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MCC Issues Notice for PwD Candidates for PG NEET 2019 Counseling


MCC Issues Notice for PwD Candidates for PG NEET 2019 Counseling

New Delhi: Confirming that the new guidelines for PWD candidates as has been finalised by the Medical Council of India will be followed for the counsellling session for NEET PG 2019 and NEET MDS 2019, the Medical counselling committe(MCC) recently issued a notice to this effect on its official website mcc.nic.in

 the Board of Governors in Supersession of Medical Council of India has issued Guidelines regarding admission of students with “Specified Disabilities” under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 vide Gazette Notification No. MCI34(41)/2018-Med./170045 dated 5th February 2019

Now the MCC has issued a notice informing all the candidates participating in the upcoming PG Counselling 2019 for MD/ MS/ Diploma/ MDS courses that the extent of “specified disability” in a Person with Disability (PWD candidate) shall be assessed in accordance with these guidelines for the purpose of issuing Disability Certificate and at the time of admission in the college.

Further, all the PWD candidates participating in the PG Counselling 2019 are required to get themselves assessed for their disability and obtain a Disability Certificate from any one of the designated Disability Centre (List of the Disability Centres enclosed as ANNEXURE-II) to secure admission under 5% quota for candidates with benchmark disabilities in accordance with the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 notified in the Gazette of India by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 4th January 2018, the notice added .

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported about the MCI gazette finalising the  Guidelines regarding admission of students with “Specified Disabilities” under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 with respect to admission in MBB. The minimum degree of disability should be 40% (Benchmark Disability) in order to be eligible for availing reservation for persons with specified disability.

Following table summarises the diasabilites as approved by MCI

SI. No Disability Type Type of Disabilities Specified Disability Disability Range
Eligible for
Medical
Course, Not
Eligible for
PWD Quota
Eligible for Medical Course, Eligible for
PWD Quota
Not Eligible for
Medical Course
1 Physical
Disability
A. Locomotor
Disability,
a. Leprosy cured
person*
Less than 40%
disability
40-80% disability More than 80%
including
Specified
Disabilities (a to
f).
b. Cerebral Palsy**
c. Dwarfism
d. Muscular
Dystrophy
e. Acid attack victims
f. Others*** such as Amputation,
Poliomyelitis, etc
* Attention should be paid to the loss of sensations in fingers and hands, amputation, as well as the involvement of eyes and corresponding recommendations, be looked at.
** Attention should be paid to impairment of vision, hearing, cognitive function etc. and corresponding recommendations be looked at.
*** Both hands intact, with intact sensations, sufficient strength and range of motion are essential to be considered eligible for medical course
B. Visual
Impairment (*)
a. Blindness Less than 40% disability (i.e. Category ‘0 (10%)’, ‘I
(20%)’ & ‘II (30%’)
Equal to or More
than 40% Disability
(i.e. Category III and above)
b. Low vision
C. Hearing
impairment@
a. Deaf Less than 40%
Disability
Equal to or more
than 40% Disability
b. Hard of hearing
(*) Persons with Visual impairment / visual disability of more than 40% may be made eligible to pursue Graduate Medical Education and may be given reservation, subject to the condition that the visual disability is brought to a level of less than the benchmark of 40% with advanced low vision aids such as telescopes/magnifier etc.
@ Persons with hearing disability of more than 40% may be made eligible to pursue Graduate Medical Education and may be given reservation, subject to the condition that the hearing disability is brought to a level of less than the benchmark of 40% with the
aid of assistive devices.
In addition to this, the individual should have a speech discrimination score of more than 60%.
D. Speech &
language
disability$
Organic/ neurological
causes
Less than 40%
Disability
Equal to or more
than 40% Disability
$ It is proposed that for admission to MBBS course the Speech Intelligibility Affected (SIA) score shall not exceed 3 (Which will correspond to less than 40%) to be eligible to pursue the MBBS course. The individuals beyond this score will not be eligible for admission to the MBBS course.
Persons with an Aphasia Quotient (AQ) up to 40% may be eligible to pursue MBBS course but beyond that, they will neither be eligible to pursue the MBBS course nor will they have any reservation.
2 Intellectual
disability
a. Specific learning
disabilities
(Perceptual
disabilities, Dyslexia,
Dyscalculia,
Dyspraxia &
Developmental
aphasia)#
# currently there is no Quantification scale available to assess the severity of SpLD, therefore the cut-off of 40% is arbitrary and more evidence is needed
Less than 40%
Disability
Equal to or more
than 40% disability

