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Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities: All You Need to Know

In order to undertake post-matric/post-secondary technical and vocational courses like PhD and M.Phil from accredited institutions, the scholarship offers required financial assistance to Indian students with at least 40 per cent disabilities. This will encourage them to prepare themselves and have access to equal opportunities to earn their livelihood.

The National Trust is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, set up under the “National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities” Act (Act 44 of 1999).

The objectives of the National Trust in particular are :

  • to enable and empower persons with disability to live as independently and as fully as possible within and as close to their community as possible;

  • to facilitate the realisation of equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of persons with disability;

  • to extend support to its registered organisations to provide need based services; and

  • to evolve procedures for appointments of guardians and trustees for persons with disabilities.

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