like no. of participants, attendance, duration, date and venue, content covered in the programme etc.).


·        Visits to agencies working for Disabled :-

(Visits may be undertaken to NCERT, RCI, NIMH, NGOs like Amar Jyoti, Blind Relief Association, Tammana, Suniye etc.)

-        To obtain the literature and

-        For orientation of teachers

-        To obtain resource material

-        To have a record of experts engaged in the field of Special Education, their address, telephone number, area of specialization etc.


·        Preparation of Resource Material


Poster, charts, leaflets, models, slogans, cutouts and instruction material  to be prepared for display on wall, bulletin board etc. The same can be exhibited in meetings and academic programmes. Instruction material can be used as teaching aid in the class room by the teachers.







·        Miscellaneous Work :-


-        To attend the meetings /programmes organized by Directorate of Education and other agencies.

-        To act as Resource Person in programmes organized by other District Coordinators and  other agencies.

-        Preparation of Action Plan in the month of   March for next session.

-        Community Work for creating awareness amongst parents and bringing disabled children in the main stream.

-        Studies & Projects on children with disabilities.

-        Success stories of disabled children after doing follow up/ rehabilitation work.

-        Writing articles on Special Education.

-        Maintenance of records i.e., Visit Reports, Visitors record, Work reports (monthly).


·        Schedule of Submission of Records :-


Following record to be submitted to Coordinator, Administrative Cell, IEDC scheme every year by the District Coordinators :


-        Annual Work Report                                  :                       Last week of session.

-        Yearly Action Plan of IEDC Programme/Activities : Ist week of current session.

-        School Visit Programme     :                                               Ist week of the month.

-        School Visit Report :                                                           After 10 days of the visit.

-        Information about disabled children and  facilities     With in one week after admissions for them in school                                                           close in schools.



Annex. – ‘D’

Structure of Administrative Cell, I.E.D.C. Scheme



Nodal Officer                                 (Ph. – 24336572)

(B.N. Bajpai, DDE South)





       (Neena Alagh)                   (Ph. – 24336572, 23529729)



Special Educator

(Mohd. Idris Zahir)                   (Ph. – 24336572, 23529729)






S.N.     District                                                District Co-ordinator I.E.D.C.           Phone no.


1          East                                                      Smt. Gulshan Rai                      22500950, 22524273


2          North East                                            Dr. Bhartendu Mishra               22913251, 22913223


3          North                                                   Shri S.K. Gupta                        23813779


4          North West A                                      Smt. Razia Sultana                    27136338, 27650427


5          North West B                                       Smt. Bela Gupta                       27348917, 27348927


6          West A                                                Ms. Y. Aaya Ram                    25101797, 25932423


7          West B                                                 Smt. Neeraj Batra                    25551373, 25551734


8          South                                                   Ms. Raka Prashad                    24336572


9          South West A                                       Smt. Kanta Kapoor                  26145857


10        South West B                                       Smt. Meenakshi                        25324222


11        New Delhi/Central                                Shri Shamim Ahmed                 36615308, 23615274





NO.     DE 40(20)EVG/IED/Circular/98/1885                                                  Dated : 6.11.98



Sub :-  Relaxations extended to disabled children by the CBSE in the Secondary and Sr. Secondary School Examinations.


            Following exemptions/relaxations have been extended for the disabled children with regard to their appearing in Board Examinations by the CBSE Delhi.


1)                  Exemption from examinations in the third language may be granted to the blind students & those suffering from speech or hearing defects.

2)                  Blind and physically handicapped student appearing for the Secondary School examination or Senior School Certificate Examination is permitted to use an amanuesis & shall be allowed additional half an hour (30 minutes ) time  each paper.

3)                  The Board will consider the Physiotherapic exercises as equivalent to physical & health education course of the Board.

4)                  Spastic candidates and candidates with visual & hearing impairment have the option of studying one compulsory language as against two. This language should be consonance with the over all spirit of the three language formula prescribed by the Board. Besides one language any four of the following subjects will be offered :-


Mathematics, Science, Social Science, another language, Music, Painting & Home Science.


The exemption will apply to the examinations in class IXth and XI as well.


