Disable friendly examination centres for candidates with disabilities: CCPD Order

Disable friendly examination centres for candidates with disabilities – Order of Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities – reg

F. No. DPE/6(9)/2014(SC/ST Cell)-FTS-1955
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries 8. Public Enterprises
Department Of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhavan,
Block No. 14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road New Delhi,
Dated 30th July, 2015


Subject-Disable friendly examination centres for candidates with disabilities Order of Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities – reg.

The under signed is directed to forward a mm of order of Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities dated 09-07-2015 in regard to Case No. 4538/1101/2015/PG/R8187 on the above stated subject matter in reference to Section 46 and Section 59 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. 
2. All the administrative Ministries / Departments concerned with Centre Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are requested to instruct CPSEs under their administrative control to take into account content of above stated order specifically of para-5 of order which is self-explanatory.

Encl. as above. 
(J.N. Prasad)
Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Case No. 4538/1101/2015/PG/R8187

Dated : 09.07.2015
Dispatch No.____


1. The Secretary
Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House New Delhi.

2. The Chairman,
Staff Selection Commission
Block No.12 CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504.

3. The Secretary,
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board
New Delhi.

4. The Chairman,
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
IBPS House, Near Thakur Polytechnic
90 DP Road, Off Western Express Highway
PB. No. 8587 Kandivali (E), Mumbai-400 101

5. The Secretary
Department of Financial Services
Ministry of Finance
New Delhi.

6. The Chairperson,
Central Board of Secondary Education
Shiksha Kendra, 2 Community
Preet Vihar, Delhi – 119092.

7. The Secretary
University Grants Commission
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi.

8. The Secretary
National Board of Examinations
Medical Enclave
Ansari Nagar Ring Road
New Delhi-110029

9. The Secretary,
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan
305, Block 14 CGO Complex
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

10. Secretary to all the Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India

Sub: Grievance of Shri Kuldeep Singh Birania. a person with disability regarding providing disable friendly examination centres for candidates with disabilities.


Please find enclosed a copy of Grievance of Shri Kuldeep Singh Birania lodged on Portal for Public Grievances bearing Registration No. PMOPG/I/2015/00064771 dated 01.05.2015 on the above mentioned subject.
2 It has come to the notice of this court that many candidates with disabilities were allocated the examination centre which were far and non accessible particularly to wheel chair users, caliper/cruch users.
3. . As per Section 46 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 the appropriate Government and the local authorities shall, within the limits of their economic capacity and development, provide for – (a) ramps in public buildings, (b) adaptation of toilets for wheel chair users, (c) Braille symbols auditory signals in elevators or lifts (d) ramps in hospitals, primary health centres and other medical care and rehabilitation institutions.
4. Section 59 ot the Person with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act. 1995 mandates the Chief Commissioner for persons with disabilities on his own motion or on application of any aggrieved person or other wise to look into complaints inter-alia with respect to matters relating to deprivation of rights of persons with disabilities, 
5 In view of the above the case is disposed of with an advice that whenever there is any examination for recruitment admission, the examination centre Incharge may be informed to accommodate persons with disabilities at the examination centre including the seat and their seating arrangement be made on the Ground Floor. In case it ts not possible to do so at the time of allotting the seat online instructions to the centre Incharge should clearly mention that necessary adjustment/re-allocation of candidates with disabilities to an accessible place must be made well before the commencement of the examination so as to avoid the unnecessary harassment/discrimination as it would disturb the candidate with disabilities to concentrate on the examination. A copy of instructions issued to the concerned authority may be sent to this court and to the complainant by 30.07.2015. Please ensure that candidates persons with disabilities are not deprived of their legitimate rights.
Yours faithfully,
Encl.: As above 
(S.S. Sinha)
Dy. Chief Commissioner

Source: http://www.dpe.nic.in/sites/upload_files/dpe/files/19_Disability_Court_Order.pdf

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