The Gazette notification in this regard has been issued by the Government of India, a statement here said on Monday.

Carved out as separate department and christened as the Department of Disability Affairs in 2012 to act as the nodal Department for matters pertaining to disability and Persons with Disabilities, the department deals with a variety of issues associated with disabilities.
This apart, seven national institutes including institutes for physically handicapped, orthopaedically handicapped, visually handicapped, mentally handicapped, hearing handicapped, and Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities are functioning under the department.

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