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West Bengal - Apply Identity Card for Differently Abled

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Procedure[edit]

In Person

  1. To obtain a disability card the applicant has to contact the District Hospital with the documents
  2. The documents that has been submitted will be validated and the Disability Card will be provided.

State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities - West Bengal,
45, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, 3rd floor,
Kolkata-700013
Telefax – 033 2237 4731 / 5379
Email – [email protected]

Note: The Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be the final authority to issue the ID card based on the documents.

Following listed information provides you details on who needs to be approached for getting appropriate certificate.
  1. Children below 12 years and suffering from mental retardation may be certified of their disability either by a neurologist, pediatric, psychiatrist and visually challenged will be so certified by an ophthalmologist.
  2. Applicants may use the application form allotted for a specific disability and submit the forms at the government hospital or public health centers.
    1. Those applicants with amputation or severe paralysis, and irreversible disabilities are required to get medical certificate from concerned medical practitioner at the government hospital or the primary health center.
    2. Those with multiple disabilities will be certified by a medical board constituted of three doctors, with one of the doctors competent in the field of one of the disabilities the applicant stands incapacitated by.
    3. Those affected by cerebral palsy may procure a certificate either from a pediatric, orthopedic, neurologist, or a psychiatrist.
    4. Those afflicted by leprosy will be certified so by a dermatologist, and the hearing impaired by an ENT specialist.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form: Link for FORM
  • Proofs of residence
  • Family card
  • Electoral identity card
  • Bank pass book
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Copy of the Disability Certificate.
  • Copy of I.D. of the person with disability.
  • Copy of all medical and psychological reports available.
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Two photographs showing the disability

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities - West Bengal,

45, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, 3rd floor,
Kolkata-700013
Telefax – 033 2237 4731 / 5379
Email – [email protected]

Contact page link: Contacts Link

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Indian Citizen
  • Medical report explaining the type of disability
  • Persons falling under the categories with a minimum of 40% disability are eligible for entitlement of all benefits provided by the Government.
  • The link has details of the eligibility in details: Link for details

Fees[edit]

No Fees required.



Validity[edit]

  • This card is valid for a period of five years from the date of issue.
  • On expiry the card should be surrendered to the issuing authority and an application for issuing a new card should be submitted if required.
  • In case the card is lost, new card will be issued with the payment of a penalty


Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Identity cards will be issued between the period of one week to one month from the date of application with the requisite certification.


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West Bengal - Apply (Disabled Identity Card) Identity Card For Differently Abled

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Instructions[edit]

  • Identity cards for Person Differently Abled are issued by District Differently Abled Welfare Officers based on the Disability Certificate.
  • The person should have minimum of 40% of disability.
  • Medical Certificate should be obtained from the competent Medical authority (ie.) concerned Specialist. In case of multiple disabled person, certificate should be obtained from Medical Board.
  • The person may use the application form allotted for a specific disability and submit the forms at the government hospital or public health centers for obtaining medical certificates.
    • Those applicants with amputation or severe paralysis, and irreversible disabilities are required to get medical certificate from concerned medical practitioner at the government hospital or the primary health centre.
    • Those with multiple disabilities will be certified by a medical board constituted of three doctors, with one of the doctors competent in the field of one of the disabilities the applicant stands incapacitated by.
    • Those affected by cerebral palsy may procure a certificate either from a pediatric, orthopaedic, neurologist, or a psychiatrist.
    • Those afflicted by leprosy will be certified so by a dermatologist, and the hearing impaired by an ENT specialist.
  • Children below 12 years and suffering from mental retardation may be certified of their disability either by a neurologist, pediatric, psychiatrist; and visually challenged will be so certified by an ophthalmologist.

  • Application should be submitted to District Differently Abled Welfare Officer.
Reservation in Government job

3% of jobs are reserved for the handicapped in State Government and Public Sector Undertakings. Office Order No. 4080 SW dated 27/9/89, Department of Relief and Welfare, Wrighter's Building.

Age relaxation

The upper age limit for recruitment to State Government services and posts whether recruited through the Public Service Commission, West Bengal or otherwise is 45 years in the case of Physically Handicapped persons vide G.O. No. 10517F.

Scholarship/Stipend

Disabled students get scholarship @ Rs.60/ p.m. from Class I to Class VIII from the Directorates of Social Welfare whose parents income is Rs.750/ p.m.

  • In case of orthopaedically handicapped candidates having abnormal defects which needs special arrangement for transport an additional allowance up to Rs.20/ per month may be sanctioned.
  • In case of blind candidate an additional amount of Rs.20/ per month may be sanction as reader's allowances on the basis of the certificate issued by the head of the Institution vide G.O. No. 1870SW dt. 3.8.90.
Disability pension/Social security pension

Rs.100/ per head per month is paid to the disabled person with effect from 3.8.90.