But selection will be based on the
learning
competency evaluated with the
help of the
remediation/
assisted technology/
aids/ infrastructural
changes by the
Expert Panel
More than 80% or
severe nature or
significant cognitive/
intellectual disability
b. Autism spectrum
disorders
Absence or Mild
Disability, Asperger
syndrome (disability of
40- 60% as per ISAA)
where the individual is
deemed fit for MBBS course by an expert panel
Currently not
recommended due to lack of objective
method to establish
presence and extent of mental illness.
However, the
benefit of
reservation/quota
may be considered
in future after
developing better
methods of
disability
assessment.
Equal to or more
than 60% disability
or the presence of
cognitive/intellectual
disability and/or if
the person is deemed
unfit for pursuing
MBBS course by an
expert panel
3 Mental
behaviour
Mental illness Absence or mild Disability: less than 40%
(under IDEAS)
 

Currently not
recommended due
to lack of objective
method to establish
presence and extent
of mental illness.
However, the
benefit of
reservation/quota
may be considered
in future after
developing better
methods of
disability
assessment.

Equal to or more
than 40% disability
or if the person is
deemed unfit to
perform his/her
duties. Standards
may be drafted for
the definition of
“fitness to practice
medicine”, as are
used by several
institutions of
countries other than
India.
4 Disability
caused due to
a. Chronic
Neurological
Conditions
i. Multiple Sclerosis Less than 40%
Disability
40-80% disability More than 80%
ii. Parkinsonism
b. Blood
Disorders
i. Haemophilia Less than 40% Disability 40-80% disability More than 80%
ii. Thalassemia
iii. Sickle cell disease
5 Multiple
disabilities
including
deaf
blindness
More than one of the above specified
disabilities
Must consider all above while deciding in individual cases recommendations with respect to presence any of the above, namely, Visual, Hearing, Speech & Language Disability, Intellectual Disability, and Mental Illness as a component of Multiple Disability.
Combining Formula as notified by the related Gazette
Notification issued by the Govt. of India
 a + b (90-a)
90
(where a= higher value of disability % and b=lower value of disability % as calculated for different disabilities) is recommended for computing the disability arising when more than one disabling condition is present in a given individual. This formula may be used in cases with multiple disabilities, and recommendations regarding admission and/or
reservation made as per the specific disabilities present in a given individual

Candidates are also requested to view the PDF document attached below for the List of Centres who will issue Disability Certificates as per 21 Benchmark Disabilities given under RPWD Act-2016.

S/No. Centres who will issue Disability Certificates as per 21 Benchmark Disabilities given under RPWD Act-2016 City/State
1 Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang
Hospital,
New Delhi
2 All India Institute of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation (for Locomotor Disability only)
Mumbai
3 Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research Kolkata
4 Madras Medical College Chennai
5 Grant Government Medical College, J.J. Hospital
Compound
Mumbai, Maharashtra
6 Goa Medical College Goa
7 Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram,
Kerala
8 SMS Medical College Jaipur, Rajasthan
9 Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sector32 Chandigarh
10 Govt. Medical College, Agartala, State Disability Board Agartala/Tripura

For more details click on the original website of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is given below:

https://mcc.nic.in/PGCounselling/home/homepage

https://mcc.nic.in/PGCounselling/Home/ShowPdf?Type=E0184ADEDF913B076626646D3F52C3B49C39AD6D&ID=BE4D979EF9808E41A6ADF3BBEFC4331248E88604

 

 



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