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Acts, Rules, Guidelines and Government Orders

List of Welfare Act, Rules,Guidelines & GOs
Sno. Type of Welfare Act, Rules,Guidelines & GOs
A. ACT
B. Rules
C. Disability Assessment
D. Education
E. Employment / Self Employment
F. Aids and Appliances  for Differently Abled persons
G. Travel concession to the differently  abled  persons 
H. Health
I. Social Security Schemes
J. Legal
K. Accessibility and Barrier Free Environment 
L. Useful Government Employees Government Orders
M. COVID-19 Pandemic Guidelines and Assistance
Differently Abled Welfare Acts,Rules,Guidelines and Government Orders
Sl.No. Type of Welfare Act, Rules,Guidelines & GOs Orders
A) ACT
1 The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016

Government of India Gazette No 49 MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)] Dated 27.12.2016

Gazette(PDF 402KB)
2 Rehabilitation Council of India Act 1992

Government of India Gazette No 56 Ministry of Law, Justice and company Affairs(Legislative department) Dated 02.09.1992

Gazette(PDF 7.26MB)
3 The National Trust Act 1999

Government of India Gazette No 44 Ministry of Law, Justice and company Affairs (Legislative department) Dated 30.12.1999

Gazette(PDF 1.3MB)
B) Rules
1 Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 (Government Of India)

Government of India Gazette No 49 MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)] Dated 15.06.2017

Gazette(PDF 293KB)
2 Tamil Nadu rights of persons with Disabilities rules, 2018. (2)

TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT GAZETTE No. 60 Dated 13.02.2018 WELFARE OF DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS DEPARTMENT

Gazette(PDF 93KB)
3 Tamil Nadu Registration of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center of Mental Ill Person Rules 2002 (3)

TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT GAZETTE No. 608 Dated 23.10.2002 Social Welfare and Nutritious Department

Gazette(PDF 690KB )
4  The National Trust Rules 2000

Government of India Gazette Notification Dated 26.07.2000 MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT

Gazette(PDF 44KB)
5 The National Trust Regulation 2001

Government of India Gazette Notification Dated 03.08.2001 MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT

Gazette(PDF 251KB)
C) Disability Assessment
1 Evaluation and certification of 21 Identified Disabilities 2018

Government of India Gazette No 61 MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)] Dated 5.01.2018

Gazette(PDF 813KB)
2 Guidelines for Evaluation and Assessment of Autism and Procedure for Certification

Government of India Gazette MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)] Dated 25.04.2016

Gazette(PDF 6.44MB)
3 Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Rules, 2019. Assessment of High Support Need

Government of India Gazette No 1 84 MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)]    Dated 11.03.2019

Gazette(PDF 262KB)
4 Authority to issue Disability Certificate on Specific Disability  issued In the Court of  State Commissioner for the Persons with Disabilities Tamil Nadu File No 11101/ST-3/2019 Dated 14.02.2020 Act and Rules (PDF 2907 Kb)
D) Education
1 Guidelines for conducting written examination for Persons with Bench Mark Disabilities

Government of India Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Department of Em powerment of of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) F. No. 34-02/2015-DO-HI Dated: 29.08.2018

Guidelines(PDF 1.09MB)
2 Exempt from payment of special fees for Differently Abled student students in Government and Government Aided Colleges

G.O. Ms. No 30 Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 28.06.2010

Government Order(PDF 53KB)
3 Full dissemination from the payment of education fees to Differently Abled Persons in State Government and State-Aid higher Education Institutions .

G.O. Ms. No 135 Social Welfare and Nutritious Department . Dated 20.09.2008

Government Order(PDF 87KB)
E) Employment / Self Employment
1 Guidelines for conducting written examination for Differntly Abled Persons

Government of India Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Department of Em powerment of of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) F. No. 34-02/2015-DO-HI Dated: 29.08.2018

Guidelines(PDF 1MB)
2 Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities Government of India

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING North Block, New Delhi OFFICE MEMORANDUM No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res) Dated 15.01.2018

Guidelines(PDF 523KB)
3 10 Years Age Concession in Employment to Differently abled Persons in Government and Public Sector

G.O. Ms. No. 704 Public (Service A) Department Dated 15.04.1964

Government Order(PDF 1MB)
4 Reservation of appointment for Differently Abled Persons in all the post in respect of ‘C’ and ‘D’ Categories in Employment in Government Establishment under Persons with Disability Act 2016

G.O. Ms. No 51 Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 26.12.2017

Government Order(PDF 693KB)
5 4 Percent Reservation for Differently Abled Persons in Government Establishment under Persons with Disability Act 2016

G.O. Ms. No 21 Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 30.05.2017

Government Order(PDF 654KB)
6 Reservation Roster for Persons with Bench Mark Disabilities in Government as per PWD Act 2016

An Act to amend the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016. ACT No. 30 OF 2017 Gazette No 247 Dated: 26.07.2017.

