MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF NIVEDITA N. C., — This is a proceeding pursuant to Article 17-A of the Surrogate's Court Procedure Act for the appointment of the petitioners as guardians of the person of the respondent, an alleged mentally retarded person.

Upon the oral and documentary proof adduced at the hearing at which the respondent was present, it appears to the satisfaction of the court that the respondent is a mentally retarded person within the provisions of Article 17-A of the SCPA, that she lacks the capacity to make health care decisions, and that the petitioners, the proposed standby guardian and the alternate standby guardian are qualified to assume the responsibility of serving as the respondent's guardian.

Accordingly, the application is granted. Letters of guardianship of the person of the respondent shall issue to Dhanpattie C. and Tagore R. C., the respondent's parents. The respondent's brother, Yoogarindra C., is appointed standby guardian to serve when the primary guardians are not able to do so. Another brother, Vikash C., is appointed alternate standby guardian to serve when neither the primary guardians nor the standby guardian is able to do so. The successor guardians shall assume the duties of their office subject to qualification and confirmation pursuant to SCPA 1757.

Decree signed.

December 3, 2012