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Information Handbook under Right to Information Act, 2005

Right to Information is an Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities and to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.

Chapter I - Introduction

1.1 Background of Information Handbook

This Information Handbook has been prepared in pursuance of Section 4 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act, 2005) to provide information in respect of powers, duties and functions of the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (Office of the CCPD) set up under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PwD Act) and has been mandated to take steps to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities which is repealed by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016.

1.2 Objectives

  • To provide access to information under the control of Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities and to promote transparency and accountability in the working.
  • To provide maximum information suo motu or sources thereof so that people have minimum resort to use of the RTI Act.

1.3 Intended Users

This handbook is useful for the persons with disabilities, their guardians, Voluntary Organizations and individuals working in the field of disability and Central/State Government Organizations.

1.4 Contact persons for getting more information

Shri Rajeev Malhotra, Desk Officer in the Office of the CCPD is CPIO for getting information by post, e-mail, telephone or fax at the following address:

Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

5th Floor, NISD Building, Plot No.G-2, Sector-10, New Delhi-110075

Tele# 011-20892364, 20892275

E-mail: ccpd@nic.in, Website: www.ccdisabilities.nic.in

1.5 Definitions/Abbreviations used

"RTI Act" means Right to Information Act, 2005.

“RPwD Act” means Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016;

“RPwD Rule” means Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rule, 2017;

"Office of the CCPD" means Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities set up under the PwD Act;

"Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities" means an officer appointed under Section 57(1) of the PwD Act;

"PIO" means Public Information Officer designated under Section 5(1) of the RTI Act;

"APIO" means Assistant Public Information Officer designated under Section 5(2) of the RTI Act;

"Appellate Authority" means the authority to whom an appeal can be submitted under Section 7(8)(iii) of the RTI Act.

"PwD Act" means Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995;

"PwD Rules" means Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1996;

1.5 Procedure and fee structure for getting information not available in the handbook

Any person who wishes to seek information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 can file an application in Form-A, attached with this Handbook, to the Public Information Officer or Assistant Public Information Officer of Office of the CCPD. Forms are available at free of cost in the Office of the CCPD. It can also be downloaded from the website of the Office of the CCPD.

A nominal application fee of Rs.10/- per application will be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheque payable to "Pay & Accounts Officer, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, New Delhi" for supply of information other than the information relating to Tender Documents/Bids/Quotations/Business Documents in addition to the cost of document or the photocopies of document/information, if any. For Tender Documents, an application fee of Rs. 500/- per application will be charged. A sum of Rs. 2/- per page will be charged for supply of photocopy of document(s) under the control of Office of the CCPD.

No fee shall be charged from the persons who are below poverty line on submission of photocopy of the BPL card issued by the competent authority.

The Office will endeavor to provide the information in the shortest possible time subject to a maximum of 30 days.

In case, any person does not get a response from the PIO or APIO within 30 days of the submission of Form-A or is aggrieved by the response received within the prescribed period, he/she may file an appeal to the following Appellate Authority:

Shri Vikas Trivedi

Deputy Chief Commissioner

Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

5th Floor, NISD Building, Plot No.G-2, Sector-10, New Delhi-110075

Tele# 011-20892364, 20892275

E-mail: ccpd@nic.in, Website: www.ccdisabilities.nic.in

Chapter II - Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties

2.1 Particulars of the organization

The meeting to launch the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons 1993-2002 was convened by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) at Beijing in December, 1992, which adopted the Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of People with Disabilities in Asian and Pacific Region. India is a signatory to the said proclamation. Therefore, in order to implement the Proclamation, Government of India enacted The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (hereinafter referred to as the Persons with Disabilities Act), which came into effect from 7th February 1996 which is repealed by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016.

It has been provided in the RPwD Act that there shall be a Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities and every State will have a Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. Accordingly, office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities was established by the Govt. of India, which started functioning with effect from October, 1998. The office is located at 5th Floor, NISD Building, Plot No.G-2, Sector-10, New Delhi-110075.

The organisation hierarchy of the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities is as under:

CHIEF COMMISSIONER

1

COMMISSIONER                

2

DY. CHIEF COMMISSIONER

2

DESK OFFICER

2

PRIVATE SECRETARY

1

ACCOUNTANT

1

PA

6

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

1

LDC

4

DRIVER

1

PEON

2

SAFAIWALA

1

2.2 Powers of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

As per Section 77 of the PwD Act, the Chief Commissioner have the same powers as are vested in a court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 while trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely -

  • summoning and enforcing the attendance of witnesses;
  • requiring the discovery and production of any documents;
  • requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office;
  • receiving evidence on affidavits; and
  • issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents.

