PRIME MINISTER’S AWARDSPRIME MINISTER’S AWARDS
FORFOR
EXCELLENCE IN PUBLICEXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC
ADMINISTRATIONADMINISTRATIO...
22
State of Gujarat
Patan District
33
Title of the Project isTitle of the Project is
“Unique Empowerment Project for“Unique Empowerment Project for
Persons w...
44
 A new methodology was adopted to reach and help
the most vulnerable– the “Persons with Disabilities”
 Different Sche...
55
 The Collector of Patan felt the need to work in this
direction and formed 7 clusters at different parts
of the distri...
66
 The whole idea and the project was explained to
all stakeholders and decided to find out and
identify the Persons wit...
77
 Transportation and meal was arranged for PwDs
with help of Sarpanch, village level officials and
NGOs.
 Computerized...
88
 Prosthetics specialist and audiologist
specialist helped and tested the persons on
site.
 Total 21,513 persons attended the camp from
the following Talukas.
Camp Location /Talukas Total
PATAN 10043
SIDDHPUR 165...
 They were given
equipments like
(1) Callipers Unilateral
(2) Callipers Bilateral
(3) Tricycle
(4) Folding Wheelchairs
(5...
1111
 Because of the Database that created for the
PwDs the below mentioned benefits were easily
extended in subsequent y...
 1023 physically
challenged persons
attended Medical
camp.
 424 State Transport
services passes
issued.
 Medical assist...
 Prize worth Rs.5.57 lacs
to 169 PwDs people in
Khel Mahakumbh.
 Tricycles distributed to
the needy persons by
public pr...
1414
 Collector, Patan has shown his successful
leadership by conceiving this project suo-moto and
he motivated represent...
1515
THE DETAILS OF THE GOVERNMENT SCHEME EXTENDED TO PwDs BEFORE
THE DATA BASE IS AVAILABLE
Sr
No
Year
Scholarship to Han...
1616
BEFORE & AFTERBEFORE & AFTER
1717
MEDICAL TREATMENT
PROVIDED THROUGH CAMPS
MEDICAL TREATMENT &
PREVENTION OF
DISABILITY
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE-
Crutches
Calipers
Tricycles
Hearing Aids
2020
2323
Thanks 
Unique Empowerment Project for Persons with Disabilities in Patan, Gujarat.
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The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Government of India, organized the 2nd 'District Collectors Conference', which took place on the 6th & 7th of September in New Delhi. Over 30 district collectors participated, making presentations on best practices to overcome challenges faced in the sectors of rural development, education, urban development, law & order, and disaster management. 



The Planning Commission is providing these presentations for the public to see examples of the good work being done by young IAS officers in the field, and to promote cross-learning and innovation.

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Unique Empowerment Project for Persons with Disabilities in Patan, Gujarat.

