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CONSOLIDATEDINSTRUCTIONSOFDOP&TON3%RESERVATION

No.336035/3/2004Estt(Res)

GOVERNMENTOFINDIA

MINISTRYOFPERSONNEL,PUBLICGRIEVANCES&PENSIONS

DEPARTMENTOFPERSONNEL&TRAINING

***************

NewDelhi,Datedthe29thDecember,2005
OFFICEMEMORANDUM

Subject:ReservationforthePersonswithDisabilities

Withaviewtoconsolidatingtheexistinginstructions,bringingtheminlinewiththePersonswithDisabilities
(EqualOpportunities,ProtectionofRights&FullParticipation)Act,1995andclarifyingcertainissuesincluding
proceduralmatters,thefollowinginstructionsareissuedwithregardtoreservationforpersonswithdisabilities
(physicallyhandicappedpersons)inpostsandservicesundertheGovernmentofIndia.Theseinstructionsshall
supercedeallpreviousinstructionsissuedonthesubjectsofar.

2.QUANTUMOFRESERVATION

ThreepercentofthevacanciesincaseofdirectrecruitmenttoGroupA,B,C&Dpostsshallbereservedfor
personswithdisabilitiesofwhichonepercenteachshallbereservedforpersonssufferingfrom(i)blindnessor
lowvision,(ii)hearingimpairmentand(iii)locomotordisabilityorcerebralpalsyinthepostsidentifiedforeach
disability
ThreepercentofthevacanciesincaseofpromotiontoGroupD,andGroupCpostsinwhichtheelementofdirect
recruitment,ifany,doesnotexceed75%,shallbereservedforpersonswithdisabilitiesofwhichonepercent
eachshallbereservedforpersonssufferingfrom(i)blindnessorlowvision,(ii)hearingimpairmentand(iii)
locomotordisabilityorcerebralpalsyinthepostsidentifiedforeachdisability.

3.EXEMPTIONFROMRESERVATION:IfanyDepartment/Ministryconsidersitnecessarytoexemptany
establishmentpartlyorfullyfromtheprovisionofreservationforpersonswithdisabilities,itmaymakea
referencetotheMinistryofSocialJusticeandEmploymentgivingfulljustificationfortheproposal.Thegrantof
exemptionshallbeconsiderbyanInterDepartmentalCommitteesetupbytheMinistryofSocialJusticeand
Empowerment.

4.IDENTIFICATIONOFJOBS/POSTS:TheMinistryofSocialJusticeandEmpowermenthaveidentifiedthe
jobs/postssuitabletobeheldbypersonswithdisabilitiesandthephysicallyrequirementforallsuchjobs/posts
videtheirnotificationno.1625/99.NI.Idated3.5.2001.Thejobs/postsgiveninAnnexureIIofthesaid
notificationasamendedfromtimetotimeshallbeusedtogiveeffectto3percentreservationtothepersons
withdisabilities.Itmay,however,benotedthat:

Thenomenclatureusedforanyjob/postshallmeanandincludenomenclatureusedforothercomparable
jobs/postshavingidenticalfunctions.
Thelistofjobs/postsnotifiedbytheMinistryofSocialJustice&Empowermentisnotexhaustive.Theconcerned
Ministries/Departmentsshallhavethediscretiontoidentifyjobs/postsinadditiontothejobs/postsalready
identifiedbytheMinistryofSocialJustice&Empowerment.However,noMinistry/Department/Establishment
shallexcludeanyidentifiedjob/postfromthepurviewofreservationatitsowndiscretion.
Ifajob/postidentifiedforpersonswithdisabilitiesisshiftedfromonegrouporgradetoanothergrouporgrade
duetochangeinthepayscaleorotherwise,thejob/postshallremainidentified.

5.RESERVATIONINPOSTSIDENTIFIEDFORONEORTWOCATEGORIES:Ifapostisidentifiedsuitable
onlyforonecategoryofdisability,reservationinthatpostshallbegiventopersonswiththatdisabilityonly.
Reservationof3%shallnotbereducedinsuchcasesandtotalreservationinthepostwillbegiventopersons
sufferingfromthedisabilityforwhichithasbeenidentified.Likewiseincasethepostisidentifiedsuitablefortwo
categoriesofdisabilities,reservationshallbedistributedbetweenpersonswiththosecategoriesofdisabilities
equally,asfaraspossible.Itshall,however,beensuredthatreservationindifferentpostsintheestablishmentis
distributedinsuchawaythatthepersonsofthreecategoriesofdisabilities,asfaraspossible,getequal
representation.

6.APPOINTMENTAGAINSTUNRESERVEDVACANCIES:Inthepostswhichareidentifiedsuitablefor
personswithdisabilities,apersonwithdisabilitycannotbedeniedtherighttocompeteforappointmentagainst
anunreservedvacancy.Thusapersonwithdisabilitycanbeappointedagainstanunreservedvacancy,provided
thepostisidentifiedsuitableforpersonswithdisabilityoftherelevantcategory.