Rest of the conditions for appearing in the examinations shall be laid down in the examination Bye-laws of the Board from time to time.


            This is for strict compliance, so that the exemption for which Disabled/Handicapped children are eligible is made available to them.


            This issues with the approval of the Director of Education.






Asstt. Director of EDN. (PLC.)






NO.     DE 40(20)EVG/IED/Circular/98/1885                                                          Dated : 6.11.98


Copy to :-


1.                  Additional D.E. (Schools), Old Sectt., Delhi.

2.                  All the DDEs with request that all the Heads of the schools to follow the instructions and give due publicity to awareness amongst teachers, parents & disabled children.

3.                  P.S. to Secretary (EDN.), Old Sectt., Delhi.

4.                  P.A. to Director of EDN., Old Sectt., Delhi.

5.                  Desk Officer, Dept. of Education, MHRD Govt. of India, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-1.



















Asstt. Director of EDN. (PLC.)





Distt. North, Lucknow Road, Delhi-110054


No. DE. 40(20)/Admn. Cell / IEDC /Circular /99 / 369-1469 Dated : 10/01/2000





                  In continuation of this office circular No. DE. 40(20)/EVG/IED/Circular/98/1886 dated 6.11.98 on the subject cited above, to students studying in class I to class VIII.




1.      Blind and physically handicapped students appearing for the schools examination are permitted to use an amanuensis and shall be allowed an additional half an hour (30 minutes ) time in each paper.

2.      Spastic candidates and candidates with visual and hearing impairment have the option of studying one compulsory language as against two. This language should be inconsonance with the overall spirit of the three language formula prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi. Besides one language any four of the following subjects to be offered .



Social Science,

Another language,

Music and Home Science,

The exemption has already been extended to class IX and class XI as well.

            This is for strict compliance, so that the exemption for which disabled/handicapped children are eligible is made available to them.

            This issues with the approval of the Director of Education.



(V.K. Sharma)

Dy. Director of Education (Sc.)

Nodal Officer. IEDC Scheme



NO.     DE 40(20)/ Admn. Cell /IEDC/Circular/99/                                                  Dated :


Copy for information :-

1.                  P.S. to Pl. Secretary (Education).

2.                  P.A. to D.E. Dte. of Edn. Old Sectt. , Delhi.

3.                  All the head of schools under the Ste. of Edn. , Govt. of NCT of Delhi for information and necessary action.



(V.K. Sharma)

Dy. Director of Education (Sc.)

Nodal Officer. IEDC Scheme




Use of Amanuensis and their appointment:

  1. Amanuensis may be allowed in the following cases: -

a)      to blind or physically handicapped or spastic or dyslexic candidate;

b)      in the case of sudden illness rendering the candidate unable to write, duty certified by a Medical Officer of the rank not lower than Assistant Surgeon;

c)      in case of an accident rendering the candidate unable to write the examination as certified by a Medical Officer of the rank not lower than Assistant Surgeon.


  1. The Centre Superintendent of the examination center concerned shall choose a suitable amanuensis and forward immediately to the Regional Officer a report giving full particulars of the candidate and the Amanuensis for consideration and approval.
  2. The Centre Superintendent shall arrange a suitable room, preferably on the ground floor of the examination center, for the physically challenged candidate and appoint one special Assistant Superintendent to supervise his/her examination.
  3. The candidate shall pay a fee of Rs.100/- per day of examination for use of amanuensis. A blind or physically handicapped or spastic candidate will be provided service of an amanuensis free of cost.
  4. The amanuensis shall be paid @ Rs.100/- per day/paper daily by the Centre Superintendent from the center charges.
  5. The blind or physically handicapped or spastic or dyslexic candidates shall have the facility of having an additional one hour (60 minutes) beyond the maximum time provided to answer the question paper.





Plot no. 3, Link Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110005


NO.     DE 40(20)/ Admn. Cell /IEDC/Pro-D.-C./2001/4547-6746               Dated : 5.9.2001



                        In pursuance of the Persons With Disabilities Act. 1995, the necessary infrastructural facilities are to be provided to the disabled children. It is, therefore, reiterated that the classes of disabled children having mobility problem should be held on ground floor.








