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Amended Rules for Persons with Disabilities

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY,
PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT

NOTIFICATION

NEW DELHI, 2009


In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 73 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1996, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Amendment Rules, 2009.

(2) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.


2. In the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1996, -

(i) for rule 2 , the following rule shall be substituted, namely:-


"2. Definitions.-

  1. In these rules unless the context otherwise requires,-
  1. "Act" means the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996);
  1. "certificate" or "disability certificate" means a certificate issued in pursuance of clause (t) of section 2 of the Act;
  2. "multiple disabilities" means a combination of two or more disabilities as defined in clause (i) of section 2 of the Act;
  3. "Form" means a form appended to these rules.
  1. Words and expressions defined in the Act but not defined in these rules, shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.";

(ii) for CHAPTER II, the following Chapter shall be substituted, namely :-

"CHAPTER II DISABILITY CERTIFICATE

3. Application for issue of disability certificate -

  1. A person with disability desirous of getting a certificate in his favour shall submit an application in Form I, and the application shall be accompanied by -
  2. proof of residence, and
  3. two recent passport size photographs.
  1. The application shall be submitted to -
  1. a medical authority competent to issue such a certificate in the district of the applicant's residence as mentioned in the proof of residence submitted by him with the application, or
  2. the concerned medical authority in a government hospital where he may be undergoing or may have undergone treatment in connection with his disability :

Provided that where a person with disability is a minor or suffering from mental retardation or any other disability which renders him unfit or unable to make such an application himself, the application on his behalf may be made by his legal guardian.



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