The Central government has now made it mandatory for a disability certificate to be issued online. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has issued a gazette notification for this on Monday.
It is mandatory for all states/UTs to grant certificates of disability through online mode only using the UDID portal with effect from June 1. States/UTs have been advised for compliance, the ministry’s disability affairs Department tweeted.
During the COVID crisis where people with disabilities were unable to get their certificate due to the prevalent restrictions.
A disability certificate is necessary for people with disabilities as they can avail the benefits of different government schemes by furnishing the document.