NO.     DE 40(20)/ Admn. Cell /IEDC/Pro-D.-C./2001/4547-6746               Dated : 5.9.2001


Copy to :-


1.                  All D.D.Es. (Distt.) for immediate Necessary action.

2.                  Principals of all Govt. Schools through Distt. DDEs for compliance.

3.                  Co-ordinator, IEDC Scheme, Link Road, New Delhi.

4.                  PS to Secretary (Education), Old Secretariat, Delhi.

5.                  PA to D.E. , Dte. of Education, Old Sectt., Delhi.





(R.S. Khokar)

Dy. Director of Education

(Sc. & TV)

(Nodal Officer, IEDC Scheme)







NO.     DE 40(20)EVG/IEDC/Circular/99/6919-6931                                              Dated : 22/11/01




                        In pursuance of Persons with  Disability Equal Opportunities Protection of Rights and Full Participation, Act –1995. All the Heads of Govt. Schools in NCT of Delhi are hereby directed to note that Integrated Education for Disabled Children, centrally sponsored scheme be introduced in all Govt. schools run by Directorate of  Education Delhi and benefits/ facilities/ relaxation/ concessions under the scheme as per provisions of Persons With Disabilities Act-95 be extended to all eligible disabled children.




Addl. Director of Education (Schools)



NO      DE 40(20)EVG/IEDC/Circular/99/6919-6931                                              Dated : 22/11/01


Copy for information and necessary action to :

1.                  Dy. Directors of Edn. Distts. East, North-East, North, North-West-A, North-West-B, West A, West B, South-West A, South West B, South and Central / New Delhi with the request to issue necessary introduction to all the heads of schools  for registration of disabled children under IEDC Scheme.

2.                  Co- ordinator, Admn. Cell, IEDC Scheme, Plot no. 3, Link Road , Karol Bagh, New Delhi-05.

3.                  P.S. to Secy (Edn.) Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Old Sectt. Delhi-54.

4.                  P.S. to D.E. Dte. of Edn, Delhi, Old Sectt, Delhi-54.




(R.S. Khokar)

Dy. Director of EDN.(SC.)

Nodal Officer, IEDC Scheme





No. DE40(20) Admn. Cell/ IEDC /Pro. D.C./01/8700-10200                       Dated : 18/02/2002




            In pursuance of the Persons with Disabilities Act. 1995 the necessary infrastructural facilities are to be provided to the disabled children. It is, therefore, reiterated that ramps and modified toilets should be construction on the ground floor of the existing Govt. Schools wherever required after obtaining the permission of competent authority. The expenditure on these items may be incurred out of Rs. 1,20,000/- sanctioned to the principals after completing all codal formalities. School Welfare committee should be involved to carry out this work.


            Meanwhile, disabled children shall use the toilet (Western style) in school office rooms.




(Rajendra Kumar)

Director of Education


No. DE40(20) Admn. Cell/ IEDC /Pro. D.C./01/8700-10200                       Dated : 18/02/2002



Copy to :


1.                  Addl. Director of Edn. (Schools), Old Sectt. , Delhi.

2.                  Jt. Director of Education (Fin.), Old Sectt., Delhi.

3.                  All D.D.E.’s of Districts for immediate action.

4.                  Principals of all the Govt. Schools through Distt. D.D.Es with the request to send compliance report by the end of March 2003 to D.D.Es(Sc.), Nodal Officer, IEDC, Flot no. 3, Link Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-05.

5.                  Coordinator, IEDC Scheme.

6.                  P.S. to Secy. (Education), Old Sectt., Delhi.



(B.N. Bajpai)

Dy. Director of Education(Sc.)

Nodal Officer, IEDC Scheme.




Plot No.3, Link Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-05


No. DE40(20) EVG/ IEDC /Circular/98/7109-8699             Dated : 6/01/2003




            In pursuance with the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation), Act 1995. All the Principal/Vice Principals/Heads of Govt./Govt. Aided/Recognized Schools in the National Capital Territory are hereby directed to note that the age relaxation for admission for disabled children at entry stage will be 9 years instead of 5-6 years. The upper age limit will remain at 18 years. Therefore, further directed to ensure that such children are not denied admission in schools only because of their age.



