1. In order to bring Persons with Disabilities into the economic mainstream, Government of India with the assistance of USA, set up two Vocational Rehabilitation Centres for Handicapped (renamed as National Career Service Centres for Differently Abled) one each at Mumbai and Hyderabad in 1968. Encouraged by the success of these Centres and with the passage of time, more such Centres were set up. Presently, there are 24 Centres functioning in the country. These centres are located at Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Dimapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Shillong, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Patna, Puducherry, Ranchi, Srinagar, Thiruvanthapuram, Una and Vadodara. The Centre located at Vadodara caters to the rehabilitation needs of disabled women exclusively. These Centers function as the sub-ordinate offices of DGE.
2. The National Career Service Centres for Differently Abled evaluate the residual capacities of persons with disabilities; assist them in the process of planning their career, preparing for obtaining and retaining the employment commensurate with their socio-psychological, physical and educational abilities. NCSC-DAs impart non formal vocational training, extend placement support, provide outreach services to different categories of PwDs etc. These centres also organize outreach programme like camps, job fairs and exhibition for generating awareness and facilitating rehabilitation services.
3. Non-formal vocational training is offered to PwDs who are not otherwise suitable for formal mode of training due to either severity of disability or poor educational backgrounds. During training PwDs are provided with stipend @ Rs 2500/-P.M. Following Trades in which training is offered: Commercial/Secretarial Practice, General Mechanics/Metal, Cutting & Tailoring/Dress Making, Knitting & Embroidery, Hosiery, Radio-Television/Electronics, Carpentry, Automobile, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Computer Application, Computer Application & Office Management, Consumer Electronic, General Mechanic, D.T.P. & Advertisement, Hair & Skin Care etc.
Physical progress of NCSC-DAs
for last three years: