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 NOTE 26 Jan 2014

This is an unverified, ‘leaked’ version of the Bill approved by  India’s Cabinet in December Dec ember 20!"    Despite efforts efforts the #overnment is resistin$ the ope open n sharin$ of this version of %&'D bill publically"   Table of Contents

Table of Contents.................................................................................................................1 The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2013..............................................................5 CHAPTER 1........................................................................................................................ PRE!"#"$AR%.................................................................................................................. &hort title, e'tent an( )o**en)e*ent ............................................................................ Definitions........................................................................................................................ CHAPTER 2........................................................................................................................+ R"HT& A$D E$T"T!E#E$T&......................................................................................+ E-alit/ an( non(is)ri*ination......................................................................................+ Co**nit/ !ife............................................................................................................... Prote)tion fro* inh*an treat*ent................................................................................. Prote)tion fro* abse, iolen)e an( e'loitation............................................................ Prote)tion an( safet/......................................................................................................11 Ho*e an( fa*il/............................................................................................................11 Rero()tie..................................................................................................................11 A))essibilit/ in oting...................................................................................................12 A))ess to 4sti)e ............................................................................................................12 !egal )aa)it/................................................................................................................13 Proision for gar(ianshi.............................................................................................13 Designation of athorities to sort ............................................................................1 CHAPTER 3......................................................................................................................1 ED6CAT"7$....................................................................................................................1 Dt/ of e()ational instittions ....................................................................................15 &e)ifi) *easres to ro*ote an( fa)ilitate in)lsie e()ation..................................15 A(lt e()ation..............................................................................................................1 CHATPER ......................................................................................................................1 &8"!! DE9E!7P#E$T A$D E#P!7%#E$T...........................................................1 &:ill (eelo*ent an( e*lo/*ent ..............................................................................1  $on(is)ri*ination in e*lo/*ent......................................................................... e*lo/*ent................................................................ ............... ......1 1 E-al oortnit/ oli)/................................................................................................1;

 

#aintaining re)or(s.......................................................................................................1; Aoint*ent of riean)e Re(ressal 7ffi)er................................................................1; CHAPTER 5......................................................................................................................1+ &7C"A! &EC6R"T%, HEA!TH, REHAB"!"TA"T7$ A$D RECREAT"7$...............1+ &o)ial &e)rit/...............................................................................................................1+ Health Care....................................................................................................................1 "nsran)e &)he*es.........................................................................................................20 Rehabilitation.................................................................................................................20 Resear)h an( Deelo*ent............................................................................................20 Cltre an( re)reation....................................................................................................20 &orting a)tiities..........................................................................................................21 CHAPTER  .....................................................................................................................22 &PEC"A! PR79"&"7$& <7R PER&7$& ="TH BE$CH#AR8 D"&AB""!T"E&.......22 <ree e()ation for )hil(ren with ben)h*ar: (isabilities...............................................22 Reseration in higher e()ational instittions...............................................................22 "(entifi)ation of osts for reseration............................................................................22 Reseration....................................................................................................................22 "n)enties to e*lo/ers in riate se)tor.......................................................................23 &e)ial E*lo/*ent E')hange.....................................................................................23 &e)ial &)he*es an( Deelo*ent Progra**es..........................................................2 CHAPER ; ........................................................................................................................2 &PEC"A! PR79"&"7$& <7R PER&7$& ="TH D"&AB"!"T"E& ="TH H"H &6PP7RT $EED&............................................................................................................2 &e)ial roisions for ersons with (isabilities with high sort................................2 CHAPTER +......................................................................................................................25 D6T"E& A$D RE&P7$&"B"!"T"E& 7< APPR7PR"ATE 79ER$#E$T&..............25 Awareness Ca*aigns...................................................................................................25   A))essibilit/..................................................................................................................25 A))ess to Transort........................................................................................................25 A))ess to infor*ation an( )o**ni)ation te)hnolog/.................................................2 #an(ator/ obseran)e of a))essibilit/ nor*s...............................................................2 Ti*e li*it for *a:ing e'isting infrastr)tre an( re*ises a))essible an( a)tion for that rose....................................................................................................................2; Ti*e li*it for a))essibilit/ b/ seri)e roi(ers...........................................................2; H*an resor)e (eelo*ent........................................................................................2; &o)ial a(it.....................................................................................................................2+ CHAPTER ......................................................................................................................2+ RE"&TRAT"7$ 7< "$&T"T6T"7$& <7R PER&7$& ="TH D"&AB"!"T"E& A$D RA$T& T7 &6CH "$&T"T6T"7$&.............................................................................2+ Co*etent athorit/.......................................................................................................2+ Registration....................................................................................................................2+ Ali)ation grant of )ertifi)ate of registration...............................................................2 Reo)ation of registration..............................................................................................2 Aeal ...........................................................................................................................30 A)t not to al/ to instittions establishe( or *aintaine( b/ Central or &tate oern*ent....................................................................................................................31

 

Assistan)e to registere( instittions...............................................................................31 CHAPTER 10....................................................................................................................31 CERT"<"CAT"7$ 7< &PEC"<"ED D"&AB"!"T"E&........................................................31 i(elines for assess*ent of se)ifie( (isabilities........................................................31 Designation of )ertif/ing athorities.............................................................................31 Pro)e(re for )ertifi)ation.............................................................................................31 Aeal against a (e)ision of )ertif/ing athorit/..........................................................32 CHAPTER 11....................................................................................................................32 CE$TRA! A$D &TATE AD9"&7R% B7ARD& 7$ D"&AB"!"T% A$D D"&TR"CT !E9E! C7##"TTEE......................................................................................................32 Constittion of Central A(isor/ Boar( on Disabilit/..................................................32 Ter* of offi)e of #e*bers............................................................................................3 Dis-alifi)ation..............................................................................................................35 9a)ation of seats b/ #e*bers.......................................................................................35 #eetings of the Central A(isor/ Boar(.......................................................................35 <n)tions of Central A(isor/ Boar( on (isabilit/.......................................................35 &tate A(isor/ Boar( on (isabilit/................................................................................3 Ter*s an( )on(itions of seri)e of #e*bers ...............................................................3; Dis-alifi)ation..............................................................................................................3+ 9a)ation of seats............................................................................................................3+ #eetings of &tate A(isor/ Boar( on (isabilit/ ...........................................................3+ <n)tions of &tate A(isor/ Boar( on (isabilit/...........................................................3+ Distri)tleel Co**ittee on (isabilit/...........................................................................3 9a)an)ies not to inali(ate ro)ee(ings........................................................................3 CHAPTER 12 ...................................................................................................................3  $AT"7$A! C7##"&&"7$ <7R PER&7$& ="TH D"&AB"!"T"E&................... D"&AB"!"T"E&........................... ........3 3 Constittion of $ational Co**ission for ersons with (isabilities..............................0 &ele)tion an( aoint*ent of Chairerson an( #e*bers.............................................1 Ter* of offi)e of Chairerson an( #e*bers................................................................1 Re*oal of Chairerson an( #e*bers.........................................................................2 #e*ber to a)t as Chairerson or to (is)harge ( is)harge his fn)tions in )ertain )ir)*stan)es. 2 Ter*s an( )on(itions of seri)e of Chairerson an( #e*bers....................................2 9a)an)ies, et). not to inali(ate the ro)ee(ings of $ational Co**ission..................3 Pro)e(re for $ational Co**ission..............................................................................3 7ffi)ers an( other staff of $ational Co**ission..........................................................3 Transfer of seri)e of e'isting e*lo/ees ...................................................... .............................................. ................. ............. ....3 3 A)tion b/ aroriate athorities on re)o**en(ation of the $ational Co**ission...  $ational Co**ission to hae )ertain owers of )iil )ort.......................................... )ort......................................... . Annal an( se)ial reorts of $ational Co**ission....................................................5 CHAPTR 13 ......................................................................................................................5 &TATE C7##"&&"7$ <7R PER&7$& ="TH D"&AB"!"T"E& ..................................5 Constittion of &tate Co**ission for ersons with (isabilities....................................5 &ele)tion an( aoint*ent of its Chairersons an( #e*bers....................................... Ter* of offi)e of Chairerson an( #e*bers................................................................; Re*oal of Chairerson an( #e*bers.........................................................................; #e*ber to a)t as Chairerson or to (is)harge ( is)harge his fn)tions in )ertain )ir)*stan)es. ;

 

Ter*s an( )on(itions of seri)e of Chairerson an( #e*bers....................................+ 9a)an)ies not to inali(ate the ro)ee(ings of &tate Co**ission...............................+ Pro)e(re for &tate Co**ission...................................................................................+ 7ffi)ers an( other staff of &tate Co**ission................................................................ Transfer of seri)e of e'isting e*lo/ees to &tate Co**ission................................... Annal an( se)ial reorts of &tate Co**ission.......................................................... Transitor/1....................................................................................................................50 roisions.....................................................................................................50 CHAPTER &PEC"A! C76RT.............................................................................................................50 &e)ial Cort..................................................................................................................50 &e)ial bli) rose)tor...............................................................................................50 CHAPTER 15....................................................................................................................51  $AT"7$A! <6$D <7R PER&7$& ="TH D"&AB"!"T"E&................................ D"&AB"!"T"E&..........................................51 ..........51  $ational <n( for ersons with (isabilities........................................... (isabilities..................................................... ................... .............. .....51 51 A))onts an( a(it.........................................................................................................51 E'e*tion fro* ta' on wealth, in)o*e, rofits an( gains............................................52 CHAPTER 1....................................................................................................................52 7<<E$CE& A$D PE$A!T"E&.......................................................................................52 Pnish*ent for )ontraention of roisions of A)t or rles or reglations *a(e theren(er......................................................................................................................52 7ffen)es b/ )o*anies..................................................................................................52 Pnish*ent for fra(lentl/ aailing an/ benefit *eant for ersons with (isabilities..53 Pnish*ents for offen)es of atro)ities...........................................................................53 Pnish*ent for failre to frnish infor*ation...............................................................5 Preios san)tion of aroriate oern*ent...............................................................5 Alternatie nish*ents................................................................................................5 CHAPTER 1;....................................................................................................................5 #"&CE!!A$E76&..........................................................................................................5 Ali)ation of other laws not barre(.............................................................................5 Prote)tion of a)tion ta:en in goo( faith.........................................................................55 Power to re*oe (iffi)lties..........................................................................................55 Power to a*en( &)he(le..............................................................................................55 Power of Central oern*ent to *a:e rles.................................................................55 Powers of &tate oern*ent to *a:e rles...................................................................5 Power of $ational Co**ission to *a:e reglations....................................................5; Powers of &tate Co**ission to *a:e reglations.........................................................5+ Reeal an( saing .........................................................................................................5+ THE &CHED6!E..............................................................................................................5 &PEC"<"ED D"&AB"!"T"E&.........................................................................................5

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2013 A

 

Bill To give effect to the United Nations onvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and for !atters connected therewith or incidental thereto" #$%R%A& the United Nations 'eneral Asse!bl( ado)ted its onvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the 13th da( of Dece!ber,200*+ AND #$%R%A& the aforesaid onvention la(s down the following )rinci)les for e!)ower!ent e!)ower!e nt of )ersons with disabilities" a res) res)ect ect for inher inherent ent digni dignit(, t(, indivi individ-al d-al a-to a-tono!( no!( incl incl-din -ding g the freedo freedo! ! to !a.e one/s own choices, and inde)endence of )ersons+ b no nond ndisc iscri! ri!ina inatio tion+ n+ c f-ll and e effec ffective tive )ar )artici) tici)ation ation an and d inclincl-sion sion in soc societ( iet(++ d res)ect for diffe difference rence an and d acce acce)tance )tance of )ersons with disabilitie disabilitiess as )a )art rt of h-!an diversit( and h-!anit(+ e e e-al -alit( it( o off o)) o))or ort-n t-nit( it(++ f acce cess ssib ibil ilit it(+ (+ een !en and wo!e g ac e-a e-alit( lit( betw between wo!en+ n+ h res) res)ec ectt fo forr the the evol evolvi ving ng ca ca)a )aci citie tiess of ch chil ildr dren en with with di disa sabi bili liti ties es an and d re res)e s)ect ct for the rig right ht of chi childr ldren en wit with h dis disab abili ilitie tiess to )re )reser serve ve the their ir identities+ AND #$%R%A& ndia is a signator( to the said onvention+ AND AN D #$ #$%R %R%A %A&& ndi ndia a rati ratifi fied ed the the sa said id o onv nven enti tion on on the the 1st  da da(( of ctober,2004+ AND #$% #$%R% R%A& A& it is consi conside dered red nec necess essar ar(( to i!) i!)le! le!en entt the on onve venti ntion on aforesaid" B% it enacted b( Parlia!ent in the &i5t(fo-rth (ear of the Re)-blic of ndia as follows6

 

CHAPTER 1 PRELIMINARY Short title, extent and commencement 1" 7i Thi Thiss Act !a( be calle called d the Rights Rights for Per Person sonss wit with h Disab Disabili ilitie tiess Act Act,, 2013" 7ii t e5tends to the whole of ndia e5ce)t the &tate of 8a!!- and 9ash!ir" 7iii t shall co!e into force on s-ch date as the entral 'overn!ent !a(, b( notification in the ffiicial 'a:ette, a))oint"

Definitions 2" n this Act, -nless the conte5t otherwise re-ires6 re-ires6 7a ;a))ellate a-t a-thorit(< horit(< !eans an a-tho a-thorit( rit( notified -nder s-b s-bsection section 71 of section =2 or designated -nder s-bsection71 of section =>, as the case !a( be+ 7b ;a))ro)ria ;a))ro)riate te 'overn!e 'overn!ent< nt< !eans 7i 7i in rrel elat atio ion n to tthe he  en entr tral al ' 'ov over ern! n!en entt or a an( n( e est stab abli lish sh!e !ent nt w who holl ll(( or s-bstantiall( financed b( that 'overn!ent, or a anton!ent Board co cons nsti titt-te ted d -nd nde er the a ant nto on!e !en nt Ac Act, t, 1?2 [email protected] @, the e en ntral tral 'overn!ent+ 6 7Re!ar.s 6 2 of [email protected] 7ii 7ii in re rela lati tion on to a &tat &tate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt or an( es esta tabl blis ish! h!en ent, t, wh whol oll( l( or s-bstantiall( financed b( that 'overn!ent, or an( local a-thorit(, other than a anton!ent Board, the &tate 'overn!ent" 7c 7c ;b ;bar arri rier er< < !e !ean anss an an(( fa fact ctor or in incl cl-d -din ing g co co!! !!-n -nic icat atio iona nal, l, cc-lt lt-r -ral al,, econo!ic eco no!ic,, envi environ ron!enta !ental, l, insti instit-tion t-tional, al, )olitical, )olitical, soci social al or strstr-ct-ra ct-rall factors which ha!)ers the f-ll and effective )artici)ation of )ersons with disabilities in societ(+ 7d ;ca ;care regiv giver< er< !ea !eans ns an an(( )e )erso rson n inc incl-d l-ding ing )a )aren rents ts an and d oth other er fa! fa!il( il( e!b e !ber erss wh who o with with or wi with thoo-tt )a )a(! (!en entt )r )rov ovid ides es ca care re,, s-)) s-))or ortt or assistance to a )erson with disabilit(+ 7e ;certif(ing a-thor a-thorit(< it(< !eans an a-thorit( de designated signated -nder s-b s-bsection section 71 of section =*+ 7f 7f ;co! ;co!!!-ni nica catio tion< n< in incl cl-d -des es !e !ean anss an and d for! for!at atss of co co!! !!-n -nic icat atio ion, n, lang-ages, dis)la( of te5t, Braille, tactile co!!-nication, signs, large )rint, )rin t, acce accessibl ssible e !-lti !-lti!ed !edia, ia, writt written, en, a-di a-dio, o, )lai )lainla nlang-a ng-age, ge, h-!a h-!an n reader a-g!entative and alternative !odes and accessible infor!ation and co!!-nication technolog(+

 

7g ;co!)eten ;co!)etentt a-thorit(< !eans an a-thorit( a))o a))ointed inted -nder section@ section@>+ >+ 7h ;est ;establis ablish!e h!ent< nt< !eans a cor) cor)orati oration on establish established ed b( or -nde -nderr a ent entral ral Act or &tate Act or an a-thorit( or a bod( owned or controlled or aided b( the 'overn!ent or a local a-thorit( or a 'overn!ent co!)an( as defi de fien end d in se sect ctio ion n 2 of the the o o!) !)an anie iess Ac Act, t, 20 2013 13 an and d incl incl-d -des es De)art!ent of a 'overn!ent+ 6 7re!ar.s 6 1> of 2013 7i ;hig ;-nd< !eans National -nd nd constit-te constit-ted d -nder section 100 100+ + gicall and 7C ;high h s-)) s-))ort< ort<the !ean !eans s an intensiv intensive e s-))ort, )h( )h(sical sical, , )s(c )s(cholo hologica otherwise, which !a( be re-ired b( a )erson with bench!ar. disabilit( for dail( activities, accessing facilities and )artici)ating in all areas of life incl-ding ed-cation, e!)lo(!ent, fa!il( and co!!-nit( life and treat!ent and thera)(+ 7. ;inc ;incl-siv l-sive e ed-c ed-cation ation< < !ean !eanss a s(ste s(ste! ! of ed-cati ed-cation on wherein st-de st-dents nts with and witho-t disabilit( learn together and the s(ste! of teaching and learning is s-itabl( ado)ted to !eet the learning needs of different t()es of st-dents with disabilities+ 7l ;ins ;instit-ti tit-tion< on< !eans an instit-t instit-tion ion for the rece rece)tion )tion,, care, )rotect )rotection, ion, ed-cation, training, rehabilitation and an( other activities for )ersons with disabilities+ 7! 7! ;l ;loc ocal al aa-th thor orit it(< (< !e !ean anss a -ni nici ci)a )ali lit( t( or a P Pan anch cha( a(at at,, a ass d def efin ined ed in cl claa-se se 7e 7e an and d clacla-se se 7f 7f of artic article le [email protected] [email protected] of the the o ons nsti titt-ti tion on++ a anton!entt Board constit-ted -nder section 10 of the anton!ents Act, anton!en 200*+ and an( other a-thorit( established -nder an Act of Parlia!ent or a &tate egislat-re to ad!inister the civic affairs+ 6 7Re!ar.s 6 @1 of 200* 7n ;National o!!is o!!ission< sion< !eans the Na National tional o!!ission fo forr )ersons with disabilities constit-ted -nder section 43" 7o ;notification< !ea !eans ns a notification )-blished in the fficial 'a:ette and the e5)ression ;notif(< shall be constr-ed accordingl(+ 7) ;)e ;)erson rson with bench bench!ar. !ar. disabilit(< disabilit(< !ean !eanss a )erson with not less than fort( )ercent of a s)ecified disabilit( where s)ecified disabilit( has not beenedefined ind !eas-rable ter!s and incl-des )erson with disabilit( wher where s)ec s)ecifie ified disa disabilit( bilit( has bee been n defi defined ned in a !eas !eas-rab -rable le ter! ter!s, s, as certified b( the certif(ing a-thorit(+ 7 ;)erson with disab disabilit(< ilit(< !eans a )erson with long te ter! r! )h(sical, !ental, intellect-al or sensor( i!)air!ent which hinder his f-ll and effective )artici)ation in societ( e-all( with others+ 7r ;)e ;)erson rson with disab disabilit( ilit( havin having g high s-))or s-))ortt needs< !ean !eanss a )er )erson son with bench be nch!a !ar. r. dis disab abili ilit( t( certi certifie fied d -n -nde derr cla cla-se -se 7a of s-bs s-bsect ection ion72 72 of section =4 who needs high s-))ort+ 7s ;)rescribe ;)rescribed< d< !eans ) )rescribed rescribed b( r-les !ade -nder this Act+ 7t 7t ;r ;rea easo sona nabl ble e acco acco!! !!od odat atio ion< n< !e !ea ans ne nece cess ssar ar(( an and d a) a)) )ro)r ro)ria iate te !odification and adC-st!ents, witho-t i!)osing a dis)ro)ortionate or -nd-e b-rden in a )artic-lar case, to ens-re to )ersons with disabilities the enCo(!ent or e5ercise of rights e-all( with others+

 

7- 7- ;r ;reg egis iste tere red d or orga gani ni:a :ati tion on< < !e !ean anss an as asso soci ciat atio ion n of )e )ers rson onss with with disabilities or a disabled )erson organi:ation, association of )arents of )ersons )ers ons with disabilit disabilities, ies, asso associati ciation on of )er )ersons sons with disab disabilitie ilitiess and fa!il( fa! il( !e !e!be !bers, rs, or a vol vol-n -ntar tar(( or no nong ngov overn ern!en !ental tal or cha charit ritabl able e organ organi:a i:atio tion n or trtr-st, st, soc societ iet(, (, no non) n)rof rofit it co!)a co!)an( n( wor wor.in .ing g for for the welfare of the )ersons with disabilities, d-l( registered -nder an Act of or a<&tate egislat-re+ 7v Parlia!ent ;re ;rehab habili ilitat tation ion< re refer fers s to a )r )roce ocess ss ai! ai!ed ed at en enabl abling ing )e )erso rson n wit with h di disa sabi bili liti ties es to atta attain in an and d !a !ain inta tain in o) o)ti ti!a !al, l, )h(s )h(sic ical al,, sens sensor or(, (, intellect-al, )s(chiatric or social f-nction levels+ 7w;&)ecial %!)lo(!ent %5change< !eans an( office or )lace established and !aintained b( the 'overn!ent for the collection and f-rnishing of infor!ation, either b( .ee)ing of registers or otherwise, regarding+ regarding+ 7i 7i )e )ers rson onss who see. see. to e eng ngag age e e! e!)l )lo( o(ee eess fro fro! ! a! a!on ongs gstt the ) )e erson rsonss s-ffering fro! disabilities+ 7ii 7ii )er )erson sonss w with ith be bench nch!ar !ar. .d disa isabil bilit( it( who see see. .e e!) !)lo( lo(!e !ent+ nt+ 7iii 7iii va vaca canc ncie iess to wh whic ich h )e )ers rson onss wi with th be benc nch! h!ar ar. . di disa sabi bili liti ties es see see.i .ing ng e!)lo(!ent !a( be a))ointed" 75 ;s)ecified disab disabilit(< ilit(< !eans the disabilitie disabilitiess as s)ecified in the &ched &ched-le+ -le+ 7( 7( ;& ;&ta tate te o o!! !!is issi sion on< < !e !ean anss a &tat &tate e o o!! !!is issi sion on for for )e )ers rson onss wi with th disabilities constit-ted -nder section >* of this Act+ 7: 7: ;;-ni nive vers rsal al de desi sign gn< < !e !ean anss the the de desi sign gn of )rod )rod-c -cts ts,, en envi viro ron! n!en ents ts,, )rogra!!es and services to be -sable b( all )eo)le to the greatest e5tent )ossible, witho-t the need for ada)tation or s)eciali:ed design and shall a))l( to assistive devices incl-ding advanced technologies for )artic-lar gro-) of )ersons with disabilities"

CHAPTER 2 RIGHTS AND ENTITLEMENTS Equality and non-discrimination non-discrimination 3" 71 71 Th The e a) a))r )ro) o)ri riat ate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt sh shal alll en enss-re re that that the the )e )ers rson onss with with disabilities enCo( the right to e-alit(, life with dignit( and res)ect for his or her integrit( e-all( with others" 72 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall ta.e s)ecial !eas-res to )rotect the rights of wo!en and children with disabilit( and also ta.e ste)s to -tili:e the ca)acit( of )ersons with disabilities b( )roviding a))ro)riate environ!ent" environ!ent"

 

73 No )erson with disabilit( shall be discri!inated on the gro-nd of disabilit(, -nless it is shown that the i!)-gned act or o!ission is a))ro)riate to achieve a legiti!ate ai!" [email protected] No )erson shall be de)rived of his or her )ersonal libert( onl( on the gro-nd of disabilit("

Community Life @" 71 The )erson with disabilit( shall have the right to live in the co!!-nit(" 72 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall endevao-r that the )ersons with disabilities are6 7a not obliged to live in an( )a )artic-lar rtic-lar living arrang arrange!ent+ e!ent+ and 7b given access to a range of inho-se, res residential idential and other co!!-nit( s-))ort services, incl-ding )ersonal assistance necessar( to s-))ort living with d-e regard to age and gender"

Protection from inhuman treatment =" 71 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall ta.e !eas-res to )rotect )erson with disabilit( fro! being s-bCected to tort-re, cr-el, inh-!an or degrading treat!ent" 72 No )erson with disabilit( shall be a s-bCect of an( research witho-t 7i 7i 7ii 7ii

hi hiss or h her er ffre ree e an and d in info for! r!ed ed ccon onse sent nt o obt btai aine ned d th thro ro-g -gh h ac acce cess ssib ible le !odes, !eans and for!ats of co!!-nication co!!-nication++ and )ri )rior or ) )er er!is !issio sion n of a an n %t %thic hicss o o!!i !!itte ttee e co const nstitit-ted ted in tthe he ) )res rescri cribe bed d !anner for the )-r)ose b( the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent in which not less than half of the e!bers shall the!selve the!selvess be either )erson with disabilit( or e!bers of the registered organi:ation as defined -nder cla-se 7- of section 2"

Protection from abuse, violence and exploitation. *" 71 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall ta.e !eas-res to )rotect )ersons with disabilities fro! all for!s of ab-se, violence and e5)loitation, and to )revent the sa!e, shall6

 

7a ta.e cogni cogni:ance :ance of incident incidentss of ab-se, violen violence ce and e5) e5)loita loitation tion and )rovide legal re!edies available against s-ch incidents+ 7b ta.e ste)s for avoiding s-ch inc incidents idents and )rescribe the the )roced-re fo forr its re)orting+ 7c ta.e ste)s to resc-e, )rot )rotect ect and rehabil rehabilitate itate victi!s victi!s of s-ch incid incidents+ ents+ and 7d create awarene awareness ss and !a.e available infor!ation infor!ation a!ong the )-blic" 72 An( )erson or registered organi:ation who or which has reason to believe that an act of ab-se, violence or e5)loitation has been , or is being, or is li.el( to be co!!itted against an( )erson with disabilit(, !a( give infor!ation abo-t it to the %5ec-tive agistrate within the local li!its of whose C-risdiction s-ch incidents occ-r" 73 73 Th The e %5 %5ec ec-t -tiv ive e a agi gistr strat ate e on re rece cei) i)tt of s-ch s-ch in info for! r!at atio ion, n, shal shalll ta ta.e .e i!!ediate ste)s to sto) or )revent its occ-rrence, as the case !a( be, or )ass s-ch order as he dee!s fit for the )rotection of s-ch )erson with disabilit( incl-ding an order6 7a 7a to resc resc-e -e the the vict victi! i! of ss-ch ch ac act, t, aa-th thor ori: i:in ing g the the )o )oli lice ce or na na(( organi:ation wor.ing for )ersons with disabilities to )rovide for the safe c-stod( or rehabilitation of s-ch )erson, or both, as the case !a( be+ 7b for )rovid )roviding ing )rotec )rotective tive c-stod( to the )ers )erson on with disa disabilit bilit(, (, if s-ch )erson so desires+ 7c to )rovide !aintenance to s-ch )erso )erson n with disabilit(" [email protected] An( )olice officer who receives a co!)laint or otherwise co!es to .now of ab-se, violence or e5)loitation towards an( )erson with disabilit( shall infor! the aggrieved )erson of6 7a his or he herr rig right ht to a)) a))l( l( fo forr )ro )rotec tectio tion n -n -nde derr s-b s-bse secti ction7 on72 2 and the )ar )artic-la tic-lars rs of the %5ec-tive %5ec-tive agi agistrat strate e havi having ng C-ri C-risdict sdiction ion to )rov )rovide ide assistance+ 7b the )artic-lars of the neare nearest st organi:ation or instit-tion wor.ing wor.ing for the rehabilitation of )ersons with disabilities+ 7c the rig right ht to free le legal gal aid aid++ 7d the right to file a co!) co!)laint laint -nder the ) )rovisions rovisions of this Act or an( o other ther law dealing with s-ch offence6 Provided that nothing in this section shall be constr-ed in an( !anner as to relieve the )olice officer fro! his d-t( to )roceed in accordance with law -)on recei)t of infor!ation as to the co!!ission of a cogni:able offence" 7= 7= f th the e %5 %5ec ec-t -tiv ive e a agi gist stra rate te fi find ndss that that the the al alle lege ged d act act or be beha havi vioo-rr constit-tes an offence -nder the ndian Penal ode, or -nder an( other law for the ti!e being in force, he !a( forward the co!)laint to that effect to the

 

8-dicial or etro)olitan agistrate, as the case !a( be, having C-risdiction in the !atter" 7Re!ar.s 6 @= of 1>*0

Protection and safety  4" 71 The )ersons with disabilities shall have e-al )rotection and safet( in sit-at sit -ation ionss of ris ris., ., ar!ed ar!ed con confli flict, ct, hh-!an !anita itaria rian n e! e!erg ergen encie ciess an and d nat nat-ra -rall disasters" 72 72 Th The e Na Natio tiona nall Di Disa sast ster er a ana nage ge!e !ent nt AA-th thor orit it(( an and d the the &tat &tate e Di Disa sast ster er anage!ent A-thorit( shall ta.e a))ro)riate !eas-res to ens-re incl-sion of )ersons with disabilities in its disaster !anage!ent activities as defined -nder cla-se 7e of section 2 of the Disaster anage!e anage!ent nt Act, 200= for the safet( and )rotection of )ersons with disabilities" 7Re!ar.s 6 =3 of 200= 73 The District Disaster anage!ent A-thorit( constit-ted -nder section 2= of the Disaster anage!ent Act, 200= shall !aintain record of details of )ersons with wit h dis disab abili ilitie tiess in the distr district ict an and d ta. ta.e e s-i s-itab table le !e !easas-re ress to inf infor or! ! s-c s-ch h )erson )er sonss of an( sit-a sit-atio tions ns of ris ris. . so as to en enhan hance ce dis disast aster er )r )re)a e)are redne dness" ss" 7Re!ar.s 6 =3 of 200= [email protected] The a-thorit a-thorities ies eng engaged aged in reco reconstr nstr-ctio -ction n activ activities ities s-bses-bse-ent ent to an( sit-at sit -ation ion of ris ris., ., ar!ed ar!ed con confli flict ct or nat-r nat-ral al dis disast asters ers sha shall ll -n -nde derta rta.e .e s-c s-ch h activities, in cons-ltation with the concerned &tate o!!ission, in accordance with the accessibilit( re-ire!en re-ire!ents ts of )ersons with disabilities"

ome and family  >" 71 N child with disabilit( shall be se)arated fro! his or her )arents on the gro-nd of disabilit( e5ce)t on an order of co!)etent co-rt, if re-ired, in the best interest of the child" 72 #here the )arents are -nable to ta.e care of a child with disabilit(, the co!)etent co-rt shall )lace s-ch child with his or her near relations, and failing that within the co!!-nit( in a fa!il( setting or in e5ce)tional cases in shelte she lterr ho! ho!es es r-n b( the a)) a))ro ro)ri )riate ate 'ov 'over ern!e n!ent nt or non nong gove overn! rn!en ental tal organi:ations, as !a( be re-ired"

!eproductive

 

?" 71 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall ens-re that )ersons with disabilities have acce access ss to a)) a))ro)r ro)riate iate infor infor!atio !ation n rega regardin rding g re)r re)rod-c od-ctive tive and fa!i fa!il( l( )lanning" 72 No )erson with disabilit( shall be s-bCect to an( !edical )roced-re which leasds to infertilit( witho-t his or her free and infor!ed consent"

 "ccessibility in votin# votin# 10" The %lection o!!ission of ndia and the &tate %lection o!!issions shall ens-re that all )olling stations are accessible to )ersons )ersons with disabilities and all !aterials related to the electoral )rocess are easil( -nderstandable b( and accessible to the!"