7.ADJUSTMENTOFCANDIDATESSELECTEDONTHEIROWNMERIT:Personswithdisabilitiesselectedon
theirownmeritwithoutrelaxedstandardsalongwithothercandidates,willnotbeadjustedagainstthereserved
shareofvacancies.Thereservedvacancieswillbefilledupseparatelyfromamongsttheeligiblecandidateswith
disabilitieswhichwillthuscomprisephysicallyhandicappedcandidateswhoarelowerinmeritthanthelast
candidateinmeritlistbutotherwisefoundsuitableforappointment,ifnecessary,byrelaxedstandards.Itwjll
applyincaseofdirectrecruitmentaswellaspromotion,whereverreservationforpersonswithdisabilitiesis
admissible.

8.DEFINITIONSOFDISABILITIES:DefinitionsofcategoriesofdisabilitiesforthepurposeofthisOffice
Memorandumaregivenbelow:

(i)(a)Blindness:"Blindness"referstoaconditionwhereapersonsuffersfromanyofthefollowingconditions,
namely:

totalabsenceofsightor
visualacuitynotexceeding6/60or20/200(snellen)inthebettereyewithcorrectinglensesor
limitationofthefieldofvisionsubtendinganangleof20degreeorworse

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(b)Lowvision:"Personwithlowvision"meansapersonwithimpairmentofvisualfunctioningevenafter
treatmentorstandardrefractivecorrectionbutwhousesorispotentiallycapableofusingvisionfortheplanning
orexecutionofataskwithappropriateassistivedevice.

(ii)HearingImpairment:"HearingImpairment"meanslossofsixtydecibelsormoreinthebetterearinthe
conversationalrangeoffrequencies.

(iii)(a)Locomotordisability:"Locomotordisability"meansdisabilityofthebones,jointsormusclesleadingto
substantialrestrictionofthemovementofthelimbsoranyformofcerebralpalsy.

(b)CerebralPalsy:"CerebralPalsy"meansagroupofnonprogressiveconditionsofapersoncharacterisedby
abnormalmotorcontrolpostureresultingfrombraininsultorinjuriesoccurringintheprenatal,perinatalor
infantperiodofdevelopment.

(c)Allthecasesoforthopaedicallyhandicappedpersonswouldbecoveredunderthecategoryof"locomotor
disabilityorcerebralpalsy."

9.DEGREEOFDISABILITYFORRESERVATION:Onlysuchpersonswouldbeeligibleforreservationin
services/postswhosufferfromnotlessthan40percentofrelevantdisability.Apersonwhowantstoavailof
benefitofreservationwouldhavetosubmitaDisabilityCertificateissuedbyacompetentauthorityintheformat
giveninAnnexureI.

10.COMPETENTAUTHORITYTOISSUEDISABILITYCERTIFICATE:Thecompetentauthoritytoissue
DisabilityCertificateshallbeaMedicalBoarddulyconstitutedbytheCentraloraStateGovernment.The
Central/StateGovernmentmayconstituteMedicalBoard(s)consistingofatleastthreemembersoutofwhichat
leastoneshallbeaspecialistintheparticularfieldtorassessinglocomotor/cerebral/visual/hearingdisability,as
thecasemaybe.

11.TheMedicalBoardshall,afterdueexamination,giveapermanentdisabilitycertificateincasesofsuch
permanentdisabilitieswheretherearenochancesofvariationinthedegreeofdisability.TheMedicalBoardshall
indicatetheperiodofvalidityofthecertificate,incaseswheretherearechancesofvariationinthedegreeof
disability.Norefusalofdisabilitycertificateshallbemadeunlessanopportunityisgiventotheapplicantofbeing
heard.Onrepresentationbytheapplicant,theMedicalBoardmayreviewitsdecisionhavingregardtoallthe
factsandcircumstancesofthecaseandpasssuchordersinthematterasitthinksfit..

12.Atthetimeofinitialappointmentandpromotionagainstavacancyreservedforpersonswithdisability,the
appointingauthorityshallensurethatthecandidateiseligibletogetthebenefitofreservation..

