The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is a Government of India Ministry and is responsible for welfare, social justice and empowerment of the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of the society. This includes the Scheduled Castes (SC), Other Backward Class (OBC), the differently abled, the elderly, and the victims of drug abuse. The welfare of Scheduled Tribes (ST) is looked after by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India. The Ministry of Welfare adopted the name of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in May 1998.

The Department of Social Welfare, Nagaland is the nodal department for implementing various schemes under Ministry of  Social Justice and Empowerment . See www.socialjustice.nic.in . Among other welfare programs, the department has financial assistance schemes for the differently abled, the blind and Scholarship Scheme for Differently abled children.

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Organisation in the State of Nagaland

There is a Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities appointed by the State Government. At present, Dr. Atha Vizol is the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities and  is the nodal authority for monitoring reservations for persons with differently abled. Details of Commissioner’s office:

Office of the Commissioner for Disability

Vizol’s Building

Opposite NST Complex, Kohima- 797001

Nagaland

Contact no. 9436000307

Email : drathavizol@gamil.com

 

Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) under NSAP:

At present, a total of 1276 such differently abled persons are covered under this scheme in Nagaland, the Department provides a monthly pension @Rs.300 per month under State Plan.

 

STATEMENT SHOWING DISTRICT WISE BENEFICIARIES UNDER IGNDPS

Sl. No. District No. of Beneficiaries
1. MOKOKCHUNG 139
2. TUENSANG 92
3. MON 112
4. WOKHA 136
5. ZUNHEBOTO 132
6. DIMAPUR 117
7. PEREN 81
8. LONGLENG 77
9. KIPHIRE 75
10. KOHIMA 170
11. PHEK 145
  Total 1276

Financial assistance for persons with differently abled:

Differently abled children from Class-A to Class-VIII are provided with scholarship

@Rs. 200/- per head per month. At present a total of 208 students are provided with scholarship through state funding under State Non-Plan Scheme.

 

STATEMENT SHOWING DISTRICT WISE SCHOLARSHIP TO DIFFERENTLY ABLED STUDENTS

Sl. No. District No. of Beneficiaries
1. MOKOKCHUNG 15
2. TUENSANG 8
3. MON 20
4. WOKHA 9
5. ZUNHEBOTO 11
6. DIMAPUR 75
7. PEREN 2
8. LONGLENG 3
9. KIPHIRE 7
10. KOHIMA 46
11. PHEK 12
  Total 208

Financial assistance is also provided to the totally blind persons @Rs.200 per month. At present 1625 blind persons are covered under this Scheme.

 

STATEMENT SHOWING DISTRICT WISE BENEFICIARIES BLIND PERSONS

  Sl. No. District No. of Beneficiaries
  1. MOKOKCHUNG 166
  2. TUENSANG 175
  3. MON 186
  4. WOKHA 167
  5. ZUNHEBOTO 161
  6. DIMAPUR 183
  7. PEREN 78
  8. LONGLENG 100
  9. KIPHIRE 56
  10. KOHIMA 241
  11. PHEK 112
  Total 1625

 

Social Welfare Department is the channelizing agency for providing loans to persons with differently abled from the National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation. So far, 494 differently abled persons have been granted loans up to Rs.50,000/- for taking up various trade like grocery, vegetable vendor/garden, piggery, poultry, handicrafts etc.

 

List of NGOs receiving Grant-in-Aid from the Department.

  1. All Nagaland Differently abled People Organization, Kohima.
  2. Rengma Handicapped Union, Tseminyu, Kohima.
  3. Nagaland Parents Association for Handicapped/Differently abled. Kohima.
  4. Northern Angami Handicapped Union, Kohima.
  5. Blind School, Chumukedima.
  6. Christ for Downtrodden, Dimapur.
  7. Sentilong Welfare Society, Mokokchung.
  8. Nagaland Blind Association, Dimapur.
  9. Bumble Bee Inclusive Pre-School, Kohima.
  10. Development Association for Disable, Dimapur.
  11. Disable Association, Zunheboto.
  12. Dimapur District Disable Association, Dimapur.
  13. Cherry Blossom, Lerie, Kohima.
  14. Tabitha Enabling Academy, Kohima.
  15. Highland Hall School, Dimapur.

