No. 12029(2)/80-Pol.II
Government of India
Directorate of Estates

New Delhi, the 19.10.92

SUBJECT: Adhoc allotment of General Pool residential CARRIAGE OF BLIND PEOPLE ON INDIAN AIRLINES CORPORATION (IAC) SERVICES

INDIAN AIRLINES CIRCULAR NO. CIM/17 DATED 18 MAY, 1965

Occasionally, IAC carry blind passengers who travel by air on account of urgency of other reasons. As a humanitarian measure, it has been decided that 50 per cent confessional fare on single journey of single fare for round trip journeys will apply for carriage of all blind people on IAC domestic services only. However, escorts will pay the full applicable fares.

2. Blind passengers will have to make an application for grant of 50 per cent concessional. Such application must be accompanied by a certificate from a registered medical practitioner testifying to the fact that the person is blind an has lost the vision of both eyes. Such certificate must also carry the registered number of the registered medical practitioner of the State to which he belongs.

3. The 50 per cent concession admissible to blind people cannot be combined with any other confessional fare allowed by IAC i.e. no other concession will be admissible to the blind passenger.

4. While the Air Hostess or the Steward will look after the blind passengers not accompanied by escorts in flights, the Public Relation Officer-in-charge at the airport will render necessary assistance to such inform passengers at the airports of departure and arrival. Advance notice of the travel must be sent by the station of embarkation.

5. The above concession will come into force immediately. INDIAN AIRLINES (Commercial Headquarters) From : Commercial Department Indian Airlines Hqrs, New Delhi. To All Stations Indian Airlines. Ref. No. HCD : 8R : 252 16th May, 1990 Circular No. 490 (R&T) Sub : Blind Persons Discount. It has been brought to our notice that passengers who are permanently blind face a lot of problems in purchasing air tickets as they have to produce a fresh medical certificate each time they purchase an air ticket. The passenger finds this inconvenient. It has therefore been decided that, with immediate effect, a photocopy of Medical Certificate issued by competent authorities, stating that passenger has permanently lost total vision in both eyes can be accepted. The passengers will not have to submit the original certificate if he does not wish to do so. However, the photocopy should be verified with the original at the time of acceptance. All other conditions regarding the Blind person fare remain unchanged. Please advise all concerned. Sd/- (A.K.GOYAL) SR. DY. COMMERCIAL MGR (R&T) F. COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR CC : As per list. No. DGET-35(15)/80-EE.I Government of India Ministry of Labour Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-1. January 24, 1981. To The General Secretary, National Federation of the Blind, 2322, Laxmi Narain Street, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi-55. Sir, The question of rehabilitation of the physically handicapped persons, particularly the blind has all along been receiving the serious attention the Government of India. A letter to all the Chief Ministers of the States with a copy to State Labour Ministers and State Social Welfare Ministers has been addresses by the then Labour Minister on 25.9.1980 to consider the feasibility of setting up an Advisory Committee in which the concerned interests including representatives of the National Federation of the Blind may be coopted to keep a watch in the progress of the rehabilitation of the disabled person. The State Governments are being reminded again to intermit the progress made to setting up such Advisory Committee immediate and to set up such Committees if not already done. The State Governments are also being requested to take all possible measure for early rehabilitation of the physically handicapped person. A similar Centre to monitor the progress made in the speed rehabilitation of the physically handicapped persons. 2. A special drive if also being launched in co-operation with State Governments during 1981- the International Year for Disabled Person, to make efforts to provide jobs to all the blind persons registered with he special Employment Exchange have been asked to gave priority attention to this matter. Efforts to involve the private sector in the special drive are also being made during this year. 3. In furtherance of the decision taken, all the Ministries/Departments are being urged to appoint at least one blind persons against vacancies suitable for them by end of Feb. 1981. 4. The Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of personnel & Administrative Reforms) has since issued orders in consultative with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Ministry of labour that the recaning of Chairs should be done only through blind persons. and, there is sufficient workload, a regular post of chair recanner may be created and filled up by a suitable person from amongst the blind. Similar request has also been made to Chief Ministers of all the States to issue instructions in respect of State Government Departments. Cont...... ..2.. 5. We understand that the life insurance Corporation of India have made certain amendments in the recruitment rules for the speedy rehabilitation of disabled persons. We will obtain a copy of their instructions and advise the ministries departments to suitably amend their recruitment rules to the extent necessary in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Personnel and administrative reforms) 6. Periodical review of the progress in the speedy rehabilitation of the disabled person will be conducted by the central advisory committee in association with the concerned interests including the National Federation of the Blind and appropriate instructions to the concerned Ministries/ Departments and State Governments will be issued from time to time. 7. State Government have already been requested to consider payment of allowance to the blind person. They will again be reined to take early decision in this regard. Yours faithfully, Sd/- (GHULAM HOSSAIN) Director-General, E&T and Ex-officeles Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India P.S. : This letter is being issued in connection with the discussions you had with the Minister for Planning and Labour and officers of the Ministry of Labour. No. 3635/4/84-Estt.