13.COMPUTATIONOFRESERVATION:ReservationforpersonswithdisabilitiesincaseofGroupCandGroup
DpostsshallbecomputedonthebasisoftotalnumberofvacanciesoccurringinallGroupCorGroupDposts,as
thecasemaybe,intheestablishment,althoughtherecruitmentofthepersonswithdisabilitieswouldonlybein
thepostsidentifiedsuitableforthem.Thenumberofvacanciestobereservedforthepersonswithdisabilitiesin
caseofdirectrecruitmenttoGroup'C'postsinanestablishmentshallbecomputedbytakingintoaccountthe
totalnumberofvacanciesarisinginGroup'C'postsforbeingfilledbydirectrecruitmentinarecruitmentyear
bothintheidentifiedandnonidentifiedpostsundertheestablishment.ThesameprocedureshallapplyforGroup
'D'posts.Similarly,allvacanciesinpromotionquotashallbetakenintoaccountwhilecomputingreservationin
promotioninGroup'C'andGroup'D'posts.Sincereservationislimitedtoidentifiedpostsonlyandnumberof
vacanciesreservediscomputedonthebasisoftotalvacancies(inidentifiedpostsaswellasunidentifiedposts),it
ispossiblethatnumberof

14.ReservatonforpersonswithdisabilitiesinGroup'A'postsshallbecomputedonthebasisofvacancies
occurringindirectrecruitmentquotainalltheidentifiedGroup'A'postsintheestablishment.Thesamemethod
ofcomputationappliesforGroup'B'posts.

15.EFFECTINGRESERVATIONMAINTENANCEOFROSTERS:

Allestablishmentsshallmaintainseparate100pointreservationrosterregistersintheformatgiveninAnnexure
IIfordetermining/effectingreservationforthedisabledoneeachforGroup'A'postsfilledbydirect
recruitment,Group'B'postsfilledbydirectrecruitment,Group'C'postsfilledbydirectrecruitment,Group'C'
postsfilledbypromotion,Group'D'postsfilledbydirectrecruitmentandGroup'D'postsfilledbypromotion.
Eachregistershallhavecyclesof100pointsandeachcycleofl00pointsshallbedividedintothreeblocks,
comprisingthefollowingpoints:

1stBlockpointNo.1topointNo.33

2ndBlockpointNo.34topointNo.66

3rdBlockpointNo.67topointNo.100

PointsI,34and67oftherostershallbeearmarkedreservedforpersonswithdisabilitiesonepointforeachof
thethreecategoriesofdisabilities.Theheadoftheestablishmentshalldecidethecategoriesofdisabilitiesfor
whichthepointsI,34and67willbereservedkeepinginviewallrelevantfacts.
AllthevacanciesinGroupCpostsfallingindirectrecruitmentquotaarisingintheestablishmentshallbeentered
intherelevantrosterregister.Ifthepostfallingatpointno.1isnotidentifiedforthedisabledortheheadofthe
establishmentconsidersitdesirablenottofillitupbyadisabledpersonoritisnotpossibletofillupthatpostby
thedisabledforanyotherreason,oneofthevacanciesfallingatanyofthepointsfrom2to33shallbetreated
asreservedforthedisabledandfilledassuch.Likewiseavacancyfallingatanyofthepointsfrom34to66or
from67to100shallbefilledbythedisabled.ThepurposeofkeepingpointsI,34and67asreservedistofillup
thefirstavailablesuitablevacancyfrom1to33,firstavailablesuitablevacancyfrom34to66andfirstavailable
suitablevacancyfrom67to100bypersonswithdisabilities.
Thereisapossibilitythatnoneofthevacanciesfrom1to33issuitableforanycategoryofthedisabled.Inthat
casetwovacanciesfrom34to66shallbefilledasreservedforpersonswithdisabilities.Ifthevacanciesfrom34
to66arealsonotsuitableforanycategory,threevacanciesshallbefilledasreservedfromthethirdblock
containingpointsfrom67to100.Thismeansthatifnovacancycanbereservedinaparticularblock,itshallbe
carriedintothenextblock.
Afterallthe100pointsoftherosterarecovered,afreshcycleof100pointsshallstart.
Ifthenumberofvacanciesinayearissuchastocoveronlyoneblockortwo,discretionastowhichcategory'of
thedisabledshouldbeaccommodatedfirstshallvestintheheadoftheestablishment,whoshalldecideonthe

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basisofthenatureofthepost,thelevelofrepresentationofthespecificdisabledcategoryintheconcerned
grade/postetc.
AseparaterostershallbemaintainedforgroupCpostsfilledbypromotionandprocedureasexplainedaboveshall
befollowedforgivingreservationtopersonswithdisabilities.Likewisetwoseparaterostersshallbemaintained
forGroupDposts,oneforthepostsfilledbydirectrecruitmentandanotherforpostsfilledbypromotion.
ReservationingroupAandgroupBpostsisdeterminedonthebasisofvacanciesintheidentifiedpostsonly.
SeparaterostersforGroupApostsandGroupBpostsintheestablishmentshallbemaintained.Intherosters
maintainedforGroupAandGroupBposts,allvacanciesofdirectrecruitmentarisinginidentifiedpostsshallbe
enteredandreservationshallbeeffectedthesamewayasexplainedabove.