  1. 1. PRIME MINISTER’S AWARDSPRIME MINISTER’S AWARDS FORFOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLICEXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONADMINISTRATION FROMFROM J. G. HingrajiaJ. G. Hingrajia IASIAS Collector PATANCollector PATAN && presently, Collector Banaskanthapresently, Collector Banaskantha
  2. 2. 22 State of Gujarat Patan District
  3. 3. 33 Title of the Project isTitle of the Project is “Unique Empowerment Project for“Unique Empowerment Project for Persons with Disabilities(PwDs)”Persons with Disabilities(PwDs)” Date 17/11/2010 to 31/11/2010Date 17/11/2010 to 31/11/2010  It was implemented in Patan District of Gujarat State by Collector & District Magistrate & Team in collaboration with NGOs, Donors and people of Patan District.  This is the largest ever effort of any district to have Empowered PwDs in Gujarat
  4. 4. 44  A new methodology was adopted to reach and help the most vulnerable– the “Persons with Disabilities”  Different Schemes provided by the State/Central Governments were made available to them through this method with out any hurdles.  There is no platform for the Persons with Disabilities of Patan District, which has large remote rural areas, socially and economically backward persons to provide help through those schemes. Even NGOs struggle to reach them.
  5. 5. 55  The Collector of Patan felt the need to work in this direction and formed 7 clusters at different parts of the district where the Persons with Disabilities would receive primary information.  At the camps, diagnosis of disabilities was arranged.  Arrangement was made to analyse the data collected at the camps.  This had resulted in bringing NGOs & Government Departments to work together for the welfare of Persons with Disabilities .  All beneficiaries eligible under the Government schemes received assistance under the same.  Those not eligible also received aids and
  6. 6. 66  The whole idea and the project was explained to all stakeholders and decided to find out and identify the Persons with Disabilities from every corner of district.  Collector analyzed and it was decided to organize seven (7) different camps for the convenience of physically handicapped persons.  Officials like Sarpanch, Elected Representative, Anganwadi workers, Health Workers, Gram Sevak, Patwaris up to village level collected the information and segregated
  7. 7. 77  Transportation and meal was arranged for PwDs with help of Sarpanch, village level officials and NGOs.  Computerized registration system was used with multiple counters to minimize the stay of the PwDs at the camp site.  Faster turn around of massive crowd and real time performance evaluation.
  8. 8. 88  Prosthetics specialist and audiologist specialist helped and tested the persons on site.
  9. 9.  Total 21,513 persons attended the camp from the following Talukas. Camp Location /Talukas Total PATAN 10043 SIDDHPUR 1657 RADHANPUR /SANTALPUR 4902 HARIJ 2711 SHANKHESHWAR /SAMI 2200 TOTAL 21513
  10. 10.  They were given equipments like (1) Callipers Unilateral (2) Callipers Bilateral (3) Tricycle (4) Folding Wheelchairs (5) Crutches (6)Hearing Aids.  Hearing aids play an important role for school children who could then peruse the school programmes.
  11. 11. 1111  Because of the Database that created for the PwDs the below mentioned benefits were easily extended in subsequent years.  732 physically challenged persons were provided life support devices worth Rs.16.24 lacs.  Assistance of Rs. 74.09 lacs given to 1915 beneficiaries under Sant Sur Das Yojna.  Scholarship worth Rs.14.34 lacs paid to 1135 PwDs students.  Housing assistance of Rs. 1.30 lacs paid to 6 PwD- widows.
  12. 12.  1023 physically challenged persons attended Medical camp.  424 State Transport services passes issued.  Medical assistance given to 20 persons & Medical Certificated
  13. 13.  Prize worth Rs.5.57 lacs to 169 PwDs people in Khel Mahakumbh.  Tricycles distributed to the needy persons by public private partnership with the cooperation of Punjab National Bank.  Necessary materials/ helps approved for 434 physically challenged children under 'Sarv Siksha Abhiyan'
  14. 14. 1414  Collector, Patan has shown his successful leadership by conceiving this project suo-moto and he motivated representatives of people and whole district administrative officials to work together for good cause along with NGO. It is all those who worked under his leadership made this project successful.  This project is intuitive and also sustainable.  This type of noble effort always attracts the real social NGOs to come forward to help the disabled.  This project was also replicated in Jamnagar District of Gujarat.  Because of an available data base for PwDs, all government's schemes are easily extended to them in minimal time limit.  This data base was shared with other NGOs/Govt. Department also to extend the benefit to these
  15. 15. 1515 THE DETAILS OF THE GOVERNMENT SCHEME EXTENDED TO PwDs BEFORE THE DATA BASE IS AVAILABLE Sr No Year Scholarship to Handicap Sant Surdas Scheme Housing help to Handicapped widows Benefici- aries Expenditure Benefici- aries Expenditure Benefic- iaries Expenditure 1 2005-06 574 3,86,600 203 10,76,460 - - 2 2006-07 680 27,900 416 21,98,198 - - 3 2007-08 841 10,80,500 718 37,92,285 - - 4 2008-09 896 13,87,500 1118 59,06,535 1 3000 Total 2991 28,82,500 2455 129,73,478 1 3000 THE DETAILS OF THE GOVERNMENT SCHEME EXTENDED TO PwDs AFTER THE DATA BASE IS AVAILABLE Sr No Year Scholarship to Handicap Sant Surdas Scheme Housing help to Handicapped widows Benefici- aries Expenditure Benefici- aries Expenditure Benefic- iaries Expenditure 1 2009-10 1183 12,67,000 1,310 69,21,600 1 20,000 2 2010-11 938 12,51,000 1,643 71,08,500 3 50,000 3 2011-12 906 12,02,500 1,651 11,91,540 - - 4 2012-13 1,119 14,34,500 1,915 7,90,650 2 60,000
  16. 16. 1616
  17. 17. BEFORE & AFTERBEFORE & AFTER 1717
  18. 18. MEDICAL TREATMENT PROVIDED THROUGH CAMPS MEDICAL TREATMENT & PREVENTION OF DISABILITY MEDICAL CERTIFICATE-
  19. 19. Crutches Calipers Tricycles Hearing Aids
  20. 20. 2020
  21. 21. 2323 Thanks 

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