IBPS PO: Definition & Rules of Disability

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IBPS PO: Definition & Rules of Disability

Definition of Persons With Disabilities

Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Govt.

Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply. Candidates claiming such benefits should produce certificate in original (issued by the Competent Authority on or before the last date of online submission of application in the prescribed format available at the end of this advertisement) in support of their claim at the time of Interview/at any stage of the process if provisionally allotted to any of the Participating Organisations. Persons with Disabilities will have to work in Branches/ Offices as identified by the respective Participating Organisation.

Visually Impaired (VI)

Blindness refers to condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely

(i) Total absence of sight,
(ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.
(iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse.

Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)

The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear, understand sounds at all even with amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)

Only those Orthopaedically Challenged candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply:

  • BL - Both legs affected but not arms
  • OA - One arm affected (R or L) –
  1. Impaired reach;
  2. weakness of grip;
  3. ataxia
  • OL - One leg affected (R or L)
  • MW - Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance

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