(SCT) Government of India/Bharat Sarkar Ministry of Home Affairs/Grih Mantralaya Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (karmik Aur Prashasnik Sudhar Vibhag) New Delhi, the 10.9.1984 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Reservation of posts for the Physically handicapped person in group C and D posts/services under the Central Government Clarifications regarding. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's Office Memorandum No. 39016/6/77-Estt.(C) dated 4.11.77 and Office Memorandum No. 39016/20/80-Estt (C) dated 30.12.1980 (copies enclosed), on the subject cited above and to say that in the last mention of the Central Advisory Committee on employment of handicapped persons held on 20.3.1984, a point was raised that jobs earmarked for one category of handicapped persons should not be transferred to another category of handicapped persons but should be carried forward for a period of three subsequent requirement years in this connection attention of the Ministry of Finance etc. is invited to this Department's memorandum refereed to above whether there is a provision of inter-se exchange of vacancies if (1) candidates belonging to a category of person are not available or (ii) if the nature of vacancies in an office is such that a given category of person cannot be employed. 2. The point raised in the Central Advisory Committee has been carefully considered. It is clarified that even if the inter-se exchange of vacancies between the blind the deaf and the orthopaedically handicapped candidates is allowed the vacancy reserved for one specified category of handicapped person will continue to be reserved for them through carry forward of the vacancy to three subsequent recruitment years. For example, suppose the point 3 of the roster earmarked for the blind could not be filled by a blind candidate due to their non-availability or if the nature of vacancy in an office is such that a given category of person cannot be employed. Therefore, even if it if exchanged with an orthopaedically handicapped candidate or deaf, the reservation for the blind will be carried forward to three subsequent recruitment year. If the candidates belonging to the category of which the vacancy was originally reserved and carried forward are not available even after three subsequent recruitment years such reservation would lapse automatically after the principal of exchange being applied in the third and final recruitment year of carry forward. 3. Further, if there is any carried forward reservation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and handicapped persons brought forward from he previous years, then the older carried forward reservation belonging to any of the three categories should be adjusted first and the comparatively late carried forward reservations should be carried forward further if the totality of reservation exceeds the 50% limit of reservations in a recruitment year as enunciated in this Department's O.M. No. 36012/3/78-Estt.(SCT) dated 9.2.1982. 4. Ministry of Finance etc. are request to bring these instructions to the notice of all appointing authorities under them. Sd/- (BATA K. DEY) DIRECTOR To All Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India No. 36035/17/85-Estt(SCT) Government of India Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training New Delhi, the Ist April 1986 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Reservation of posts for the Physically handicapped person in group C and D posts/services under the Central Government Clarifications regarding. The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel & A.R. Office Memorandum No. 39016/6/77/-Estt (C) dated 4.11.77 read with O.M. No. 36035/14/83-Estt.(SCT) dated 20-1-84, on the subject mentioned above and to say that the question whether the 3% reservation for the physically handicapped is to be computed on the basis of vacancies occurring only in the Group C and Group D posts which have been identified as suitable for the physically handicapped person or on the basis of the total vacancies occurring in all Group C and Group D post respectively has been reconsidered in the context of the need for speedy rehabilitation of the physically handicapped. It had now been decided that with effect from 1.1.1986, the 3% reservation for the physically handicapped in Group C and D posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in all Group C and Group D posts respectively under each head of Department in a Ministry/.Department/Office, although the recruitment of the handicapped would be only in the posts identified to be suitable for them, subject to the overall ceiling of 50% reservation in that post as laid down by the Supreme Court. 2. As 3% reservation shall now have to be computed on the basis of vacancies occurring in both the identified and non-identified group C and D posts, and since there are no reserved points for the physically handicapped in the roster for non-identified posts, the instructions laid down in this Department's Office Memorandum No. 39016/20/80-Estt (C) dated 27th March, 1981, O.M. No. 36035/14/83-Estt (SCT) dated 20th January, 1984 and O.M. No. 36035/14/84-Estt(SCT) dated 10th September, 1984 for effecting and carrying forward the reservation for various categories of physically handicapped, through fixed points on the rosters, shall be deemed to have been withdrawn with immediate effect. Consequently, the 3% reservation for the physically handicapped shall now be computed in the manner laid down as under. 