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The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1996 & Amended Rules for PWDs

The Rules indicate about evaluation and assessment of various disabilities and indicate the authorities, which are to give the Disability Certificate. The Rules also provide the procedure for holding Central Coordination Committee and Central Executive Committee meetings, procedure of notification of vacancies to Special Employment Exchanges, procedure to be followed by Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities in handling the complaints of persons with disabilities, salary and allowances of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities and the manner in which annual report is to be submitted by him.

  1. The persons with Disabilities Rules, 1996 Pdf size:( 4.72 MB)
  2. Amended Rules for Persons with Disabilities (New) Pdf size:( 0.26 MB)

The National Trust Rules, 2000

The Rules provide for election of Members of the Trust, Powers and Duties of its Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer etc.

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The National Trust Regulations, 2001

The Regulations provide for conditions of service of the Chief Executive Officer and other officers and staff of the Trust, form and manner in which application is to be made for registration of NGOs and procedure for appointment of guardians etc.

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Rehabilitation Council of India Regulations, 1997

The Regulations provide details about powers and duties of the Chairperson, powers of the Council and about the meetings of the General Council and Executive Committee, their quorum and proceedings etc.

Rehabilitation Council of India (Conditions of Service of the Member-Secretary, the officers and other employees) Regulations, 1998

The Regulations provide for the conditions of service of the Member Secretary, other officers and employees of the Rehabilitation Council of India.


Rehabilitation Council of India (Standards of Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics for Rehabilitation Professionals) Regulations, 1998

These Regulations lay down the standards of professional conduct, etiquette and code of ethics for rehabilitation professionals.

List of identified posts for the Persons with Disabities - 2013

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in pursuance of the provisions of Section 32 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 {1 of 1996}, had constituted an Expert Committee on the 30th December, 2010 under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

The Expert Committee, with the help of three sub-committees, made an in-depth study of various jobs performed in Government of India Ministries/Departments, public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies including Universities. The Sub-committees also reviewed jobs notified in 2007 and prepared a detailed list of Groups A, B, C and D posts which were identified suitable for persons with disabilities. The Expert Committee submitted its report on 24th January, 2012. The Central Government accepted the report and the list of posts identified for Persons with Disabilities has been published vide Notification No.16-15/2010-DD-III dated 29th July 2013.

Notification No. 16-15/2010-DD-III dated 29th July 2013 supersedes all earlier notifications issued in this regard by this Ministry

The said notification No.16-15/2010-DD-III dated 29th July 2013 is available/posted at egazette[at]nic[dot]in

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