Gazette(PDF 54KB)
7 Unregulated vacant posts are not completed by the next three years due to the availability of qualified person in government offices.

G.O. Ms. No 76 Personnel Administrative Reforms (S) Department. Dated 19.06.2009

Government Order(PDF 3MB)
8 Identification of Suitable posts for Differently abled persons Under Group A and B categories.

G.O. Ms. No 20 Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 20.06.2018

Government Order(PDF 6MB)
9 Government Order on Allocate one of the Shops constructed in urban local bodies to the Differently Abled Persons

G.O. Ms. No 100 Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department . Dated 16.02.2000

Government Order(PDF 699KB)
F)  Aids and Appliances  for Differently Abled persons
1 25% increased Subsidy for persons with Disabilities in implementation of Amma two wheeler scheme.

G.O. Ms. No 143 Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (CGS- 3) Department, Dated 27.09.2018

Government Order(PDF 2MB)
G) Travel concession to the differently  abled  persons 
1 Three Fourth Concession given to differently Abled persons to travel in State Transport Corporations Buses as given in Railways

G.O. Ms. No 153 Social Welfare and Nutritious Department . Dated 29.10.2008

Government Order(PDF 88KB)
2 Exemption from payment of users fee in case of Mechanical vehicle specially designed and constructed for use of persons with disabilities

Lr No NHAI/PIU-CTA/CIRCULAR/ COR/2016-2017/06/414 Dated: 15.06.2016 Letter from National Highways Authority of India

Government of India gazette(PDF 4MB)
H) Health
1 Chief Minister comprehensive health insurance scheme – Differently abled families

G.O. Ms. No 341 Health and Family Welfare Department . Dated 14.12.2012

Government Order(PDF 259KB)
I) Social Security Schemes
1 Revenue Department – Differently abled pension Reduction of the minimum age

G.O. Ms. No 121 Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme   Department . Dated 21.12.2011

Government Order(PDF 782KB)
2 Pension under social security schemes Grant of pension to unemployed persons with 40% and above with disabilities

G.O. Ms. No 41 Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme   Department . Dated 28.05.2018

Government Order(PDF 143KB)
3. Pension under social security schemes Change of Eligibility Criteria to the Differently Abled

G.O. Ms. No 27 Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme   Department . Dated 22.02.2016

Government Order(PDF 128KB)
J) Legal
1 Government designated the Courts of the Principal Judge, City Civil Court Chennai and the Principal District Court / District Court in each Judicial District in the State of Tamil Nadu as the Special Courts under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Government Order.

G.O. Ms. No 246  Home (Courts II)   Department . Dated 21.05.2019

Government Order(PDF 50KB)
2 Appoint the Principal Judge, City Civil Court, Chennai and the Principal District Judge / District Judge of the respective Judicial District as the Judge of the respective Special Court to try the offences under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Government Pleader Government Letter.

Letter No. 41166(Cts VIA/2019-1) Home (Courts VIA) Department Secretariat Chennai Dated 28.08.2019

Government Letter(PDF 29KB)
K) Accessibility and Barrier Free Environment 
1 Guidelines and Space Standards for Barrier Free Built Environment for Differently Abled Persons

Central Public Works Department Ministry of Urban Affairs & Employment India 1998

Guidelines(PDF 335KB)
 

2

Tamil Nadu Urban Local Bodies (Provision of Special Facilities for the Differently Abled Persons in the Multi-Storeyed and Public Buildings) Rules 2013

G.O.(Ms)No.21 Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MA.1) Department Dated: 01-02-2013.

Government Order(PDF 41KB)
3 Harmonized guidelines and space standards for Barrier free built environment for persons with disabilities and elder persons 2016 – Government of India Manual.

Government of India Ministry of Urban Development February 2016

Guidelines(PDF 7MB)
4 Framing of the Tamil Nadu Combined Development and Building Rules 2019 including Barrier free built environment for persons with disabilities and elder persons.

G.O.(Ms)No. 18 Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MA.1) Department Dated: 04-02-2019

Government Order(PDF 1MB)
L) Useful Government Employees Government Orders
1 Increase of Rs. 2,500 Travel Allowance to Government Employees

G.O.Ms.No.307,   FINANCE [Pay Cell] DEPARTMENT Dated 13th October 2017. Page 7 Para No. 17

Government Order(PDF 669KB)
2 Professional Tax exemption for the Differntly Abled Persons

Government of Tamil Nadu Gazette Extraordinary No. 145 Dated 1.06.2012

Gazette(PDF 7491KB)
3 Government letter on Transfer of Differently Abled persons to possibility to provide at nearby home town.