3. In the beginning of each year, every appointing authority shall assess the number of vacancies, actual as well as anticipated, for making direct recruitment to the various posts/services under its administrative control. These vacancies shall be plotted on the separate roster being maintained for different grades/cadres in each office of the appointing authority for giving effect to reservations for Scheduled CAstes/Tribes. In the case of such vacancies occurring in posts identified as suitable for one or more of the categories of the handicapped, the appointing authority shall also work out the number of vacancies which could be reserved for the physically handicapped, after a accommodating fresh and the carried forward reservation of Scheduled CAste/Tribes, within the 50% ceiling as laid down by the Supreme Court. This exercise shall be completed within the month of January itself and the appointing authority shall send a report to the Head of the Department by 31st January of each year intimating the following details about the vacancies available with it : (i) total number of vacancies available and required to be filled by direct recruitment, specifying (a) name of the post, and (b) Groups to which it belongs (Group C and D) (ii) whether the post has been identified as suitable for the physically handicapped; and if so, for , which sub-categories; and (iii) in case of identified posts, the number of vacancies out of (i) above, which could be reserved for the physically handicapped after adjusting the fresh and carried forward reservations for SC/ST within the 50% ceiling. If after this exercise in January, more vacancies come up during, the recruitment year, they will also be reported to the Head of Department by each appointing authority as and when they occur so that the latter is in a position to reassess the computation of the reservation required to be made for the physically handicapped on a macro-basis. If it is less on account of some anticipated vacancies not materialising, that also may likewise be reported to the Head of the Department so as to enable him to make necessary adjustment at his level. 4. All Heads of Departments shall maintain a separate 100 point Register for this purpose, in which each cycle of 100 points shall be divided into three blocks, comprising the following points : 1st Block-- Point No. 1 to Point No. 33 2nd Block-- Point No. 34 to Point No. 67 3rd Block --Point No. 68 to Point No. 100 All the vacancies so reported by the different appointing authorities will be entered in this Register for each group of posts (Group C and D). The account shall be maintained on year to year basis separately for Group C and Group D posts/services and will be closed on the 31st December of each year. For each block of vacancies, there shall be reserved one vacancy for the physically handicapped tin posts/gradce identified as suitable for one or more of the categories of the physically handicapped. After computing all the vacancies and determining the reservation for the handicapped, blockwise, in the manner indicated above, the Head of Department will be required to distribute these reserve cancancies for the handicapped among different appointing authorities in the light of availability of vacancies in the identified categories under the various appointing authorities. Care should also be taken that 3% reservation for physically handicapped is, as far as possible, distributed equally among the three sub-categories i.e. the Blind, the deaf and the orthopaedically handicapped, consistent with the appropriate identification. If the number of vacancies is such as to cover only one block or two, discretion as to which category of the handicapped should be accommodated first should vest in the Head of Department, who should decide on the basis of the nature of the post, the level of representation of the specific handicapped category in the concerned grade/posts. In the even of the reservation not being utilised in the same block in which it fell due, it shall be carried forward to the next block or blocks as the case may be in the same year. In such exigencies where the reservation could not be utilised in any of the blocks during the years, the same shall be carried forward in the subsequent three recruitment years at the end of which the reservation shall be deeded to have lapsed. Mutual exchanged in the event of non-availability of specific handicapped category would be permissible according to the instructions contained in this Department's O.M. No. 39016/6/77-Estt (C) dated 4-11-77 and O.M. No. 39016/20/80-Estt(C) dated 30-12-80. 5. After the reservation for the physically handicapped has been computed in the above manner the Head of the Department shall inform the appointing authority of the specific category of handicapped who should be appointed in an identified post or grade, against the total distributed vacancies for each appointing authority. The appointing authority shall take on all the vacancies in the respective 40 point/s100 point rosters being maintained for effecting reservation for Schedule Cates/Scheduled Tribes for posts under its control. In the rosters for the posts identified as suitable for the physically handicapped, and in which vacancies are proposed to be reserved for this category as per the computation made and intimated by the Head of the Department, such number of vacancies to that extent required shall be reserved for the physically handicapped after adjusting the fresh and carry forward reservation for SCs/STs but subject to the over all 50% ceiling as laid down by the Supreme Court. 