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November 23, 2020

How to apply Disability certificate | divyang certificate kaise banaye | ArvindYadavBlog

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Procedure to obtain Disability Certificate in India:

The disability certificate and/ or Identity card is the main document that a person with any disability of more than 40 percent requires in order to avail any facilities, benefits or concessions under the available schemes. This is not needed for getting admission in a school for formal education.

Persons authorised to give disability certificate

The respective Medical boards constituted at a State or district levels are the certifying authority to allocate disability certificate. The board consists of a chief medical officer/ sub divisional medical officer in the District and another expert in the specified area. These examples are: an ophthalmic surgeon in case of visual handicaps either ENT surgeon or an audiologist in case of speech & hearing handicaps, an orthopaedic surgeon or a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation in case of locomotor handicaps and a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist or a teacher in special education in case of mental handicaps. The respective disability certificate for mental retardation or other disabilities (visual, speech and hearing, and locomotor disability is given as Form X and Y in applicable resource. The certificate is issued to persons with disabilities spoken of in the PWD Act,1995. The certificate is legal for a period of five years. When there are no opportunities of variation in the degree of disability, a permanent disability certificate is given. In order to get a disability certificate a person needs a birth certificate and proof of residence. If a child is assumed at home, parents can get the birth certificate from their district magistrate.

The eligibility

All those who are authorized by the appropriate authority to have disability as per the definitions given in the PWD, Act, 1995, will be eligible to obtain the identity card. This card will be allocated to all eligible persons with disability irrespective of their age.

Lowest Percentage of disability should be:

Mentally handicapped - 35%

Orthopedically - 40%

Deaf & Dumb - 60 db & above

Blindness - 90% or above

Medical Certificate

Medical certificate attained from the authorized medical board constituted by the State Govt./Defence authority, is a necessary prerequisite for obtaining the card

Appeal for issue of disability certificate -

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 -

proof of residence, and

two recent passport size photographs.

The application shall be submitted to -

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

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.


A nominal amount can be charged to the disabled person at the time of submission of the application form for IC.

The IC will contain information like Identity card Number, Disability code, District code State code, etc.

A pass book will also be issued along with the IC. This pass book is meant to contain the details of various benefits and concessions provided to that person.

Since these guidelines are recent, the states and the UTs are likely to be in the process of creating an infrastructure for issue these identity cards to every disabled person.