Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities Act, 2016”, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation. The reserved categories of disabilities mentioned under this Act are namely:
Blindness and low vision;
Deaf and hard of hearing;
Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy. leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities.
PWD Instructions – Reservation for Persons with Disability 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 aptitude test, subject to limits as in (i) and (ii) below. 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 scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the same online aptitude test. 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 online aptitude test should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favorably entertained.
A person acting as a scribe for one candidate cannot be a scribe for another candidate.
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 online aptitude test.
Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the online aptitude test or as otherwise advised.
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.
(i) Guidelines for Candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy
A compensatory time of 20 minutes every 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).
(ii) 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 online aptitude test.