Disable persons in the local levels to get identity cards in Nepal

Disable persons in the local levels to get identity cards in Nepal
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Following the ‘Procedure for Distribution of Identification Card to Persons With Disabilities-2018, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has instructed all regional levels to manage regularity in the form and appearance of disability identification cards.

An announcement announced by Disability Rights Promotion Section of the MoFAGA ahead this week advised that some local levels were seen circulating the ID cards in the form and color different from the ones directed by the procedure, while others had to start the distribution of the significant document that assists to identify persons with disabilities.

The circular stated that “Failure of some local levels to issue ID cards on time has caused difficulties for persons with disabilities to enjoy benefits, including social security allowance, to be provided by the government. Therefore, all local levels are requested to abide by the prescribed format and color of ID cards. The cards should be distributed to beneficiaries without any delay.”

Section 61 of the Act Relating to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (First Amendment)-2018 designated a plan of publishing ID cards to the people with disabilities. A person with a full disability (‘A’ category), severe disability (‘B’ category), moderate disability (‘C’ category) and general disability (‘D’ category) will be given with red, blue, yellow and white cards, each, the method read.

Disabled persons carrying red ID cards below the complete disability category get an allowance of Rs 2,000 every month and blue cardholders are authorized to Rs 600 per month.

A nine-member Local Coordination Committee headed by deputy mayor/vice-chairperson of the local government involved is accountable for the distribution of ID cards to qualified persons on the recommendation of chairman and a doctor of the concerned department.

The card is utilized to recognize of Nepali citizens with different categories of disabilities and to set their way to amenities, improve maintain records of disabled people at local levels, give them privileges as assigned by the government in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The identity, which arises in the form of citizenship certificate holds the forces of the suitable person written in Nepali and English languages.

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