 "ccess to $ustice 11" a))ro)riate )riate 'over 'overn!ent n!ent ens-r ens-re e( that )ersons w with ith ar are e 71 ab able leThe toa))ro e5 e5er erci cise se the th e ri righ ght t to shall acce access ss an an( co co-r -rt, t, trib trib-n -nal al,, disabilities aa-th thor orit( it(,, co!!ission or an( other bod( having C-dicial or -asiC-dicial or investigative )owers witho-t discri!ination on the basis of disabilit(" 72 Th The e a)) a))ro) ro)ria riate te 'o 'over vern!e n!ent nt sha shall ll ta. ta.e e ste ste)s )s to ))-tt in )la )lace ce s-i s-itab table le s-))ort !eas-res for )ersons with disabilities s)eciall( those living o-tside fa!il( and those disabled re-iring high s-))ort for e5ercising legal rights" 73 73 Th The e Na Natio tiona nall ega egall &erv &ervic ices es AA-th thor orit( it( an and d the the &tat &tate e e ega gall &e &erv rvic ices es A-thorities constit-ted -nder the egal &ervices A-thorities Act, 1?>4 shall !a.e )rovisions incl-ding reasonable acco!!odations to ens-re that )ersons with disabilities have access to an( sche!e, )rogra!!e, facilit( or service offered b( the! e-all( with others" 7Re!ar.s 6 3? of 1?>4 [email protected] The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall ta.e ste)s to6 7a ens ens-re -re that all the thei theirr ))-bli blicc do doc-! c-!en ents ts are in a acc access essibl ible e for!ats+ 7b ens ens-re -re tha thatt fil filing ing de de)a )art! rt!ent ents, s, regis registr( tr( or an( oth other er off office ice of records are s-))lied with necessar( e-i)!ent to enable filing, storing and referring to the doc-!ents and evidence in accessible for!ats+ and 7c !a.e availab available le all necessar( ffacilities acilities and e-i) e-i)!ent !ent to facilitate recording of testi!onies, arg-!ents or o)inion given b( )ersons with with di disa sabi bili litie tiess in thei theirr )ref )refer erre red d la lang ng-a -age ge an and d !e !ean anss of co!!-nications"

 

Le#al capacity  12" 12" 71 71 Th The e a) a))r )ro) o)ri riat ate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt sh shal alll en enss-re re that that the the )e )ers rson on with with disabilities have right, e-all( with others, to own or inherit )ro)ert(, !ovab !ovable le or i!!ovable, control their financial affairs and have access to ban. loans, !ortgages and other for!s of financial credit" 72 #hen a conflict of interest arises between a )erson )roviding s-))ort s-))ort and a )ersons with disabilit( in a )artic-lar financial, )ro)ert( or other econo!ic transaction, then s-ch s-))orting )erson shall abstain fro! )roviding s-))ort to the )erson with disabilit( in that transaction6 Provided that there shall not be a )res-!)tion of conflict of interest C-st b( blood, affinit( or ado)tion" 73 73 A )e )ers rson on with with di disa sabi bili lit( t( !a !a(( alte alter, r, !o !odi dif( f( or di dis! s!an antl tle e an an(( s-)) s-))or ortt arrange!ent and see. the s-))ort of another6 Provided that s-ch alteration, !odification or dis!antling shall be )ros)ective in nat-re and shall not n-llif( an( third )art( transaction entered into b( the )erson with disabilit( with the aforesaid s-))ort arrange!en arrange!ent" t" [email protected] An( )erson )roviding s-))ort s-))ort to the )erson with disabilit( shall not e5ercise -nd-e infl-ence and shall res)ect his or her a-tono!(, dignit( and )rivac("

Provision for #uardianship #uardianship 13" 71 Notwithstanding an(thing contained in an( other law for the ti!e being in force, on and fro! the date of co!!ence!ent of this Act, where a District o-rt records a finding that a !entall( ill )erson is inca)able of ta.ing care of hi!self or herself and of ta.ing an( legall( binding decisions on his or her own, it shall !a.e an order for a))oint!ent of li!ited g-ardian to ta.e care of s-ch !entall( !ent all( ill )er )erson son and ta.e all legal binding deci decisions sions on his or her beha behalf lf in cons-ltation with s-ch )erson6 Provided that the District o-rt !a( grant )lenar( g-ardianshi) g-ardianshi) to the !entall( ill )erson -nder e5traordinar( sit-ations where li!ited g-ardianshi) co-ld not be awarded" %5)lanation E or the )-r)oses of this section6

 

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;) ;)le lena nar( r( g g-a -ard rdia ians nshi hi)< )< !e !ean anss g-a g-ard rdia ians nshi hi) ) whe where reb( b( ss-bs bse e-e -ent nt to a findin fin ding g of inc inca)a a)acit cit(, (, a gg-ard ardian ian s-b s-bsti stit-t t-tes es for the )e )erso rson n wit with h disabilit( as the )erson before the law and ta.es all legall( binding decisions for hi! and the decisions of the )erson with disabilit( have no binding force in law d-ring the s-bsistence of the g-ardianshi) and the g-ardian is -nder no legal obligation to cons-lt with the )er )erson sonta.ing wit with h decisions dis disab abili ilit( t( for or hi!+ de deter ter!in !ine e his or he herr wil willl or )ref )refere erence nce whilst and ;l ;li! i!it ite ed g-ard rdia ians nshi hi) )< !e !ea ans a s(st s(ste e! of Co Coin intt decis isio ion n whi hicch o)erates on !-t-al -nderstanding an tr-st between the g-ardian and the )erson with disabilit("

72 72 n an and d fro! fro! the the da date te of co co!! !!en ence ce!e !ent nt of this this Ac Act, t, ev ever er(( g-ar g-ardi dian an a))ointed -nder an( )rovision of an( law for !entall( ill )ersons shall be dee!ed to f-nction as li!ited g-ardian6 Provided that where g-ardian a))ointed a))ointed )rior to the co!!ence!ent of this Act is -nable to f-nction as li!ited g-ardian, the concerned District o-rt !a( grant )lenar( g-ardianshi) afresh ta.ing into acco-nt all relevant records of th the e conc conce ern rne ed !e !ent ntal all( l( ill ill )e )errso son n wi with thin in si5 si5 !o !oth thss fro! fro! the the da date te of co!!ence!ent co!!ence!e nt of this Act" %5)lanation6 or this )-r)oses of this section ;District o-rt< !eans, in an( area for which there is a cit( civil co-rt, that co-rt and in an( other area the )rinci)al )rinc i)al civil co-r co-rtt of original original C-risdi C-risdiction ction,, and incl-de incl-dess an( other civil co-rt whic wh ich h th the e &tat &tate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt !a !a(, (, b( no notif tific icat atio ion, n, s)ec s)ecif if(( as the the co co-r -rtt co!)etent to deal with all or an( of the !atters s)ecified in this Act+

Desi#nation of authorities to support [email protected]" 71 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall designate one or !ore a-thorities to !obili:e the co!!-nit( and create social awareness to s-))ort )ersons with disabilities in e5ercise of their legal ca)acit(" 72 The a-thorit( designated -nder s-bsection 71 shall ta.e !eas-res for setting -) s-itable s-))ort arrange!ents to e5ercise legal ca)acit( b( )ersons with disabilities living in instit-tions and those with high s-))ort needs an( other !eas-res as !a( be re-ired"

CHAPTER 3 EDUCATION

 

Duty of educational institutions 1=" The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and the local a-thorities shall endevao-r that all ed-cational instit-tions f-nded b( the! )rovide incl-sive ed-cation to the children with disabilities and towards that end shall6 7i 7ii 7ii 7iii 7iii 7iv 7v 7vi 7vi

ad!it the the! witho-t discri!ination ion and )rovide ed-cation and o))ort-nities for s)orts and recreation activities e-all( with others+ !a. !a.e e bb-ild ilding ing,, ca! ca!))-ss a and nd var varioio-ss ffaci acilit lities ies acc access essibl ible+ e+ )rov )rovid ide e re reas ason onab able le acco acco!! !!od odat atio ion n acco accord rdin ing g to the the in indi divi vidd-al al/s /s re-ire!ents+ )rovide necessar( s-))ort individ-ali:ed or otherwise in enviro env iron!e n!ents nts tha thatt !a5 !a5i!i i!i:e :e aca acade de!ic !ic and soc social ial de deve velo) lo)!e !ent nt consistent with the goal of f-ll incl-sion+ ens ens-re -re tha thatt th the ee ed-c d-cati ation on to ) )er erson sonss w who ho are bli blind nd or de deaf af o orr b both oth is i!)arted in the !ost a))ro)riate lang-ages and !odes and !eans of co!!-nication+ de dete tect ct s)e s)eci cifi ficc lear learni ning ng dis disab abil ilit itie iess in chi child ldre ren n at the ear earli lies est, t, and

ta.e s-itable )edagogical and other overco!e the!+ !o !oni nito tor r )a )art rtic ici) i)at atio ion, n, )r )rog ogre ress ss in !eas-res ter! ter!ss of to at atta tain in!e !ent nt le leve vels ls an and d co!)letion of ed-cation in res)ect of ever( st-dent with disabilit(+ 7viii )ro 7viii )rovid vide e tra trans) ns)or ortat tation ion faci facilit lities ies to the chil childre dren n wit with h dis disabi abilit lit(( and also als o the att attend endan antt of the chi childr ldren en wit with h dis disabi abilit lities ies hav having ing hig high h s-))ort needs"

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Specific measures to promote and facilitate inclusive education 1*" Th The e a) a))ro )ro)ri )riate ate 'ov 'overn ern!e !ent nt and the loc local al a-thor a-thoritie itiess sha shall ll ta. ta.e e the following !eas-res for the )-r)ose of section 1=, na!el(6 7a to cond-ct s-rve s-rve(( of school going childr children en for iden identif(i tif(ing ng childre children n with disabilities, ascertaining their s)ecial needs and the e5tent to which these are being !et+ 7b to establish ade-ate nn-!ber !ber of teacher training instit-tio instit-tions+ ns+ 7c to train and e!) e!)lo( lo( teachers, inc incl-ding l-ding teachers with disabilit( who are -alified in sign lang-age and Braille and also teachers who are trained in teaching children with intellect-al disabilit(+ 7d to train )rofessionals and staff to s-))or s-))ortt incl-sive ed-cation+ 7e to establish ade-ate nn-!ber !ber of reso-rce centr centres es to s-))ort ed-cationa ed-cationall instit-tions+ 7f to )ro!ote the -se of a))ro)r a))ro)riate iate a-g!e a-g!entati ntative ve and alterna alternative tive !odes in incl cl-d -din ing g !e !ean anss an and d fo for! r!at atss of co co!! !!-n -nic icat atio ion, n, Brai Braill lle e an and d sign sign lang-age to s-))le!ent the )e -se ofsone/s s)eech to!!-n f-lfill the co co!! !!-n -nic icat atio ion n ne need edss of )ers rson ons with withown s)ee s)eech ch,, co co!! -nic icat atio ion ndail( or

 

lang-age disabilities and enables the! to )artici)ate and contrib-te to their co!!-nit( and societ(" 7g to )rov )rovide ide bo boo.s o.s,, oth other er lea learni rning ng !at !ateri erials als and a)) a))ro ro)ri )riate ate ass assist istive ive devices, to st-dents with bench!ar. disabilities, free of cost, -)to the age of eighteen (ears, and either free or at affordable cost, thereafter+ 7h to )rovide schola scholarshi)s rshi)s in a))ro)riate cases cases to st-dents with bench!ar. disabilit(+ 7i 7i to !a !a.e .e ss-it itab able le !o !odi difi fica cati tion onss in the the cc-rr rric ic-l -l-! -! an and d e5a! e5a!in inat atio ion n s(ste! to !eet the needs of st-dents with disabilit( s-ch as e5tra ti!e for co!)letion of e5a!ination )a)er, facilit( of scribe or a!an-ensis, e5e!)tion fro! second and third lang-age co-rses+ 7C to )ro! )ro!ote ote re research search to i!)rove learning+ and 7. an( other ! !eas-res, eas-res, as !a( be re re-ired" -ired"

 "dult education 14" The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and the local a-thorities shall ta.e !eas-res to )ro!ote )artici)ation of )ersons with disabilities in ad-lt ed-cation and contin-ing ed-cation )rogra!!es e-all( with others"

CHATPER 4 SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT S%ill development and employment 1>" The a))r a))ro)ri o)riate ate 'ove 'overn!e rn!ent nt shall for! for!-late -late sche!e sche!ess and )rog )rogra! ra!!es !es inc incl-d l-ding ing )ro )rovis vision ion of loa loans ns disabilities at con conces cessio sional nal ra rates tesfortotheir fac facili ilitat tate e an and d training s-) s-))or )ortt e!)lo(!ent of )ersons with es)eciall( vocational and selfe!)lo(! selfe!)lo(!ent" ent"

&on-discrimination &on-discriminati on in employment 1?" 71 No establish!ent shall discri!inate against an( )erson with disabilit( in an( !atter relating to e!)lo(!ent6 Provide that the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent !a(, having regard to the t()e of wor. wor . car carrie ried d on in an( est establ ablish ish!e !ent, nt, b( not notifi ificat cation ion an and d s-b s-bCe Cect ct to s-c s-ch h condit con dition ions, s, if an( an(,, e5 e5e!) e!)tt an( est establ ablish ish!en !entt fro fro! ! the )rovi )rovisio sions ns of thi thiss section"

 

72 %ver( establish!ent shall )rovide a))ro)riate environ!ent to e!)lo(ees with disabilities" 73 73 No )ro! )ro!ot otio ion n sh shal alll be de deni nied ed to a )e )ers rson on !e !ere rel( l( on the the grogro-nd nd of disabilit(" [email protected] No establish!ent shall his dis)ense or red-ce in ran., an e!)lo(ee who ac-ires a disabilit( d-ring or her with service" Provide that, if an e!)lo(ee after ac-iring disabilit( is not s-itable for the )ost he was holding, shall be shifted to so!e other )ost with the sa!e )a( scale and service benefits6 Provided f-rther that if it is not )ossible to adC-st the e!)lo(ee against an( )ost, he !a( be .e)t on a s-))le!entar( )ost -ntil a s-itable )ost is available or he attains the age of s-)eranns-)erann-ation, ation, whichever is earlier"

Equal opportunity policy  20" 71 %ve %ver( r( est establ ablish ish!e !ent nt sha shall ll not notif( if( e e-al -al o) o))or )ort-n t-nit( it( )o )olic lic(( de detai tailin ling g !eas-res )ro)osed to be ta.en b( it in )-rs-ance of the )rovisions of this ha)ter in the !anner as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!ent" 72 72 %v %ver er(( es esta tabl blis ish! h!en entt sh shal alll re regi giste sterr a co co)( )( of the the sa said id )o )oli lic( c( wi with th the the National o!!ission or the &tate o!!ission, as the case !a( be"

 'aintainin# records 21" 21" 71 71 %v %ver er(( es esta tabl blis ish! h!en entt sh shal alll !a !ain inta tain in reco record rdss of the the )e )ers rson onss with with disabilities in relation to the !atter of e!)lo(!ent, facilities )rovided and other necessar( infor!ation in co!)liance with the )rovisions of this ha)ter in s-ch for! and !anner as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!ent" 72 72 %v %ver er(( e! e!)l )lo( o(!e !ent nt e5ch e5chan ange ge sh shal alll !a !ain inta tain in reco record rdss of )e )ers rson onss with with disabilities see.ing e!)lo(!en e!)lo(!ent" t" 73 The records !aintained -nder s-bsection 71 shall be o)en to ins)ection at all reasonable ho-rs b( s-ch )ersons as !a( be a-thori:ed in their behalf b( the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent"

 "ppointment of (rievance !edressal !edressal )fficer  )fficer 

 

22" 71 %ver( establish!ent shall a))oint a 'rievance Redressal fficer for the )r-)ose of section 1? and shall infor! the National o!!ission or the &tate o!!ission, as the case !a( be, abo-t the a))oint!e a))oint!ent nt of s-ch officer" 72 An( )erson aggrieved with the nonco!)liance of the )rovisions of section 1?, !a( fil file e a co!)l co!)lain aintt wit with h the 'riev 'rievanc ance e Re Redre dressa ssall ff ffice icer, r, who shall in inve vest stig igat ate eaction" it and and sh shal alll ta.e ta.e -) the the !a !atte tterr with with the the esta establ blis ish! h!en entt for for corrective 73 The 'rievance Redressal fficer shall !aintain a register of co!)laints in the !a !anne nnerr as !a( be )re )rescr scribe ibed d b( the ent entral ral 'ov 'over ern!e n!ent, nt, and ever ever(( co!)laint shall be loo.ed into within two wee.s of its registration" [email protected] f the aggrieved )erson is not satisfied with the action ta.en on his or her co!)laint, he or she !a( a))roach the Districtevel o!!ittee on disabilit("

CHAPTER 5 SOCIAL SECURITY SECURI TY,, HEALTH, REHABILIT REHAB ILITAITON AITON AND RECREATION Social Security  23" 71 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall within the li!it of its econo!ic ca)acit( and develo)!ent for!-late necessar( sche!es and )rogra!!es to safeg saf eg-ar -ard d and )ro )ro!ot !ote e the rig right ht of )e )erso rsons ns wit with h dis disab abili ilitie tiess for ade ade-a -ate te standard of living to enable the! to live inde)end inde)endentl( entl( or in the co!!-nit(" Provided that the -ant-! of assistance to the )ersons with disabilities -nder s-ch sche!es and )rogra!!es )rogra!!es shall be at least twent(five )ercent higher than the si!ilar sche!es a))licable to others" 72 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent 'overn!ent while devising these sche!es and )rogra!!es shall give d-e consideration to the diversit( of disabilit(, gender, age, and socioecono!ic socioecono! ic stat-s" 73 The sche!es -nder s-bsection 71 shall )rovide for6 7a co!!co!!-nit nit(( centr centres es wit with h de dece cent nt liv living ing con condit dition ionss in ter!s ter!s of saf safet( et(,, sanitation, health care and co-nseling+ 7b fac facilit ilities ies fo forr )e )erso rsons ns inc incl-d l-ding ing chi childr ldren en wit with h dis disabi abilit lit(( who hav have e no fa!il( or have been abandoned, or are witho-t shelter or livelihood+ 7c s-))ort d-r d-ring ing nat-ral or !an! !an!ade ade disasters an and d in areas of conflict+

 

