The Chief Commissioner and Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities

(1) The Central Government may, by notification, appoint a Chief Commissioner for persons with disabilities for the purposes of this Act.

(2) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as the Chief Commiss-ioner unless he has special knowledge or practical experience in respect of matters relating to rehabilitation.

(3) The salary and allowances payable to and other terms and conditions of service (including pension, gratuity and other retirement benefits) of the Chief Commissioner shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

(4) The Central Government shall determine the nature and categories of officers and other employees required to assist the Chief Commissioner in the discharge of his functions and provide the Chief Commissioner with such officers and other employees as it thinks fit.

(5) The officers and employees provided to the Chief Commissioner shall discharge their functions under the general superintendence of the Chief Commissioner.

(6) The salaries and allowances and other conditions of service of officers and employees provided to the Chief Commissioner shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

The Chief Commissioner shall -

a. coordinate the work of the Commis-sioners;
b. monitor the utilisation of funds disbursed by the Central Government;
c. take steps to safeguard the rights and facilities made available to persons with disabilities;
d. submit reports to the Central Government on the implementation of the Act at such intervals as that Government may prescribe.

Without prejudice to the provisions of section 58 the Chief Commissioner may of his own motion or on the application of any aggrieved person or otherwise look into complaints with respect to matters relating to ­

a. deprivation of rights of persons with disabilities;
b. non-implementation of laws, rules, bye-laws, regulations, executive orders, guidelines or instructions made or issued by the appropriate Governments and the local authorities for the welfare and protection of rights of persons with disabilities, and take up the matter with appropriate authorities.

(1) Every State Government may, by notification appoint a Commissioner for persons with disabilities for the purposes of this Act.

(2) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a Commissioner unless he has special knowledge or practical experience in respect of matters relating to rehabilitation.

(3) The salary and allowances payable to and other terms and conditions of service (including pension, gratuity and other retirement benefits) of the Commissioner shall be such as may be prescribed by the State Government.

(4) The State Government shall determine the nature and categories of officers and other employees required to assist the Commissioner in the discharge of his functions and provide the Commissioner with such officers and other employees as it thinks fit.

(5) The officers and employees provided to the Commissioner shall discharge their functions under the general superintendence of the Commissioner.

(6) The salaries and allowances and other conditions of service of officers and employees provided to the Commissioner shall be such as may be prescribed by the State Government.

The Commissioner within the State shall -

a. coordinate with the departments of the State Government for the programmes and schemes for the benefit of persons with disabilities;
b. monitor the utilization of funds disabused by the State Government;
c. take steps to rewguard the rights and facilities made available to persons with disabilities;
d. submit reports to the State Government on the implementation of the Act as such intervals as that Government may prescribe and forward a copy there of the chief Commissioner.

Without prejudice to the provisions of section 61 the Commissioner may of his own motion or on the application of any aggrieved person or otherwise look into complaints with respect to matters relating to -

a. deprivation of rights of persons with disabilities;
b. non-implementation of laws, rules, bye-laws, regulations, executive orders, guidelines or instructions made or issued by the appropriate Governments and the local authorities for the welfare and protection of rights of persons with disabilities, and take up the matter with the appropriate authorities.

The Chief Commissioner and the Commissioners shall, for the purpose of discharging their functions under this Act, 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 :-

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

(1) Every proceeding before the Chief Commissioner and Commissioners shall be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193 and 228 of the Indian Penal Code and the Chief Commissioner, the Commissioner, the competent authority, shall be deemed to be a civil court for the purposes of section on 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

(2) The Chief Commissioner shall prepare in such form and at such time for each financial year as may be prescribed by the Central Government an annual report giving a full account of his activities during the previous financial year and forward a copy thereof to the Central Government.

(3) The Central Government shall cause the annual report to be laid before each House of Parliament along with the recommendations explaining the action taken or proposed to be taken on the recommendation made therein in so far as they relate to the Central Government and the reasons for non-acceptance, if any, of any such recommendation or part.

(4) The Commissioner shall prepare in such form and at such time for each financial year as may be prescribed by the State Government an annual report giving a full account of his activities during the previous financial year and forward a copy thereof to the State Government.

(5) The State Government shall cause the annual report to be laid before each State Legislature along with the recommendations explaining the action taken or proposed to be taken on the recommendation made therein in so far as they relate to the State Government and the reasons for non-acceptance, if any, of any such recommendation or part.

List of Commissioner, Disabilities in State Government
(including Delhi & Puducherry)
(as in 
November, 2008)

Sl.No

State

Name & Address

1.

Andhra Pradesh

Mrs. Anita Rajendra, IAS
State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities & Senior Citizen Welfare, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, 5th Block, Ground Floor, Gruhakalpa, M.J. Road, Nampally,
Hyderabad – 500 001.
Phone: (040) 24730430, 24619048,
Telefax: (040) 24734873

2.

Arunachal  Pradesh

Mr. M. Pertin,
Commissioner, Disabilities and Secretary, Social Welfare, Women & Child Development Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Secretariat, P.O. Itanagar – 791 111. Arunachal Pradesh

Telefax: (0360) 2212947
Fax: (0360) 2212504

3.

