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Unique Disability ID (UDID)

  • IASbaba
  • May 7, 2021
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Unique Disability ID (UDID)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Governance; Policies and interventions 

In news

  • The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Government of India has made it mandatory for all States/UTs to grant certificate of disability through online mode only using UDID portal from 1st June

Key takeaways 

  • The Central Government notified the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 under RPwD Act, 2016
  • Rule 18(5) mandates the Central Government to appoint a date making it mandatory for the State/UT authorities to issue certificate of disability through online mode.
  • The UDID project has been under implementation since 2016.
  • It will ensure complete digitization of certification of disability from 01.06.2021, besides providing a viable mechanism for cross-checking genuineness of the certificate to achieve pan-India validity, and simplifying the process for the benefit of Divyangjan.

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