7d s-)) s-))ort ort to wo!e wo!en n with disab disabilit( ilit( for liveliho livelihood od and for -)bri -)bringin nging g of their children+ 7e acce access ss to safe drin.i drin.ing ng wate waterr and a))ro) a))ro)riate riate and accessib accessible le sani sanitation tation facilities es)eciall( in -rban sl-!s and r-ral areas+ 7f )rov )rovision isionss of aids and a))li a))liance ances, s, !edicin !edicine e and diag diagnost nostic ic service servicess and corrective s-rger( free of cost to )ersons with disabilities with s-ch inco!e ceiling as be notified+ 7g dis disabi abilit lit( ( )e )ensi nsion on!a( to )er )erson sonss wit with h dis disab abili ilitie tiess s-b s-bCec Cectt to s-c s-ch h inc inco!e o!e ceiling as !a( be notified+ 7h -ne -ne!)lo !)lo(!en (!entt allo allowanc wance e to )ers )ersons ons with disab disabilitie ilitiess regi register stered ed with &)ecial %!)lo(!ent %5change for !ore than two (ears and who co-ld not be )lace in an( gainf-l occ-)ation+ 7i 7i ca care reg giv iver er allo allowa wanc nce e to )e )ers rson onss wi with th di disa sabi bili liti ties es with with hi high gh s-)) s-))or ortt needs+ 7C co!)rehe co!)rehensive nsive ins-ran ins-rance ce sche!e for )erso )ersons ns with disabilit(, not covere covered d -nder the %!)lo(ees &tate ns-rance &che!es, or an( other stat-tor( or 'overn!ents)onsored ins-rance sche!es+ 7. an( other !atter w which hich the a))ro)r a))ro)riate iate 'overn!e 'overn!ent nt !a( thin. fit"

ealth Care [email protected]" 71 Th The e a) a))ro )ro)ri )riate ate 'o 'over vern!e n!ent nt and the loc local al aa-tho thorit rities ies sha shall ll ta. ta.e e necessar( !eas-res for the )ersons with disabilities to )rovide6 7a free hea health lth care in the vicinit( s)ec s)eciall( iall( in r-ral area s-b s-bCect Cect to s-ch fa!il( inco!e as !a( be notified+ 7b ba barri rrier erfr free ee acc access ess in all )a )arts rts of the ho hos)i s)ital talss an and d oth other er he healt althca hcare re instit-tions and centres r-n or aided b( the!+ 7c )riorit( in attendance and treat!e treat!ent" nt" 72 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ents and the local a-thorities shall ta.e !eas-res and !a.e sche!es or )rogra!!es to )ro!ote health care and )revent the occ-rrence of disabilities and for the said )-r)ose shall6 7a 7a -n -nde dert rta. a.e e or ca-s ca-se e to be -n -nde dert rta. a.en en s-rv s-rve( e(s, s, inve invest stig igat atio ions ns an and d research concerning concerning the ca-se of occ-rrence of disabilities+ 7b )ro!ote variovario-ss !ethods for )reventing disa disabilities+ bilities+ 7c 7c scre screen en all all the the ch chil ildr dren en at leas leastt on once ce in a (e (ear ar for for the the ))-r) r)os ose e of identif(ing ;atris.< cases+ 7d )rovide facilities for training to the staff at the )ri!ar( health cen centres+ tres+ 7e s)onsor or ca-se to be s)o s)onsored nsored aware awareness ness ca!)aigns and disse disse!inate !inate or ca-se to be disse!inated infor!ation for general h(giene, health and sanitation+ 7f ta.e !eas-r !eas-res es for )re )renatal, natal, )erin )erinatal atal and )ostn )ostnatal atal care of ! !other other and child+

 

7g ed ed-ca -cate te the ))-bli blicc thr thro-g o-gh h the )res )resch chool ools, s, sch schoo ools, ls, )ri!a )ri!ar( r( $ea $ealth lth entres, village level wor.ers and anganwadi wor.ers+ 7h cre create ate awa awaren reness ess a!o a!ong ngst st the !a !asse ssess thr thro-g o-gh h tel telev evisi ision, on, rad radio io and other oth er !a !ass ss !edia !edia on the ca-se ca-sess of dis disab abili ilitie tiess an and d the )r )reve eventi ntive ve !eas-res to be ado)ted+ 7i heal health th care d-rin d-ring g the ti!e of nat-ral disa disaster sterss and other sit-a sit-ations tions of ris.+ 7C ess essen entia tiall !e !edic dical al fac facili ilitie tiess fo forr lif life e sav saving ing e!e e!erg rgenc enc(( tre treat! at!en entt and )roced-res+ and 7. 7. se5se5-al al an and d re re)r )rod od-c -cti tive ve he heal alth th care care es)e es)eci cial all( l( for for wo wo!e !en n wi with th disabilit("

*nsurance Schemes 2=" The a)) a))ro) ro)ria riate te 'ov 'overn ern!en !entt sha shall, ll, b( no notif tifica ication tion,, !a. !a.e e ins ins-ra -rance nce sche!es for their e!)lo(ees with disabilities"

!ehabilitation 2*" 71 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and the local a-thorities shall within their econo!ic ca)acit( and develo)!ent, -nderta.e or ca-se to be -nderta.en services and )rogra!!es of rehabilitation, )artic-larl( in the areas of health, ed-cation and e!)lo(!ent for all )ersons with disabilities" 72 or the )-r)oses of s-bsection 71, the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and the lo loca call aa-th thor orit itie iess !a !a(( gran grantt fi fina nanc ncia iall as assi sist stan ance ce to No Non n'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt rganisations" 73 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and the local a-thorities, while for!-lating rehab reh abili ilitat tation ion )ol )olici icies es sha shall ll con cons-l s-ltt the Non Non'o 'ove vern! rn!en ental tal rg rgani ani:at :ation ionss wor.ing for the ca-se of )ersons with disabilities"

!esearch and Development 24" The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent 'overn!ent shall initiate or ca-se to be initiated research and deve develo)! lo)!ent ent thro thro-gh -gh indiv individ-a id-als ls and instit-ti instit-tions ons on ississ-es es which shall enhance habilitation and rehabilitation and on s-ch other iss-es which are necessar( for the e!)ower!ent of )ersons with disabilities"

Culture and recreation

 

2>" The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and the local a-thorities shall ta.e !eas-res to )ro!ote and )rotect the rights of all )ersons with disabilities to have a c-lt-ral life and to )artici)ate in recreational activities e-all( with others which incl-de, 7a facilities, s-))ort and s)onsorshi)s to artists and writers with disabilit( to )-rs-e their interests and talents+ 7b 7b es esta tabl blis ish! h!en entt of a di disa sabi bili lit( t( hi hist stor or(( !!-se se-! -! wh whic ich h ch chro roni nicl cles es an and d inter)rets the historical e5)eriences of )ersons with disabilities+ 7c !a.ing art accessible to )ersons with disabilities+ 7d )ro!oting recreation centers, and other associational activities+ 7e facilitating )artici)ation in sco-ting, dancing, art classes, o-tdoor ca!)s and advent-re activities+ 7f redesigning co-rses in c-lt-ral and arts s-bCects to enable )artici)ation and access of )ersons with disabilities+ and 7g develo)ing technolog(, technolog(, assistive devices and e-i)!ents to facilitate access and incl-sion for )ersons with disabilities in recreational activities"

Sportin# activities. 2?" 71 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall ta.e !eas-res to ens-re effective )artici)ation in s)orting activities of the )ersons with disabilities" 72 The &)orts a-thorities shall accord d-e recognition to the right of )ersons with disabilities to )artici)ate in s)orts and shall !a.e d-e )rovisions for the incl-sion of )ersons with disabilities in their sche!es and )rogra!s for the )ro!otion and develo)!ent of s)orting talents" 73 #itho-t )reC-dice to the )rovisions contained in s-bsections 71 and 72, the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and the s)orts a-thorities shall ta.e !eas-res to, 7a restr restr-ct -ct-re -re coco-rse rsess and )ro )rogra gra!!e !!ess to en ens-r s-re e acc access ess,, inc incl-s l-sion ion an and d )artici)ation of )ersons with disabilities in all s)orting activities+ 7b redesign and s-))ort infrastr-ct-re facilities of all s)orting activities for )ersons with disabilities+ 7c develo) technolog( to enhance )otential, talent, ca)acit( and abilit( in s)orting activities of all )ersons with disabilities+ 7d )rovide !-ltisensor( essentials and feat-res in all s)orting activities to ens-re effective )artici)ation of all )ersons with disabilities+ 7e allocate f-nds for develo)!ent of state of art s)ort facilities for training of )ersons with disabilities+ 7f )ro!ote and organi:e disabilit( s)ecific s)orting events for )ersons with disabilities"  

 

CHAPTER 6 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABIILTIES  

+ree education for children ith benchmar% disabilities 30"71 Notwithstanding an(thing contained contained in the rights of hildren to ree and o!)o! )-lso lsor( r( %d%d-cat cation ion Act Act,, 20 200?, 0?, eve ever( r( chi child ld wit with h be bench nch!a !ar. r. dis disab abili ilit( t( between the age of si5 to eighteen (ears shall have the right to free ed-cation in a neighborhood school, or in a s)ecial school, if necessar(" 72 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and local a-thorities shall ens-re that ever( child with bench!ar. disabilit( has access to free ed-cation in an a))ro)riate environ!entt till he attains the age of eighteen (ears" environ!en

!eservation in hi#her educational institutions 31"71 All 'ov 31"71 'overn ern!en !entt ins instit tit-ti -tion onss of hig higher her ed ed-ca -catio tion n and oth other er hig higher her ed-cation instit-tions receiving aid fro! the 'overn!ent shall reserve not less than five )ercent seats for )ersons with bench!ar. disabilities+ 72 Th The e )er )erson sonss wit with h be bench nch!ar !ar. . dis disab abili ilitie tiess shall shall be giv given en an -) -))e )err age rela5ation of five (ears for ad!ission in instit-tions of higher ed-cation"

*dentification of posts for reservation 32" The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shallE 7i identif( )osts in the establish!ents to be reserved for the )ersons with bench!ar. disabilit(+ 7ii review and -)date the list of identified )osts, ta.ing into consideration the develo)!ents develo)!e nts in technolog(, at )eriodical intervals not e5ceeding five (ears"

!eservation   33"7 33"71 1 %ve %ver( r( a))r a))ro)ri o)riate ate 'ove 'overn!e rn!ent nt shal shalll rese reserve rve in ever ever(( estab establish! lish!ent ent -nder the!, not less than five )er cent, of the vacancies !eant to be filled for )ersons or class of )ersons with bench!ar. disabilit(, of which one )er cent, each shall be reserve reserved d for tthe he )ersons with following disabilities, 7a blindness and low vision+ 7b hearing i!)air!ent and s)eech i!)air!ent+ 7c loco!otor loco!otor disabilit( incl-ding cerebral )als(, le)ros( c-red and !-sc-lar d(stro)h(+

 

7d a-tis!, intellect-al disabilit( and !ental illness+ 7e !-lti)le disabilities fro! a!ongst )ersons -nder -nder cla-ses 7a to 7d incl-ding deafblindness deafblindne ss in the )osts identified for each disabilities6 Provided that the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent !a(, having regard to the t()e of wor. wor . car carrie ried d on in an( de de)a )art! rt!en entt or es estab tablis lish!e h!ent, nt, b( not notifi ificat cation ion an and d s-bCect to s-ch conditions, if an(, as !a( be s)ecified in s-ch notification, e5e!)t an( establish!ent fro! the )rovisions of this section" %5)lanation6 or the )-r)ose of this section, the co!)-tation of reservation of vacancies for the )ersons with bench!ar. disabilities shall be co!)-ted on five )er cent, of the total cadre strength" 72 #here in an( recr-it!ent (ear an( vacanc( cannot be filled -) d-e to non availabilit( of a s-itable )erson with bench !ar. disabilit( or for an( other s-fficient reasons, s-ch vacanc( shall be carried forward in the s-cceeding recr-it!ent (ear and if in the s-cceeding recr-it!ent (ear also s-itable )erson with disabilit( is not available, it !a( first be filled b( interchange a!ong the five categories and onl( when there is no )erson with disabilit( available for the )ost in that (ear, the e!)lo(er shall fill -) the vacanc( b( a))oint!ent of a )erson, other than a )erson with disabilit(6 Provided that if the nat-re of vacancies in an establish!ent is s-ch that a given categor( of )erson cannot be e!)lo(ed, the vacancies !a( be interchanged a!on a! ong g th the e fi five ve ca cate tego gori ries es with with the the )rio )riorr a) a))r )rov oval al of the the a) a))r )ro) o)ri riat ate e 'overn!ent" 73 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall b( notification, )rovide rela5ation of -))er age li!it -)to five (ears for e!)lo(!ent of )ersons with bench !ar. disabilit("

*ncentives to employers in private sector  [email protected]" The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and the local a-thorities shall, within the li!it li! it of the their ir eco econo no!ic !ic ca) ca)aci acit( t( and de deve velo) lo)!en !ent, t, )ro )rovid vide e inc incent entive ivess to e!)lo(er in )rivate sectors to ens-re that at least five )er cent, of their wor. force is co!)osed of )ersons with disabilit("

Special Employment Exchan#e 3=" The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent !a(, b( notification, re-ire that fro! s-ch date, the e!)lo(er in ever( establish!ent shall f-rnish s-ch infor!ation or ret-rn as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!ent in relation to vacancies a))ointed for )ersons with bench!ar. disabilit( that have occ-rred or are abo-t to occ-r in that establish!ent to s-ch &)ecial %!)lo(!ent %5change as

 

!a( be no notif tified ied b( the en entra trall 'ov 'overn ern!en !entt an and d the est estab ablis lish!e h!ent nt sha shall ll there-)on co!)l( with s-ch re-isition"

Special Schemes and Development Pro#rammes   3* 3*"" Th The e a) a))r )ro) o)ri ria ate 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt an and d the the lo loca call "a "a-t -tho hori riti ties es shal shall, l, b( notification, !a.e sche!es in favo-r of )ersons with bench!ar. disabilities, disabilities, to )rovide, 7a five )er cent, reservation in allot!ent of agric-lt-ral agric-lt-ral land and ho-sing in all relevant sche!es and develo)!ent )rogra!!es, with a))ro)riate )riorit( to wo!en with bench!ar bench!ar. . disabilities+ 7b 7b fi five ve )e )err cent cent,, re rese serv rvat atio ion n in all all )o )ove vert rt(( al alle levi viat atio ion n an and d va vari rioo-ss develo)!ental develo)!e ntal sche!es with )riorit( to wo!en with bench!ar. disabilities+ 7c five )er cent, reservation in allot!ent of land on concessional rate, where s-ch land is to be -sed for the )-r)ose of )ro!oting ho-sing, shelter, setting -) of occocc-)atio )ation, n, b-si b-siness ness,, ente enter)r r)rise, ise, recr recreatio eation n cent centers ers and )rod )rod-ctio -ction n centers"

CHAPER 7 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WITH HIGH SUPPORT NEEDS  

Special provisions for persons ith disabilities ith hi#h support   34" 71 An( )erson with bench!ar. disabilit(, who considers hi!self to be in need of high s-))ort, or an( )erson or organisation on his or her behalf, !a( a))l a) )l(( to an aa-th thor orit( it(,, to be no noti tifi fied ed b( the the a) a))r )ro) o)ri riat ate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt,, re-esting to )rovide high s-))ort" 72 n recei)t of an a))lication -nder s-bsection 71, the a-thorit( shall refer it to an FAssess!ent Board consisting of s-ch e!bers as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!e 'overn!ent" nt" 73 The Assess!ent Board shall assess the case referred to it -nder s-bsection 71 in s-ch !anner as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!ent, and shall send a re)ort to the a-thorit( certif(ing the need of high s-))ort and its nat-re" [email protected] n recei)t of a re)ort -nder s-bsection 73, the a-thorit( shall ta.e ste)s to )rovi )rovide de s-))o )ort rt of in the acc accord ordanc ance e wit with h the re)or re)ort t and s-bCe s-bCect ct to relev relevant ant sche!es ands-) orders a))ro)riate 'overn!ent in this behalf"

 

 

CHAPTER  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF APPROPRIATE APPROPRIATE  

GOVERNMENTS

 "areness Campai#ns Campai#ns   3>"7 3>"71 1 Th The e a) a))r )ro) o)ri riat ate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt,, in co cons ns-l -lta tati tion on wi with th the the Na Nati tion onal al o!!is o! !issio sion n or the &tate o! o!!is !issio sion, n, as the case !a !a(( be be,, sha shall ll con cond-c d-ct, t, enco en co-r -rag age, e, s-)) s-))or ortt or )ro! )ro!ot ote e aw awar aren enes esss ca ca!) !)ai aign gnss an and d sens sensit itis isat atio ion n )rogra!!es to ens-re that the rights of the )ersons with disabilities )rovided -nder this Act are )rotected" 72 The )rogra!!es and ca!)aigns s)ecified -nder s-b section 71 shall also, 7a )ro!ote val-es of incl-sion, tolerance, e!)ath( and res)ect for diversit(+ 7b adv advanc ance e rec recogn ognitio ition n of the s.i s.ills lls,, !er !erits its and abili abilitie tiess of )er )erson sonss wit with h disabilities and of their contrib-tions to the wor.force, labo-r !ar.et and )rofessional fee+ 7c foster res)ect for the decisions !ade b( )ersons with disabilities on all !atters related to fa!il( life, relationshi)s, bearing and raising children+ 7d )rovide orientation and sensitisation at the school, college, Universit( and )rofessional training level on the h-!an condition of disabilit( and the rights of )ersons with disabilities+ 7e )rovide orientation and sensitisation on disabling conditions and rights of )ersons with disabilities to e!)lo(ers, ad!inistra ad!inistrators tors and cowor.ers" 7f 7f en enss-re re that that the the ri righ ghts ts of )ers )erson onss wi with th di disa sabi bili lit( t( ar are e incl incl-d -ded ed in the the c-rric-l-! in Universities and colleges"  