Assam

Ms. Malabika Barua, ACS
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Assam, Latakata, Basistha, Guwahati, Assam-29.
Telefax: (0361) 2541169 (O)

4.

Bihar

Shri M.P. Singh,
Commissioner, Disabilities, Government of Bihar, Deptt. of Social Welfare, Sinchai Bhawan, Old Secretariat,
Patna – 800 015.
Phone: (0612) 2217432 (Forest Dept)
Fax: (0612) 2217713 (Forest Dept)

5. Chattisgarh

Mr. Praful Vishwakarma
Commissioner Disabilities, Jila Punchayat Bhawan, Durg – 491001, Chattisgarh.
Ph: 0788-2325470(O), 2212861(R),
Fax: 2323735

6.

Delhi

Mrs. Debashree Mukherjee, Commissioner, Disabilities & Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Govt. of N.C.T.  of Delhi, GLNS Complex, Behind Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi Gate, New Delhi – 110 002.
Phone: 23324059
Fax : 23314819

7.

Goa

 

Mr. Ajit Srivastava, IAS
Commissioner, Disabilities, and Secretary, Social Welfare, Government of Goa, Secretariat, Porvorim, Vardez,
Goa – 403 521.
Telefax: (0832) 2419404 (O)
Fax: (0832) 2419603

 8.

 Gujarat

 

Mr. R.M. Patel, I.A.S
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Government of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta Bhavan, Block No.16, Ground Floor, Gandhinagar, Gujarat – 382 010.
Phone: (079) 23256744 (Direct)
Phone: (079) 23256746 to 49 (O)
Telefax: (079) 23256746

9.

 

Haryana
 

 

Dr. Baldev Karora,
Commissioner, Disabilities
Deptt. of Social Justice & Empowerment,
Government of Haryana
SCO No.68-70, Sector-17 A, Chandigarh.
Phone: (0172) 2721874
Telefax : (0172) 2702749

10.

Himachal Pradesh

Mr. R.K. Jain
Commissioner, Disabilities, & Principal Secretary, Social Justice & Empowerment, Himachal Pradesh Govt. Secretariat,
Shimla -171002, H.P.

Phone: (0177) 2880722
Telefax: (0177) 2621892, 2621154

11. Jammu & Kashmir 

Mr. N.K. Verma, IAS
Commissioner Disabilities & Secretary, Social Welfare Department, J&K Government,
Civil Secretariat, Jammu.
(Nov-April : Jammu)
Phone : (0191) 2579126 (O) 
Fax: (0191) 2542759
(May-Oct. Srinagar)
Phone: (0194) 2482568(O)
Fax: (0194) 2452271

12. Jharkhand

Shri Satish Chandra Kumar
Commissioner, Disabilities
Govt. of Jharkhand, Engineers’ Hostel, Ground Floor, Sector - III, H.E.C. Dhurwa  Ranchi, Jharkhand – 834 004
.
Phone : 0651- 2401825(O),
Fax : 0651-2400893

13.

Karnataka

 

Mr. Das Suryawanshi,
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Government of Karnataka, No.40, Thambuchetty Road, Cox Town,
Bangalore – 560 005.
Phone (080) 25482639, 25482640,
Fax : (080) 25482641

14.

 

 

Kerala

Dr. Rani Nayar,
Commissioner, Disabilities
and Ex-officio Secretary to
Government of  Kerala, Room No. 113, Secretariat Annexe,
Thiruvananthapuram-12.
Ph.: (0471) 2518893, 2324004(O)
Fax: (0471) 2333115

15.

Madhya Pradesh
 

Shri Deepankar Banerjee,
Commissioner, Disabilities,
Govt. of Madhya Pradesh,
Community Hall, New Market,
T.T. Nagar, Bhopal – 462003
Madhya Pradesh
Ph. No.: 0755- 2773008
Fax: 0755 - 2552665

16.

Maharashtra

 

Mr. Nitin Gadre, IAS
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Maharashtra State, Govt. of Maharashtra, 3, Church Road,
Pune – 411 001.
Phone: (020)26126471, 26122061(O),
Fax: (020) 26111590, 26126698

 

 17.

 Manipur

 

 

Mr. L. Haokip
Commissioner, Disabilities, & Secretary, Social Welfare, Government of Manipur, Old Secretariat, Imphal – 795 001.
Telefax: (0385) 2451183
Fax : (0385) 2452629

18.

Meghalaya

 

Mrs. M.N. Nampui, M.C.S.
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Meghalaya
Social Welfare Department
Temple Road, Lower Lachumiere
Shillong, Meghalaya – 793 001.
Telefax: 0364- 2506521

19.

Mizoram

 

 

Mr. J.C. Ramthanga, Commissioner(Disabilities) & Secretary, Social Welfare Deptt., Civil Secretariat, Block ‘C’, Treasury Square,
Aizawl – 796 001.
Ph. No  0389- 2322123 (O)
Ph. No. 2346477 (R)
Fax No.2319240

20.

