NEW DELHI: In a relief for people with disabilities, the Central government has now made it mandatory for disability certificates to be issued online. The ministry of social justice and empowerment has issued a gazette notification for this on Monday.
"Mandatory for all states/UTs to grant certificate of disability through online mode only using UDID portal with effect from June 1. States/UTs have been advised for compliance," the ministry's disability affairs department tweeted.
The sector had been demanding such a move, especially during the coronavirus crisis where people with disabilities were unable to get their certificates due to the prevalent restrictions.
For people with disabilities, a disability certificate is a necessity as they can avail the benefits of different government schemes by furnishing the document.