The undersigned is directed to say that instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM of even No. dated 14.11.2007 that subject to exigencies of work special casual leave for not more than 10 days in a calendar year may be granted to differently abled central government servants with disabilities as defined in the Persons with disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full participation) Act, 1995 for participating in the conferences/workshops/seminars/trainings related to Disability and Development related programmes organized at National and State level agencies to be specified by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
2. All Ministries/Departments are now informed that it has been decided in consultation with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment that the special casual leave to the differently abled Central Government employees with disabilities as per the above O.M. dated 14.11.2007 may be allowed for participation in conferences/workshops/seminars/trainings related to Disability and Disability related programmes organized by the following:
(i) Central Government and State/UT Governments:
(ii) Central and State/UT Government Institution/Agencies:
(iii) International agencies like UN, world bank, etc.
(iv) Universities & Educational Institution set up by Central/State Government, recognized as predominant Centre for education on rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and
(v) Recognised institutes for persons with disabilities, under chapter X(sections 50 to 55) and chapter XI (section 56) of the persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of rights and full participation), Act, 1995
3.There shall be no change in the other conditions for grant of special casual leave for the purpose of participation in conferences/workshops/seminars/training for Disability and Development related programmes by the differently abled central government employees.