16.INTERSEEXCHANGEANDCARRYFORWARDOFRESERVATIONINCASEOFDIRECT
RECRUITMENT:

Reservationforeachofthethreecategoriesofpersonswithdisabilitiesshallbemadeseparately.Butifthenature
ofvacanciesinanestablishmentissuchthatapersonofaspecificcategoryofdisabilitycannotbeemployed,the
vacanciesmaybeinterchangedamongthethreecategorieswiththeapprovaloftheMinistryofSocialJustice&
Empowermentandreservationmaybedeterminedandvacanciesfilledaccordingly.
Ifanyvacancyreservedforanycategoryofdisabilitycannotbefilledduetononavailabilityofasuitableperson
withthatdisabilityor,foranyothersufficientreason,suchvacancyshallnotbefilledandshallbecarriedforward
asa'backlogreservedvacancy'tothesubsequentrecruitmentyear.
Inthesubsequentrecruitmentyearthe'backlogreservedvacancy'shallbetreatedasreservedforthecategory
ofdisabilityforwhichitwaskeptreservedintheinitialyearofrecruitment.However,ifasuitablepersonwith
thatdisabilityisnotavailable,itmaybefilledbyinterchangeamongthethreecategoriesofdisabilities.Incaseno
suitablepersonwithdisabilityisavailableforfillingupthepostinthesubsequentyearalso,theemployermayfill
upthevacancybyappointmentofapersonotherthanapersonwithdisability.Ifthevacancyisfilledbyaperson
withdisabilityofthecategoryforwhichitwasreservedorbyapersonofothercategoryofdisabilitybyinterse
exchangeinthesubsequentrecruitmentyear,itwillbetreatedtohavebeenfilledbyreservation.Butifthe
vacancyisfilledbyapersonotherthanapersonwithdisabilityinthesubsequentrecruitmentyear,reservation
shallbecarriedforwardforafurtherperioduptotworecruitmentyearswhereafterthereservationshalllapse.In
thesetwosubsequentyears,ifsituationsoarises,theprocedureforfillingupthereservedvacancyshallbethe
sameasfollowedinthefirstsubsequentrecruitmentyear.

17.Inordertoensurethatcasesof.lapseofreservationarekepttotheminimum,anyrecruitmentofthe
disabledcandidatesshallfirstbecountedagainsttheadditionalquotabroughtforwardfrompreviousyears,ifany,
intheirchronologicalorder.Ifcandidatesarenotavailableforallthevacancies,theoldercarriedforward
reservationwouldbefilledfirstandtherelativelylatercarriedforwardreservationwouldbefurthercarried
forward.

18.CONSIDERATIONZONE.INTERSEEXCHANGEANDFORWARDOFRESERVATIONINCASEOF
PROMOTION

Whilefillingupthereservedvacanciesbypromotionbyselection,thedisabledcandidateswhoarewithinthe
normalzoneofconsiderationshallbeconsideredforpromotion.Whereadequatenumberofdisabledcandidatesof
theappropriatecategoryofhandicaparenotavailablewithinthenormalzone,thezoneofconsiderationmaybe
extendedtofivetimesthenumberofvacanciesandthepersonswithdisabilitiesfallingwithintheextendedzone
maybeconsidered.Intheeventofnonavailabilityofcandidatesevenintheextendedzone,thereservationcan
beexchangedsothatpostcanbefilledbyapersonwithothercategoryofdisability,ifpossible.Ifitisnotpossible
tofillupthepostbyreservation,thepostmaybefilledbyapersonotherthanapersonwithdisabilityandthe
reservationshallbecarriedforwardforuptothreesubsequentrecruitmentyears,whereafteritshalllapse.
Inpostsfilledbypromotionbynonselection,theeligiblecandidateswithdisabilitiesshallbeconsideredfor
promotionagainstthereservedvacanciesandincasenoeligiblecandidateoftheappropriatecategoryofdisability
isavailable,thevacancycanbeexchangedwithothercategoriesofdisabilitiesidentifiedforit.Ifitisnotpossible
tofillupthepostbyreservationevenbyexchange,thereservationshallbecarriedforwardforuptothree
subsequentrecruitmentyearswhereafteritshalllapse.

19.HORIZONTALITYOFRESERVATIONFORPERSONSWITH

DISABILITIES:Reservationforbackwardclassesofcitizens(SCs,STsandOBCs)iscalledverticalreservationand
thereservationforcategoriessuchaspersonswithdisabilitiesandexservicemeniscalledhorizontalreservation.
Horizontalreservationcutsacrossverticalreservation(inwhatiscalledinterlockingreservation)andpersons
selectedagainstthequotaforpersonswithdisabilitieshavetobeplaced.intheappropriatecategory
viz.SC/ST/OBC/Generalcandidatesdependinguponthecategorytowhichtheybelongintherostermeantfor
reservationofSCs/STs/OBCs.Toillustrate,ifinagivenyeartherearetwovacanciesreservedforthepersonswith
disabilitiesandoutoftwopersonswithdisabilitiesappointed,onebelongstoaScheduledCasteandtheotherto
generalcategorythenthedisabledSCcandidateshallbeadjustedagainsttheSCpointinthereservationroster
andthegeneralcandidateagainstunreservedpointintherelevantreservationroster.Incasenoneofthe
vacanciesfallsonpointreservedfortheSCs,thedisabledcandidatebelongingtoSCshallbeadjustedinfuture
againstthenextavailablevacancyreservedforSCs.