Every proceeding before the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities is a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193 and 228 of the Indian Penal Code and the Chief Commissioner shall be deemed to be a civil court for the purpose of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

Being the Head of the Department, all administrative and financial powers are vested in the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities or in his/her absence, in the Commissioner/Deputy Chief Commissioner, duly authorized by the Government.

Chief Commissioner is assisted by Commissioner & Dy. Chief Commissioner, Desk Officers and other staff members for discharging his/her duties.

2.3 Functions of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

The functions of the Chief Commissioner, as defined in Section 75 of the RPwD Act, 2016 are as under

 (a)       identify, suo motu or otherwise, the provisions of any law or policy, programme and procedures, which are inconsistent with this Act and recommend necessary corrective steps;

(b)        inquire, suo motu or otherwise, deprivation of rights of persons with disabilities and safeguards available to them in respect of matters for which the Central Government is the appropriate Government and take up the matter with appropriate authorities for corrective action;

(c)        review the safeguards provided by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force for the protection of rights of persons with disabilities and recommend measures for their effective implementation;

(d)       review the factors that inhibit the enjoyment of rights of persons with disabilities and recommend appropriate remedial measures;

(e)        study treaties and other international instruments on the rights of persons with disabilities and make recommendations for their effective implementation;

(f)        undertake and promote research in the field of the rights of persons with disabilities;

(g)        promote awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities and the safeguards available for their protection;

(h)        monitor implementation of the provisions of this Act and schemes, programmes meant for persons with disabilities;

(i)         monitor utilisation of funds disbursed by the Central Government for the benefit of persons with disabilities; and

(j)         perform such other functions as the Central Government may assign.

2.4 Mission/Vision Statement

Vision

  • An India, which places its citizens with disabilities on the same platform as the non-disabled citizens.

Mission

  • To protect the rights of citizens with disabilities
  • To create The Rights of Persons with Disabilities so that they can lead a life of Equality and Dignity.
  • To promote an Inclusive, Barrier-free and Rights-based Society for Persons with Disabilities.

2.5 Mechanism available for monitoring the service delivery and procedure for redressal of public grievance

For monitoring and reviewing the status of implementation of the RPwD Act, reports are called from the Commissioners, Disabilities of the States/UTs. Besides, an annual meeting of State Commissioners per Persons with Disabilities of the States/UTs is organized by the Office of the CCPD for the purpose.

Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities also conducts workshops for creating awareness and promotion of major focus areas such as inclusive education, employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, barrier free environment, etc. In the year 2005-06, Training Workshops are also being conducted for creation of "Resource Pool of Access Auditors" throughout the country. The services of the trained Access Auditors will be utilized by the concerned organizations for creating barrier free built environment at public places or public utility buildings.

Office of the CCPD, on its own motion or on the application of any aggrieved person takes up the matter related to non-implementation of Act, Rules, Laws, Instructions issued by the Government organizations, etc. with the concerned organizations.

The procedure for submission of complaints before the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities has been prescribed in Rule 38 of the RPwD Rules, 2017 which is as under -

(1)        An aggrieved person may present a complaint  containing  the  following  particulars  in  person  or  by  his  agent  to  the  Chief Commissioner  or  the Commissioner or send it by registered post or by email addressed to the Chief Commissioner or the  Commissioner, namely:-

(a)        the name, description and the address of the aggrieved person;

(b)        the name, description and the address of the opposite party or parties, as the case may be, so far as they may be ascertained;

(c)        the facts relating to complaint and when and where it arose;

(d)       documents in support of the allegations contained in the complaint; and

(e)        the relief which the aggrieved person claims.

(2)        The Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner on receipt of a complaint shall refer a copy of the complaint to the opposite party or parties mentioned in the complaint, directing him to give his version of the case within a period of thirty days or such extended period not exceeding fifteen days as may be granted by the Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner.

(3)        On the date of hearing or any other date to which hearing could be adjourned, the parties or their agents shall appear before the Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner.

(4)        Where the aggrieved person or his agent fails to appear before the Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner on such days, the Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner may either dismiss the complaint on default or decide on merits.

(5)        Where the opposite party or his agent fails to appear on the date of hearing, the Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner may take such necessary action under section 77 of the Act as he deems fit for summoning and enforcing the attendance of the opposite party.

(6)        The Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner may dispose of the complaint ex-parte, if necessary.

(7)       The Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner may on such terms as he deems fit and at any stage of the proceedings, adjourn the hearing of the complaint.

(8)        The Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner shall decide the complaint as far as possible within a period of three months from the date of receipt of notice by the opposite party.

In accordance with the above procedure, the complaints received by post, facsimile or e-mail are put up to the Chief Commissioner/Commissioner/Deputy Chief Commissioner.