 "ccessibility  3?" The National o!!ission shall, for!-late reg-lations for the )ersons with disa disabi bili litie tiess la(i la(ing ng do down wn the the st stan anda dard rdss of acce access ssib ibil ilit it(( for for the the )h )h(s (sic ical al enviro env iron!e n!ent, nt, tra trans) ns)ort ortati ation, on, inf infor! or!ati ation on an and d co! co!!-n !-nica icatio tions, ns, inc incl-d l-ding ing a))r a) )ro) o)ri riat ate e te tech chno nolo logi gies es an and d s( s(st ste! e!s, s, an and d othe otherr fa faci cili liti ties es an and d serv servic ices es )rovided to the )-blic in -rban and r-ral areas"

 "ccess to ransport @0 7 1 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall ta.e s-itable !eas-res to )rovide,

 

7a facilities for )ersons with disabilities at b-s sto)s, railwa( stations and air)orts confor!ing to the accessibilit( standards relating to )ar.ing s)aces, toilets, tic.eting co-nters and tic.eting !achines+ 7b 7b acce access ss to all all !o !ode dess of tran trans) s)or ortt that that co conf nfor or! ! the the de desi sign gn stan standa dard rds, s, incl-ding retrofitting old !odes of trans)ort, whereve whereverr technicall( feasible and safe for )ersons with disabilities, econo!icall( viable and witho-t entailing !aCor str-ct-ral changes in design+ 7c accessible roads to address !obilit( necessar( for )ersons with disabilities" 72 72 Th The e a) a))r )ro) o)ri riat ate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt sh shal alll de deve velo lo) ) sche sche!e !ess )r )rog ogra ra!! !!es es to )ro!ote the )ersonal !obilit( of )ersons with disabilities at affordable cost to )rovide for, 7a incentives and concessions+ 7b retrofitting of vehicles+ and 7c )ersonal !obilit( assistance+

 "ccess to information information and communication techn technolo#y  olo#y  @1"all The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent ta.e to ens-re that, 7i contents available available in aa-dio, dio,shall )rint and!eas-res electronic !e !edia dia are in ac accessible cessible for!at+ 7ii )ersons with disabilities have access to electronic !edia b( )roviding a-dio descri)tion, sign lang-age inter)retatio inter)retation n an and d cl close ose ca ca)tioning+ )tioning+ 7iii electronic electronic go goods ods and e-i)!ent which are !e !eant ant fo forr eve ever( r( da( -se a are re available in -niversal design+

 "ccess to transport and personal mobility  @2" The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall ta.e !eas-res to t o )ro!ote develo)!ent, )rod-ctio )rod -ction n and dist distribrib-tion tion of -niv -niversa ersall( ll( desig designed ned cons cons-!er -!er )rod-ct )rod-ctss and accessories for general -se"

 'andatory observance observance of accessib accessibility ility norms @3" 71 No establis establish!en h!entt shall be gran granted ted )er!iss )er!ission ion to b-ild an( str-ct-r str-ct-re e if the b-ilding )lan does not adhere to the t he reg-lations for!-lated b( the National o!!ission -nder section 3?" 72 No establish!ent shall be iss-ed a certificate of co!)letion or allowed to ta ta.e .e oc occc-)a )ati tion on of a bb-il ildi ding ng -n -nle less ss it ha hass ad adhe here red d to the the regreg-la lati tion onss for!-lated b( the National o!!ission"  

 

ime limit for ma%in# existin# infrastructure and premises accessible and action for that purpose. @@" 71 All e5isting )-blic b-ildings shall be !ade accessible in accordance with the reg-lations for!-lated b( the National o!!ission within a )eriod not e5ceeding five (ears fro! the date of notification of s-ch reg-lations6 Provided that the central 'overn!ent !a( grant e5tension of ti!e to the states on a case to case basis for adherence to this )rovision de)ending on their state of )re)aredness and other related )ara!eters" 72 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and the local a-thorities shall for!-late and )-blish an action )lan based on )rioriti:ation, for )roviding accessibilit( in all their the ir bb-ild ilding ingss an and d s)a s)ace cess )ro )rovid viding ing ess essent ential ial servi service cess s-ch s-ch as all )ri )ri!ar !ar(( health centres, civil hos)itals, schools, railwa( stations and b-s sto)s"

ime limit for accessibility by service providers. @=" @=" Th The e serv servic ice e )r )rov ovid ider erss sh shal alll )rov )rovid ide e serv servic ices es in acco accord rdan ance ce with with the the reg-la reg -latio tions ns on acc access essibi ibilit lit(( fo for!r!-lat lated ed b( the Na Natio tional nal o! o!!is !issio sion n -nd -nder er section 3? within a )eriod of two (ears fro! the date of notification of s-ch reg-lations6 Provided Provid ed tha thatt the en entra trall 'ov 'overn ern!en !ent, t, in conscons-lta ltatio tion n wit with h the Na Natio tional nal o!!ission, !a( grant e5tension of ti!e for )roviding certain categor( of services in accordance with the said reg-lations"

uman resource development  @*" 71 #itho-t )reC-dice to an( f-nction and )ower of Rehabilitation o-ncil of ndia constit-ted -nder the Rehabilitation o-ncil of ndia Act 1??2, the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent to develo) h-!an reso-rce for the )-r)oses of this Act and toshall that endeavo-r end shall, 7Re!ar.s 6 [email protected] of 1??2 7a !a !anda ndate te tra traini ining ng on di disab sabili ilit( t( rig rights hts in all co-rse co-rsess for for the train training ing of Pancha(a Panc ha(ati ti RaC e!b e!bers, ers, legi legislato slators, rs, ad!i ad!inistr nistrator ators, s, )oli )olice ce offi officials cials,, C-dg C-dges es and law(ers+ 7b ind ind-ct -ct dis disab abili ilit( t( as a co!)o co!)onen nentt for all ed ed-ca -catio tion n coco-rse rsess for for sch schoo ools, ls, colleges colle ges and Unive Universit( rsit( teac teachers hers,, doct doctors, ors, n-rse n-rses, s, )ara )ara!ed !edical ical )er )ersonn sonnel, el, social welfare officers, r-ral develo)!ent officers, asha wor.ers, anganwadi wor.ers engineers, architects, other )rofessionals and co!!-nit( wor.ers+ 7c initi initiate ate ca)a ca)acit( cit( b-il b-ilding ding )rog )rogra!! ra!!es es inclincl-ding ding training in inde inde)en )endent dent living and co!!-nit( relationshi)s for fa!ilies, e!bers of co!!-nit( and other sta.eholders and care )roviders on care giving and s-))ort+ 7d 7d en enss-re re inde inde)e )end nden ence ce trai traini ning ng fo forr )e )ers rson onss wi with th di disa sabi bili liti ties es to bb-il ild d co!!-nit( relationshi)s on !-t-al contrib-tion and res)ect+

 

7e con condd-ct ct tra traini ining ng )ro )rogra gra!!e !!ess for s)o s)orts rts tea teache chers rs wit with h foc-s foc-s on s)ort s)orts, s, ga!es, advent-re activities+ 7f an( other ca)acit( develo)!ent !eas-res as !a( be re-ired" 72 All -niversities shall )ro!ote teaching and research in disabilit( st-dies incl-ding establish!ent of st-d( centres for s-ch st-dies" 73 n order to f-lfill the obligation stated in s-bsection 71, the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall in ever( five (ears -nderta.e a need based anal(sis and for!-late )lans for the recr-it!ent, ind-ction, sensiti:ation, orientation and training of s-itable )ersonnel to -nderta.e the vario-s res)onsibilities -nder in this Act"  

Social audit @4" The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall -nderta.e social a-dit of all general sche!es and )rogra!!es involving the )ersons with disabilities to ens-re that the sche!e and )rogra!!es do not have an adverse i!)act -)on the )ersons with wit h di disab sabili ilitie tiess and ne need ed the re re-i -ire! re!ent entss and con conce cerns rns of )e )erso rsons ns wit with h disabilities"  

CHAPTER ! REGISTRATION OF INSTITUTIONS FOR PERSONS REGISTRATION P ERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND GRANTS TO SUCH INSTITUTIONS  

Competent authority  @>" The &tate 'overn!ent shall a))oint an a-thorit( as it dee!s fit to be a co!)etent a-thorit( for the )-r)oses of this ha)ter"

!e#istration @?" &ave as otherwise )rovided -nder this Act, no )erson shall establish or !aintain an( instit-tion for )ersons with disabilities e5ce)t in accordance with a certificate of registration iss-ed in this behalf b( the co!)etent a-thorit(6 Provided that an instit-tion for care of !entall( ill )ersons, which holds a valid licence -nder section > of the ental $ealth Act, 1?>4 or an( other Act for the ti!e being in force, shall not be re-ired to be registered -nder this Act" 7Re!ar.s 6 [email protected] of 1?>4

 

 "pplication #rant of certificate of re#istra re#istration tion =0"71 %ver( a))lication for a certificate of registration shall be !ade to the co!)etent a-thorit( in s-ch for! and in s-ch !anner as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!e 'overn!ent" nt" 72 n recei)t of an a))lication -nder s-bsection 71, the co!)etent a-thorit( shall !a.e s-ch en-iries as it !a( dee! fit and on being satisfied that the a))licant has co!)lied with the re-ire!ents of this Act and the r-les !ade there -nder, it shall grant a certificate of registration to the a))licant and if not satisfied, the co!)etent a-thorit( shall, b( order, ref-se to grant the certificate a))lied for6 Provided that before !a.ing an( order ref-sing to grant a certificate, the co!)etent a-thorit( shall give the a))licant a reasonable o))ort-nit( of being heard and ever( order of ref-sal to grant a certificate shall be co!!-nicated to the a))licant in writing" 73 No certificate of registration shall be granted -nder s-bsection 72 -nless the instit-tion with to which an been is( inbe a )osi )o siti tion on to )rov )rovid ide e res)ect ss-ch ch fa faci cili litie ties s an and d a))lication !e !eet et s-ch s-ch has stan standa dard rdss !ade as !a !a( )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent" [email protected] The certificate of registration granted -nder s-bsectio s-bsection n 726 7a shall, -nless revo.ed -nder section =1 re!ain in force for s-ch )eriod as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent+ 7b !a( be renewed fro! ti!e to ti!e for a li.e )eriod+ and 7c shall be in s-ch for! and shall be s-bCect to s-ch conditions as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent" 7= An a))lication for renewal of a certificate of registration shall be !ade not less than si5t( da(s before the e5)ir( of the )eriod of validit(" 7* A co)( of the certificate of registration shall be dis)la(ed b( the instit-tion in a cons)ic-o-s )lace" 74 %ver( a))lication !ade -nder s-bsection 71 or s-bsection 7= shall be dis) dis)os osed ed of b( the the co co!) !)et eten entt aa-th thor orit it(( with within in s-ch s-ch )e )eri riod od as !a !a(( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent"  

!evocation of re#istration  

 

=1" 71 The co!)etent a-thorit( !a(, if it has reason to believe that the holder of a certificate of registration granted -nd -nder er s-bsection 72 of section @? has6 7a !ade a state!ent in relation to an( a))lication for the iss-e or renewal of the certificate which is incorrect or false in !aterial )artic-lars+ or 7b co!!itted or has ca-sed to be co!!itted an( breach of r-les or an( conditions s-bCect to which the certificate was granted+ it !a !a(, (, af afte terr !a !a.i .ing ng ss-ch ch inin-ir ir(, (, as it de dee! e!ss fi fit, t, b( orde order, r, revo revo.e .e the the certificate6 Provided that no s-ch order shall be !ade -ntil an o))ort-nit( is given to the holder of the certificate to show ca-se as to wh( the certificate of registration shall not be revo.ed" 72 #here a certificate of registration in res)ect of an instit-tion has been revo.ed -nder s-bsection s-bsection 71, s-ch instit-tion shall cease to f-nction fro! the t he date of s-ch revocation6 Provided that where an a))eal lies -nder section =2 against the order of revocation, s-ch instit-tion shall cease to f-nction,  7a where no a))eal has been )referred i!!ediatel( on the e5)ir( of the )eriod )rescribed for the filing of s-ch a))eal+ or 7b where s-ch a))eal has been )referred, b-t the order of revocation has been -)held, fro! the date of the order of a))eal" 73 73 n th the e re revo voca cati tion on of a ce cert rtif ific icat ate e of regi regist stra rati tion on in res) res)ec ectt of an instit-tion, the co!)etent a-thorit( !a( direct that an( )erson with disabilit( who is an in!ate of s-ch instit-tion on the date of s-ch revocation, shall be6 7a restored to the c-stod( of his or her )arent, s)o-se or lawf-l g-ardian, as the case !a( be, or 7b transferred transferred to an( other instit-tion s)e s)ecified cified b( the co!) co!)etent etent a-thorit(" [email protected] %ver( whichi!!ediatel( holds a certificate of registration is revo.ed -nder thisinstit-tion section shall, after s-ch revocation,which s-rrender s-ch certificate to the co!)etent a-thorit("

 "ppeal =2" 71 An( )erson aggrieved b( the order of the co!)etent a-thorit( ref-sing to grant a certificate or revo.ing a certificate !a(, within s-ch )eriod as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent, )refer an a))eal to s-ch a))ellate a-thorit(, as !a( be notified b( the &tate 'overn!ent against s-ch ref-sal or revocation" 72 The order of the a))ellate a-thorit( on s-ch a))eal shall be final"

 

 "ct not to apply to institutions institutions established or ma maintained intained by Central or State (overnment. =3" Nothing contained in this ha)ter shall a))l( to an instit-tion for )ersons with disabilities established or !aintained b( the entral 'overn!ent or a &tate 'overn!en 'overn!ent" t"  

 "ssistance to re#istered re#istered institutions [email protected]" Th The e a) a))ro )ro)ri )riate ate 'ov 'overn ern!e !ent nt !a( wit within hin the li! li!its its of the their ir econo econo!ic !ic ca)acit( and develo)!ent, grant financial assistance to registered instit-tions to )rov )rovid ide e se serv rvic ices es an and d to i! i!)l )le! e!en entt the the sche sche!e !ess an and d )r )rog ogra ra!! !!es es in )-rs-ance of the )rovisions of the Act"

CHAPTER 1" CERTIFICATION OF SPECIFIED DISABILITIES  

(uidelines for assessment of specified disabilities ==" The entral 'overn!ent shall notif( g-idelines for the )-r)ose of assessing the e5tent of s)ecified disabilit( in a )erson"

Desi#nation of certifyin# authorities. =*" 71 The 'overn!ent designate )ersons, re-isite -al alif ific icat atio ions nsa))ro)riate an and d e5 e5)e )eri rien ence ce,, as shall ce cert rtif if(i (ing ng aa-th thor oriti ities es,, having wh who o shal sh alll be co!)etent to iss-e the disabilit( certificate" 72 The a))ro)riate 'overn!ent shall also notif( the C-risdiction within which and the ter!s and conditions s-bCect to which, the certif(ing a-thorit( shall )erfor! its certification f-nctions"

Procedure for certification   =4" 71 An( )erson with s)ecified disabilit(, !a( a))l(, in s-ch !anner as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!ent , to a certif(ing a-thorit( having C-risdiction, for iss-ing of a certificate of disabilit("

 

72 n recei)t of an a))lication -nder s-bsection7l, the certif(ing a-thorit( shall assess the disabilit( of the concerned )erson in accordance with relevant g-idelines notified -nder section ==, and shall, after s-ch assess!ent, as the case !a( be  7a iss-e a certificate of disabilit( to s-ch )erson, in s-ch for! as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!ent+ 7b infor! hi! in writing that he has no s)ecified disabilit("  

 "ppeal a#ainst a#ainst a decision of certif certifyin# yin# authority    =>"71 An( )erson aggrieved with decision of the certif(ing a-thorit(, !a( a))eal against s-ch decision, within s-ch ti!e and in s-ch !anner as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent, to s-ch a))ellate a-thorit( as the &tate 'overn!ent !a( designate for the )-r)ose" 72 n recei)t of an a))eal, the a))ellate a-thorit( shall decide the a))eal in s-ch !anner as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent"  

CHAPTER 11 CENTR AL AND ST CENTRAL S TATE ADVISORY BOARDS ON DISABILITY DISABIL ITY AND DISTRICT LEVEL COMMITTEE  

Constitution of Central "dvisory oard on Disability    =?"71 The entral 'overn!ent shall, b( notification, constit-te a bod( to be .nown .no wn as the entr entral al Adv Adviso isor( r( Boa Board rd on Dis Disabi abilit lit(( to e5erc e5ercise ise the )owe )owers rs conferred on, and to )erfor! the f-nctions assigned to it, -nder this Act" 72 The entral Advisor( Board shall consist of6 7a the inister in charge of De)art!ent of Disabilit( Affairs in the entral 'overn!ent, 'overn!en t, hair)erson hair)erson,, e5 officio+ 7b the inister of &tate in charge dealing with De)art!ent of Disabilit( Affairs in the inistr( in the entral 'overn!ent, Gice hair)erson hair)erson,, e5 officio+ 7c three e!bers of Parlia!ent, of who! two shall be elected b( o. &abha and one b( the RaC(a &abha+ e!bers e5 officio+ 7d the !inisters in charge of Disabilit( Affairs of all &tates and Ad!inistrators or ie-tenant 'overnors of the Union territories, e!ber e!bers, s, e5 officio 7e &ecre &ecretar taries ies to the 'ove 'overn! rn!en entt of ndia ndia in cha charge rge of the in inist istrie riess or De)art!e De)a rt!ents nts of Disab Disabilit( ilit( Affa Affairs, irs, &oci &ocial al 8-sti 8-stice ce and %!) %!)ower ower!ent, !ent, &chool

