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Exceptions from All Fees for Differently abled CA students

The institution of chartered accountants of India always would be there to provide excellent service to their students. Now I’m telling about one of those services. ICAI provides some essential facilities to physically disabled and handicapped students (ICAI mentioned them as Differently abled students).

Differently abled students are defined as follows:

(a) Blindness – “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:

  • · total absence of sight;
  • · visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses;
  • · limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.

(b) Low vision – “Low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

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(c) Leprosy cured – “Leprosy cured” means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from

  • · loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eyelid but with no manifest deformity;
  • · manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
  • · extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be constructed accordingly.

(d) Hearing impairment – “Hearing impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

(e) Locomotors disability – “Locomotors disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.

(f) Permanent and total loss of voice.

(g) Any other physical disability which is not covered above, but permanently suffering from 50% or above, as the case may be, submit an application for consideration on case to case basis. A differently abled student has to submit a certificate of suffering from disability, certified by a physician/ surgeon/oculist working in a Government hospital, as the case may be.

Differently abled students are fully exempted from Registration fees of IPC/IPCC, Final

Differently abled students, who are suffering from a disability as stated above, are eligible for full exemption from payment of registration fees at Intermediate (IPC) Course and Final levels.

Differently abled students are exempted from Orientation Programme

 Differently abled students, suffering from permanent disability of 50% or above are exempted from attending Orientation Programme. These students are also exempted from payment of fee related to Orientation Programme i.e. Orientation Programme registration fee of Rs. 1,000/- and course fee of Rs.3,000/- for undergoing course.

Differently abled students are exempted from payment of ITT fee

 Differently abled students, suffering from permanent disability of 50% or above are exempted from attending ITT classes, but they are required to self-study and pass two test papers specially designed for the purpose. These students are also exempted from payment of fee related to ITT

i.e. registration fee of Rs. 2,000/- and course fee of Rs. 4,000/- for undergoing course.

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Exemption from payment of fees to differently abled students for undergoing General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) Courses

 Differently abled students suffering from permanent disability of 50% or above are exempted from payment of fees for undergoing the Courses on General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) Courses. Such students can either opt to (i) attend all the classes or (ii) appear in two test papers of 3 hours each after a study period of 15 days from the date of registration and after thoroughly studying the Background Material.

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