(Rajendra Kumar)

Director of Education


No. DE40(20) EVG/ IEDC /Circular/98/7109-8699             Dated : 6/01/2003


1.                  Joint Secretary(SE), M/o Human Resource Development, Deptt. of Sec. & Higher Education , Govt. of India, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.

2.                  Addl. Director of Education (Schools), Dte. of Edn., Old Sectt. Delhi.

3.                  All the Regional Directors, Dte. of Edn., Old Sectt. Delhi.

4.                  Deputy Directors of Education, Distt. East, North-East, North, North West-A, North West- B, West-A, West – B, South West – A, South West- B, South & Central/New Delhi.

5.                  All the Heads of the schools under the Dte. of Edn. , Delhi through Dy. Directors of Education concerned.

6.                  Dy. Director of Education (Sc.), Nodal Officer, IEDC Scheme, Old Gargi College Building, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi.

7.                  Co-ordinator Administrator Cell, IEDC Scheme, 3, Link Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-05.

8.                  Special Education, Administrative Cell ,IEDC Scheme, 3 , Link Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.

9.                  P.S. to Secretary Education, Old Sectt. Delhi.

10.              P.S. to D.E., Dte. of Edn., Old Sectt, Delhi.

11.              Master File.





(B.N. Bajpai)

Dy. Director of Education(Sc.)

Nodal Officer, IEDC Scheme.








NO.DE/ DDE (S) / IEDC / 2003/ 1233-1262                                                            Dated : 7/04/2003




            In pursuance of the Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation), Act 1995. All the Heads of Govt. schools in GNCT of Delhi are hereby directed to ensure that every child with a disability has access to free education in an appropriate environment till he attains the age of 18 years.


            Since Integrated Education for Disabled Children (IEDC ) Scheme—a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) has already been introduced in all the schools of GNCT of Delhi to extend the benefits/facilities/relaxation/concession as per provision of the Persons with Disabilities Act (PWD) 1995 so as to promote the integration of disabled children. Therefore, all the Deputy Directors of Education (DDEs) are directed to create a District Center of IEDC Scheme in their respective districts for the collection of information urgently required by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Chief Commissioner of Disabilities regarding the children with disabilities.


            The presence of District Coordinator IEDC is essential in the monthly meetings of Heads of School at the District Office.


            All Education Officers (EOs) are  hereby made responsible for the collection of required statistics like number of Disabled Children, assistive devices required by them and the utilization certificate of the sanctions etc., from various Government Schools under their respective Zones for onward transmission to IEDC Cell through District Coordinators (Ref. Enclosed two Performa’s and eight orders/circulars).


            The first set of information is to reach the District Center by 30.04.2003 and revised information latest by 1st week of October every year.


            It is mandatory to comply this order.


            Any failure on part of DDEs/EOs in this regard will be viewed seriously.





(Rajendra Kumar)

Director of Education



No. DE. 1233-1262                                                                                                    Dated : 7/04/2003


1.                  Joint Secretary (SE), MHRD, Department of Sec. Higher Education, Govt. of India, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.

2.                  Addl. Director of Education (Schools) , Dte. of Education, Old Secretariat, Delhi.

3.                  All the Regional Directors, Dte. of Education, Delhi.




4.                  DDEs of Distt. East, North-East, North, North West-A, North West- B, West-A, West-B, Sourth West-A, South West-B, South, Central /  New Delhi.

5.                  All the EOs under the Dte. of Education, Delhi through DDEs concered.

6.                  All the Heads of school under the Dte. of Edn., Delhi through DDEs concerned.

7.                  Dy. Director of Education (Sc.), Nodal Officer, IEDC Scheme, Old Gargi College Building, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi.

8.                  Co-ordinator Administrator Cell, IEDC Scheme, 3, Link Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-05.

9.                  Special Education, Administrative Cell ,IEDC Scheme, 3 , Link Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.

10.              P.S. to Secretary Education, Old Sectt. Delhi.

11.              P.S. to D.E., Dte. of Edn., Old Sectt, Delhi.

12.              Master File.







(B.N. Bajpai)

Deputy Director of Education(Sc.)

  Nodal Officer, IEDC Scheme.








