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DISABILITY :CHALLENGES VS RESPONSES
( By Ali Baquer; Anjali Sharma )

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app-Data On Trained Manpower Requirements In The Field Of Disability

Data Showing status of Trained Manpower in the field of Disability
(Source : Report on Manpower Development. 1996. Rehabilitation Council of India, Ministry of Welfare, Government of India)

Table - 1 No. of Institutes offering Training Courses in Rehabilitation

















S. No. Mentally Retarded Visually Handicapped Hearing Impaired Locomotor Handicapped Total
1. 40 17 32 27 116

Table - 2 Available Trained Manpower

















S. No. Mentally Retarded Visually Handicapped Hearing Impaired Locomotor Handicapped Total
1. 5116 1459 5288 1502 13365

Tabel - 3 Category–wise Breakup of above Trained Manpower






































S. No. Fieldwise Degree Diploma Certificate Total
1. Mentally Retarded 194 3992 30 4216
2. Visually Handicapped 283 1176 - 1459
3. Hearing Impaired 996 4292 - 5288
4. Locomotor Handicapped       484 812 206 1502

Table - 4 Profession–wise Breakup




























S. No. Field Special Teachers/ Special Educators Delivery of Service to the Disabled
1. Mentally Retarded 4295 821
2 Visually Handicapped 1079 380
3. Hearing Impaired 4011 1277
4. Locomotor Handicapped 107 1395

Table 5











S.No. Training Centres No. Of Trained Physiotherapists
1. 10 200

Table - 6 No. of Universities offering qualifications in the field of rehabilitation


State–wise Breakup

















































S.No. State Name of the Universities Qualification No. Total
1. Andhra Pradesh i) Andhra University
ii) Sri Padmawati
Vishwa Vidyalaya
B.Ed.(O.H.)

B.Ed.(H.I.)
1

1
2
2. Delhi i) Jamia Millia Islamia
ii) AllMS (Deemed Univ.)
M.Ed., B.Ed. (Spl. Edu)
B.Sc. (Spl.Edu)
1
1
2
3. Haryana Kurukshetra University B.Ed., M.Ed. (Spl. Edu) 1 1
4. Madhya Pradesh Chitrakoot University B.Ed. (V.H.) 1 1
5. West Bengal Calcutta University P.G. Diploma(Psychology) 1 1
No. of Universities offering qualification in the field of rehabilitation. 7 7

On the basis of available information the following table shows the number of training schools and the projected number of teachers in these schools.


Table - 7 The following table shows the disability–wise breakup.




















































S.No. Category of Personnel Estimated No. of Schools Estimated No. of Teachers Nos. to be trained in the IXth Plan Nos. to betrained in the Xth Plan
1. Hearing Impaired 500 7500 15000 30000
2. Mentally Retarded 650 9750 19500 39000
3. Visually Handicapped 250 3750 7500 15000
4. Cerebral Palsy - - 1000 2000
5. Multiple disabled children - - 1000 2000
      22000 44000 88000

Table 8 shows all the category of personnel to be trained in the IXth and Xth plan period.


Table - 8 Manpower requirement for all disabilities












































































































S. No. Category of Personnel Nos. to be trained in the IXth Plan Nos. to be trained in the Xth Plan
1. Teachers of Hearing impaired children 15000 30000
2. Teachers of Mentally retarded children 19500 39000
3 . Teachers of Visually Handicapped children 7500 15000
4 . Teachers of Cerebral Palsy children 1000 2000
5. Teachers of Multiple disabled children 1000 2000
6. Physiotherapist/occupational therapists 2000 4000
7. Orthotic/Prosthetic Engineers 1000 2000
8. Speech Pathologist/audiologist/ear mould technicians 3200 6400
9. Rehabilitation Engineers 500 1000
10. Clinical Psychologists 100 200
11. Rehabilitation Psychologists 2000 4000
12. Vocational Instructors 2,50,000 5,00,000
13. Medical Psychiatric social workers 1000 2000
14. CBR workers 50,000 1,00,000
15. MRWs 5000 10000
16 . Physiotherapists .1000 2000
17. Master Trainers 500 1000
18. Pre-School Teachers 1000 2000
19. Low Vision Teachers 1000 2000
    3,62,300 7,24,600

Table - 9 Centres Required





























































































S. No. Cetegory of Personnel Manpower Projected in the IXth Plan Centres required Remarks
  PT/OT 2000 100 No additional centre
  Ortho/Prosth 1000 10  
  Speech Pathologist/audiologists 3200 30 -
  Rehabilitation Engineers 500 5  
  Clinical Psychologists 100 2 No additional centre
  Rehabilitation Psychologists 2000 20 1yr. programme
  Vocational Instructors 2,50,000 2000  
  Medical psychiatric social workers 1000 - no addition
  CBR Workers 1 lac 1000  
  Master Trainers 500 - No addition UGC/Univ. sponsored programme.
  Pre-school Teachers 1000 10  
  Low Vision Teachers 1000 10  
  Teachers for all catagories of disabled 44000 2200  
  Total   5387  
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