The show cause notices are quite detailed pointing out the violation of the relevant provision of the Section of the Act, Rules, Regulations etc. and the possible remedial action that the respondent should take. If the remedial action is taken, the case is disposed off at that stage itself and appropriate order is passed. In other cases, on receipt of the replies of the opposite parties, the complainant is given the opportunity to file rejoinder. Thereafter, parties are given personal hearings by issuing summons.

After hearing the parties, the Record of Proceedings containing interim order/advice are prepared on the spot and handed over to the parties.

Office of the Chief Commissioner also suo motu takes up a large number of cases on the basis of advertisements released by the establishments. Most of these cases pertain to reservation of vacancies in appointments and reservation of seats in admission to various courses of studies conducted by Government or Government aided educational institutions.

A large number of people with disabilities or their representatives are also given personal hearings even without any written complaint or prior appointment. Often, Complainants are assisted by the Officers and Staff Members in preparing representations/complaints and are also counseled.

Chapter III - Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual and Records for Discharging Functions

3.1 The list of Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual and records, held by the office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities under its control or used by its employees for discharging functions are as under -

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017

Notifications, Instructions issued by various Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India for persons with disabilities

Service/Administrative/Financial Rules

The documents mentioned at (a) & (b) above are under the control of office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities and can be obtained free of cost by making written request to the PIO or APIO. Other documents are not under its control and can be obtained from the concerned Ministry/Department of the Govt. of India. However some of the relevant Notifications, Rules, Instructions, etc. have been posted in the website of Office of the CCPD and Printouts can be taken from it.

Chapter IV - Documents held by Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

4.1 List of Documents/Information

S.No.

Name of the document

Whether free or priced. If Priced, what is the cost?

Held by/under control of

1

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Free

Under its control

2

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rule, 2017

Free

Under its control

3

Annual Report of the Office of the CCPD*

Free (subject to availability)+Postal Charges #

Under its control

4

Manual on creation of Barrier Free Environment*

Free ( subject to availability)+Postal Charges #

Under its control

5

Book on "Judgements on Disability Issues-Case Digest 2005" (Printed Format)

Priced. Rs. 100/- + Postal Charges

Under its control

6

Book on "Judgements on Disability Issues-Case Digest 2005" (in Compact Disc)

Priced. Rs. 25/- + Postal Charges

Under its control

7

Photocopies of Judgements and orders passed by Court of the Chief Commissioner and the related papers

Priced. Rs. 2/- per page + Postal Charges

Under its control

8

Any other record/information under the control of Office of the CCPD

Priced. Rs. 2/- per page + Postal Charges

 

* These documents are available on the website of this office at http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/. Print out can be taken from the website.

# These documents will be provided free of cost on payment of fee towards postal charges only as per the rates mentioned below:

Sl. No.

Mode of Dispatch

Postal Charges

1.

By Ordinary Post

Rs. 125/-

2.

By Speed Post

Rs. 150/-

In the absence of stock, the photocopies of these documents or any other document can be provided on payment of Rs. 2/- per page + postal charges.

4.2 Procedure to obtain these documents

The documents under the control of Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities can be collected by hand on cash payment as per the rates mentioned against each item or by post by sending a demand draft to the office in favour of "Pay & Accounts Officer, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, New Delhi". The value of demand draft should include the postal charges given below in addition to the cost of the book on Judgements on Disability Issues i.e., Rs. 100/- + Postal Charges (for one book only).

Sl. No.

Mode of Dispatch

Postal Charges for one book or one book and one CD together

Postal Charges for one CD only

1.

Through ordinary parcel

Rs. 35/-

 

Rs. 19/-

 

2.

Through registered parcel

Rs. 52/-

 

Rs. 36/-

 

3.

Through speed post

Distance

Rate

Distance

Rate

 

 

Local (within municipal limits)

Rs. 35/-

Local (within municipal limits)

Rs. 20/-

 

 

Up to 200 km

Rs. 58/-

Up to 200 km

Rs. 30/-

 

 

From 200-1000 km

Rs. 65/-

Beyond 200 km

Rs. 50/-

 

 

Beyond 1000 km

Rs. 90/-

 

 

For getting photocopies of other documents, demand draft of an appropriate amount i.e., Rs. 2/- per page (depending upon the number of pages required) + postal charges as per the rates given below shall be sent to the Office of the CCPD –

S.No.

Number of pages

By Ordinary Post

By Registered Post

1

From 1 - 20

Rs. 25/-

Rs. 50/-

2

From 21 - 50

Rs. 80/-

Rs. 105/-

3

From 51 - 100

Rs. 125/-

Rs. 150/-

4

From 101 - 200

Rs. 250/-

Rs. 275/-

5

From 201 - 500

Rs. 570/-

Rs. 600/-

Please send your requisition to the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, 5th Floor, NISD Building, Plot No.G-2, Sector-10, New Delhi-110075, Tele# 011-20892364, 20892275, E-mail: ccpd@nic.in, Website: www.ccdisabilities.nic.in

4.3 List of Exempted Documents

1. Annual Confidential Reports of the Officers/staff.

2. Minutes of Departmental Promotion Committees/Selection Committees.

3. Confidential information received from the parties in connection with the cases before the Court of Chief Commissioner.