Letter (Ms) No. 92/S/09 Dated 22.07.2009. Personnel and Administrative Reforms(S) Department, Secretariat , Chennai

Government Letter(PDF 61KB)
4 Special Casual Leave on International Differently Abled Day

G.O. Ms. No 72 Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme   Department . Dated 26.05.2009

Government Order(PDF 40KB)
5 Power given to provided Travel Allowances to the Differently Abled by Pay Drawing Officer itself

G.O. (Ms) No. 315 Finance (Allowance) Dated 22.12.2015

Government Order(PDF 67KB)
6 Special Permission for the Government Differently Abled Persons leaving office 15 Minutes in advance

G.O. (Ms) No. 149 Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department, Dated 19.08.2008.

Government Order(PDF 56KB)
7 Traveling Allowance to Government Employed Hearing Impaired Persons

G.O. (Ms) No. 204 Finance (Allowance) Dated 30.06.2017

Government Order(PDF 121KB)
8 Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired are exemption from the basic training provided by the State Government Officer in Bhavani Sagar

G.O. (Ms) No. 6 Personnel and Administrative Reforms (Training 1) Department, Dated 19.01.2018.

Government Order(PDF 177KB)
9 Exemption of attending duty for Differently Abled Government employees in Covid19 Pandemic Lockdown period  from  24.03.2020 to 14.04.2020

G.O. Ms. No 2 Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 31.03.2020

Government Order (PDF  43 Kb)
10 Exemption of attending duty for Differently Abled Government employees in Covid19 Pandemic Lockdown period  from  15.04.2020 to 3.05.2020

G.O. Ms. No 3 Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated  17.04.2020

Government Order (PDF )
11 Exemption of attending duty for Differently Abled Government employees in Covid19 Pandemic  Lockdown period  from  4.05.2020 to 17.05.2020

G.O. Ms. No 4 Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 5.05.2020

Government Order (PDF 190 Kb)
12 Exemption of attending duty for Differently Abled Government employees in Covid19 Lockdown period  from  18.05.2020 to 31.05.2020

G.O. Ms. No 5 Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 21.05.2020

Government Order (PDF 672 Kb )
13 Exemption of attending duty for Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalput District  Differently Abled Government employees in Covid19 Pandemic Lockdown period  from  1.06.2020 to 30.06.2020

G.O. Ms. No 6  Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 3.06.2020

Government Order (PDF 425 Kb)
14 Exemption of attending duty from Differently Abled Government employees in Covid19 Pandemic Lockdown period  from  1.07.2020 to 15.07.2020

G.O. Ms. No 7  Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 06.07.2020

Government Order (PDF 365 Kb)
15 Covid19 Pandemic – Regulation of period of absence of Government employees during lock down period – orders ( for Differently Abled Para ( vii) )

G.O. Ms. No 304  Revenue and Disaster Management (DM-II)  Department. Dated 20.06..2020.

Government Order (PDF 1486 Kb )
16 Exemption of attending duty from Differently Abled Government employees in Covid19 Pandemic Lockdown period  from  16.07.2020 to 31.07.2020

G.O. Ms. No 11  Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons Department. Dated 23.07.2020

Government Order (PDF 723 Kb )
M) COVID-19 Pandemic Guidelines and Assistance
1. COVID-19-Issue Movement Passes to” Caregivers” of Differently Abled Persons with High Support Needs.

Issued by Secretary to Government WELFARE OF THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS DEPARTMENT,    Secretariat, Chennai-600009

Circular No. 2103 /DAP 2/ 2020-1, Dated: 07-04-2020

PDF(123 KB)
2. Notice  sent to the Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department to take suitable action for prioritizing the distribution of benefits by making

Special arrangement of separate queues and also to initiate suitable measures for home delivery of ration supplies made available for persons with disabilities wherever  it is required.

Issued In the Court of  State Commissioner for the Persons with Disabilities Chennai  File No.229 /L.O.2/2020                                 Dated:16.04.2020

PDF(206 KB)

PDF(112 KB)

3. Livelihood of the Differently Abled in the Lockdown period Distribution of Cash assistance Rs.1000/- to 13.35 Lakhs to the National Identity Card holders of the Differently Abled

G.O. Ms. No 311 Revenue and Disaster Management Department  Dated 20.06.2020

PDF(2.11 MB)

PDF(2.57 MB)

4. Guidelines for issuing Cash incentives to the Differently Abled in the Lockdown Period PDF(4.18 MB)
5. Additional Guidelines for issuing Cash incentives to the Differently Abled for those staying outside the Native District  in the Lockdown Period PDF( 582 KB)