Kerala Sahachari Scheme 2020 Application Form PDF Download Online – Encourage NCC/ NSS/ SPC units assisting CWDs

Kerala, as a state, has always been one of the forerunners in offering social service – both in-state and out. They are known to come up with innovative solutions to everyday problems in the most feasible and affordable manner possible. Lately, the government of Kerala initiated a new plan to help out Children with Disabilities – CWDs.

This scheme is known as Kerala Sahachari Scheme and is one of the most innovative and progressive schemes thought out by a state.

Objective of the scheme

The scheme has been launched to offer inspiration and help for those who are differently abled. The scheme was launched on the 13th of December 2019.

These schemes are primarily applicable to NSS (National Service Scheme), NCC (National Cadet Corps) and Student Police Cadet (SPC) units which work for the welfare and care of the differently abled children.

The Sahachari Scheme aims to incentivize NCC/NSS/SPC units to work in schools that provide support to students with more than 40% disability in academics and also extra-curricular activities.

How to apply for the Sahachari Scheme?

If you have always harboured benevolent feelings and have longed to make a positive impact on the society by offering care to all, here is your chance. Follow the steps mentioned below to be a part of the Sahachari Scheme.

  • Visit the official website: http://sjd.kerala.gov.in – the website of the Kerala Social Justice Department. The homepage of the website will load up and appear as shown.
  • Once the homepage loads, you can click on the tab that reads, “schemes”. 
  • Once you click on that, a new page will load on your screen, on which you will have to click on the link that reads, “Sahachari Scheme for encouraging NCC/NSS/SPC units assisting CWDs.”
  • The page that opens after you opened the scheme’s details page, you can go to the “Documents” section and click on “Application Forms – Sahachari Scheme for encouraging NCC/NSS/SPC units assisting CWDs” In order to receive the application form’s copy, you can also simply click here.

The interested applicant can even download the form in PDF format. Once downloaded, the applicant will have to enter the necessary information accurately and submit it to the concerned authorities. This is an offline alternative to the online procedure so that no willing candidate gets to face an obstacle that keeps them from being able to help others.

Summing it up

Disability should not be in the way of people having a fruitful career even if it may seem to be a great challenge for people who suffer from physical or mental impairments. For Children with Disability (CWD), the most basic task of going to school and pursuing education proves to be a hindrance so often that they rather opt out of schooling altogether.

Instead of forcing differently-abled children to blend with the norm, the idea is to change the norm and have schools, infrastructure and people adjust to those differently-abled; the idea should be – normalize equity, not just equality.

And this is achieved by the Kerala Sahachari Yojana 2020.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.