Community-Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Program:
Launched recently by the Union Ministry of Social Justice.
- The program aims to create a pool of grass-root rehabilitation workers at the community level who can work alongside ASHA and Anganwadi workers to handle cross-disability issues and facilitate inclusion of persons with disabilities in the society.
- The program has been designed to provide competency-based knowledge and skills among these workers to enhance their ability to successfully discharging their duties.
- These workers will be called ‘Divyang Mitra’ i.e. friends of persons with disabilities.
- The National Board of Examination in Rehabilitation under the Rehabilitation Council of India will conduct examinations and award certificates to pass-out candidates.