6. After the appointment has been made against such a reserved vacancy for handicapped, the appointing authority shall furnish a compliance report to the Head of Department to facilitate the later in assessing the quantum of carry forward as indicated in para 4 above in case of non-availability of physically handicapped candidates to fill up the vacancies reserved for them. In case, any of the reserved vacancies for physically handicapped is filled by the appointment of a person from any of the sub-categories, the reservation would be deeded to have been utilised in pursuance of the principle of inter-se exchange. 7. For the year 1986 the procedure laid down in the previous paragraphs may be followed immediately as if the assessment of the vacancies including those which have arisen in 1986 and already filled up. The appointments of handicapped person already made in the accordance with the roster points as per instructions existing prior to the issue of this O.M. may be adjusted against vacancies reserved for physically handicapped persons on the basis of instruction contained in the O.M. After such adjustments the appointing authorities may be intimated the details o the vacancies to be filed up as instructions contained in para 5 of this O.M. 8. Ministry of Finance etc. are requested to bring the above instruction s to the notice of all the Heads of Departments and appointing authorities under their control for necessary compliance and also ensure that the reservations as provided in the above manner, is effectively monitored to cut down on all possible delays. 9. Hindi Version will follow. Sd/- (BATA K. DEY) DIRECTOR(JCA) To 1. All Ministries /Departments of the Govt. of India. 2. Secretary , UPSC New Delhi. 3. Secretary, Election Commission of India. 4. Secretary, President Secretariat. 5. Office of the central Vigilance Commission. 6. Office of the O & A 7. Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat. 8. Secretary, Rajya Sabha Secretariat. 9. Prime Minister's Office. 10. Ministry of welfare (Shri Harcharan Singh, U.S) 11. All Officers /Sections in the ministry of Personnel. 12. All attached an subordinate office of the Ministry of Personnel, Public grievances and Pension. 13. Ministry of Finance (Banking Division). 14. Department of Enterprises. No. F 20(1)/90-S.III Delhi Administration : Delhi (Services-III Department) 5-SHAM NATH MARG, DELHI-55 Dated : 30th January, 1992 To All Head of Departments (including Local/autonomus Board Delhi Administration Delhi, New Delhi. Sub: Reservation in appointment of handicapped persons to various posts in Delhi Administration. Sir/Madam, I am drawing your attention to the subject cited above and to say that although 3% reservation for physically handicapped person (i.e. 1% for visually handicapped, 1% for orthopaedically handicapped and 1% for deaf) has been stipulated for appointment in Group C and group D posts by way of direct recruitment w.e.f. 4.11.1977 and for promotion posts w.e.f. 20-11-1989 , it is likely that the instruction . In this regard may not have been followed in to by the Departments of physically handicapped person sin the administration. A need has, therefore, been set to focus more attention to this subjects, as to ensure that the reservation are provided to the physically handicapped persons to the prescribed extent. 2. Your attention is drawn to the OM No. 36035/5/84-Estt SCI dated 28.2.86 by which Govt. of India has notified a list of identified jobs suitable for handicapped persons who may be appointed to these jobs depending on the extent of their handicap. This exhaustive list is available in the Brochure for reservation and concession for PH persons issued by the Govt. of India (priced publication of GOI). While in Group C and D posts 3% reservation has been provide w.e.f. 4.11.77 in direct recruitment and w.e.f. 20.11.89 in promotion for Group A and B posts, provisions have been made to give preferential treatment to PH persons. (As elaborated in para-3 here under). 3. On the basis of this identification done by the G.O.I. , you are requested to identify jobs in your department suitable for handicapped persons who may be appointed to these posts depending on the extent/category of the handicap. This list may be kindly be forwarded to the services Department with in a fortnight. There after, physically handicapped persons may be recruited on these posts keeping in mind call instructions on the subject. 4. In this context, vide various orders/instructions issued from time to time, the Govt. of India has focused on the need % to encourage appointment of physically handicapped person in government service in Group C and D posts and even otherwise in Group A and B posts though reservation have not specially provided for physically handicapped persons for Group A and group B posts . We drawing your attention to some of these orders which you may like to pay special attention to as to ensure that more physically handicapped persons are appointed in the Administration in accordance with the GOI instruction. (i) Relaxed standards to be adopted for recruitment in case of non-availability PH persons in direct recruitment : GOI OM No. 1/1/70-Estt (SCT) dated 26.7.70 provide that in case of direct recruitment whether by examination or otherwise, if sufficient number of SC/ST candidates are not available on the basis of the general standard to fill up vacancies reserved for them, candidates belonging to these communities are allowed to be selected under the relaxed standard of selection to make up the deficiency in the reserved quota subject to the fitness of these candidates for appointment to the posts in questions. Vide GOI instructions No.141016/1/85-Estt (SCT) dated 4.9.85 these instruction have been made applicable mutatis-mutandis to PH person also. (ii) Preferential treatment to be given to PH person for appointment on unreserved posts other things being equal : The GOI vide OM No.39016/6/77-Estt (SCT) dated 4-11-77 has stipulated that in categories of posts in group C and group D which are identified as being suitable for handicapped person other things being equal, preferences should be given to handicapped persons even in excess of the quota reserved for them. Separately vide OM No.36094/4/26-Estt(SCT) Dated 25-11-86 it stipulated that a number jobs under Group A and B have been identified as can be held by the PH persons. In the recruitment to these posts also preferences is given to PH person, other things being equal. (iii) Maintenance of 100 point roster : The GOI OM No. 36035/17/85-Estt(SCT) dated 1.4.86 provide for maintenance of a 100 point roster so as to ensure implementation of 3% reservation for PH person in Group C and D posts for direct recruitment. In case of promotions the reservation has become effective from 20.11.89 and roster is to be maintained from this dated separately. 