GUIDELINES FOR SANCTION OF TOUCH PHONE TO HEARING CHALLENGED – SPEECH IMPAIRED, A.P.DIFFERENTLY ABLED & SENIOR CITIZENS ASSISTANCE CORPORATION, ANDHRA PRADESH (Touch Phones)

It is decided to supply Touch Phone to Hearing Challenged – Speech Impaired Persons who knows sign language as per the Action Plan 2017-18. The Assistant Directors, Department for the Welfare of Differently Abled & Senior Citizens / District Managers A.P. Differently Abled & Senior Citizens Assistance Corporation here by instructed to follow the below guidelines while distributing the Touch Phones to those Hearing Challenged – Speech Impaired Persons who knows sign language with utmost care.

  • It should be sanctioned to those Hearing Challenged – Speech Impaired Persons whose/Parent/Guardian monthly income does not exceed (i) Rs. 15,000/- P.M, half of the cost of instrument to those monthly income from (ii) Rs. 15,001 P.M to Rs. 20,000/- P.M and collecting full cost to those monthly income of (iii) Rs. 20,001 P.M and above (as per the guidelines of Govt. of India) under Adip Scheme.
  • It should be sanctioned to 18 years and above age category (intermediate onwards).
  • All the Officers should ensure that three category of Speech Impaired i.e., 1. Students, 2. Self employed and 3. Un-employed be sanctioned Touch Phone.
  • It should be sanctioned to those beneficiaries who knows sign language can communicate directly with each other i.e., two persons.
  • It should be sanctioned to those Hearing Challenged – Speech Impaired Persons can call non signing person through the video relay service (VRS) i.e., an interpreter at VRS facilitates communication between the person who uses sign language and the person who doesn’t use sign language.
  • Assistant Directors, Department for the Welfare of Differently Abled & Senior Citizens/District Managers should maintain record of the beneficiaries for Touch Phone so as to avoid double claims/false claims.
  • Every candidate has to submit self declaration that he has never received the Touch Phone in any other District.
  • Every candidate has to submit Income Certificate, Saderam Certificate and Aadhaar Card, Cell Number etc,.
  • The Touch Phone should be distributed through Assistant Director’s, Department for the Welfare of Differently Abled & Senior Citizens/District Manager’s, A.P. Differently Abled & Senior Citizens Assistance Corporation.
  • All the Assistant Directors, Department for the Welfare of Differently Abled & Senior Citizens/District Managers, A.P. Differently Abled & Senior Citizens Assistance Corporation should maintain applications received in a year with them and only eligible with details of requirement of Touch Phone has to be submitted to Head Office.
  • If any information is found incorrect at later date, the beneficiary is liable for any legal action by the Corporation and they have to return the instrument or cost of the instrument.
  • This item will be issued to the individual once in life time.
MANAGING DIRECTOR