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Manipur High Court closes PIL regarding disability certificate

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The Manipur High Court has closed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which sought direction to the respondent authorities to take necessary steps for issuance of the Unique Digital Disability Identity Cards (UDID Cards) and Disability Certificates to persons with disabilities in Senapati district.

The PIL has been filed by a resident of
Senapati District Th Khozholou Rovah.

A reply affidavit was filed by the Deputy Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), Government of Manipur, giving the details of the steps taken in this regard.

The Deputy Secretary asserted that UDID Cards and Disability Certificates
were not denied to persons with disabilities at any point of time and that such documents can be secured, as per due procedure, at any time.

He further stated that online facilities in this regard were made available from September, 2021 and that more than 112 disabled persons were registered on the portal.

He then stated that 110 Disability Certificates and UDID Cards would be issued by the Department of Persons with Disabilities, Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, directly to the persons concerned through post. He, therefore, prayed for closure of the case.

M. Rakesh, counsel for the petitioner, fairly stated that in the light of the above reply, detailing the steps taken by the authorities to address the issue, no further order requires to be passed in the petition.

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