5. You are requested to ensure that your department takes cognisance of the instructions quoted above in particular and a other instructions of this subject issued by the GOI from time to time. In case your department needs clarification on any matter this subject you welcome to contact Shri Surjit Roy, Deputy Secretary (Services) in this regard. Yours Sincerely, (B.B. SAXENA) SECRETARY (SERVICE) IMMEDIATE D.O. NO. 3-1/92-HW.III Government of India Ministry of Welfare U.P. SINGH Joint Secretary Dated 24 September,1992,New Delhi-1. Ministry of Welfare is receiving representations from various organisations dealing with the welfare of blind persons regarding recruitment of blind Stenographer in Central Government Offices, Public Sector Undertakings/Banks and Insurance Companies, etc. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and it is clarified that vacancies for various posts (including those reserved for physically handicapped person) in Public Sector Undertakings and Nationalised Banks/Insurance Companies do not fall within the normal scope of recruitment through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and are required to be filled up through their own normal channels of recruitment (e.g. BSRBs for Banks) Therefore, these organisations are always free to fill up their vacancies through their own channels of recruitment and they don not need the permission of the Government to make selections for blind Stenographers (or for other posts reserved for physically handicapped persons) otherwise than through SSC. 2. However as and when SSC conducts a Special Recruitment exercise/drive to clear backlog of vacancies reserved for physically handicapped person in the Government , these organisations could avail the opportunity by referring the existing vacancies for physically handicapped candidates to SSC/Ministry of Welfare. It is upto the Banks/Public Undertakings etc. to decide whether to report such vacancies to SSC or to continue to make selections through their own regular channels of recruitment. Earlier when Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pension issued an OM dated 13.10.89 extending scope of special recruitment committee to cover vacancies for handicapped in PSUs also, it only enabled the committee to consider vacancies reported by PSUs. 3. Staff Selection Commission has been advised to hold a Special Examination for filling up existing vacancies of Stenographer Grade D reserved for blind candidates, all Ministries/Departments are requested to kindly intimate such vacancies t Ministry of Welfare and also to request PSUs/Banks/Insurance Companies etc.;, under their administrative control may avail the opportunity by referring the existing vacancies for blind person. (U.P. SINGH) No. 36035/2/92-Estt(SCT) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING) New Delhi, the 19 January 1993 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Reservation for Physically Handicapped Persons in Group C and D posts/Services under the Central Government. The undersigned is directed to say that in accordance with the existing instructions, reservation has been provided in Group C and D posts/services for the physically handicapped person the extent indicated below :- i) The Blind 1% ii) The Deaf 1% iii) The Orthopaedically Handicapped 1% 2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that the vacancies reserved for physically handicapped are not being reported by Ministries/Departments on the ground that there are ban orders on fresh recruitment imposed by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure. It is clarified that no ban is imposed on filing up vacancies reserved for physically handicapped person Vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No. F.7(1)-E(Coord)/84 dated 20.6.1984. Sd/- (M. VENKATARAM) UNDER SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA TO All Ministries/Departments to the Government of India Copy to : 1. Staff Selection Commission 2. National Federation of the Blind, 2322, Laxmi Narain Street, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi-110055 3. Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) w.e.f. their U.O.No. 4145/E(Coord)/92 dated 14.12.92 Sd/- (M. VENKATARAM) UNDER SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA Government of India (Bharat Sarkar) Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya) (RAILWAY BOARD) XXR WIRELESS/POST COPY ISSUED ON 2-02-1993 The General Managers, Southern Railway, Madras. Central Railway , Bombay. S.C. Railway, secundarabad. Eastern Railway, Calcutta. S.E. Railway, Calcutta. Northern Railway, New Delhi. Western Railway, Bombay. N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur. Western Railway, Bombay. N.F. Railway, Guwahati. NO.TC-II/2120/86 (.) Ministry of Railways have decided that the National Federation of the Blind, 2322 Laxmi Narain Street, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi, which has been recognised by the Ministry of Welfare, Govt. of India may be included in the list of Institutions appearing at Appendix I/12 of I.R.C.A. Coaching Tariff No. 24, Pt. I(Vol.II) for the purpose of admissibility of concession to blind persons as per S.No. 9 of Annexure to Rule 101 of the Coaching Tariff (.) Necessary instructions may be issued to the Staff concerned immediately . This issue with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Ministry of Railways. S.K. Chaudhuri/Railways. (S.K. CHAUDHURI) Director, Traffic Comml. (Rates) Railway Board New Delhi, dated : 2-02-1993 No. TC-II/2120/86 Copy to : 1. The General Secretary, I.R.C.A., New Delhi. He is requested to issue necessary corrections slip to the Coaching Tariff. 