20.Sincethepersonswithdisabilitieshavetobeplacedintheappropriatecategoryviz.SC/ST/OBC/Generalin
therostermeantforreservationofSCs/STs/OBCs,theapplicationformforthepostshouldrequirethecandidates
applyingunderthequotareservedforpersonswithdisabilitiestoindicatewhethertheybelongtoSC/ST/OBCor
Generalcategory.

21.RELAXATIONINAGELIMIT:

Upperagelimitforpersonswithdisabilitiesshallberelaxable(a)bytenyears(15yearsforSCs/STsand13years
forOBCs)incaseofdirectrecruitmenttoGroup'C'andGroup'D'posts(b)by5years(10yearsforSCs/STsand
8yearsforOBCs)incaseofdirectrecruitmenttoGroup'A'andGroup'B'postswhererecruitmentismade
otherwisethanthroughopencompetitiveexaminationand(c)by10years(15yearsforSCs/STsand13years
forOBCs)incaseofdirectrecruitmenttoGroupAandGroupBpoststhroughopencompetitiveexamination.
Relaxationinagelimitshallbeapplicableirrespectiveofthefactwhetherthepostisreservedornot,providedthe
postisidentifiedsuitableforpersonswithdisabilities.

22.RELAXATIONOFSTANDARDOFSUITABILITY:Ifsufficientnumberofpersonswithdisabilitiesarenot
availableonthebasisofthegeneralstandardtofillallthevacanciesreservedforthem,candidatesbelongingto
thiscategorymaybeselected0:!1relaxedstandardtofilluptheremainingvacanciesreservedforthemprovided
theyarenotfoundunfitforsuchpostorposts.Thus,totheextentthenumberofvacanciesreservedforpersons
withdisabilitiescannotbefilledonthebasisofgeneralstandards,candidatesbelongingtothiscategorymaybe

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takenbyrelaxingthestandardstomakeupthedeficiencyinthereservedquotasubjecttothefitnessofthese
candidatesforappointmenttothepost/postsinquestion.

23.MEDICALEXAMINATION:AsperRule10oftheFundamentalRules,everynewentranttoGovernment
Serviceoninitialappointmentisrequiredtoproduceamedicalcertificateoffitnessissuedbyacompetent
authority.Incaseofmedicalexaminationofapersonwithdisabilityforappointmenttoapostidentifiedas
suitabletobeheldbyapersonsufferingfromaparticularkindofdisability,theconcernedMedicalOfficerorBoard
shallbeinformedbeforehandthatthepostisidentifiedsuitabletobeheldbypersonswithdisabilityofthe
relevantcategoryandthecandidateshallthenbeexaminedmedicallykeepingthisfactinview.

24.EXEMPTIONFROMPAYMENTOFEXAMINATIONFEEANDAPPLICATIONFEE:Personswithdisabilities
shallbeexemptfrompaymentofapplicationfeeandexaminationfee,prescribedinrespectofcompetitive
examinationsheldbytheStaffSelectionCommission,theUnionPublicServiceCommissionetc.forrecruitment
tovariousposts.Thisexemptionshallbeavailableonlytosuchpersonswhowouldotherwisebeeligiblefor
appointmenttothepostonthebasisofstandardsofmedicalfitnessprescribedforthatpost(includingany
concessionspecificallyextendedtothedisabledpersons)andwhoenclosewiththeapplicationform,necessary
certificatefromacompetentauthorityinsupportoftheirclaimofdisability.

25.NOTICEOFVACANCIES:Inordertoensurethatpersonswithdisabilitiesgetafairopportunityin
considerationforappointmenttoanidentifiedpost,thefollowingpointsshallbekeptinviewwhilesendingthe
requisitionnoticetotheEmploymentExchange,theSSC,theUPSCetc.andwhileadvertisingthevacancies:

NumberofvacanciesreservedforSCs/STs/OBCs/ExServicemen/PersonssufferingfromBlindnessorLow
Vision/PersonssufferingfromHearingImpainnentlPersonssufferingfromLocomotorDisabilityorCerebralPalsy
shouldbeindicatedclearly.
Incaseofvacanciesinpostsidentifiedsuitabletobeheldbypersonswithdisability.itshallbeindicatedthatthe
postisidentifiedforpersonswithdisabilitiessufferingfromblindnessorlowvisionhearingimpairmentand/or
locomotordisabilityorcerebralpalsy,asthecasemaybe,andthatthepersonswithdisabilitiesbelongingtothe
category/categoriesforwhichthepostisidentifiedshallbeallowedtoapplyevenifnovacanciesarereservedfor
them.Suchcandidateswillbeconsideredforselectionforappointmenttothepostbygeneralstandardsofmerit.
Incaseofvacanciesinpostsidentifiedsuitableforpersonswithdisabilities,irrespectiveofwhetheranyvacancies
arereservedor
not,thecategoriesofdisabilitiesvizblindnessorlowvision,hearingimpairmentandlocomotordisabilityor
cerebralpalsy,forwhichthepostisidentifiedsuitablealongwithfunctionalclassificationandphysical
requirementsforperformingthedutiesattachedtothepostshallbeindicatedclearly.
Itshallalsobeindicatedthatpersonssufferingfromnotlessthan40%oftherelevantdisabilityshallalonebe
eligibleforthebenefitofreservation.

26.CERTIFICATEBYREQUISITIONINGAUTHORITY:Inordertoensureproperimplementationofthe
provisionsofreservationforpersonswithdisabilities,therequisitioningauthoritywhilesendingtherequisitionto
theUPSC,SSCetc.forfillingupofpostsshallfurnishthefollowingcertificatetotherecruitingagency:

"ItiscertifiedthattherequirementsofthePersonswithDisabilities(EqualOpportunities,ProtectionofRights&
FullParticipation)Act,1995andthepolicyrelatingtoreservationforpersonswithdisabilitieshasbeentakencare
ofwhilesendingthisrequisition.Thevacanciesreportedinthisrequisitionfallatpointsno.ofcycleno.of100
pointreservationrosteroutofwhich.numberofvacanciesarereservedforpersonswithdisabilities."

27.ANNUALREPORTSREGARDINGREPRESENTATIONOFPERSONSWIHDISABILITIES:

(i)SoonafterthefirstofJanuaryofeveryyear,eachappointingauthorityshallsendtoitsadministrative
Ministry/Department:

PWDReportIintheprescribedproforma(AnnexureIII)showingthetotalnumberofemployees,totalnumberof
employeesinthepostswhichhavebeenidentifiedsuitableforpersonswithdisabilitiesandnumberofemployees
sufferingfromblindnessorlowvision,hearingimpairment,andlocomotordisabilityorcerebralpalsyasonthe1
stJanuaryoftheyear,and
PWDReportIIintheprescribedproforma(AnnexureIV)showingthenumberofvacanciesreservedforpersons
sufferingfromblindnessorlowvision,hearingimpairment,andlocomotordisabilityorcerebralpalsyandnumber
ofsuchpersonsactuallyappointedduringtheprecedingcalendaryear.

(ii)TheadministrativeMinistry/Departmentshallscrutinizetheinformationreceivedfromallappointing
authoritiesunderitandsendconsolidatedPWDReportIandPWDReportIIinprescribedperformainrespectof
theMinistry/Departmentincludinginformationinrespectofallattachedandsubordinateofficesunderitscontrol
totheDepartmentofPersonnelandTrainingbythe31stMarchofeachyear.

(iii)ThefollowingpointsmaybekeptinviewwhilesendingthereportstotheDepartmentofPersonnel&
Training:

ThereportssenttotheDOPTshouldnotincludeinformationinrespectofpublicsectorundertakings,statutory,
semiGovernmentandautonomousbodies.Statutory,semiGovernmentandautonomousbodiesshallfurnish
consolidatedinformationintheprescribedproformatotheadministrativeMinistry/Departmentconcernedwho
mayscrutinize,monitorandmaintainitattheirownlevel.TheDepartmentofPublicEnterprisesmaycollect
similarinformationinrespectofallpublicsectorundertakings.
Theattached/subordinateofficesshallsendinformationtotheiradministrativeMinistry/Departmentonlyand
shallnotsenditdirecttothisDepartment.
Thefiguresinrespectofpersonswithdisabilitiesshallincludepersonsappointedbyreservationaswellas
appointedotherwise.
ThePWDReportIrelatestopersonsandnottoposts.Therefore,whilefurnishingthisreportthepostsvacant
etc.shouldnotbetakenintoaccount.Inthisreportpersonsondeputationshouldbeincludedinthe
establishmentoftheborrowingMinistry/Department/Officeandnotintheparentestablishment.Persons
permanentinonegradebutofficiatingorholdingtemporaryappointmentinthehighergradeshallbeincludedin
thefiguresrelatingtotheClassofservicetowhichthehighergradebelongs.