 

 

Differently abled Scheme

Scheme for Implementation of Persons With Differently abled Act 1995 (SIPDA)

  1. The District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) :

The District Disability Rehabilitation Centre is located at Civil Hospital, Dimapur, Nagaland.The objective of this program is to provide total rehabilitation to all the persons with differently abled at the District Centre itself. The major rehabilitation services that are expected to be provided through DDRC are:

  1. Facilitation and provision of Disability Certificates.
  2. Assessment on the need of assistive devices.
  3. Provision/ Fitment of assistive devices.
  4. Therapeutical services (Speech Therapy, OT, PT, Mobility Instructions)
  5. Promotion of barrier free environment.
  6. Encouraging and enhancing prevention of differently abled, early detection and intervention.
  7. To provide supportive and complimentary services to promote education, vocational training and employment for persons with differently abled.
  8. Identifying suitable vocations for Persons With Differently abled (PWDs), keeping in view local resources and designing vocational trainings.

 

The following are the information of Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) registered with Social Welfare, Nagaland.

  1. People in Need Foundation

P.B.. No. 346/H. No-202,

United North Block, Burma Camp

Dimapur, Nagaland

Chairman- Shri Joe Ngamkhuchung

Contact No. 9436004219/03862-233238

Email- pinfdimpur@yahoo.co.in

 

  1. Winsome Centre

Chukitong, Wokha

Secretary – Shri Mhonjan

 

  1. Steward Association

Pangti Village, Wokha

President- Shri. Nyimbemo

Contact no. 9436607781

 

  1. Baseleia Mission Organisation

Director- Shri Z. Roben Humtsoe

P.B.- 454 Dimapur

Contact no. 9862226788

Email- zwr3-humtsoe@yahoo.com

 

  1. Yingle Mission Society

P.B. 1, Lempong Junction, CTN Road

District : Longleng – 798625

Secretary- Shri. Themjen Phom

Contact no. 03869- 236295/ 9436012551

Email- yinglimission@yahoo.co.in

  1. Cherry Blossom Society

P.B. 658, Near CRPF camp Lierie

Chazou, Kohima- 797001

Director- Smti. Adani Kayina

Contact No. 9612718983/9615150400

Email- purnimacbs.gmail.com

 

  1. Nagaland Parents Association for the Differently abled

District- Kohima

Smti. Purnima Kayani

Contact no. 96150400/9436000597

Email- purnimacbs@gmail.com

 

  1. District Physically Handicapped Union

President- Apakajan Seb

 

  1. Care & Support Society

District-Mokokchung

Chairman- Imchawati

Contact no. 9436017611/0369-222725

  1. Yanke Multipurpose Welfare Society

Chukidong, Wokha

Chairman- Dr. Y.Y. Kikon

 

  1. Jo Foundation

H.No. 354, Middle Medizie (Agri Colony)

Kohima-797001

Contact no. 9436000597

Email- jofoundationkohima@rediffmail.com

 

  1. Enable Society

Room no-17, Red Cross Building

Kohima.

 

  1. Tabitha Enabling Society

Sepfuzou Colony, Below Alder College, Kohima.

President- Asanuo Seb

Gen. Secy- Vekutilu Vese

Contact no. 9863640447/ 9862256775

  1. Prodigals Home

NSCB Building Complex, P.B.-148

Dimapur.

Director- Smti. K. Ela

Contact no. 03862-2231830/ 9436009366

Email- prodigalsh@yahoo.co.in

 

  1. Disable Home

District- Kiphire

Chairman- Smti. Tsusu Mary

Contact no. 9612197742/ 8413845751

Contact no. 8742009631