2. FA & CAOs, All Indian Railways 3. ADAI(Railways), New Delhi with 36 spare copies 4. EDF(C), Railway Board. DA: 36 spare copies for item No. 3 only. (S.K. CHAUDHURI) Director, Traffic Comml. (Rates) Railway Board New Delhi, dated : 2-02-1993 No. TC-II/2120/86 1. Copy forwarded for information to the Ministry of Welfare, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi with reference to their O.M. No. 22-14/92-HW III dated 30-11-1992. 2. The General Secretary, National Federation of the Blind, 2322, Laxmi Narain Street, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi with referenced to his letter No. NFB/Govt. (35)/92-93/279 dated 03-11-1992. Your institutions has been authorised to issue certificates to Blind person only for the purpose of grantof travel concession in Railways. (S.K. CHAUDHURI) Director, Traffic Comml. (Rates) Railway Board OFFICE OF THE DY. DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION DIST. EAST RANI GARDEN, DELHI OFFICE ORDER NO. 189 On the recommendation of the Administrator, Delhi, the following blind candidates are hereby appointed to the post of TGT(G) in the pay scale of Rs. 1400-2600 plus usual allowances as admissible under the rules from time to time subject to medical fitness, verification of character and antecedents and the following terms and conditions on compassionate grounds :- 1. The appointment of the following candidates will be on purely temporary, emergent and adhoc basis. 2. Relaxation of coming through Employment Exchange. 3. Relaxation of B.Ed. qualification to the candidate mentioned at S.No. 4 of the J.D.I. (Admn.) order No. DE.3(62)/Estt. III 89/6713-35 dated 16.2.88 with the condition that he must acquire the B.Ed. qualification within three years from the date of joining this Directorate, failing which the appointment shall stand automatically terminated. 4. Relaxation for appointment of these candidates who do not possess the requisite subject combination as prescribed in the Recruitment Rules. However, the department shall have the right to transfer the services of these candidates in the equivalent grade in the other categories i.e. Language Tr. etc. subject to the decision of the SLPNo. 5445/87 pending in the Hon'ble Supreme Court. They are further posted to the schools shown against their names where they should report for duty latest by 20.3.88 failing which the appointment shall stand cancelled. S.NO. NAME & ADDRESS OF CANDIDATES PLACE OF POSTING REMARKS 1 Sh. Bhupinder Singh Bharat Blind School Circular Road, Shadhra G.Co.Ed. MS.Vishwas Nagar, Delhi against vacant post 2 Sh. Mam Chand Sharma C-70, Bhola Nath Nagar, Shadhra C.Co.Ed. SS, Bhola Nath Nagar ---- do --- Sd/- (N.S. TOLIA) DY. DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION DISTT. EASTRANI GARDEN, DELHI No. F.DDE/East/Panel/TGT(G)/Male/Blind/3086 Dated the 10/3/88 Copy forwarded for information & necessary action to : 1. Head of Schools with the remarks that the joining resource of the teacher may be sent to this office immediately. 2. Candidates concerned. 3. E.O. Concerned. 4. A.O. (Estt. III), Old Sectt., Delhi 5. P.A.O. Concerend 6. Office order file. Sd/- (N.S. TOLIA) DY. DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION DISTT. EASTRANI GARDEN, DELHI Department of Personnel & Training. Minutes of the Meeting held on 11.8.1992 with Minister of State (PP) Present Smt. Margaret Alwa, MDS(PP) Shri R.Ramani, Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Personnel & Training Shri G.S. Cheema, Director, Ministry of Welfare Shri S.K. Rungta, General Secretary, National Federation of the Blind, New Delhi Dr. Vinod Sethi, Adviser, National Students Organisation for the blind. Also Present Shri Labn Singh Channe, Under Sercretary M/Welfare Shri M.Ventarraman, Under Secretary, DOPT Subject : Various demands of the Disabvled (Blind community) The representatives of the National Federation of the Blind and the National Students Organisation for the blind met MOS(PP) today and made request for the fulfilment of their demands, MOS(PP) directs directed that action may be taken on the following : (i) The appointment of the Visually handicapped persons who have been recommended by the SSC as a result of the special recruitment drive conducted in 1990 should be speeded up and the recruitment action completed by 15.9.92. Secretary (Welfare ) may convene regular meetings of tall the Secretaries of Department/Ministries where recruitment action is pending, to review the matter from time to time. (ii) The vacancies upto 30.6.92 subsequent to the special recruitment drive conducted in 1990 should be collected and another recruitment drive should be launched by the Ministry of Welfare. (iii) In so far as legislation for reservation for the handicapped the representatives of Ministry of Welfare stated that the question will be taken up as and when the judgement of the Supreme Court on the Mandal Commission case becomes available. (iv) Regarding Group A and Group B posts, a committee should be formed by the Ministry of Welfare involving the interested groups and associations for the purpose of identification of the jobs suitable for being filled by the physically handicapped., (v) In so far as reservation in Group A and B is concerned, the matter is still under consideration. The action in this regard is to be expedited. (vi) In so far as vacancies for the physically handicapped under the promotion quota, Ministry of Welfare will organise a meeting to frame the guidelines for the purpose. (vii) The