Definition of Handicapped

Definition of Handicapped

Definition of Handicapped

A person who, on account of injury, disease or congenital deformity, is substantially handicapped in obtaining or keeping employment, or in undertaking work on his own account, of a kind which apart from that injury, disease or deformity would be suited to his age, experience and qualifications".

  1. “Blindness”- Blindness refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:
    • total absence of sight;
    • visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
    • limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.
  2. “Low vision”- Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment of 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.
  3. “Leprosy cured”- Leprosy cured means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from
    • loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
    • manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
    • extreme physical deformity as well as advanced stage which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be constructed accordingly.
  4. “Hearing impairment”- Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.
  5. “Locomotor disability”- Locomotor disability means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.
  6. “Permanent and total loss of voice”- a disabled student has to submit a certificate of suffering from disability, certified by a physician/surgeon/oculist working in a Government hospital, as the case may be.
  7. mentally disabled persons : Persons diagnosed as having significantly lower than average intelligence and considerable problems in adapting to everyday life or lacking independence in regard to activities of daily living.
  8. Handicap: A disadvantage for a given individual, resulting from an impairment or disability, that limits or prevents the fulfillment of a role that is normal, depending on age, sex, social and cultural factors, for that individual.
  9. Disability: Any restriction or lack (resulting from an impairment) of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being.
  10. Impairment: Any loss or abnormality of psychological, or anatomical structure or function.

Physically Challenged students, who are suffering from more than 40% disability stated above, (certified by appropriate Government Hospitals and showing degree of disability) are eligible for full exemption from payment of -

  1. Postal Tuition Fee
  2. Oral Coaching Fee
  3. Re-enrolment fee
  4. Student Practical Training Registration Fee
  5. GDBC/CSS
  6. Computer hands on Training Fee
  7. Industry Oriented Training Period
  8. Modular Training Fee
  9. Exemption Fees for Computer hands on Training
  10. De-Novo Registration Fee
  11. Coaching Revalidation Fee
  12. Subject Exemption Fee

However, the disabled student has to pay the Registration Fee and it is not refundable to the student.