NAME OF THE SCHOOL                                                                                                                           DISTRICT

NAME OF THE HEAD OF THE INSTITUTION                                                                          ZONE

NAME OF THE TEACHER INCHARGE                                                                                      SCHOOL CODE

TOTAL NUMBER OF DISABLED CHILDREN              MALE                        FEMALE                    SHIFT



























































































































































































*          Categories of disabled children :Orthopaedic, Hearing impaired (H.I.), Mentally Retarded (MR), (Educable), Visually Impaired (VI), Cerebral Palsy (CP)

**        Percentage of disability : Certificate from any Government Hospital stating the percentage of disability, signed by the Superintendent of Hospital not the hospital O.P.D. Card.

***      Equipment like tricycle, Wheel Chair, Calipers, Jaipur Foot, Hearing Aid, etc.









NO. DE.F.DDE(Sc.)/ IEDC / 2003/31-60                                                     Dated : 13/08/03




In pursuance of the Persons with Disabilities  (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation), Act 1995 and to promote the integration of disabled children in the school, it is directed that all the disabled children in different schools of all the Districts be given equal opportunities to participate in various co-curricular activities (Viz. sports, cultural-events, etc.) of the school.


To encourage their integration the participating disabled children may be issued Participation Certificates.


The required statistics like the number of disabled children participating in various activities from all the Government Schools needs to be collected for onward transmission to the District Co-ordinator IEDC Scheme, in all the Districts.


All DDEs are directed to note the above for compliance please.



(Rajendra Kumar)

Drector Education


No. DE.F.DDE(Sc.)/IEDC /2003                                                       Dated :


Copy to :

1.                  ADE (Schools)

2.                  DDEs of all the Districts.

3.                  Nodal Officer IEDC Scheme, Link Road, New Delhi.

4.                  District Co-ordinators of IEDC Scheme of all the Districts.

5.                  PA to Director Education

6.                  PA to Secretary Education

7.                  Guard File





Directorate of Education

Govt. of  NCT of Delhi

Old Sectt. Delhi-110054


No. DE-40(20)/Admn.Cell/I.E.D.C./Expan/-2003/Part File/9931-80                       Dated : 27/10/03




            In Supersession of all the previous orders, the Administrative Cell of Centrally Sponsored Scheme-‘Integrated Education for Disabled Children’ (IEDC ) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, (Implemented by the Directorate of Education, Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi) is hereby reconstituted.


            The Administrative Cell will  implement and monitor the IEDC Scheme in pursuance of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995.


            The Administrative Cell will function with the staff transferred in diverted capacity till the posts are created and filled.


            The Special Teacher, Special Education Teachers and EVG counselors will work as District Coordinators of IEDC Scheme in all the districts of the Dte. of Education.


Following Officers/ Officials are posted in diverted capacity in the administrative cell, IEDC. They will continue to draw their salary from the offices/schools where from they have already been drawing it.


S.No.   Name of the Employee Designation at   Institution/District/School          Remarks

                                                            Present                         where working at present         


1.         Shri B.N. Bajpai                       Dy. Director of             Dy. Director of Education         Will be Nodal

                                                            Education                     (South)                         Officer for IEDC



2.         Shri H.C. Upreti                       Senior Science              Science Branch             To monitor the

                                                            Counsellor                                                                    activities related

                                                                                                                                                to IEDC Scheme


3.         Smt. Neena Alagh                    Counsellor incharge      Administrative Cell, IEDC         To work as

                                                                                                Scheme,Plot No.3, Link           Coordinator of

                                                                                                Road, Karol Bagh                    IEDC Scheme

                                                                                                New Delhi-110005


4.         Shri P.N. Vasudeva                  EVG Counsellor           District West B (Vikaspuri)       Liasoning with

                                                                                                Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya     other agencies

                                                                                                G Block, Vikaspuri                   working for the



5.         Mohd. Idris Zaheer                   Special Education         Administrative Cell,IEDC          Proposals for

                                                            Teacher                        & District South West B           grant in aid,

                                                                                                                                                Court Cases,

                                                                                                                                                routine, official


S.No.   Name of the Employee Designation at   Institution/District/School          Remarks