question providing for age-relaxation for physically handicapped in respect of post in group A and group B should be examined by Department of Personnel & Training. (viii) JS(AT) will take a meeting with representatives of the Fed. and the SSC to find out whether the vacancies reserved for visually handicapped have been fully reflected in the various recruitment drives conducted by the SSC. The meeting ended with the vote of thanks to the Chair. (R.RAMANI) nt Secretary to the Govt. of India Government of India Ministry of Communications Department of Telecommunications 415, Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi. No. 9-27/93-PHA Dated : 23rd Sept,1993 To All Chief General Managers, Telecom /Telephones, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, MTNL, New Delhi Chief General Manager, MTNL, Bombay/New Delhi. Subject : Provision of concessional telephone connection on priority to blind person. The case of provision of concessional telephone facility on priority to blind person has been under consideration of the department as a Welfare measure. It has been decided to provide telephone facility to blind person on the following terms and conditions. 2. Registration fee - normal, as in the case of a private subscriber Installation charges - normal , as in the case of a private subscriber Rental rebate -50% of the normal rental Advance rental -50% of the annual advance rental and bi-monthly rental as applicable to a private subscriber Category - Non OYT Special Free call units - as admissible to a private subscriber 3. A blind person is eligible to only one telephone under this connection. 4. The application form must be supported by a "visually blind certificate", issued by the CMO/MS/Opthalmic Surgeon of a district level Government hospital or above. 5. Blind person already having the facility of a telephone connection may approach the telecom authority with requisite certificate and request for rental rebate under the scheme. He/She will be eligible for the concession from the date the conversion has been effected. 6. On the death of the blind hirer, the telephone is transferable to the legal heir on normal rent. In case the legal heir is not eligible to concession under the scheme. 7. Receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged. (H.S.CHANDRA) Asst. Director General (PHA) Copy to : 1. P.S. to MOS(C), Sanchar Bhawan 2. P.S. to Chairman, Telecom Commission 3. P.S. to OSD, Telecom Commission 4. Director General, Telecom Commission 5. All Members/All Advisors/All Sr. DDsC/All DDsG, Telecom Commission (H.K. GROVER) Section Officer (PHA) (TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIAN PART I SECTION I) No. 4-2/83-HW.III Government of India Ministry of Welfare Dated : 6th August, 1986 Subject : Uniform Definitions of the Physically Handicapped . At present, different definitions for various categories of handicapped are adopted in various schemes/programmes of the Central and State Governments. In order to have a standard set of definitions, authorised certification authorities and standard tests for purpose of objective certification, Government of India in Ministry of Welfare set up three committees under the Chairmanship of Director General of Health Services and each in the area of visual handicaps, speech and hearing disorders and locomotor disabilities and a separate Committee for mental handicaps. 2. After having considered the reports of these committees and with the concurrence of the State GTovernemnts/UTs and the concerned Ministries/Departments and the undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the President to modify the definitions of the following categories o physically handicapped :- 1. Visually Handicaps 2. Locomotor handicaps 3. Speech & hearing handicaps 4. Mental handicaps Report of the Committee as indicated in the Annexure I. 3. Each category of handicapped persons has been divided into four groups viz. mild, moderate, servere and profound/totral. It has been decided that various concessions/benefits would in future be available only to the moderate, servere and profound/total groups; and not to the mild groups. The minimum degree of disability should be 40% in order to be eligible for any concession/benefits. 4. It has been decided that the authorised certifying authority will be a medical board at the district level. The board will consist of the Chief Medical Officer/Sub Divisional Medical Officer in the district and another expert in the specified field viz. orthalmic surgeon in case of visual handicaps, either an ENT surgeon or an audiologist in case of speech and hearing handicaps; an orthopaedic surgeon or a specialist in physical medicine & rehabilitation in case of locomotor handicaps, a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist or a teacher in special education in case of mental handicaps. 5. Specified tests as indicated in Annexure should be conducted by the medical board and recorded before a certificate is given. 6. The Certificate would be valid for a period of three years. 7. The State Govts/ UT Admn. may constitute the medical boards indicated in para 4 above immediately. M.C. NARSIMHAN JOINT SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA ORDER Ordered that the above notification be published in the Gazette of India for general information. Copies of the Gazette notification may be sent to all Ministries/Deptt. of the Central Govt. all State Govts./UT Admn. President Sectt., P.M.'s Office, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariat for information and necessary action. M.C. NARSIMHAN JOINT SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA To The Manager, Government of India Press Mayapuri New Delhi. F.NO. 36035/16/91- Estt. (SCT) Government of India Ministry of Personnel , P.G. and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training New Delhi, the 20 Sept., 1994 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Reservation