Under section 34 of "The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016", persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation. Only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of specified disability and are certified by certifying authorities as per the Act. Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply.
Candidates claiming such benefits should possess certificate in original issued by the Competent Authority on or before the last date of online submission of application In the prescribed format (Format available [Click Here]) and should produce the same in support of their claim at the time of Regional Language Test/ at any stage of the recruitment process.
a) Visual Impairment (Blindness and Low Vision);
b) Hearing Impairment (Deaf and hard of hearing);
c) Locomotor Disability (OH) including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy);
d) Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, mental illness;
e) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the post identified for each disability.
Definition of the above specified disabilities will be as per "THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016".
PWD Instructions - Reservation for Persons with Disabilityi. Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities Using a Scribe:
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination (Preliminary and Main). In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
The candidate will have to arrange his / her own scribe at his/ her own cost.
The qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate.
The scribe may be from any academic stream for Generalist discipline. For Specialist discipline, the scribe should be from an academic stream different to the respective specialist 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. 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 examination.
Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of the examination.
The same scribe cannot be used by more than one candidate. The scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the online examination. If violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process, candidature of both the candidate and the scribe will be cancelled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the examination should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favourably entertained.
The scribe should not be a candidate for this process. In case it is found at any stage, that the scribe has also appeared for the same exam in a different session, the candidature of both the scribe and the candidate will be cancelled.
The Scribe should not be a current employee of The New India Assurance Co Ltd.
Only candidates registered for compensatory time will be allowed such concessions since compensatory time given to candidates shall be system based, it shall not be possible for the test conducting agency to allow such time if he/ she is not registered for the same. Candidates not registered for compensatory time shall not be allowed such concessions.
ii. Guidelines for candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy:
A Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised 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).
iii. Guidelines for 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 and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination.
The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.
iv. Guidelines for Candidates with Intellectual Disability (ID):
A Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour of examination, either availing the services of a scribe or not, shall be permitted to the candidates with more than 40% Intellectual Disability (autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness).
These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.