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Reservation to Persons with Disabilities is provided in line with the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

Reservation to Persons with Disabilities in Higher Education

Published in Higher Education

Reservation of seats shall not exceed 45% (SC-22%, ST-6%, OBC-A-10% & OBC-B-7%). Persons with disabilities will enjoy a 3% reservation in each of the categories.

Teacher Eligibility Test for Persons with Disabilities

Published in School Education

Such candidates should be allowed extra compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour who are making use of the scribe/ reader. All such candidates should have duly certified disability of 40% or more.

Special Educators of SSA for assuring Inclusive Education

Published in School Education

Involvement of special educators of SSA with the academic activities of the formal schools of the concerned district with the aim of assuring Inclusive Education in all schools.

Implementation of Various Policies for Persons with Disabilities

Published in Women Development and Social Welfare

a) Exemption from payment of Examination Fees and Application Fees, b) Relaxation of Marks, c) Relaxation of Physical Standards in respect of Employment, d) Relaxation for Duration of Examinations; (c) Relaxation of Upper Age Limit and f) Conveyance Allowance.

Percentage of Intellectual Impairment based on IQ Test Report

Published in Health

Government of West Bengal has decided to incorporate percentage of disability (intellectual impairment) on the basis of IQ test report in the certificate to be issued by Zonal/ Dist. Medical Board for mentally retarded People.

Medical Board for Mentally Retarded Persons of West Bengal

Published in Health

Medical Board for mentally retarded persons should be constituted in every District of the State to facilitate the assessment of mentally retarded persons quickly and effectively.

Definition of Handicaps – Degree and Extent of Disability

Published in Women Development and Social Welfare

Definitions of 1) Visually Handicaps, 2) Locomotor Handicaps, 3) Speech and Hearing handicaps, 4) Mental handicaps for the purpose of availing of the various facilities/ concessions for those persons.