Chapter V - Addresses of State/UTs Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities

Addresses of State/UT's Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities (as on 12th October 2023)

Sl.No. State/UT's Name & Address Contact Details

1.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands
(UT)

Dr. Nitin Shakya
Director (Social Welfare) &
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities 
Andaman & Nicobar Administration
Directorate of Social Welfare
Goal Ghar, Port Blair -744101

Phone:  03192- 233356 (O)
E-Mail: directorsw4@gmail.com
Whatsapp No: 9891666630 (Dr. Nitin Shakya)

2.

Andhra Pradesh

Shri B. Ravi Prakash Reddy
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities & Director (FAC), Welfare of Differently Abled, Transgender & Sr. Citizens 
Govt. of Andhra Pradesh,
Rajanarendra Building 1st Floor, 74-14-2, Yanamalakuduru Road, Krishna Nagar, Vijayawada

Phone : 0866-2975602
Whatsapp/Mobile : 8374032888
E-mail : ar.sjeta@gmail.com; commissionerwcd@yahoo.com

3.

Arunachal  Pradesh

Shri Abu Tayeng, IAS 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, & Secretary Social Justice Empowerment & Tribal Affairs (SJETA), Govt. Arunachal Pradesh, 
Block 02, Protocol Room Secretariat, Itanagar-791111

Mobile No: 08974461301
Phone : 0360- 2291559
Fax: (0360) 2212541
E-mail: ar.sjeta@gmail.com
commissionerwcd@yahoo.com

4.

Assam

Smt. Sushma Hazarika, ACS 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Assam, 
Latakata, Basistha, Guwahati, 
Assam-781029

Phone: 0361-2999858
Fax: 0361-2309198
E-mail: commdisabilityassam@gmail.com
(M) 0941088312 (Sushma Hazarika, ACS)

5.

Bihar

Shri Kaushal Kishore (Additional Charge) 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities 
O/o the State Commissioner for Disability, Government of Bihar, Old Secretariat, Sinchai Bhawan Campus,
Patna–800015

Phone : 0612-2215041 
Mobile No : 09471000437
E-Mail : scdisability2008@gmail.com
Website : scdisabilities.org
Fax : 0612 2215152

6.

Chandigarh
(UT)

Shri Nitin Yadav, IAS, Additional Charge 
Jointed 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, & Secretary Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration 
2nd Floor, UT Secretariat, Sector-9, Chandigarh

0172-2740216/2740008
Mobile No: 09779057389 (Shri Nitin Yadav)
E-mail: socialwelfarechd@rediffmail.com
ceo-chbchd@nic.in
hs-chd@nic.in

7.

Chhattisgarh

Shri Bhuvnesh Yadav 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities & Secretary Women & Child Development, Dept. of Social Welfare, 
Jila Panchayat Parisar, G.E. Road Durg, Chhatisgarh- Pin code- 491001

Phone: 0788-2325470  
Mobile No: 09406268111(Shri Bhuvnesh Yadav)
E-Mail: commpwd.cg@gmail.com 

Ms Archana Yadav, 
Dy. Chief Commissioner
Mobile No: 07987069230

Shri Amrit Khalko
Secretary, Social Welfare Department.
dpsw.cg@gmail.com
     

8.

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
(UT)

Shri Fwwrman Brahma 
(New Commissioner Name)
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Social Welfare Department, Collectorate 
Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Silvasa-396230

Phone No: 
0260-2642721
Mobile No: 09560800782 (Main No. & Whatsapp No.)
Email: sw-dnh@nic.in
collector-dnh@nic.in

9.

Delhi (UT)

Shri Ranjan Mukherjee, VSM 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities 
Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi
25-D, Mata Sundari Road, 
Near Guru Nanak Eye Centre,
New Delhi – 110002

Phone:    23216001-04
Telefax: 23216005
E-Mail: 
comdis.delhi@nic.in 
Website: www.discomm.delhi.gov
Comdis.delhi@nic.in
(M) 9958066443

10.

Goa

Shri Guruprasad Pawaskar  
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, 
C/o Sanjay Centre for Special Education, Ground Floor Pundalik Nagar, Porvorim, Bardez- Goa-403521

Mobile No: 
09156321900
09822132023
E-mail: grpawaskar@gmail.com
dis-comm.goa@gov.in

11.

