Disability assessment and certifications

Disability assessment:

The institute issues the disability certificates to persons with locomotor or multiple handicaps(major component being locomotor handicap only). Disability assessment & Certification is done based on guidelines & gazette notification Regd. No. DL 33004/99 (Extraordinary) Part-II, section –I, June 13th 2001, issued by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.

Disability assessment is done on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Saturdays, only the cases to be reviewed are attended.

On all the above days, except Saturday, the person with disability has to apply in the morning at 9:00 am.

The applicant has to fill an application form, submit the required address proof, age proof, may be required to submit five passport size good quality photographs showing face with shoulders

All the old relevant treatment record along with investigation reports- blood tests reports, X-rays, MRI etc should be available at the time of application.

The applicants are screened by one of the doctors and if found suitable for issuing a disability certificate his personal informations are collected and entered in the proforma on the computer. After that the person is referred for required assessment in physiotherapy, occupational and/or speech therapy departments or advised further investigations or consultations, if required. Once these assessments completed, the person is given date for assessment by the board and issual of the Certificate.

The board issues the disability certificates from 2:00 pm on the above mentioned days.

Permanent disability certificates once issued need not be renewed unless and until there is some new disabling condition affecting the person. Temporary certificates are reviewed only after the time given by the board for re-assessment.

If a certificate is lost, duplicate certificate is issued only on production of proof of Police complaint. A photocopy of the lost certificate is desirable along with proof of identity, age and address.

Railway concession certificates (RC):

Renewal or issual of new railway concession certificates is done on Fridays only. The person seeking the certificate needs to produce the original disability certificate from the institute along with old railway concession certificate if the case is for renewal. A person once refused RC will not be entertained for re-evaluation for the same disability. The certificate is issued as per the Indian railway’s guidelines (available on Indian railways website). There is no charge for issual of RC. Three passport size good quality photographs showing face with shoulders are required.

Special certificates to school and college students:

The certificates for different requirements of school and college students are issued only on the days as mentioned for disability certification at 2.00 p.m. For issual of the certificates presence of the student with his/her disability certificate is required. The students are required to bring the prescribed proforma for the certificate. It is advisable to bring old treatment records . Three passport size good quality photographs showing face with shoulders are also required. For some of the certificates the student may have to visit the institute 2-3 times for detailed assessment in occupational therapy department with reference to speed and dexterity.

Certificates for job related purposes:

These certificates are issued only on request from the office of the person where he is working or has applied for the job.

Driving Fitness certificates:

The person requiring the driving fitness certificate needs to fix an appointment with the occupational therapy department and complete the required formalities.

Procedure for Driving Certification

1. Only persons with Locomotor Disability are assessed for this purpose with prior appointment.
2. Driving Assessments are conducted on every Tuesday.
3. Appointments are given and assessments are done in department of Occupational Therapy, Room No. 110 on the 1st Floor.
4. Documents required are :
     I) 5 passport size photographs 1.5” x 2”
II) Proof of residence (Adhar Card,Election Card, Recent Electricity or Telephone Bill)
     III) Rs.50/- as procedure fees.
     IV) Medical Reports if any, relating to the disability.
     V) R.T.O referral letter for PWD, residing outside Mumbai city limits.
     VI) Certificate is issued to persons residing in Maharashtra only.

5. After Clinical Assessment a driving test on road may be given if necessary with prior intimation to the patient. Patient should arrange for his own vehicle for the test.
6. If performance is not up to the mark, with scope for improvement, a learning certificate may be issued temporarily.
7. If found fit to drive, (with or without modifications)   the certificate will be issued approximately one week after the assessment.