Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan) (AYJNISHD(D)) was established on 9th August 1983. It is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Government of India, New Delhi.
Regional Centres of the Institute have been established at Kolkata (1984), New Delhi (1986), Secundarabad (1986) and Bhubaneshwar (1986- in association with Government of Orissa). These are centres aimed at meeting the local and regional needs in terms of manpower development and services. Regional Centre at New Delhi has been shifted to Noida in 2015 and Regional centre at Bhubaneswar has been shifted to Janla in 2008.
The District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRCs) under Gramin Punarvasan Yojana (GPY) a programme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India was started in the year 2000. The objective of the programme is to provide total rehabilitation to persons with sensory (hearing and vision), physical and mental disabilities.
The department assists the clients in securing employment in the Public and Private Sectors. Our institute is empowered by Government of India to sponsor candidates to Public Sector and Government organizations against the vacancies reserved for Persons with Hearing Impairment like employment exchanges. Professional relationship is maintained with Employers to enhance employment opportunities for the persons with hearing impairment. The department refers persons with hearing impairment for employment to Private Sectors and Small Scale Industries. Liaison with Special Employment Exchange is maintained for registration of Persons with Hearing Impairment.
Job Linked Training
Dept. works in close liaison with Government and Non-Government Organizations in the field of Employment and Livelihood of Persons with Hearing Disabilities and participate in job linked training programme by way of referring candidates and providing support services to the training organizations.
The department assist the clients in preparing project proposals for self–employment and co–ordinates with Maharashtra State H