Gujarat

Shri V.J Rajput, IAS 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Government of Gujarat,
Karmayogi Bhavan, Block No. 2, Ground Floor, Wing No. D-1, Sector-10, 
Gandhinagar-382010

Shri H.H. Theba 
Dy. Commissioner
Mobile No: 07914933800
Additional Charge, Social Defense, Account Officer

Shri V.J. Rajput: 
Mobile No: 09978406984
Phone: (079) 23256746 - 49 (Office)
Phone: (079) 26403060, 26424902 (R)
Telefax: (079) 23259378, 23256746
Email: 
commi-pwd@gujarat.gov.in
secswd@gujarat.gov.in
commissioner-pwd@gujarat.gov.in           
(O) 9978406984

12.

Haryana

Shri Raj Kumar Makkad
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Haryana
Antyodaya Bhawan, Opposite Kothi No. 9, Sector-6, Panchkula

Phone: 0172- 2929467
Mobile: 9416058227
E-Mail: adv.rajkumarmakkad@gmail.com
scpd.sje-hry@nic.in
sje@hry.nic.in

13.

Himachal Pradesh

Smt. M. Sudha Devi
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities & Secretary, Social Justice Room no. 431, HP Secretariat Shimla-171002

Phone: 0177- 2621902
08894735555
E-Mail: socialjesecy-hp@nic.in

14.

Jammu & Kashmir 

Mohd. Iqbal Lone 
Commissioner 
Office of the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
Social Welfare Department Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Vigilance Building Old Secretariate Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir-190001

30 A/B Gole Market Gandhinagar Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir
180004
Contact no. 0944057772

Mobile No/Whats App: 09419000036
Email: Comm.pwds@jk.gov.in
cpwdsjk@gmail.com    
Socialwelfare.adm@gmail.com
Phone No: 0191-2579126/2542759
0194-2506067/2506279

15.

Jharkhand

Shri Abhay Nandan Ambastha 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, 
Department of Women, Child Development & Social Security Ground Floor, Engineer’s Hostel Building-2, Sec-III, Dhurwa, Ranchi– 834004

Phone: 0651-2401825, 2400757  

0651-2400749 (Director Social Welfare)
Fax: (0651) 2401886
E-mail: sdcjharkhand@yahoo.com
jharkhandsdc@gmail.com
sdcsatish@gmail.com      

16.

Karnataka

Shri N. Siddeshwra, 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities 
Govt. of Karnataka
No.55, KSDB Building, Riasaldhar Street, Sheshadripuram, Bangalore-560020

Phone 080-23462625  23462641
Telefax : (080) 23462029
E-Mail : scdkarnataka@gmail.com

17.

Kerala

 

 

Shri S.H. Panchapakesan
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Government of  Kerala, 
Anjaneya, T.C.-9/1023 (1), Ground Floor, Sasthamangalam,  Thiruvananthapuram - 695 010

Telefax: 0471-2727704
Phone: (0471) 2720977(O)
(M) 6238785118
E-Mail: scpwdkerala@gmail.com
dr.gee3in1@gmail.com

18.

Ladakh (UT)

Ms. Padma Angmo, IIS
Commissioner & Secretary, Social Welfare Department
Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh, Social & Tribal Welfare Department, Civil Secretariat, Ladakh -194101

Phone No: 01982-258365
Email: swladakh@gmail.com
secretarypaladakh@gmail.com

19.

Lakshadweep (UT)

Shri Tanvir Ahmed, DANICS
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities & Director, Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs (SWTA), Lakshadweep Administration
Directorate of Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs, Kavaratti-682555

Phone: 04896-262314 
E-Mail: lk-dsw@nic.in

20.

Madhya Pradesh

Shri Sandeep Razak 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Community Hall, New Market,
T.T. Nagar, Bhopal – 462003 
Madhya Pradesh

Phone : 0755-2773008 
Fax:       0755-2552665 
E-mail: comm-pwds@mp.gov.in

21.

Maharashtra

Shri. Vishnudas Ghodke,
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
Department of Social Justice & Special Assistance, Govt. of Maharashtra 3, Church Road. Pune – 411001
Maharashtra 

Phone: 020-26122061 /26126471/26136845
Mobile No: 9892846607 
(Vishnu Das Ghodke, Commissioner)
Fax: 020-26111590
(M) 9850835678
E-Mail: 
commissioner.disability@maharashtra.gov.in
dcdisability@gmail.com

 

22.

Manipur

Shri W. Birahari Singh
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Manipur,
Directorate Complex, Social Welfare Department, Manipur
AT, Line, near 2nd Manipur Rifle Gate Imphal- 795001

Mobile No: 08131947029
Phone: 0385-2444021
E-Mail: 
wbswaikhom@yahoo.co.in

23.

Meghalaya

Smt. S.B. Marak, MCS
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Meghalaya
Lower Lachumiere, Temple Road,
Meghalaya, Shillong

Phone : 0364-2506521
(M) 917005711584
E-mail : cpwdmeg@gmail.com

24.