                                                            Present                         where working at present         



6.         -                                               A.A.O.                         Science Branch             To monitor and                                                                                                                                                 undertake all

                                                                                                                                                financial matters

                                                                                                                                                of the scheme


7          -                                               English Steno                DDE(West) to provide To be attached to

                                                                                                                                                the officers of

                                                                                                                                                IEDC Scheme


8          -                                               U.D.C.                         DDE (West of Provide To undertake

                                                                                                                                                Secretarial work

                                                                                                                                                Of the Scheme


9          -                                               L.D.C.                         DDE (West) to provide            All the office

                                                                                                                                                work related to

                                                                                                                                                the scheme


10        -                                               Class IV employee       DDE (South) to provide            To undertake

                                                                                                                                                routine office



Posting of District Coordinators will be as follows:-


S.No.   Name of the Employee Designation at   Institution/District/School          Where to be

                                                            Present                         where working at present          posted

                                                                                                                                                District-  Remarks


1          Smt. Gulshan Rai                      E.V.G. Counsellor        G.G.S.S.S., Laxmi nagar          East



2          Shri Bhartendu Mishra  Special Education         District East and District            North East

                                                            Teacher                        North East                   


3          Shri S.K. Gupta                        E.V.G. Counsellor        GGSSS, Roop Nagar               North



4          Smt. Razia Sultana                    Special Education         District West A, North  North West A

                                                            Teacher                        West B


5          Smt. Bela Gupta                       E.V.G. Counsellor        GBSSS, No.2, Keshavpuram   North West B



6          Ms. Y. Aaya Ram                    E.V.G. Counsellor        GGSSS, No-1, Punjabi Bagh   West A

                                                                                                New Delhi-25


7          Smt. Neeraj Gupta                   E.V.G. Counsellor        Rajguru S.V.B.-4,                    West B

                                                                                                Pashim Vihar               


8          Ms. Raka Prashad                    E.V.G. Counsellor        GBSSS, Malviya Nagar            South West A

                                                                                                                                                (3 days)

                                                                                                GBSSS(II Shift), A Block         South( 3 days)

                                                                                                South West A


9          Smt. Meenakshi                        Special Teacher            District New Delhi &                South West B

                                                                                                Central, District West B


10        Smt. Kanta Kapoor                  Special Education         District South & District            South (3 days)

                                                            Teacher                        South West A                           South West A

                                                                                                                                                (3 days)


11        Shamim Ahmed                        Special Education         District North & District            New Delhi &

                                                            Teacher                        North West A                          Central



The District Coordinators will discharge the following duties under the administrative control of D.D.E. of their respective districts :-



Officials posted in the IEDC Cell will work as non- vocational staff.



(Rajendra Kumar)

Director of Education



No. DE-40(20)/Admn. Cell/IEDC/Expan/-2003/Part File/9931-80                          Dated : 27/10/03

Copy to :

1.                  The Jt. Secy. (I.E.)

2.                  The Under Secy,(I.E.), Dept. of Education, M.H.R.D. GOI, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.

3.                  J.D.E. (Finance), Old Sectt., Delhi.

4.                  J.D.E.(Adm.), Old Sectt. Delhi.

5.                  D.D.E. (Plg.), Timarpur, Delhi.

6.                  D.D.E. ( Sc.), Science Branch, Lajpat Nagar-IV

7.                  D.D.E. of all Districts

8.                  Admn. Officer, GOC, Old Sectt. Delhi

9.                  Principals Concerned

10.              Concerned officers and officials

11.              P.S. to Secy. (Edn.), Old Sectt.

12.              P.S. to D.E., Old Sectt. Delhi

13.              Guard File



(B.N. Bajpai)

D.D.E. South

Nodal Officer IEDC Schme







No. DE.40(20)/EVG/IEDC/Circular/98-03/10588-10618                             Dated : 11-12-03






            Vide letter No.F.16/EB/03/2554-2563 dated 24.10.03 issued by Directorate of Education, all the DDEs of the districts were directed to ensure the compliance of the orders of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. In CWP 4400/2002.5329/1997 and 3507/2000 in the case of Special Jurist v/s Directorate of Education and others the Hon’ble Chief Justice, Delhi High Court on his order dated 2nd  September,2003 had directed that the children with disabilities be provided with necessary facilities to have barrier free environment.


            In this regard and to give impetus to the implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act (PWD), 1995 in all the schools of NCT of Delhi. The Directorate of Education again reiterates the direction for making necessary structural changes in all the schools of NCT of Delhi including Govt. aided and un aided recognized schools. These structural changes will include :


(a)                Building of ramps for the free movement of wheel chair and

(b)               Installation of modified toilets (Western Style) toilets with wider entrance – a width of minimum 1000 mm.


Ramps allow persons in the wheel chair to move from one level to another. The minimum clear width of the ramp should be 1200mm.


Gradient of a ramp should not be steeper than 1:12 and be constant between landings.


Ramps and landing surfaces should be slip resistant and should be designed to prevent water from accumulating on the walking surfaces.


A ramp run with a vertical rise greater than 150mm should have handrails that are on both the sides, should be slip resistant with round ends. Handrails are placed at a height of between 800mmand 900m above the floor level.


Installation of modified toilets entails the structural changes, which ensure wider doors-through which a wheelchair can easily pass, fixing water closet (WC) seat at a height of 500mm from the floor. There should be enough room to manouver the wheelchair in there.


The accessible washbasin should be mounted at a height between 800mm and 850mm.


Hand operated Faucets (Taps) should be operable by one hand. They should require no tight grasping, pinching, twisting of the wrist. Preferably they should have handles of lever type, which could be operated even with the closed fist. (Ref : ‘ Planning a Barrier Free Environment’- Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities)








Further,  the DDEs of the districts have already been directed to ensure that all the basis amenities and necessary infrastructure such as boundary-wall, toilets, electricity, drinking water, cleanliness, minor repairs and maintenance etc. are available in all the schools of their respective districts.





(Rajendra Kumar)

Director of Education



No. DE.40(20)/EVG/IEDC/Circular/98-03/10588-10618                             Dated : 11-12-03



Copy for information and necessary action to :-


1.                  Chief Engineer, Public Works Department.

2.                  All Heads of Schools, Dte. Of Education, GNCT of  Delhi

3.                  Addl. Director of Edn. (Schools), Old Sectt., Delhi

4.                  Jt. Director of Education (Fin.), Old Sectt., Delhi

5.                  All Regional Directors.

6.                  Dy. Directors of Edn., Distt East, North-East, North, North-West A, North-West –B, West- A, West-B, South- West A, South-West B, South & Central/ New Delhi.

7.                  Nodal Officer, IEDC Scheme.

8.                  Coordinator, Admn. Cell, IEDC Scheme, Plot No.3, Link Road, Karol Bagh, ND-05

9.                  District Coordinators (IEDC) of all the Districts.

10.              P.S. to Secretry Education , Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Old Sectt., Delhi

11.              Guard File.






(B.N. Bajpai)

DDE (South)

Nodal Officer, IEDC Scheme



Annex. – ‘E’

Selected Institutes working for Persons With Disabilities



1.         National Institute for the Visually Handicapped

116, Rajpur Road,

Dehradun, Uttranchal

Ph. No. 0135-744491, 744979.

Fox  748147



2.         Ali  Yadar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped

K.C. Marg, Bandra Reclamation,

Bandra (West)

Mumbai – 400050

Ph. No. 022-6400215/0228/9176

Fax 022-6422638


3.         National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped

B.T. Road, Bon-hooghly,


Ph. No.- 033-531-0279/0789

Fax 033-531-8379     


4.         National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped

Manovikas Nagar,


Andhra Pradesh

Ph. No. 040-7751741-745

Fax 040-7750198       


5.         The Institute for the Physically Handicapped

4, Vishnu Digamber Marg,

 New Delhi-110002

            Ph. No. 011-3233672, 3236378,3232403

            Fax  011-3239690


6.         National Institute of Rehabilitation, Training & Research

Olatpur, Post Office- Bairoi, Distt- Cuttack

Orissa- 754010

Ph. No. 06724-255552

Fax  06724-255862


7.         Rehabilitation Council of India

22, Qutub Institutional Area,

New Delhi-110016