Nagaland

 

 

 

Mr. Neihu C. Thur
Commissioner, Disabilities, & Secretary, Deptt. of Social Welfare & Women & Child Development, Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Government of Nagaland,
Kohima – 797 001, Nagaland
Telefax: (0370) 2270289 (O)
Phone: (0370) 2240983 (R)

 

21.

Orissa

 

 

Dr. Mona Sharma
Commissioner Disabilities,  & Secretary, Women & Child Development Deptt., Government of Orissa,
Bhubaneshwar – 751 001.
Phone: (0674) 2536775 (O)
Fax: 2396756, 2396142

22.

Puducherry

 

 

Mr. T.M. Balakrishnan,
Commissioner (Disabilities), & Secretary (Health & Welfare), Chief Secretariat, Puducherry, Government of Puducherry, Puducherry.
Ph. No: 0413-2334484,
2334143, 2334144
Fax – 2224355

23

Punjab

 

Mr. Harjit Singh, IAS
Commissioner, Disabilities,  Govt. of Punjab, Room No. 615, 6th Floor , Punjab Mini Secretariat, Sector-9, Chandigarh.
Telefax : (0172) 2742796
09872480384
(M)

24.

Rajasthan

 

Shri Khilli Mal Jain,
Commissioner, Disabilities, Directorate of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of Rajasthan, G 3/1, Ambedkar Bhawan, (Behind Raj Mahal Palace Hotel), Near Civil Lines Railway Crossing, Jaipur – 302 015.
Phone: (0141) 2226607 (O)
Telefax: (0141) 2220217, 2220336

25.

Sikkim

 

Mrs. R. Ongmu, IAS,
Commissioner, Disabilities, &  Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Division,Social Justice, Empowerment and Welfare Department, Lower Secretariat Building, Government of Sikkim,
Gangtok – 737 101.
Ph. No.(03592) 205596 (O)
Fax – 201325, 226151

26.

Tamil Nadu

 

Mrs. Meenakshi Rajagopal, I.A.S. Commissioner, Disabilities, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 15/1 Model School Road Thousand Lights, Chennai – 600006.
Phone: (044) 28290740(O)
Fax: (044) 28290365

27.

Tripura

 

 

Dr. Rakesh Sarwal, IAS 
Commissioner, Disabilities & Secretary, Social Welfare & Social Education Department, Government of Tripura, Secretariat Building, Agartala - 799001.
TTelefax : (0381) 2325712

28. Uttaranchal

Mrs. Snehlata Agarwal, IAS Commissioner, Disabilities & Additional Secretary,
Social Welfare Deptt.,
Govt. of Uttarakhand,
Near Jogiwala Chowk,
Infront of Rajeshwari Nursery,
Haridwar Road, Dehradun
Telefax : 0135-2711226 (O)
Phone: 0135-2679012

29.

Uttar Pradesh

 

 

Mr. Rohit Nandan
Commissioner,  Disabilities & Secretary, Disabled Welfare, 21, Krishna Colony, Faizabad Road, Lucknow, U.P.
Telefax : (0522) 2237193(O)
Telefax : (0522) 2328004

30.

West Bengal

Smt. Uma Mukherjee, IAS
Commissioner (Disabilities), Govt. of West Bengal, Office of the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, 45, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Kolkata – 700 013.
Ph. No.(033) 22374731,
Telefax: (033) 22375379

 

Commissioner in Union Territories 

1.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

 

Ms. Achla Singh,
Commissioner, Disabilities, Andaman & Nicobar Admn., Secretariat,
Port Blair – 744 101.
Phone: 03192-233364 (O )
Fax: 233181

2.

Chandigarh

Mr. Krishna Mohan
Commissioner, Disabilities, & Secretary, Social Welfare Deptt., Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh – 160 019.
Ph.No.(0172) 2740216 (O)
2740008, 2740337 (Fax)

3.

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Mr. S.P. Dixit,
Commissioner (Disabilities) & Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Administration of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Via – Vapi, Western Rly.,  Silvassa (P.O.), Dadra & Nagar Haveli
.
Ph. No. (0260) 2633110 (O),
Fax: 2642787, 2642043

4. Daman & Diu

Mr. Prakash Chandra,
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities &
Director, Social Welfare, UT Administration of Daman & Diu,
Social Welfare Department, Collectorate, Dholar, Moti Daman,
Daman  – 396220.
Phone: (0260) 2231771 (O)
Fax: (0260) 2230699

5.

Lakshadweep

Mr. R.P. Meena,
Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities & Director, Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs, U.T. of Lakshadweep, Kavarati - 682555.
Phone: (04896) 263703, 262314, 262547 (O),
Fax: (04896) 262547, 263657, 262140

Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
(Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment)
Sarojini House, 6, Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi – 110 001
Tel : 011 – 23386054, 23386154. Fax : 23386006, 23384219
Website : www.ccdisabilities.nic.in       E-mail : ccpd@hub.nic.in