On Services Tech for persons with mental challenges

 RTI No.
 Important Questions of the RTI Application and Answers 
 911-05-2009, PIOs of six hospitals where Information kiosks were installed by National Trust
on information kiosks, its location, in charge, current status.
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 807-03-2009 to MSJE, Grievance: Falsehoods and misinformation regarding public services for the disabled
Reference queries  16-12-2008 to National Trust and 26-08-2008 to National Trust and the responses

11-05-2009, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, on Falsehoods and misinformation regarding public services for the disabled asking date of hearing for this matter.
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 16-12-2008, National Trust
Which are the hospitals where the information kiosks have been installed, and on which dates? (following RTI to National Trust dated 26-08-2008.)
Response: Information kiosks were installed in 6 hospitals- LNJP, RML, Safdarjung, GTB, IHBAS and AIIMS
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 6 26-08-2008, National Trust
Money specifically budgeted towards development of software for mentally challenged persons (with cerebral palsy, dyslexia, autism, slow learners etc.)
Response: Budget of Rs. 5.0 lakh was provided for development of software ans setting up of Information Kiosk.
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  (The letter was forwarded by National Trust to NIMH, Secundrabad) which said- In 10th five year plan- 217.20 lakhs was spent on research and development activities. 7,00,500/- was received from S&T Project DRC Scheme and 6 software were developed.  No expenditure incurred on development of software during the current 5 year plan.
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5 06-02-2009, CPIO, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Proposals funded for developing special software for persons with disabilities.
Response: 1. Multimedia hardware-software system for the education of students with cerebral palsy and communication 2. Functional academics through computer technology for children with mental retardation 3. RAVI 4. IT based education and training for people affected with Autism 5. Micro-controller based graphical/sound based daily scheduler and alarm for children with Autism.

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 4 30-12-2008, MHRD
What is the plan to make Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) accessible to disabled students and teachers; seats reserved for disabled and for which category of disability; disabled-friendly infrastructural arrangements.
Response: The proposal is under consideration of the Government. Interest of the persons with disabilities will be given due consideration.
 
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 3 18-08-2009, Dept. of Information Technology, Ministry of Commn. and IT
Are the Common Service Centers accessible to persons with different disabilities.
Response: The information pertains to State Government, may be obtained from the State
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 226-08-2008, Dept. of Information Technology, Ministry of Commn. and IT
Money specifically budgeted towards development of software for mentally challenged persons (with cerebral palsy, dyslexia, autism, slow learners etc.)
Response: Sanyog- India language based communication tool for children with cerebral palsy was developed,
Scheme for free distribution: Nil. Another software for children with cerebral palsy is being developed.

13-05-2009, Dept. of Information Technology
Details of  two projects 1.IT based education and training for people affected with autism 2.micro-controller based graphical/sound based daily scheduler and alarm for children with autism.
Response: We have funded projects in the past for children affected with cerebral palsy.

19-06-2009, Dept. of Information Technology
Details of all the projects undertaken for children affected with Cerebral Palsy.
Response: from DIT- software in Nepali Language. It is expected that software would require some custom hardware. from IIT Kharagpur- details of sanyog software

The same query was sent on 19-06-2009 to the CPIO, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Response: The information would be available with IIT Kharagpur, IICP Kolkatta, NIMH Secundrabad, IIIT Hyderabad, Webel Mediatronics Limited, Kolkatta and Netica Solution Pvt. Ltd. Noida. Letters forwarded to these.

 126-08-2008, CPIO, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Money specifically budgeted towards development of software for mentally challenged persons (with cerebral palsy, dyslexia, autism, slow learners etc.)
Response: MSJE said- there is no separate allocation..such proposals.. considered under Scheme of Science & Technology in Mission mode in the PWD Act, 1995.

21-10-2008,
CPIO, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Details of proposals pertaining to development of computer software funded under the Scheme of Science & Technology in Mission mode in PWD Act, 1995.
Response: 1. Multimedia hardware-software system for the education of students with cerebral palsy and communication 2. Functional academics through computer technology for children with mental retardation 3. RAVI 4. IT based education and training for people affected with Autism 5. Micro-controller based graphical/sound based daily scheduler and alarm for children with Autism.

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