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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.


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PWD Instructions – Reservation for Persons with Disability
The post is identified suitable for person with benchmark disability as under:

A) Visual Impairment (VI):

Only those Visually Impaired (VI) persons who suffer from any one of the following conditions, after best correction, are eligible to apply.
(a) Blindness

    i) Total absence of sight; Or
    ii) Visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction; Or
    iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 10 degree.

OR
(b) Low Vision

    i) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/18 or less than 20/60 upto 3/60 or upto 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible corrections; Or
    ii) Limitation of the field vision subtending an angle of less than 40 degree up to 10 degree.


B) Hearing Impairment (HI):

(a) Deaf:- means person having 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both Ears;
(b) Hard of hearing:- means person having 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears.

C) Locomotor Disability (LD):

Locomotor Disability* including cerebral Palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy. Orthopedically challenged persons are covered under locomotor disability with following bench mark:

OA-One arm affected (Right or left); OL- One leg affected (Right or left); OAL-One arm& one leg affected; BL-Both leg affected but not arms:

Persons with OA and OAL category should have normal bilateral hand functions.

*Locomotor Disability: A person’s inability to execute distinctive activities associated with movement of self and objects resulting from affliction of musculoskeletal or nervous system or both, including-

    (a)”Leprosy cured person” means a person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from-

      (i) Loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
      (ii) Manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
      (iii) Extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall construed accordingly;


    (b)”Cerebral palsy” means a Group of non-progressive neurological condition affecting body movements and muscle coordination, caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring before, during or shortly after birth;

    (c)”Dwarfism” means a medical or genetic condition resulting in an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) or less;

    (d)”Muscular dystrophy” means a group of hereditary genetic muscle disease that weakens the muscles that move the human body and persons with multiple dystrophy have incorrect and missing information in their genes, which prevents them from making the proteins they need for healthy muscles. It is characterised by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue;

    (e)”Acid attack victims” means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acid or similar corrosive substance.


Use of Scribe & compensatory time:
The scribe will be allowed to be used as per the guidelines issued vide Office Memorandum F.No.16-110/2003-DDIII dated February 26, 2013 of Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs, New Delhi and clarification issued by Government of India, Ministry of Financial, Deptt. of Financial Services vide letter No. F.No.3/2/2013-Welfare dated 26.04.2013.

Only those persons with disability who have physical limitation to write including that of speed. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

✶ Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of scribe in the examination should carefully indicate the same in the online application form.

✶ Both the candidate as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking in the prescribed format with passport size photograph of the scribe at the time of online examination.

✶ Such candidates who are eligible to use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination whether availing the facility of scribe or not.

✶ The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe at his/her own cost.

✶ Any candidate who is not eligible to use scribe as per guidelines, as referred above, uses scribe in the online examination shall be disqualified to participate further in the recruitment process.

✶ Any candidate who is using scribe should ensure that he is eligible to use scribe in the examination as per the guidelines mentioned above.

✶ Any candidate using scribe in violation of the above guidelines shall stand disqualified and can be removed from service without notice, if already joined the Bank.


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