28.LIAISONOFFICERFORPERSONSWITHDISABILITIES:

LiaisonOfficersappointedtolookafterreservationmattersforSCs/STsshallalsoworkasLiaisonOfficersfor
reservationmattersrelatingtopersonswithdisabilitiesandshallensurecomplianceoftheseinstructions.

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29.AlltheMinistries/Departmentsarerequestedtobringtheaboveinstructionstothenoticeofallappointing
authoritiesundertheircontrol.

Sd/

(K.G.Verma)

DeputySecretarytotheGovt.ofIndia

ANNEXUREI

NAME&ADDRESSOFTHEINSTITUTE/HOSPITAL

CertificateNo.______________________Date:__________

DISABILITYCERTIFICATE

AFFIXEDPASSPORTPHOTO
ThisiscertifiedthatShri/Smt/Kum________________son/wife/daughterofShri______age_______sex___
identificationmarks(s)________issufferingfrompermanentdisabilityoffollowingcategory:

A.Locomotororcerebralpalsy:

BLBothlegsaffectedbutnotarms.
BABotharmsaffected

(a)Impairedreach

(b)Weaknessofgrip
OLOnelegaffected(rightorleft)

(a)Impairedreach

(b)Weaknessofgrip

(c)Ataxic
OAOnearmaffected

(a)Impairedreach

(b)Weaknessofgrip

(c)Ataxic
BHStiffbackandhips(cannotsitorstoop)
MWMuscularweaknessandlimitedphysicalendurance.

B.BlindnessorLowVision:

(i)BBlind

(ii)PBPartiallyBlind

C.Hearingimpairment:

(i)DDeaf

(ii)PDPartiallyDeaf

(Deletethecategorywhicheverisnotapplicable)

2.Thisconditionisprogressive/nonprogressive/likelytoimprove/notlikelytoimprove.Reassessmentofthis
caseisnotrecommended/isrecommendedafteraperiodof_____________years_________months.*

3.Percentageofdisabilityinhis/hercaseis........percent.

4.Sh./Smt./Kum..........meetsthefollowingphysicalrequirementfordischargeofhis/herduties:

(i)Fcanperformworkbymanipulatingwithfingers.Yes/No

(ii)PPcanperformworkbypullingandpushing.Yes/No

(iii)Lcanperformworkbylifting.Yes/No

(iv)KCcanperformworkbykneelingandcrouching.Yes/No

(v)Bcanperformworkbybending.Yes/No

(vi)Scanperformworkbysitting.Yes/No

(vii)STcanperformworkbystanding.Yes/No

(viii)Wcanperformworkbywalking.Yes/No

(ix)SEcanperformworkbyseeing.Yes/No

(x)Hcanperformworkbyhearing/speaking.Yes/No

(xi)RWcanperformworkbyreadingandwriting.Yes/No

(Dr._________)(Dr.__________)(Dr.____________)

MemberMemberChairperson

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MedicalBoardMedicalBoardMedicalBoard

Countersignedbythe

MedicalSuperintendent/CMO/Headof

Hospital(withseal)

*Strikeoutwhichisnotapplicable.

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ANNEXUREII

RESERVATIONROSTERFORPERSONSWITHDISABILITIES

Unreserved Whetherthe
person
Cycle Whetheridentified Nameofthe appointedis
No. Name suitableforPersons or person VH/HH/OHor Remarks
Yearof withDisabilities ifany.
and of appointedand none
Recruitment
Point Post sufferingfrom Reserved dateofthe
No. appointment
**
*
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

*Ifidentifiedreserved,writeVH/HH/OH,asthecasemaybe,otherwisewriteUR

**WriteVH,HH,OHorNone,asthecasemaybe.

***VH,HH,OHstandforvisuallyhandicapped,HearingHandicappedanOrthopaedicallyHandicapped.

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ANNEXUREIII

PWDReportI

ANNUALSTATEMENTSHOWINGTHEREPRESENTATIONOFTHEPERSONSWITHDISABILITIESINSERVICES

(Ason1stJanuaryoftheyear)

NumberofEmployees
Group
Total InIdentifiedPosts VH HH OH

1 2 3 4 5 6

GroupA
GroupB
GroupC
GroupD
Total

Note:

VHstandsforVisuallyHandicapped(personssufferingfromblindnessorlowvision)

HHstandsforHearingHandicapped(personssufferingfromhearingimpairment)

OHstandsforOrthopaedicallyHandicapped(Personssufferingfromlocomotordisabilityorcerebralpalsy)

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ANNEXUREIV

PWDREPORTII

STATEMENTSHOWINGTHENUMBEROFPERSONSWITHDISABILITIESAPPOINTEDDURINGTHEYEAR

(FortheYear______)

MINISTRY/DEPARTMENT

ATTACHED/SUBORDINATEOFFICE:

Group DirectRecruitment Promotion

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No.ofvacancies No.ofvacancies
No.ofAppointmentsmade No.ofAppointmentsmade
reserved reserved
In
InIdentified
VH HH OH Total VH HH OH VH HH OH Total Identified VH HH OH
Posts
Posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Group NIL NIL NIL


A
Group NIL NIL NIL
B
Group
C
Group
D

Note:

VHstandsforVisuallyHandicapped(personssufferingfromblindnessorlowvision)

HHstandsforHearingHandicapped(personssufferingfromhearingimpairment)

OHstandsforOrthopaedicallyHandicapped(personssufferingfromlocomotordisabilityorcerebralpalsy)

ThereisnoreservationforpersonswithdisabilitiesincaseofpromotiontoGroupAandBposts.However,
personswithdisabilitiescanbepromotedtosuchposts,providedtheconcernedpostisidentifiedsuitablefor
personswithdisabilities.

No.36035/8/2003Estt(Res)

GOVERNMENTOFINDIA

MINISTRYOFPERSONNEL,PUBLICGRIEVANCES&PENSIONS

DEPARTMENTOFPERSONNEL&TRAINING

***************

NewDelhi,

Datedthe26thApril,2006

OFFICEMEMORANDUM

Sub:ReservationforthePersonswithDisabilities

TheundersignedisdirectedtosaythatthePersonswithDisabilities(EqualOpportunities,ProtectionofRightsand
FullParticipation)Act,1995whichcameintoexistenceon1.1.1996providesforreservationforpersonswith
disabilityinthepostsidentifiedforthreecategoriesofdisabilitiesnamely(i)blindnessorlowvision,(ii)hearing
impairmentand(iii)locomotordisabilityorcerebralpalsy.InstructionshavealsobeenissuedbythisDepartment
forprovidingreservationforsuchpersons.InspiteoftheActandtheinstructionsofthisDepartment,vacancies
werenotearmarkedreservedorwerenotfilledbyreservationinsomeestablishments.

2.Thematterhasbeenconsideredcarefullyandithasbeendecidedthatreservationforpersonswithdisabilities
shouldbeimplementedinrightearnestandthereshouldbenodeviationfromtheschemeofreservation,
particularlyaftertheActcameintoeffect.Inorderachievethisobjective,alltheestablishmentsshouldprepare
thereservationrosterregistersasprovidedinthisDepartment'sO.M.No.36035/3/2004Estt(Res)dated
29.12.2005startingfromtheyear1996andreservationforpersonswithdisabilitiesbeearmarkedasper
instructionscontainedinthatO.M.ifsomeorallthevacanciessoearmarkedhadnotbeenfilledbyreservation
andwerefilledbyablebodiedpersonseitherforthereasonthatpointsofreservationandwerefilledbyable
bodiedpersonseitherforthereasonthatpointsofreservationhadnotbeenearmarkedproperlyatthe
appropriatetimeorpersonswithdisabilitiesdidnotbecomeavailable,suchunutilizedreservationmaybetreated
ashavingbeencarriedforwardtothefirstrecruitmentyearoccuringafterissueofthisO.M.andbefilledassuch.
Ifitisnotpossibletofillupsuchreservedvacanciesduringthesaidrecruitmentyear,reservationwouldbe
carriedforwardforfurthertwoyears,whereafteritmaybetreatedaslapsed.

3.Ithasbeenobservedthatsomerecruitingagenciesdeclareintheiradvertisementsthatblind/partiallyblind
candidatesneednotapplyandthatseparateexaminationswouldbeconductedforvisuallyhandicapped
candidates.Attentionisinvitedtopara7ofthisDepartment'sO.M.No.36035/3/2004Estt(Res)dated
29.12.2005whichprovidesthatpersonswithdisabilitiesselectedontheirownmeritwillnotbeadjustedagainst
thereservedshareofvacancies.Itmeansthatpersonswithdisabilitieswhoareselectedontheirownmerithave
tobeadjustedagainsttheunreservedvacanciesandreservationhastobegiveninaddition.ifvisually
handicappedcandidatesoranyothercategoryofhandicappedcandidatesaredebarredfromapplyingonthe
groundthataseparateexaminationwouldbeconductedforthem,chancesofhandicappedcandidatesbeing
selectedontheirownmeritwouldbeeliminated.Thusdebarringofanycategoryofhandicappedcandidatesin
theabovemannerisagainsttheprovisionscontainedintheaforsaidO.M.Itis,therefore,requestedthatpersons
withdisabilitiesshouldnotbedebarredfromapplyingforthepostsidentifiedsuitableforthemandshouldbe
providedopportunitytocompetefortheunreservedvacanciesaswellbyholdingacommonexamination.

4.ContentsofthisO.M.maybebroughttothenoticeofallconcerned.

Sd/

(K.G.Verma)

Dy.SecretarytotheGovt.ofIndia

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