Mizoram

Ms. Vanlaldiki Sailo
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Mizoram,
MC-3A, V.L Rema Building, Opp. SBI Chaltlang Branch, Chaltlang Venglai, Mizoram Aizwal-796014
Mizoram

Phone:: (0389) 2399213, 2322532
(O)0389-2322671
Fax: (0389) 2398134 
Mob: 9436141825 Ms. Vanlaldiki Sailo
E-mail: ocfpwd@gmail.com; vldikisailo@gmail.com
cpwd@gmail.com

25.

Nagaland

Ms Diethono Nakhro
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, O/o the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
New Secretariat Road (Opposite State Civil Secretariat Complex)
Kohima-797004 Nagaland

Phone: 08258953837
6033993903
(0370) 2270284, 2270279
E-Mail: scpdnagaland@gmail.com
Website: https://scpd.nagaland.gov.in
Twitter: http://twitter.com/scpdnagalan

26.

Odisha

Smt. Bratati Harichandan, IAS
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, 
A-1 Block, Toshali Bhawan, 
Satyanagar, Bhubaneswar– 751 001 

Mobile No : 09437031868 
Phone : 0674- 2390006 
E-Mail: scpdorissa@gmail.com
scpdorissa@nic.in

27.

Pudducherry (UT)

Shri Pankaj Kumar Jha, I.A.S., 
Commissioner for Persons with   
Disabilities & Director  
Directorate of Social Welfare
No. 1, Saradambal Nagar, Ellaipillaichavady,
Puducherry – 605001

Phone: 
0413-2205872 
E-Mail: socwel.pon@nic.in           
secywel.pon@nic.in 

28.

Punjab

Smt. Madhvi Kataria, IAS
State Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities, 
(Room No. 519-520, 5th Floor, Punjab Civil Secretariat-2,
Sector-9, Chandigarh - 160009

Phone No : 0172-2742243 (Mini Secretariat)
(M) 09888719653 (Madhavi Kataria)
2740190 (Labour Dept.)
E-Mail : Disabilitybranch104@gmail.com
dddwcd8@gmail.com

29.

Rajasthan

Shri Uma Shankar Sharma
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, & Secretary, Social Justice & Empowerment Department
Govt. of Rajasthan 
G-3/1 A, Vishesh YogyaJan Bhawan, Hotel Rajmahal Residency Area, Jaipur.

Phone : 0141-2222937 2222503
Fax : (0141) 2222503, 2222249
E-Mail:  Commissioner.SAP@rajasthan.gov.in
comm.disabilities.raj@gmail.com
Ps-sje@rajasthan.gov.in
Commissioner.sap@rajasthan.gov.in

30.

Sikkim

Smt. Ganga Pradhan SCS
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Social Justice & Welfare Department, Govt. of Sikkim, Samaj Kalyan Bhawan, 5th Mile, Lumsey -737102

Phone/Fax: 03592-232596
(M) 09434073499   /   08145889499 
E-Mail: tgyachho1968@gmail.com
sikkimlawdeptt@gmail.com
sikkimsocialwelfare@gmail.com 
secy-socialwelfare@sikkim.gov.in

31.

Tamil Nadu

Tmt. Jacintha Lazarus, I.A.S
Commissioner for Person with Disabilities, Govt. of Tamil Nadu,
No. 5, Kamarajar Salai, 
Lady Wellington College Campus, Chennai-600005 

Mobile No: 09499933590
Phone: 044-28444940 (O) 
Fax: 044-28444941
E-mail : 
scd.tn@nic.in
Website : scd.tn.gov.in

32.

Telangana

Smt. B. Shailaja, M.A. L.L.B
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities  
Vikalangula Sankeshma Bhavan, Nalgonda X Roads, Malakpet, Hyderabad – 500 036

Phone: 040-24559048
Whatsapp No./Mobile No: 9849905475
E-Mail: scrpwdact@gmail.com

33.

Tripura

Shri Tapas Ray, IAS
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
Government of Tripura,
New Secretariat, Capital Complex,
Kunjaban, Agartala, Pin No.-799010.

Phone: 0381-2414045
Mob:09436168158 (Tapas Ray Mobile No)

09436129708 (Dy. Commissioner)
E-Mail: secretaryobcminority@gmail.com
Achintam.kilikdar@gmail.com
 
tr032@ifs.nic.in    
deepadnair@gmail.com

 

34.

Uttar Pradesh

Shri Ajit Kumar, IAS
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh 
Rajkiya Dristribadhit Chhatron ka Chhatravas, Vidya Bhawan Campus,      Near Rajkiya Inter College, J.B.T.C Compound, Nishatganj, Lucknow, 
Uttar Pradesh - 226007

Phone:    0522-2780911
               0522-2780411
Telefax : 0522-2229063
E-Mail: commissioner1998@rediffmail.com info@commissionerdisabilitiesup.in
Website: www.commissionerdisabilitiesup.in

35.

