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4. Issue of disability certificate -

  1. On receipt of an application under rule 3, the medical authority shall, after satisfying himself that the applicant is a person with disability as defined in sub-clause (t) of section 2 of the Act, issue a disability certificate in his favour in Form II, Form III or Form IV as applicable.
  2. The certificate shall be issued as far as possible, within a week from the date of receipt of the application by the medical authority, but in any case, not later than one month from such date.
  3. The medical authority shall, after due examination, -
  4. give a permanent disability certificate in cases where there are no chances of variation, over time, in the degree of disability, and
  5. shall indicate the period of validity in the certificate, in cases where there is any chance of variation, over time, in the degree of disability.
  6. If an applicant is found ineligible for issue of disability certificate, the medical authority shall explain to him the reasons for rejection of his application, and shall also convey the reasons to him in writing.
  7. A copy of every disability certificate issued under these rules by a medical authority other than the Chief Medical Officer shall be simultaneously sent by such medical authority to the Chief Medical Officer of the District.

5. Review of a decision regarding issue of, or refusal to issue, a disability certificate -

1. Any applicant for a disability certificate, who is aggrieved by the nature of a certificate issued to him, or by refusal to issue such a certificate in his favour, as the case may be, may represent against such a decision to the medical authority as specified for the purpose by the appropriate Government:

Provided that where a person with disability is a minor or suffering from mental retardation or any other disability which renders him unfit or unable to make such an application himself, the application on his behalf may be made by his legal guardian.

  1. The application for review shall be accompanied by a copy of the certificate or letter of rejection being appealed against.
  2. On receipt of an application for review, the medical authority shall, after giving the appellant an opportunity of being heard, pass such orders on it as it may deem appropriate.
  3. An application for review shall, as far as possible, be disposed of within a fortnight from the date of its receipt, but in any case, not later than one month from such date.

6. Certificate issued under rule 4 to be generally valid for all purposes

A certificate issued under rule 4 shall render a person eligible to apply for facilities, concessions and benefits admissible under schemes of the Government and of Non-Governmental Organizations funded by the Government, subject to such conditions as may be specified in relevant schemes or instructions of Government, etc., as the case may be." ;

(iii) for rule 43, the following rules shall be substituted, namely:-

"43. Qualification for appointment of Chief Commissioner -

In order to be eligible for the appointment as Chief Commissioner, a person must satisfy the following conditions, namely:-

  1. he should have special knowledge or practical experience in respect of matters relating to rehabilitation of persons with disabilities;
  2. he should not have attained the age of sixty years on the 1st January of the year in which the last date for receipt of applications, as specified in the advertisement issued under sub-rule(1) of rule 43 A, falls;
  3. if he is in service under the Central Government or a State Government, he shall seek retirement from such service before his appointment to the post; and
  4. he must possess the following educational qualification and experience, namely

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