for the physically handicapped persons in Group C and D posts/services in Government revised procedure for filling up the vacancies. The undersigned is directed to refer to the DOPT O.M. No. 36035/17/85-Estt. (SCT), dated 1.4.86 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the Government had under consideration the method of effecting the 3% reservation for physically handicapped persons in the light of the judgement of the Supreme Court in Indira Sawhney case (W.P. No. 930 of 1990). The Court has held that reservation for SC/ST/OBCs may be called vertical reservation and the reservation for physically handicapped person as horizontal reservation. Horizontal reservations cut across vertical reservation (in what is called inter-locking reservation) and the person selected against the physically handicapped quota have to be placed in the appropriate category; if he belongs to SC category he will be placed in that quota by making necessary adjustment and similarly if he belongs to open competition (OC) category he will placed in that category by making necessary adjustment. Even after providing for these horizontal reservations, the percentage of reservation in favour of backward class of citizens should remain the same. 2. In the light of the above said observations of the Supreme Court, it has been decided that the physically handicapped persons selected under the reservation provided for them should be placed in the appropriate category viz. SC/ST/OBC/General category depending upon the category to which they belong. For example, if in a given year there are 200 Group C vacancies, the reservation for SCs will be 30, for STs it will be 15, fore OBCs it will be 54 and for General Category it will be 101. The vacancies reserved for physically handicapped will be calculated as per the instrucjtions on the subject contained in O.M. dated 1.4.86 . Suppose the vacancies for the physically handicapped person that year come to 6 and of the 6 physically handicapped candidates selected, 1 belongs to the SC category 1 to the ST category, 2 to the OBC category and 2 to the General Category, then the one physically handicapped SC candidate will be adjusted against the 30 SC vacancies, the one physically handicapped ST candidate will be adjusted against the 15 ST vacancies and the 2 physically handicapped, OBC and General category candidates against the 54 OBC and 101 General Category vacancies respectively. The Roster points will be filled up accordingly. The vacancies reserved for the physically handicapped should be indicated alongwith the other vacancies so that the physically handicapped candidates can also apply alongwith the others. All the Ministries/Departments, are requested to bring the above instructions to the notice of all the Heads of Department and appointing authorities under their control for necessary compliance. (M. VENKATARAMAN) Under Secretary to the Govt. of India. To All Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India. Ministry of Finance (Department of Banking), New Delhi Ministry of Finance (Department of Insurance), New Delhi Department of Public Enterprises , New Delhi. Ministry of Welfare, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi Staff Selection Commission DO NO. 22-39/87-HW III Telegrams : "WELFARE" Telex : 31-66256 MSW-IN GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF WELFARE S.N. MANON JOINT DIRECTOR Dear Shri Rungta, 1. You will recall that you had met me yesterday in connection with the demands of the National Federation of the Blind and also about the continuing agitation in this regard. As discussed with you the two main demands are pertaining to `Employment' and `Legislation'. While we will be giving you a detailed reply on the demands by the middle of next week. I would request you to withdraw the agitation in view of the decisions taken by the Government. 2. As you are aware, a committee on legislation is being constituted in which your Federation is also being represented, and as regards the employment, a special recruitment Committee under the Chairman, Staff Selection Commission, is being constituted to complete the recruitment against the vacancies for the blind in Delhi very quickly. 3. The details will be communicated to you in reply to your demands which you will be getting next week. Yours Sincerely, (S.N. MANON) Shri S.K. Rungta General Secretary National Federation of the Blind New Delhi. ANNEXURE-I(A) CARRIAGE OF BLIND PEOPLE ON INDIAN AIRLINES CORPORATION (IAC) SERVICES INDIAN AIRLINES CIRCULAR NO. CIM/17 DATED 18 MAY,1965 Occasionally, IAC carry blind passenger who travel by Air on account of urgency or other reasons . As a humanitarian measure, It has been decided that 50 percent confessional fare on single journey or single fare for round trip journeys will apply for carriage of all blind people on IAC domestic services only. However, excorts will pay the full applicable fares. 2. Blind passengers will have to make an application for grant of 50 percent concession and such application must be accompanied by a certificate from a registered medical practitioner testifying to the fact that the person is blind and has lost the vision of both eyes. Such certificate must also carry the registered number of the registered medical practitioner of the state to which he belongs. 3. The 50 percent concession admissible to blind people cannot be combined with any other confessional fare allowed by IAC i.e. no other concession will be admissible to the blind passenger. 4. While the Air Hostess or the Steward will look after the blind passengers not accompanied by escorts in fights, the public relation officer or the Traffic officer-in-charge at the Airport will render necessary assistance to such infirm passengers at the airports of departure and arrival. Advance notice of the travel must be sent by the station of embarkation. 5. The above concession will come into force immediately.