Uttarakhand

Major Yogender Yadav 
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, 
Women & Social Welfare Department
Govt. of Uttarakhand, 12 Tilak Road, 
Near Bindal Pool, Dehradun–248001, Uttarakhand

Phone: 0135-2727981 
Social Welfare - 0135-2712245  
 E-Mail: cduttarakhand@gmail.com             

36.

West Bengal

Smt Nilanjana Dasgupta, IAS  
State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
Govt. of West Bengal
Subhanna, 7th Floor, Salt Lake, 
Kolkata-700064.

Phone: 033-2359-7997
E-mail: com.disabilitywb@gmail.com

 

Chapter VI - Particulars of Public Information Officers

6.1 Name of Public Authority - Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

6.2 Public Information Officers -

Shri Rajeev Malhotra

Desk Officer

Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

5th Floor, NISD Building, Plot No.G-2, Sector-10, New Delhi-110075. (Tele # 011-20892364, 20892275).

E-mail: ccpd@nic.in

6.3 Department Appellate Authority -

Shri Vikas Trivedi

Deputy Chief Commissioner

Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

5th Floor, NISD Building, Plot No.G-2, Sector-10, New Delhi-110075

Tele# 011-20892364, 20892275, 20892356

E-mail: ccpd@nic.in 

Chapter VII - Procedure followed in Decision Making Process

Chapter 7 - Procedure followed in Decision Making Process

For Administrative & Financial matters,

 

P.A./ Accountant/ Cashier
-->
Desk Officer (Admn)
-->
Dy. Chief Commissioner
-->
Chief Commissioner

For Legal matters & Grievances,

 

P.A./LDC
-->
Desk Officer (GR)
-->
Dy. Chief Commissioner
-->
Chief Commissioner

7.2 Procedure of Handling Receipt and Decision Making Process

All receipts/papers are first seen by the Chief Commissioner/Commissioner/Deputy Chief Commissioner and marked to the concerned Desk Officer in charge of Administration/Accounts and Legal sections, who further mark these to the concerned dealing staff. After diarising, which is being computerized, the receipts are handed over to concerned dealing staff.

The dealing staff put up the receipts in the concerned file and submit to the concerned Desk Officer, who, after examination, submit the files to the Dy. Chief Commissioner/  Commissioner. Depending upon the nature of the matter, Commissioner/Dy. Chief Commissioners dispose these off at his level or submit these to Chief Commissioner with his comments for decision. After the decision, file is returned to the concerned dealing staff through the Commissioner, Dy. Chief Commissioner and Desk Officer and reply is communicated to the concerned person.

7.3 There is no provision for Appellate Authority in the RPwD Act, 2016.  However, the aggrieved party may file a Writ Petition in the appropriate higher forum against the decision of Chief Commissioner/Commissioner, if so advised.

Chapter VIII - Directory of Officers and Employees (as on October 2023)

Chapter VIII - Directory of Officers and Employees (as on October 2023)

Sl. No. Name  Designation E-mail
1 Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, IAS Chief Commissioner  secretaryda-msje@nic.in
2 Shri Vikas Trivedi Dy. Chief Commissioner vtrivedi.389m@gov.in
3 Shri Praveen Prakash Ambashta Dy. Chief Commissioner ambastha.pp@nic.in
4 Shri Rajeev Malhotra Desk Officer malhotra.rajveev@nic.in
5 Shri Sudhir Goel Desk Officer goel.sudhir@nic.in
6 Shri Rajesh Kumar Jaryal Private Secretary rajesh.jaryal@gov.in
7 Shri Nandan Singh Personal Assistant nandan.singh73@gov.in
8 Shri Yogender Nagpal Staff Car Driver -
9 Shri Puran Singh Chauhan JSA ps.chauhan78@gov.in
10 Shri Vijay Rawat JSA vijay.rawat77@nic.in
11 Ms. Rajni Kaushal LDC (Ad-hoc) rajni.kaushal75@nic.in
12 Shri Jitender Kumar MTS -
13 Shri Manoj Kumar Consultant (RA) manoj.kumar1979@nic.in
14 Ms. Shipra Consultant (PA) shipra.kaushik@nic.in
15 Shri R.P. Singh Rathore Consultant (Accountant) singhrp.351@nic.in
16 Shri Mohit Khanna Consultant (IT Professional) mohit.khanna1979@nic.in
17 Ms. Gargi Shukla Consultant (SLI)                      -
18 Ms. Shivangi Tripathi Consultant-Grade 2 (OA) shivangi.tripathi@nic.in
19 Shri Surya Prakash Mishra Consultant-Grade 2 (OA) surya.mishra1998@nic.in
20 Shri Karan Chandra Consultant (EA) karan.chandra@nic.in
21 Shri Prashant Mishra Consultant (EA) prashant.mishra97@nic.in
22 Shri Arvind Sharma Consultant (EA) arvind.sharma1983@govcontractor.in
23 Shri Mrigendra Kumar Jha Consultant (LDC) mrigendra.1972@nic.in
24 Shri Ram Prakash MTS (Outsourced) -
25 Shri Yogesh Kumar MTS (Outsourced) -
26 Shri Ajay Pal MTS (Outsourced) -