 

%d-cation and iterac(, and $igher %d-cation, #o!en and hild Develo)!ent, %5)end %5) enditit-re, re, Pe Perso rsonne nnell and Tra Traini ining ng,, Ad! Ad!ini inistr strati ative ve Re Refor for!s !s an and d PP-bli blicc 'rievances, $ealth and a!il( #elfare, R-ral Develo)!ent, Pancha(ati RaC, nd-st nd -stria riall Po Polic lic(( and Pro Pro!ot !otion ion,, Ur Urban ban De Devel velo)! o)!ent ent,, $o$o-sin sing g and Urb Urban an Povert( Alleviation, &cience and Technolog(, o!!-nications and nfor!ation Technolog(, egal Affairs, P-blic %nter)rises, Ho-th Affairs and &)orts, Road Trans)ort and $ighwa(s and ivil Aviation, e!bers, e5 officio+ 7f &ecretar(, Planning o!!ission, e!ber, e5 officio 7g hair)erson, hair)erson, Rehabilitation o-ncil of n ndia, dia, e e!ber, !ber, e5 of officio+ ficio+ 7h ha hair) ir)er erson son,, Nat Nation ional al TrTr-st st for the #e #elfa lfare re of Pe Perso rsons ns wit with h A-t A-tis! is!,, erebral ere bral Pal Pals(, s(, ent ental al Reta Retardati rdation on and -lti -lti)le )le Disa Disabilit bilities, ies, e! e!ber, ber, e5 officio+ 7i 7i h hai air! r!an an c-! c-! a ana nagi ging ng Di Dire rect ctor or,, Nati Nation onal al Develo)!ent Develo)!e nt or)oration, e!ber, e5 officio+ 7C 7C h hai air! r!an an c-! c-! a ana nagi ging ng Di Dire rect ctor or,, or)oration, e!ber, e5 officio+

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7. hair!an, Railwa( Board, e!ber, e5 officio+ 7l 7l Di Dire rect ctor or' 'en ener eral al,, %! %!)l )lo( o(!e !ent nt an and d Trai Traini ning ng,, i ini nist str( r( of a abo bo-r -r an and d %!)lo(!ent, e!ber, e5 officio, 7! Director, National o-ncil for %d-cational Research and Training+ e!ber, e5 officio+ 7n hair)erson, National o-ncil of Teacher %d-cation, e!ber, e5 officio+ 7o hair)erson, Universit( 'rants o!!ission, e!ber, e5 officio+ 7) hair)erson, edical o-ncil of ndia, e!ber, e5 officio+ 7 Directors of the following nstit-tes6  7i National nstit-te for the Gis-all( $andica))ed, Dehrad-n+ 7ii National nstit-te for the entall( $andica))ed, &ec-ndrabad+ &ec-ndrabad+ 7iii Pandit Deen Da(al U)adh(a( nstit-te for the Ph(sicall( $andica))ed, New Delhi+ 7iv Ali Hava Havarr 8-ng Nati National onal nsti nstit-te t-te for the $ear $earing ing $and $andica) ica))ed, )ed, -!bai+ 7v National nstit-te for the rtho)aedicall( $andica))e $andica))ed, d, 9ol.ata+ 7vi &wa 7vi &wa!i !i Giv Give.a e.anan nanda da Nat Nation ional al nsti nstit-t t-te e of Reh Rehabi abilit litati ation on Tra Traini ining ng and Research, -ttac.+

 

7vii National nstit-te for %!)ower!ent of Persons with -lti)le Disabilities, hennai+ 7viii National nstit-te for ental $ealth and &ciences, Bangalore+ 7i5 ndian &ign ang-age Research and Training entre, New Delhi" e!bers, e5 officio" 7r e!bers to be no!inated b( the entral 'overn!ent6 7i five e!bers who are are e5)erts in the field of disabilit( and re rehabilitation+ habilitation+ 7ii 7ii ten e! e!ber bers, s, as fa farr as )ract )ractica icable ble,, be being ing )e )erso rsons ns wit with h dis disabi abilit lities ies,, to re)resen re)r esentt Non Non'ove 'overn!e rn!ental ntal rga rganisat nisations ions conc concerne erned d wi with th disa disabilit bilities ies or disabled )ersons organi:ations6 Provided that o-t of the ten e!b Provided e!bers ers no!ina no!inated, ted, at leas least, t, five e!be e!berr shall be wo!en and at least one )erson each shall be fro! &ched-led astes and &ched-led Tribes+ 7iii -)to thre three e re)re re)resentatives sentatives o off national lev level el cha!be cha!bers rs of co!!e co!!erce rce and ind-str(, 7s 8oint &ecretar( to the 'overn!ent of ndia dealing with the s-bCect of disabilit( )olic(, e!ber&ecretar(, e5 officio"

erm of office of 'embers *0"71 &ave as otherwise )rovided -nder this Act, a e!ber of the entral Advisor( Board no!inated -nder -nder cla-se 7r of s-bsection 72 of section =? shall hold office for a ter! of three (ears fro! the date of his no!ination6 Provided that s-ch a e!ber shall, notwithstanding the e5)iration of his ter!, contin-e to hold office -ntil his s-ccessor enters -)on his office" 72 The entral 'overn!ent !a( if it thin.s fit re!ove an( e!ber no!inated -nder cla-se 7r of s-bsection 72 of section =?, before the e5)ir( of his ter! of office after giving hi! a reasonable o))ort-nit( of showing ca-se against the sa!e" 73 A e!ber no!inated -nder cla-se 7r of s-bsection 72 of section =? !a( at an( ti!e resign his office b( writing -nder his hand, addressed to the entral 'overn!ent and the seat of the said e!ber shall there-)on beco!e vacant" [email protected] A cas-al vacanc( in the entral Advisor( Board shall be filled b( a fresh no!ination and the )erson no!inated to fill the vacanc( shall hold office onl( for the re!ainder of the ter! for which the e!ber in whose )lace he was so no!inated" 7= A e!ber no!inated -nder s-bcla-se 7i or s-bcla-se 7iii of cla-se 7r s-bsection 72 of section =? shall be eligible for reno!ination reno!ination""

 

7* The e!bers no!inated -nder s-bcla-se 7i and s-bcla-se 7ii of cla-se 7r of s-bsection 72 of section =? shall receive s-ch allowances as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!ent"

Disqualification  *1"71 No )erson shall be a e!ber of the entral Advisor( Board, who 7a is, or at an( ti!e has been, adC-dged insolvent or has s-s)ended )a(!ent of his debts or has co!)o-nded co!)o-nded with his creditors, or 7b is of -nso-nd !ind and stands so declared b( a co!)etent co-rt, or 7c is or has been convicted of an offence which, in the o)inion of the entral 'overn!ent, 'overn!en t, involves !oral t-r)it-de, or 7d is or at an( ti!e has been convicted of an offence -nder this Act, or 7e has so ab-sed his )osition in the o)inion of the entral 'overn!ent as a e!ber so as to render his contin-ance in the office is )reC-dicial interests of the general )-blic"  

/acation of seats by 'embers   72 No order of re!oval shall be !ade b( the entral 'overn!ent -nder this section -nless the e!ber concerned has been given a reasonable o))ort-nit( of showing ca-se against the sa!e" 73 Notwithstanding an(thing contained in s-bsection 71 or s-bsection 7= of section *0, a e!ber who has been re!oved -nder this section shall not be eligible for reno!ination as a e!ber" *2" f a e!ber of the entral Advisor( Board beco!es s-bCect to an( of the dis-alifications s)ecified in section *1, his seat shall beco!e vacant"

 'eetin#s of the Central "dvisory "dvisory oard  *3" The entral Advisor( Board shall !eet at least once in ever( si5 !onths and shall observe s-ch r-les of )roced-re in regard to the transaction of b-siness at its !eetings as !a( be )rescribe )rescribed" d"  

+unctions of Central "dvisory oard on disability  *@"71 &-bCect to the )rovision of this Act, the entral Advisor( Board on disa disabi bili lit( t( sh shal alll be the the na nati tion onal all lev evel el co cons ns-l -lta tati tive ve an and d ad advi viso sor( r( bo bod( d( on di disa sabi bili lit( t( !a !att tter ers, s, an and d sh shal alll fa faci cili lita tate te the the cont contin in-o -o-s -s evol evol-t -tio ion n of a co!)rehensive co!)rehen sive )olic( for the e!)ower!ent of )ersons with disabilities and the f-ll enCo(!ent of rights"

 

72 n )a )arti rtic-l c-lar ar and wit witho ho-t -t )reC)reC-dic dice e to the gener generali alit( t( of the fore foregoi going ng )rovisions, the entral Advisor( Board on disabilit( shall )erfor! the following f-nctions, na!el(6 7a 7a ad advi vise se e ent ntra rall 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt and &tat &tate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent ntss on )o )oli lici cies es,, )rogra!!es, )rogra!!e s, legislation and )roCects with res)ect to disabilit(+ 7b 7b de deve velo lo) ) a na nati tion onal al )o )oli lic( c( to ad addr dres esss ississ-es es conc concer erni ning ng )e )ers rson onss with with disabilities+ 7c review and coordinate the activities of all De)art!ents of the 'overn!ent and oth other er 'o 'over vern!e n!enta ntall and and non non'o 'ove vern! rn!en ental tal rg rgani ani:at :ation ionss whi which ch are dealing with !atters relating to )ersons with disabilities+ 7d 7d ta ta.e .e -) the the ca-s ca-se e of )e )ers rson onss with with di disa sabi bili liti ties es with with the the co conc ncer erne ned d a-thor a-t horitie itiess and the int inter ernat nation ional al org organi ani:a :atio tions ns wit with h a vie view w to )ro )rovid vide e for for sche!es and )roCects for the )ersons with disabilities in the national )lans+ 7e reco!!end ste)s to ens-re accessibilit(, reasonable acco!!odation, non discri!ination for )ersons with disabilities visIvis infor!ation, services and the b-ilt environ!ent and their )artici)ation in social life+ 7f !o !onit nitor or an and d eva eval-a l-ate te the i!) i!)act act of law laws, s, )o )olic licies ies and )rogr )rogra!! a!!es es to achieve f-ll )artici)ation of )ersons with disabilities+ and 7g s-ch other f-nctions f-nctions as !a( be assigned fro! ti!e to ti!e b( the entra entrall 'overn!ent"

State "dvisory "dvisory oa oard rd on disab disability  ility    *="71 %ver( &tate 'overn!ent shall, b( notification, constit-te a bod( to be .n .now own n as th the e &tat &tate e Ad Advi viso sor( r( Bo Boar ard d on di disa sabi bili lit( t( to e5 e5er erci cise se the the )o )owe wers rs conferred on, and to )erfor! the f-nction assigned to it, -nder this Act" 72 The &tate Advisor( Board shall consist of6 7a the inister in charge of the De)art!ent in the &tate 'overn!ent dealing with disabilit( !atters, hair)erson, e5 officio+ 7bthe inister of &tate or the De)-t( inister in charge of the De)art!ent in the &tate 'overn!ent dealing with disabilit( !atters, if an(, Gicehair)erson, e5 officio+ 7c sec secre retar taries ies to the &ta &tate te 'o 'over vern!e n!ent nt in cha charge rge of the De)a De)art! rt!ent entss of Disabilit( Affairs, &chool %d-cation, iterac( and $igher %d-cation, #o!en and hild hi ld De Devel velo) o)!en !ent, t, i inan nance ce,, Pe Perso rsonne nnell and Tra Traini ining ng,, $e $ealt alth h an and d a a!il !il(( #elfare, R-ral Develo)!ent, Pancha(ati RaC, nd-strial Polic( and Pro!otion, abo-r ab o-r and %!) %!)lo( lo(!e !ent, nt, Urb Urban an De Deve velo) lo)!en !ent, t, $o$o-sin sing g and Urb Urban an Pov Pover ert( t( Allevi All eviati ation, on, &ci &cienc ence e and Te Techn chnolo olog( g(,, nf nfor! or!ati ation on Tec Techno hnolog log(, (, PP-bli blicc %nte %n ter) r)ri rise ses, s, Ho Ho-t -th h Affa Affair irss an and d &) &)or orts ts,, Ro Road ad Tr Tran ans) s)or ortt and an an(( othe otherr De)art!ent, which the &tate 'overn!ent considers necessar(, e!bers, e5 officio+ 7d three e!bers of the &tate egislat-re of who! two shall be elected b( the egislative Asse!bl( and one b( the egislative o-ncil, if an( and where there

 

is no egislative o-ncil, three e!bers shall be elected b( the egislative Asse!bl(, e!bers, e5 officio+ 7e e!bers to be no!inated b( the &tate 'overn!ent6 7i five e!bers who are e5)erts in the ffield ield of disabilit( and rehabilitation+ rehabilitation+ 7ii five e!bers to be no!inated b( the &tate 'overn!ent b( rotation to re)resent the districts in s-ch !anner as !a( be )rescribed6 Provided that no no!ination -nder this s-bcla-se shall be !ade e5ce)t on the reco!!endation reco!!enda tion of the district ad!inistration concerned concerned++ 7ii 7iii i te ten n )er )erson sonss as far as )ra )racti cticab cable, le, be being ing )e )erso rsons ns wit with h dis disabi abilit lities ies,, to re)resent Non 'overn!ental rganisations rganisations or associations which are concerned with disabilities6 Provided that o-t of the ten )ersons no!inated -nder -nder this cla-se, at least, five shall be wo!en and at least one )erson each shall be fro! the &ched-led astes and the &ched-led Tribes+ 7iv not !ore than three re)resentatives of the &tate ha!ber of o!!erce and nd-str(+  7f officer not below the ran. of 8oint &ecretar( in the De)art!ent dealing with disabilit( !atters in the &ta &tate te 'overn!en 'overn!ent, t, e!ber&e e!ber&ecretar(, cretar(, e5 off officio" icio"  

erms and conditions of service of 'embers **"71 &ave as otherwise )rovided -nder this Act, a e!ber of &tate Advisor( Board no!inated -nder cla-se 7e of s-b section 2 of section *= shall hold office for a ter! of three (ears fro! the date of his no!ination6 Provided that s-ch a e!ber shall, notwithstanding the e5)iration of his ter!, contin-e to hold office -ntil his s-ccessor enters -)on his office" 72 The &tate 'overn!ent !a( if it thin.s fit re!ove an( e!ber no!inated -nder cla-se 7e of s-bsection 72 of section *=, before the e5)ir( of his ter! of office after giving hi! a reasonable o))ort-nit( of showing ca-se against the sa!e" 73 A e!ber no!inated -nder cla-se 7e of s-bsection 72 of section *= !a( at an( ti!e resign his office b( writing -nder his hand, addressed to the &tate 'overn!ent and the seat of the said e!ber shall there-)on beco!e vacant" [email protected] A cas-al vacanc( in the &tate Advisor( Board shall be filled b( a fresh no!ination and the )erson no!inated to fill the vacanc( shall hold office onl( for the re!ainder of the ter! for which the e!ber in whose )lace he was so no!inated" 7= A e!ber no!inated -nder s-bcla-se 7i or s-bcla-se 7iii of cla-se 7e of s-bsection 72 of section *= shall be eligible for reno!ination reno!ination""

 

7* the e!bers no!inated -nder s-bcla-se 7i and s-bcla-se 7ii of cla-se 7e s-bsect s-bsection ion 72 of sec sectio tion n *= sha shall ll re recei ceive ve s-c s-ch h all allowa owance ncess as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent"

Disqualification *4"7 1 No )erson shall be a e!ber of the &tate Advisor( Board, who 7a is, or at an( ti!e has been, adC-dged insolvent or has s-s)ended )a(!ent of his debts or has co!)o-nded co!)o-nded with his creditors, or 7b is of -nso-nd !ind and stands so declared b( a co!)etent co-rt, or 7c is or has been convicted of an offence which, in the o)inion of the &tate 'overn!ent, 'overn!en t, involves !oral t-r)it-de, or 7d is or at an( ti!e has been convicted of an offence -nder this Act, or 7e has so ab-sed in the o)inion of the &tate 'overn!ent his )osition as a e!ber as to render his contin-ance in the &tate Advisor( Board detri!ental to the interests of the general )-blic" 72 No order of re!oval shall be !ade b( the &tate 'overn!ent -nder this section -nless the e!ber concerned has been given a reasonable o))ort-nit( of showing ca-se against the sa!e" 73 Notwithstanding an(thing contained in s-bsection 71 or s-bJsection 7= of section **, a e!ber who has been re!oved -nder this section shall not be eligible for reno!ination as a e!ber"

