The Centrally sponsored scheme of Integrated Education for Disabled Children (IEDC) was launched in 1974 by the then Department of Social Welfare and was later transferred to the Department of Education in 1982-83. The Scheme was last revised in 1992. The Scheme provides educational opportunities for disabled children in common schools to facilitate their integration and ultimate retention in the general school system. Under IEDC, 100 per cent assistance is being provided to various components for education of children suffering from mild to moderate disabilities in common schools. The components include educational aids, supporting equipments, salaries for special teachers and facilities for children with disability.