Friday, 15 June 2018

Constitution of Medical Boards and Appellate Medical Authorities for issuing disability Certificate GO 5 Dt:13-06-2018



Department for Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens-Constitution of Medical Boards and Appellate Medical Authorities for issuing disability Certificate- Guidelines for evaluation of various disabilities and Procedure for Certification- Comprehensive – orders - Issued. 

comprehensive orders were issued for evaluation of various disabilities and procedure for certification and constituting Medical Boards for assessing degree of disability of persons with Disabilities and Appellate Medical Boards duly adopting the guidelines issued by the Government of India under Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995.
Constitution of Medical Boards and Appellate Medical Authorities for issuing disability Certificate

Government of India has enacted the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 by repealing the existing Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 which came into force with effect from 19.04.2017

The Government of India has notified the guidelines for evaluation and assessment of various disabilities in persons included under Section 56th of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and procedure for certification after having considered the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare by superseding the existing guidelines under PwD Act, 1995.

The Director, Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens has requested to issue guidelines and comprehensive orders for evaluation of specific disabilities covered in Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and
procedure for certification duly adopting the guidelines issued by  Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 57 and 59 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and guidelines issued by the Government of India in the reference 3rd read above and in supersession of the orders issued in the G.O 1st read above and after consultation with Health Medical and Family Welfare Department Government after careful examination hereby issues the following comprehensive
orders: 

The definitions of the following disabilities as mentioned in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 are adopted:
  1. Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy.
  2. Blindness and low-vision.
  3. Deaf and hard of hearing and speech and language disability.
  4. Intellectual disability and specific learning disabilities.
  5. Mental illness.
  6. Disability caused due to Chronic neurological conditions.
  7. Disability caused Blood disorder i.e., hemophilia, thalassemia and sickle cell disease.
  8. Multiple disabilities.

Government hereby constitute the Medical Boards/Certifying authority for certification of all disabilities mentioned in RPwD Act, 2016 and all the District Head quarter/Government teaching Hospitals are hereby notified as District  Medical Boards and authorized to give certificates for Persons with Disabilities as shown in the GO.


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