/acation of seats   *>" f a e!ber of the &tate Advisor( Board beco!es s-bCect to an( of the dis-alifications s)ecified in section *4 his seat shall beco!e vacant"  

 'eetin#s of State "dvisory "dvisory oard on disability disability *?" The &tate Advisor( Board shall !eet at least once in ever( si5 !onths and shall observe s-ch r-les or )roced-re in regard to the transaction of b-siness at its !eetings as !a( be )rescribe )rescribed d b( the &tate 'overn!en 'overn!ent" t"

+unctions of State "dvisory oard on disability  40"71 &-bCect to the )rovisions of this Act, the &tate Advisor( Board shall be the &tatelevel cons-ltative and advisor( bod( on disabilit( !atters, and shall faci facili lita tate te th the e co cont ntin in-o -o-s -s evol evol-t -tio ion n of a co co!) !)re rehe hens nsiv ive e )o )oli lic( c( for for the the e!)ower!ent e!)ower!e nt of )ersons with disabilities and the f-ll enCo(!ent of rights"

 

72 n )a )arti rtic-l c-lar ar and wit witho ho-t -t )reC)reC-dic dice e to the gener generali alit( t( of the fore foregoi going ng )rovisions, the &tate Advisor( Board on disabilit( shall )erfor! the following f-nctions na!el(6 7a advise &tate 'overn!ent on )olicies, )rogra!!es, legislation and )roCects with res)ect to disabilit(+ 7b 7b de deve velo lo) ) a &tat &tate e )o )oli lic( c( to ad addr dres esss is isss-es es conc concer erni ning ng )e )ers rson onss wi with th disabilities+ 7c revie review w and coord coordina inate te the act activi ivitie tiess of all De De)ar )art!e t!ents nts of the &ta &tate te 'overn!ent and other 'overn!ental and Non'overn!ental rgani:ations in the &tate which are dealing with !atters relating to )ersons with disabilities" 7d 7d ta ta.e .e -) the the ca-s ca-se e of )e )ers rson onss with with di disa sabi bili liti ties es with with the the co conc ncer erne ned d a-thor a-t horitie itiess and the int inter ernat nation ional al org organi ani:a :atio tions ns wit with h a vie view w to )ro )rovid vide e for for sche!es and )roCects for" the )ersons with disabilities in the &tate )lans+ 7e reco!!end ste)s to ens-re accessibilit(, reasonable acco!!odation, non discri!ination for )ersons with disabilities, services and the b-ilt environ!ent and their )artici)ation in social life on an e-al basis with others+ 7f !onitor and eval-ate the i!)act of laws, )olicies and )rogra!!es designed to achieve f-ll )artici)ation of )ersons with disabilities+ and 7g s-ch other f-nctions as !a( be assigned fro! ti!e to ti!e b( the &tate 'overn!ent"  

District-level Committee on disability  41" The &tate 'overn 'overn!ent !ent shall cons constit-te tit-te the Distr Districtl ictleve evell o!! o!!ittee ittee on disabilit( to )erfor! s-ch f-nctions as !a( be )rescribed b( it"

/acancies not to invalidate proceedin#s 42" No act or )roceeding of the entral Advisor( Board on disabilit(, a &tate Advisor( Board on disabilit(, or a Districtevel o!!ittee on disabilit( disabilit( shall be called in -estion on the gro-nd !erel( of the e5istence of an( vacanc( in or an( defect in the constit-tion of s-ch Board or o!!ittee as the case !a( be"  

CHAPTER 12 NATIONAL NA TIONAL COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES  

 

Constitution of &ational Commission for persons ith disabilities 43"7 1 The entral 'overn!ent shall, b( notification, constit-te a bod( to be .nown as the National o!!ission for )ersons with disabilities to e5ercise the )owers conferred -)on and to )erfor! the following f-nctions, na!el(6 7a 7a id iden enti tif( f(,, an ss-o !ottor otwh herw rwis e, )rov isio ions nstent of wi an an( ( this la law, w, )o )oli cies es, )rog )rogra ra!! !!es es and do )roc )r!o oced ed-r -res es,, othe whic ich hise, are are )r inco inovis cons nsis iste nt with th th is Ac Act, t,lici an and d, reco!!end necessar( corrective ste)s+ 7b in-ire, s-o !ot- or otherwise with res)ect to de)rivation of rights of )ersons with disabilities and safeg-ards available to the! in res)ect of !atters for which the entral 'overn!ent is the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and ta.e -) the !atter with the a))ro)riate a-thorities for corrective action+ 7c review the safeg-ards )rovided )rovided b( or -nder this Act or an( other law for the ti!e being in force for the )rotection of rights of )ersons with disabilities and reco!!end !eas-res !eas-res for their effective i!)le!entation+ 7d review the factors that inhibit the enCo(!ent of rights of )ersons with disabilities and reco!!end a))ro)riate re!edial !eas-res+ 7e st-d( treaties and other international instr-!ents on the rights of )ersons with disabilities and !a.e reco!!endati tio ons for their effective i!)le!entation+ 7f -nderta.e and )ro!ote research in the field of the rights of )ersons with disabilities+ 7g )r )ro!o o!ote te awa aware renes nesss of the rig rights hts of )e )erso rsons ns wit with h dis disab abili ilitie tiess and the safeg-ards available for their )rotection+ 7h 7h !o !oni nito torr i! i!)l )le! e!en enta tati tion on of the the )rov )rovis isio ions ns of this this Ac Actt an and d sche sche!e !es, s, )rogra!!ess !eant for )ersons with disabilities+ )rogra!!e 7i !onitor -tili:ation of f-nds disb-rsed b( the entral 'overn!ent for the benefit of )ersons with disabilities+ and 7C s-ch other f-nctions as the entral 'overn!ent !a( assign" 72 The National o!!ission o!!ission shall consist of a hai hair)er r)erson son who is a )ers )erson on of e!inence with a disting-ished record of service of not less than twent(five (ears in the field of disabilit(, and two e!bers with disting-ished record of service of not less than twent( (ears in the field of rehabilitation, advocac(, law, !anage!ent and technolog( concerning disabilit( !atters6 Provided that o-t of the two e!bers, one e!ber shall be a )erson with disabilit(" 73 The head office of the National o!!ission shall be in the National a)ital Region, Delhi"

 

Selection and appointment of Chairperson and 'embers [email protected]"71 The en [email protected]"71 entra trall 'ov 'overn ern!en !entt sha shall, ll, fo forr the ))-r)o r)ose se of sel select ection ion of the hai h air) r)er erso son n an and d the the e e!b !ber erss of the the Na Nati tion onal al o!! o!!is issi sion on,, co cons nsti titt-te te a &election o!!ittee consisting of 7a abinet &ecretar(hair)erso &ecretar(hair)erson+ n+ 7b &ecre &ecretar tar(( in cha charge rge of the in inist istr( r( or the De) De)ar art!e t!ent nt res res)on )onsib sible le for for ad!inistration of this Act as the convenere!ber+ 7c &ecretar( in charge of the inistries or the De)art!ents of the entral 'overn!ent dealing with health and )ersonnel e!bers+ 7d two e5)erts in the field of e!)ower!ent and rehabilita rehabilitation tion of )ersons with disabilit( !atters as !a( be no!inated b( the entral 'overn!e 'overn!ent nt e!bers" 72 72 Th The e e ent ntra rall 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt sh shal all, l, with within in tw two o !o !ont nths hs fro! fro! the the da date te of occ-rrence of an( vacanc( b( reason of death, resignation or re!oval of the hair)erson or a e!ber of National o!!ission and three !onths before the s-)erann-ation or co!)letion of the ter! of office of the hair)erson or an( e!ber of that o!!ission, !a.e a reference to the &election o!!ittee for filling -) of the vacanc(" 73 The &election o!!ittee shall finalise the selection of the hair)erson and e!bers of the National o!!ission within two !onths fro! the date on which the reference is !ade to it" [email protected] The &election o!!ittee shall reco!!end a )anel of two na!es for ever( vacanc( referred to it" 7= 7= Th The e &ele &elect ctio ion n o o!! !!it itte tee, e, be befo fore re reco reco!! !!en endi ding ng an an(( )e )ers rson on for for a))oint!ent as a hair)erson or other e!ber of the National o!!ission, shall sha ll sat satisf isf(( its itself elf that s-c s-ch h )e )erso rson n do does es not have an an(( financ financial ial or oth other er interest, which is li.el( to affect )reC-diciall( his f-nctions as a e!ber" 7* No a) a))o )oint int!e !ent nt of the ha hair) ir)ers erson on or oth other er e e!be !berr of the Na Natio tional nal o!!ission shall be invalid !erel( b( reason of an( vacanc( in the &election o!!ittee"

erm of office of Chairperson and 'embers 4="71 The hair)erson and a e!ber of the National o!!ission shall of hair)erson hold office for a ter! of three (ears fro! the date on which he enters -)on his and e!bers" office or -ntil he attains the age of si5t( five (ears, whichever is earlier and shall be eligible for rea))oint!ent for another ter! of three (ears" 72 Notwithstanding an(thing contained in s-b section 71, the hair)erson or an( e!ber !a( 7a relin-ish his office b( giving in writing to the entral 'overn!ent a notice of not less than three !onths+ or 7b be re!oved fro! his office in accordance with the )rovisions of section 4*"

 

!emoval of Chairperson and 'embers 4*"71 Notwithstanding an(thing contained in s-bsection 71 of section 4=, the entral 'overn!ent !a(, b( order, re!ove fro! office the hair)erson or an( other e!bers, if the hair)erson or as the case !a( be, s-ch other e!ber, 7a has been adC-dged an insolvent+ or 7b has been convicted of an offence which, in the o)inion of the entral 'overn!ent, 'overn!en t, involves !oral t-r)it-de+ or 7c has beco!e )h(sicall( or !entall( inca)able of acting as a e!ber+ or 7d 7d ha hass acac-ir ired ed ss-ch ch fi fina nanc ncia iall or ot othe herr inte intere rest stss as is li li.e .el( l( to af affe fect ct )reC-diciall( his f-nctions as a e!ber+ or 7e has so ab-sed his )osition as to render his contin-ance in office )reC-dicial to the )-blic interest" 72 No e!ber shall be re!oved -nder cla-ses 7d and 7e of s-bsection 71 -nless -nl ess he has been giv given en a re reaso asonab nable le o) o))o )ortrt-nit nit(( of be being ing he heard ard in the !atter"

 'ember to act as Chairperson Chairperson or to dischar#e dischar#e his functions in certain circumstances

44"71 n the event of an( vacanc( in the office of the hair)erson b( reason of his death, resignation or otherwise, the entral 'overn!en 'overn!entt !a( designate the seni senior or !o !ost st e e!b !ber er to act act as the the h hai air) r)er erso son n -n -ntil til the the da da(( on wh whic ich h a hair)erson, a))ointed a))ointed in accordance with the )rovisions of this Act A ct to fill s-ch vacanc(, enters -)on his office" 72 #hen the hair)erson is -nable to discharge his f-nctions owing to absence, illness or an( other ca-se, the entral 'overn!ent !a( a-thorise the senior !ost e!ber to discharge the f-nctions of the hair)erson -ntil the date on which the hair)erson res-!es his d-ties" 73 The act s-bsection di disc scha harg rge esenior!ost f-n -nct ctio ions ns e!ber of the the designated h hai air) r)er erso son nto -n -nde derr-nder s-b s-bse sect ctio ion n 72 72, ,71oforthe thto e hair)erson shall contin-e to draw salar( and allowances of a e!ber"

erms and conditions of service of Chairperson and 'embers 4>" The salaries and allowances )a(able to, and the other ter!s and conditions of service of, the hair)erson and e!bers of the National o!!ission shall be s-ch as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!ent6 Provid Pro vided ed tha thatt nei neithe therr the sal salar( ar( and all allowa owance ncess no norr the oth other er ter ter!s !s and conditions of service of the hair)erson or a e!ber shall be varied to his disadvantage after his a))oint!ent" a))oint!ent"

 

/acancies, etc. not to invalidate the proceedin#s of &ational Commission 4?" No act or )roceeding of the National o!!ission shall be invalid !erel( b( reason of6 7a 7a  an an(( va vaca canc nc(( in in,, or an an(( de defe fect ct in the the cons consti titt-ti tion on of, of, the the Na Nati tion onal al o!!ission+ or 7b an( defect in the a))oint!ent of a )erson acting as a e!ber of the National o!!ission+ or 7c an( irreg-larit( in the )roced-re of the National o!!ission not affecting the !erits of the case"

Procedure for &ational Commission >0"71 The National o!!ission shall !eet at s-ch ti!e and )lace as the hair)erson !a( thin. fit" 72 &-bCect to the )rovisions of this Act and the r-les !ade there -nder, the National o!!ission shall have the )ower to la( down, b( reg-lations, its own )roced-re" 73 All orders and decisions of the National o!!ission shall be a-thenticated b( th the e &e &ecr cret etar ar(( or an an(( othe otherr of offi fice cerr of the the Na Natio tiona nall o o!! !!is issi sion on dd-l( l( a-thorised b( the hair)erson in this behalf"

)fficers and other staff of &ational Commission >1 >1"7 "71 1 Th The e e ent ntra rall 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt sh shal alll !a !a.e .e av avai aila labl ble e to the the Na Nati tion onal al o!! o !!is issi sion on an of offi fice cerr of the the ran. ran. of an Ad Addi diti tion onal al &e &ecr cret etar ar(( to the the 'overn!entt of ndia who shall be the &ecretar( to the National o!!ission" 'overn!en 72 &-bCect to s-ch r-les as !a( be !ade b( the entral 'overn!ent in this behalf, the National o!!ission !a( a))oint s-ch other ad!inistrative and technical officers and staff as it !a( consider necessar(" 73 The salaries, allowances and conditions of service of the officers and other staff a))ointed -nder s-bsection s-bsection 72 shall be s-ch as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!e 'overn!ent" nt"

ransfer of service of existin# employees >2" &-bCect to the )rovisions of this Act, ever( )erson e!)lo(ed in the ffice of hief o!!issioner for )ersons with disabilities constit-ted -nder section section =4 of the Persons with Disabilities 7%-al ))ort-nities, Protection of Rights and -ll Partici)ation Act, 1??= i!!ediatel( the date of establish!ent the National o!!ission shall, on and fro!before s-ch date, beco!e an e!)lo(ee of of the National o!!ission with s-ch designation as the National o!!ission !a(

 

deter!ine and shall hold his office or service therein b( the sa!e ten-re, at the sa!e re!-neration and -)on the sa!e ter!s and conditions as he wo-ld have held on s-ch date if the National o!!ission had not been established and shall contin-e to do so -nless and -ntil his e!)lo(!ent in the National o!!ission is ter!inated or -ntil s-ch ten-re, re!-neration and ter!s and conditions are d-l( altered b( the National o!!ission6 7Re!ar.s 6 1 of 1??* Provided that the ten-re, re!-neration and ter!s and conditions of service of an( s-ch )erson shall not be altered to his disadvantage witho-t the )revio-s a))roval of the entral 'overn!ent"

 "ction by appropriate appropriate authorities on recommendation recommendation of the &ational Commission >3" >3" #h #hen enev ever er the the Na Nati tion onal al o o!! !!is issi sion on !a !a.e .ess a reco reco!! !!en enda datio tion n to an a-thorit( in )-rs-ance of cla-se 7b of s-bsection 71 of section 43, that a-thorit( a-tho rit( shall ta.e necessa necessar( r( action on it, and info infor! r! the o!! o!!issio ission n of the acti actio on ta.e ta.en n wit ithi hin n thre three e !o !ont nths hs fro ro! ! the the da date te of rece cei) i)tt of the the reco!!endation6 Provided that where an a-thorit( does not acce)t a reco!!endation, it shall conve con ve(( reaso reasons ns for non acc acce) e)tan tance ce to the Nat Nation ional al o! o!!is !issio sion n wit within hin the )eriod of three !onths, and shall also infor! the aggrieved )erson"

&ational Commission to have certain poers of civil court >@"71 The Nat >@"71 Nation ional al o! o!!is !issio sion n sha shall, ll, fo forr the ))-r)o r)ose se of dis discha chargi rging ng its f-nctions -nder this Act, have the sa!e )owers of a civil co-rt as are vested in a co-rt -nder the ode of ivil Proced-re, 1?0> while tr(ing a s-it, in res)ect of the following !atters, na!el(6 7Re!ar.s 6 = of 1??> 7aK and enforcing the attendance 7b s-!!oning re-iring the discover( and )rod-ction of of an(witnesses+ doc-!ent+ 7c re-isitioning an( )-blic record or co)( thereof fro! an( co-rt or office+ 7d receiving evidence on affidavits+ and 7e iss-ing co!!issions for the t he e5a!ination of witnesses or doc-!ents" 72 %ver( %ver( )roce )roceed eding ing be befor fore e the Na Natio tional nal o! o!!is !issio sion n sha shall ll be a C-d C-dici icial al )roceeding within the !eaning of sections 1?3 and 22> of the ndian Penal ode and the National o!!ission shall be dee!ed to be a civil co-rt for the )-r)oses of section 1?= and ha)ter LLG of the ode of ri!inal Proced-re, 1?43" 7Re!ar.s 6 @= of 1>*0 M 2 of [email protected]  

