The Centre has made it mandatory for all States and UTs to issue the certificate of disability through online mode from next month. The certificate will be issued only using Unique Disability ID portal. The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has issued a Gazette notification in this regard. The Department of Health and Department dealing with disability matters in States and UTs have been advised to take immediate steps to ensure compliance of this notification.
The move will ensure complete digitization of certification of disability besides providing a viable mechanism for cross-checking genuineness of the certificate to achieve pan-India validity, and simplifying the process for the benefit of Divyangjan.