The Process of Getting Blindness ID Certification in Nepal
The following points show: how to get a blindness certificate in Nepal?
– The applicant who thinks he falls under the blind category, with or without the help of guardian (according to the age), apply for the blind or disability certification to the local level (rural municipality or municipality) along with the recommendation letter from concerned ward chairperson
– The local level will make inquiries upon the application about the applicant’s disability condition. If it is obvious (eg. person is frankly blind and walks with difficulty with a cane in a social situation), then they may issue the certification. If it is vague, and they can’t decide to which disability category the person belongs, then they will forward the case to the coordination committee.
– Coordination committee can, upon discussion, issue the certificate but if they feel necessary they will send the applicant for necessary eye evaluation to the eye hospital.
– The eye hospital will issue a letter regarding his visual status. They will have to clarify the disability category and signed by NMC registered Ophthalmologist or NHPC registered Optometrist in the official seal/ hospital letter head with stamp
– If the visual status certified by the hospital is not below par to get the certificate of claimed category, the local level will inform the applicant and simply dismiss the certification process thereof.
– If the applicant is not satisfied with the local level decision, he should go to file complaint in the Ministry or official designated by the Ministry within 35 days.
– The final decision will be made by the Ministry or the official.