National Initiative for Technical Teachers Training (NITTT) Facilities for PwD candidates to appear in the OBT- RP exam: Provisions for Persons with Disability (PwD)
As per Section 2(t) of the RPwD Act, “Persons with Disability (PwD)” means a person with long term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairment which, in interaction with barriers, hinders his full and effective participation in society equally with others.
According to Section 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016, “persons with benchmark disabilities” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.
Facilities for PwD candidates to appear in the entrance test: As per the guidelines issued by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment issued from time to time on the subject: “Written Examination for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities”, A candidate with one of the benchmark disabilities [as defined in Section 2(r) of RPwD Act, 2016], holding a Disability Certificate is entitled to the following facilities:
A candidate is entitled of Scribe facility, in case the candidate has benchmark disability in the category of (a) Blindness, (b) Locomotor Disability (both arms affected-BA) and (c) Verebral Palsy. Scribe facility can only be availed, if so desired by the candidate.
For the Online Based Tests (OBT) and as a measure of caution and due to the prevailing circumstances of COVID-19 Pandemic, such candidate is required to bring his/her own Scribe. However, the scribe should not be from the same discipline as is candidate applying for and the Scribe should be less qualified than the Candidate.
The scribe candidate having from the above category can be allowed to utilise the facility of Scribe, in case he/she uploaded a certificate issued by a CMO/Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Govt. Health Care Institution that the candidate has benchmark disability in the category of (a) Blindness, (b) Locomotor Disability (both arms affected-BA) and (c) Verebral Palsy.
Compensatory time of 20 minutes for an Examination of one-hour duration, if the candidate has Benchmark Disabilities and uses the facility of Scribe.
Candidates falls under PwD category are requested to download the letter for bringing the own scribe, fill the letter and attach the filled letter in the google form.