Mandatory Online Certification Of Disability Through UDID Portal

10 May 2021 Current Affairs:With effect from 1 June 2021, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) of the Government of India has made it mandatory for all States/UTs to issue certificate of disability via online mode only using the UDID portal, as per a Gazette notification.

Highlights:
♦ Under the RPwD Act, 2016, the Central Government published the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017.
♦ Rule 18(5) requires the Central Government to set a date by which state/UT authorities must issue disability certificates via the internet.
♦ Therefore, the notice was passed, which made it mandatory for states and UT to issue disability certificates online.
♦ http://www.swavlambancard.gov.in/ is the UDID site that has been operational since 2016.
♦ This step is expected to ensure full digitization of disability certification, as well as a viable mechanism for cross-checking the certificate’s genuineness to achieve pan-India validity and simplifying the procedure for the benefit of Divyangjan.
 

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