Funding Schemes
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MOSJE)
I. Introduction
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is the nodal Ministry for providing/implementing a wide ranging welfare measures in specific areas such as welfare for the handicapped. It also promotes development of aids and appliances through its Technology Development Programme.
II. Name of scheme(s)

S&T Project in Mission Mode Objective(s)
The objectives are to coordinate, fund and direct application of technology in the development and utilization of;
suitable and cost-effective aids and appliances methods of education and skills development leading to enhancement of opportunities foremployment, easier living and mobility, communication, recreation and integration in society.

Who can submit a proposal
Scientists/Engineers/Researchers from Academic &. Research Institutions, Public Sector/Private Sector Industries, Non-Governmental Organisations having some basic and essential facilities to carry out the research programme.

When and how to submit a proposal
Thirty copies of the proposal in the prescribed format can be submitted any time during the year.

Areas of research support
Proposals in the areas related to the following disabilities including cerebral palsy will be supported:
(a) Orthopaedic
(b) Visual
(i) Hearing
(j) Mental

Components of grant
Equipment, staff salaries, consumables, domestic travel, contingencies, computer time charges, consultancy, maintenance.

Items not allowed out of grant
Basic infrastructure and buildings.

Mechanism of implementation and monitoring
After initial scrutiny the proposals are considered by respective Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs). The recommendations of the TAGs are placed before the Apex Level Committee (ALC) for its approval.The projects are monitored quarterly with the help of the experts from the TAGs and ALC.
Contact Address: The Mission Director
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, DRC-CACU Office
4, Vishnu Digamber Marg I.P.H. Complex
New Delhi- 110002
Tel. No: (Oil) 23233255/54, 23234490
Fax, No.: (011)23232412