Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State
Govt. Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply.
Candidates claiming such benefits should produce certificate in original (issued by the Competent Authority on or before the last date of online submission of application in the prescribed format available at the end of this
advertisement) in support of their claim at the time of Interview/at any stage of the process if allotted to any of the Participating Organisations. Persons with Disabilities will have to work in Branches/ Offices as identified by the respective Participating Organisation.
Visually Impaired (VI)
Blindness refers to condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely (1) Total absence of sight, (ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses. (iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse. Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning of execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.
Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)
The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear, understand sounds at all even with amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)
Only those Orthopaedically Challenged candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply:
BL – Both legs affected but not arms
OA – One arm affected (R or L) –
(a) Impaired reach;
(b) weakness of grip;
OL – One leg affected (R and or L)
MW – Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance.
Guidelines for Persons With Disabilities using a Scribe
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy can use their own scribe at their cost during the w
ritten examination. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
• The candidate will have to arrange his own scribe at his/her own cost.
• The scribe may be from any academic stream.
• Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above. Further in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the written examination.
• Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for extra time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination.
Guidelines for candidates
(i) with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy
An extra time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment), although, no scribe shall be permitted to such candidates.
(ii) Visually Impaired candidates
Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font. This facility will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.
Guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.