Chapter IX - Monthly Remuneration received by Officers and Employees

Chapter-IX: Details of Officers/Staff of CCPD Office and their Pay Level/Remuneration (As on October 2023)

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

Pay Scales/

Consolidated Remuneration 

1

Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, IAS

Chief Commissioner 

Additional Charge

2

Shri Vikas Trivedi

Dy. Chief Commissioner 

(Level-13)

3 Shri Praveen Prakash Ambashta Dy. Chief Commissioner  (Level-13)
4 Shri Rajeev Malhotra Desk Officer (Level-8)

5

Shri Sudhir Goel

Desk Officer

(Level-8)

6

Shri Rajesh Kumar Jaryal

Private Secretary

(Level-7)

7

Shri Nandan Singh

Personal Assistant

(Level-7) 

8 Shri Yogender Nagpal Staff Car Driver (Level-5)

9

Shri Puran Singh Chauhan

JSA

(Level-2)

10

Shri Vijay Rawat

JSA

(Level-2)

11

Ms. Rajni Kaushal

LDC (Ad-hoc)

(Level-2)

12

Shri Jitender Kumar

MTS

(Level-2)

13

Shri Manoj Kumar

Consultant (RA)

37,000/-

14

Ms. Shipra

Consultant (PA)

35,000/-

15

Shri R.P. Singh Rathore

Consultant (Accountant)

37,000/-

16 Shri Mohit Khanna Consultant (IT Professional) 40,000/-

17

Ms. Gargi Shukla

Consultant (SLI)

28,000/-

18

Ms. Shivangi Tripathi

Consultant-Grade 2 (OA)

37,000/-

19 Shri Surya Prakash Mishra Consultant-Grade 2 (OA) 37,000/-
20 Shri Karan Chandra Consultant (EA) 37,000/-
21 Shri Prashant Mishra Consultant (EA) 37,000/-
22 Shri Arvind Sharma Consultant (EA) 37,000/-
23 Shri Mrigendra Kumar Jha Consultant (LDC) 28,000/-
24 Shri Ram Prakash MTS (Outsourced) 16,064/-

25

Shri Yogesh Kumar

MTS (Outsourced)

17,693/-

26

Shri Ajay Pal

MTS (Outsourced)

16,064/-

Chapter X - Details of Budget Allocated

Chapter X - Details of Budget Allocated

10.1 Details of budget allocated to the Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities for the year 2022-23 is as under –

(Amount in Lakhs of Rupees)

Object Head

BE 2022-23

RE 2022-23

Expenditure upto

31.03.2023

Balance as on

31.03.2023

Salary

220.0000

220.0000

96.0800

123.9200

Wages

4.0000

4.0000

1.2800

2.7200

Overtime

1.0000

1.0000

0.0000

1.0000

Domestic Travel Expenses

15.0000

3.0000

2.8600

0.1400

Office Expenses

125.0000

125.0000

92.4600

32.5400

Rent Rates and Taxes 

144.0000

284.5000

284.2500

0.2500

Publication

10.0000

6.0000

0.0000

6.0000

Other Administrative Expenses

10.0000

40.0000

36.1300

3.8700

Advertising and Publicity

6.0000

1.0000

0.0000

1.0000

Professional Services

5.0000

1.0000

0.7500

0.2500

Medical Treatment

10.0000

5.0000

1.2600

3.7400

Total Rs.

550.0000

690.5000

515.0700

175.4300

 

Form 'A'

Form of application for seeking information

RTI Application No. _____________

(To be filled by the Office)

To

(PIO or APIO)

1. Name of the applicant :

2. Postal Address :

3. Tele. No., Fax, E-mail, etc. :

4. Particulars of information required-

5. I state that the information sought does not fall within the restrictions contained in Section 8 of the RTI Act and to the best of my knowledge it pertains to your office.

6. A fee of Rs. _________ has been deposited in the office vide Receipt No. ________ dated ____________ or the demand draft in favour of Pay & Accounts Officer, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, New Delhi is enclosed.

Place:

Date:

Signature of Applicant

Kindly fill all the columns properly and strike out, whichever is not applicable.