Conveyance allowances

Disabled employees get conveyance allowance.

Bus concession

Free bus and tram journey facility is available to following types of physically handicapped persons:

  • Persons who are blind in both eyes.
  • Persons whose visual impairment is 40% or above.
  • Persons who are because of disease of long duration or congenital defects, unable to move on their own.
  • Deaf and dumb persons including students.
Assistance for self employment

Three categories of disabled persons viz. Physically handicapped, Deaf and Dumb and Blind with degree of disability 40% and above are allowed a grant by State Government to the extent of Rs.1000/ only for self employment programmes.

Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances

As per order No. 7760SW dt. 29.10.93 Prosthetic aids are given to a handicapped person where income is not enough to enable him/her to procure the aid. No specific income limit for the handicapped person or his/her relation has been mentioned in the said order.

Other concessions
  • Relaxation in typing knowledge The qualification regarding working knowledge in typing for the post of clerks has been relaxed.
  • Issue of Identity cards Medical Boards have been constituted in all the Districts and Identity cards for the disabled are being issued to the eligible beneficiaries with above 40% disability in the districts from the District Headquarters and in Kolkata from the Directorate of Social Welfare.
  • Economic Rehabilitation for the skilled draftsman: For economic rehabilitation of skilled draftsman of ITI Rs.5000/ per trainees may be sanctioned to help them start any trade. Financial assistance may also be made available to them from financial Institutions where Government will act as guarantor.
  • Other concession facilities given by State Government to the handicapped persons are:
    • Preference in housing
    • 1% of Government flats are reserved for the disabled.
    • Concession in communication
    • Concession in Custom duty
    • Concession in age, qualification, etc.
    • Exemption from payment of examination fee for competitive examinations of SSC, UPSC for recruitment of various Group C and B (Non gazetted) posts.
    • State Award is given to out standing employees of physically handicapped persons.
Key reference for contact

For further details on Concession please contact the Director, Social Welfare of State or the following persons in respective State/U.T. Governments.

  • For education/scholarship:
    • District Inspector of Schools.
    • District Education Officer.
    • District Social Welfare Officer.
    • Directorate of Education.
    • Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped.
    • Principal of School
  • For training:
    • Principal, Industrial Training Institute.
    • Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped.
    • Directorate of Employment and Training.
    • Director, Directorate of Technical Education and Training.
    • Vocational Training Institute specifically meant for the disabled persons.
    • Industrial Promotion Officer, Block Development Agency of your area.
    • Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency of your district.
    • Manager (Cottage Industries), District Industries Centre of your district.
    • Head of Government Training Institute of your area.
  • For employment:
    • Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre.
    • Employment Officer of Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped of your state.
    • Employment Officer Incharge, Placement cell of Handicapped, District Employment Exchange of your district.
    • Placement Officers of leading voluntary organizations working for employment of disabled persons.
    • Refer advertisements of Staff Selection Commission, Union Public Service Commission, Banking Service Recruitment Board, Post and Telegraph department, State Public Service Commission and collectorate advertisements in which number of vacancies are being advertised as reserved for the disabled persons.
    • Director, Directorate of employment.
  • For self employment:
    • Superintendent, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre.
    • Director, Directorate of Social Welfare.
    • District Social Welfare Officers.
    • Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency of your district.
    • Manager (Cottage Industries), District Industries.
    • All the nationalized banks.
    • SubDivisional Officer, Telephone Division of your area for telephone booth.
    • Chairman of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, N.A.C's for allotment of kiosks, selling outlets, license for cart puller etc.
    • President, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Y's Men Club and other social clubs/societies.



Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Father's Name
  • Date of Birth & Age
  • Sex
  • Marital Status
  • Present Address
  • Correspondence Address
  • Education Details
  • Family Income
  • Occupation
  • Registration details in Employment Exchange / Special Employment Exchange / Vocation Rehabilation Centre
    • Registration Number
    • Date of Registration
    • Name and Address
  • Identification Marks
  • Blood Group
  • Nature of Disability



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Need for the Document[edit]

  • The Constitution of India promotes equality, freedom, justice and dignity of all individuals and implicitly mandates an inclusive society for all including persons with disabilities.
  • According to the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities Act of 1995, it has identified seven categories of disabilities: blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental retardation and mental illness.
  • Under West Bengal Disability Pension scheme, 2010. The monthly grant of Rs 750/- is paid to disabled people


Information which might help[edit]

  • The certificate issued by medical authority will mention whether disability condition is permanent or correctable
  • The State Governments / UT Administrations may constitute the medical boards


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


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