 

 "nnual and special special reports of &ationa &ationall Commission  >="71 The National o!!ission shall s-b!it an ann-al re)ort to the entral 'overn!ent and !a( at an( ti!e s-b!it s)ecial re)orts on an( !atter which, in its o)inion, is of s-ch -rgenc( or i!)ortance that it shall not be deferred till s-b!ission of the ann-al re)ort" 72 The entral 'overn!ent shall ca-se the ann-al and s)ecial re)orts of the National o!!ission to be laid before each $o-se of Parlia!ent, along with a !e!orand-! !e!orand! of action ta.en or )ro)osed to be ta.en on the reco!!endations of the o!!ission and the reasons for nonacce)tance of the reco!!endations, if an(" 73 The ann-al and s)ecial re)orts shall be )re)ared in s-ch for!, !anner and contain s-ch details as !a( be )rescribed b( the entral 'overn!ent"  

CHAPTR 13 STATE COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Constitution of State Commission for persons ith disabilities >*"71 A &tate 'overn!ent shall constit-te a bod( to be .nown as the &tate o!!is o! !issio sion n for )e )erso rsons ns wit with h dis disabi abilit lities ies or two or !o !ore re &ta &tates tes on !-t !-t-al -al consent can have one o!!ission in res)ect of their &tates to e5ercise the )owers conferred -)on and to )erfor! the following f-nctions na!el(6 7a 7a iden identi tif( f(,, ss-o o !o !ott-,, or othe otherw rwis ise, e, )r )rov ovis isio ions ns of an an(( la law, w, )o )oli lici cies es,, )rogra!!es and )roced-res of the &tate 'overn!ent , which are inconsistent with the )rovisions of this Act, and reco!!end necessar( necessar( corrective ste)s+ 7b in-ire, s-o !ot- or otherwise, with res)ect to de)rivation of rights of )erson )er sonss wit with h dis disabi abilit lities ies and safeg safeg-ar -ards ds ava availa ilable ble to the the!, !, in res)e res)ect ct of !atters for which the &tate 'overn!ent is the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent and ta.e -) the !atter with the a))ro)ria a))ro)riate te a-thorities for corrective action+ 7c review the safeg-ards )rovided )rovided b( or -nder this Act or an( other law for the ti!e being in force for the )rotection of rights of )ersons with disabilities and reco!!end !eas-res !eas-res for their effective i!)le!entation+ 7d review the factors that inhibit the enCo(!ent of rights of )ersons with disabilities and reco!!end a))ro)riate re!edial !eas-res+ 7e -nderta.e and )ro!ote research in the field of the rights of )ersons with disabilities+ 7f )ro )ro!ot !ote e awa awaren reness ess of the rig rights hts of )e )erso rsons ns wit with h dis disab abili ilitie tiess ari arid d the safeg-ards for their 7g 7g !o !oni nito toravailable r i! i!)l )le! e!en enta tati tion on )rotection+ of the the )rov )rovis isio ions ns of this this Ac Actt an and d sche sche!e !es, s, )rogra!!ess !eant for )ersons with disabilities+ )rogra!!e

 

7h !onitor -tili:ation of f-nds disb-rsed b( the &tate 'overn!ent for the benefit of )ersons with disabilities+ and 7i s-ch other f-nctions as !a( be assigned b( the &tate 'overn!ent fro! ti!e to ti!e" 72 The &tate o!!ission shall consist of a hair)erson who is a )erson of e!inence, with a disting-ished record of service of not less than twent( (ears in the field of disabilit(, and two e!bers, with disting-ished record of service of not less than fifteen (ears in the field of rehabilitation, advocac(, law, !anage!ent, !anage!en t, technolog technolog(( concerning disabilit( !atters6 Provided that o-t of the two e!bers, one e!ber shall be a )erson with disabilit(" 73 The head-arters of the &tate o!!ission shall be at s-ch )lace as the &tate 'overn!ent !a(, b( notification, s)ecif("

Selection and appointment of its Chairpersons and 'embers   >4"7 >4"71 1 Th The e &tat &tate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt sh shal all, l, fo forr the the ))-r) r)os ose e of sele select ctio ion n of the the hair)erson and the e!bers of the &tate o!!ission, constit-te a &election o!!ittee consisting of 7a hief &ecretar(hair)erso &ecretar(hair)erson+ n+ 7b &ecre &ecretar tar(( in cha charge rge of the in inist istr( r( or the De) De)ar art!e t!ent nt res res)on )onsib sible le for for ad!inistration of this Act as the convener  e!ber+ 7c &ecretar( in charge of the De)art!ents of the &tate 'overn!ent dealing with $ealth, and Personnel Personnel e!bers+ 7d two e5)erts in the field of rehabilitation of )ersons with disabilit( !atters as !a( be no!inated b( the &tate 'overn!ent e!ber" 72 72 Th The e &t &tat ate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt sh shal all, l, wi with thin in tw two o !o !ont nths hs fro! fro! the the da date te of occ-rrence of an( vacanc( b( reason of death, resignation or re!oval of the hair)erson or a e!ber of &tate o!!ission and three !onths before the s-)erann-ation or co!)letion of the ter! of office of the hair)erson or an( e!ber of that o!!ission, !a.e a reference to the &election o!!ittee for filling -) of the vacanc(" 73 The &election o!!ittee shall finalise the selection of the hair)erson and e!bers of the &tate o!!ission within two !onths fro! the date on which the reference is !ade to it" [email protected] The &election o!!ittee shall reco!!end a )anel of two na!es for ever( vacanc( referred to it"

 

7= Before reco!!ending an( )erson for a))oint!ent a))oint!ent as a hair)erson or other e!ber of the &tate o!!ission, the &election o!!ittee shall satisf( itself that s-ch )erson does not have an( financial or other interest, which is li.el( to affect )reC-diciall( his f-nctions as a e!ber" 7* No a))oint!ent of the hair)erson or other e!ber of &tate o!!ission shall be invalid !erel( b( reason of an( vacanc( in the &election o!!ittee"

erm of office of Chairperson and 'embers >>"71 The hair)erson and e!bers of the &tate o!!ission shall hold office for a ter! of three (ears fro! the date on which he enters -)on his office or -ntil he attains the age of si5t(five (ears, whichever is earlier and shall be eligible for rea))oint!ent for another ter! of three (ears" 72 Notwithstanding an(thing contained in s-b section 71, the hair)erson or an( e!ber !a( 7a relin-ish his office b( giving in writing to the &tate 'overn!ent a notice of not less than three !onths+ or 7b be re!oved fro! his office in accordance with the )rovisions of section >?"

!emoval of Chairperson and 'embers >?"71 Notwithstanding an(thing contained in s-bsection 71 of section >>, the &tate 'overn!ent !a(, b( order, re!ove fro! office the hair)erson or an( other e!bers, if the hair)erson or as the case !a( be, s-ch other e!ber, 7a has been adC-dged an insolvent+ or 7b 7b ha hass be been en co conv nvic icte ted d of an of offe fenc nce e wh whic ich, h, in the the o) o)in inio ion n of the the &tat &tate e 'overn!ent, 'overn!en t, involves !oral t-r)it-de+ or 7c has beco!e )h(sicall( or !entall( inca)able of acting as a e!ber, or 7d 7d ha hass acac-ir ired ed ss-ch ch fi fina nanc ncia iall or ot othe herr inte intere rest stss as is li li.e .el( l( to af affe fect ct )reC-diciall( his f-nctions as a e!ber+ or 7e has so ab-sed his )osition as to render his contin-ance in office )reC-dicial to the )-blic interest" 72 No e!ber shall be re!oved -nder cla-ses 7d and 7e of s-bsection 71 -nless -nl ess he has been giv given en a re reaso asonab nable le o) o))o )ortrt-nit nit(( of be being ing he heard ard in the !atter"

 'ember to act as Chairperson Chairperson or to dischar#e dischar#e his functions in certain circumstances ?0"71 n the event of an( vacanc( in the office of the hair)erson b( reason of his death, resignation or otherwise, the &tate 'overn!ent !a( designate the seni senior or !o !ost st e e!b !ber er to act act as the the h hai air) r)er erso son n -n -ntil til the the da da(( on wh whic ich h a

 

hair)erson, a))ointed a))ointed in accordance with the )rovisions of this Act A ct to fill s-ch vacanc(, enters -)on his office" 72 #hen the hair)erson is -nable to discharge his f-nctions owing to absence, illness or an( other ca-se, the &tate 'overn!ent !a( a-thorise a-thorise the senior !ost e!ber to discharge the f-nctions of the hair)erson -ntil the date on which the hair)erson res-!es his d-ties" 73 The senior!ost e!ber designated to act -nder s-bsection 71 or to di disc scha harg rge e f-n -nct ctio ions ns of the the h hai air) r)er erso son n -n -nde derr s-b s-bse sect ctio ion n 72 72, , of the the hair)erson shall contin-e to draw salar( and allowances of a e!ber"  

erms and conditions of service of Chairperson and 'embers ?1" The salaries and allowances )a(able to, and the other ter!s and conditions of service of the hair)erson and e!bers of the &tate o!!ission shall be s-ch as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent6 Pro Provid vided ed tha that nei neithe therrofthe salar( ar( and all allowa owance s no norr shall the oth other ter ter!s !sto and conditions oft service thesal hair)erson or ances e!ber be er varied his disadvantage after his a))oint!ent" a))oint!ent"

/acancies not to invalidate the proceedin#s of State Commission ?2" No act or )roceeding of the &tate o!!ission shall be invalid !erel( b( reason of 7a an( vacanc( in, or an( defect in the constit-tion of, the &tate o!!ission+ or 7b an( defect in the a))oint!ent of a )erson acting as a e!ber of the &tate o!!ission+ or 7c an(of irreg-larit( !erits the case" in the )roced-re of the &tate o!!ission not affecting the  

Procedure for State Commission ?3"7 ?3"71 1 Th The e &tat &tate e o o!! !!is issi sion on sh shal alll !e !eet et at s-ch s-ch ti!e ti!e an and d )l )lac ace e as the the hair)erson !a( thin. fit" 72 &-bCect to the )rovisions of this Act and the r-les !ade there-nder, the &tate o!!ission shall have the )owers to la( down, b( reg-lations, its own )roced-re" 73 All orders and decisions of the &tate o!!ission shall be a-thenticated b( the &ecretar( or an( other officer of the &tate o!!ission d-l( a-thorised b( the hair)erson in this behalf"

 

)fficers and other staff of State Commission. [email protected]"71 The &tate 'overn!ent shall !a.e available to the &tate o!!ission an officer of the ran. of Additional &ecretar( to the &tate 'overn!ent who shall be the &ecretar( to the o!!ission" 72 &-bCect to s-ch Riles as !a( be !ade b( the &tate 'overn!ent in this behalf, the o!!ission !a( a))oint s-ch other ad!inistrative and technical officers and staff as it !a( consider necessar(" 73 The salaries, allowances and conditions of service of the officers and other staff a))ointed -nder s-bsection s-bsection 72 shall be s-ch as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!en 'overn!ent" t"

ransfer of service of existin# employees to State Commission. ?=" &-bCect to the )rovisions of this Act, ever( )erson e!)lo(ed in the ffice of &ta &tate te o! o!!is !issio sione nerr fo forr )e )erso rsons ns wit with h di disab sabili ilitie tiess con consti stit-t t-ted ed -n -nde derr the section *0 of the Persons with Disabilities 7%-al ))ort-nities, Protection of Rights and -ll Partici)ation Act, 1??= Act i!!ediatel( before the date of establish!ent of the &tate o!!ission shall, on and fro! s-ch date beco!es an e!) e!)lo( lo(ee ee of the &ta &tate te o! o!!is !issio sion n wit with h s-c s-ch h de desig signat nation ion as the &tate o!!ission o!!i ssion !a( deter!in deter!ine e and shall hold his office or ser service vice therei therein n b( the sa!e tenten-re, re, at the sa!e re!re!-nera neration tion and -)on the sa!e ter! ter!ss and conditions as he wo-ld have held on s-ch date if the &tate o!!ission had not been established and shall contin-e to do so -nless and -ntil his e!)lo(!ent in the &tate o!!ission is ter!inated or -ntil s-ch ten-re, re!-neration and ter!s and conditions are d-l( altered b( the &tate o!!ission6 Provided that the ten-re, re!-neration and ter!s and conditions of service of an( s-ch )erson shall not be altered to his disadvantage witho-t the a))roval of the entral 'overn!ent" 7Re!ar.s 6 1 of 1??*"  

 "nnual and special special reports of State Comm Commission ission ?*"7 ?*"71 1 Th The e &tat &tate e o o!! !!is issi sion on sh shal alll ss-b! b!it it an an annn-al al re)o re)ort rt to the the &tat &tate e 'overn!ent and !a( at an( ti!e s-b!it s)ecial re)orts on an( !atter which, in its o)inion, is of s-ch -rgenc( or i!)ortance that it shall not be deferred till s-b!ission of the ann-al re)ort" 72 The &tate 'overn!ent shall ca-se the ann-al and s)ecial re)orts of the &tate o!!ission to be laid before each $o-se of &tate egislat-re where it consists of two $o-ses, or where s-ch egislat-re consists of one $o-se, before before that $o-se along with a !e!orand-! of action ta.en or )ro)osed to be ta.en

 

on the reco!!endations of the &tate o!!ission and the reasons for non acce)tance of the reco!!endations, if an(" 73 The ann-al and s)ecial re)orts shall be )re)ared in s-ch for!, !anner and contain s-ch details as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!ent"

ransitory provisions   ?4" ?4" Th The e h hie ieff o o!! !!is issi sion oner er fo forr )e )ers rson onss with with di disa sabi bili liti ties es an and d the the &tat &tate e o!!issioners for )ersons with disabilities a))ointed -nder the Persons with Disabilities 7%-al ))ort-nities, Protection of Rights and -ll Partici)ation Act, 1??=, shall contin-e to so f-nction and e5ercise the )owers conferred on the! -nder that Act, -ntil the National o!!ission and the &tate o!!ission ar are e co cons nsti titt-te ted d -n -nde derr this this Ac Act, t, bb-tt on the the co cons nstit tit-t -tio ion n of the the Na Nati tion onal al o!! o !!is issi sion on an and d the the &tat &tate e o o!! !!is issi sion on,, as the the ca case se !a !a(( be be,, the the h hie ieff o!!issioner for )ersons with disabilities and the &tate o!!issioners for )ersons with disabilities shall cease to hold office" 7Re!ar.s6 1 of 1??*  

CHAPTER 14 SPECIAL COURT Special Court ?>" or the )-r)ose of )roviding s)eed( trail, the &tate 'overn!ent shall, with the conc-rrence of the hief 8-stice of the $igh o-rt, b( notification, s)ecif( for each district, a o-rt of &ession to be a &)ecial o-rt to tr( the offences -nder this Act"

Special public prosecutor  ??"71 or ever( &)ecial o-rt, the &tate 'overn!ent !a(, b( notification, s)ecif( a P-blic Prosec-tor or a))oint a))oint an advocate, who has been in )ractice as an advocate for not less than seven (ears, as a &)ecial P-blic Prosec-tor for the )-r)ose of cond-cting cases in that o-rt" 72 The &)ec &)ecial ial P-bl P-blic ic Pros Prosec-t ec-tor or a)) a))ointe ointed d -nde -nderr s-b s-bsecti section on 71 shall be entitled to receive s-ch fees or re!-neration as !a( be )rescribed b( the &tate 'overn!en 'overn!ent" t"  

 

CHAPTER 15 NATIONAL FUND FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

&ational +und for persons ith disabilities

100"71 There shall be constit-ted a -nd to be called the National -nd for )ersons with disabilities and there shall be credited thereto 7a all s-!s available -nder the -nd for )eo)le with disabilities, constit-ted vide notification no" &"" =437% dated 11th A-g-st, 1?>3 and the Tr-st -nd for %!)ower!ent of Persons with Disabilities, constit-ted vide notification no 3003[email protected]DD dated 21sO Nove!ber, 200*, -nder the haritable %ndow!ent Act, 1>?0" 7Re!ar.s 6 * of 1>?0 7b all s-!s )a(able b( ban.s, cor)orations, financial instit-tions in )-rs-ance of C-dg!ent dated the 1*th A)ril, [email protected] of the $onOble &-)re!e o-rt in ivil A))eal No"@*== and =21> of 2000+ 7c all s-!s received b( wa( of grant, gifts, donations, beneficiations, beneficiations, be-ests or transfers+ 7d all s-!s received fro! the entral 'overn!ent incl-ding grantinaid+ 7e 7e al alll ss-!s !s fr fro! o! ss-ch ch ot othe herr so so-r -rce cess as !a !a(( be de deci cide ded d b( the the e ent ntra rall 'overn!ent" 72 The -nd for )ersons with disabilities shall be -tilised and !anaged in s-ch !anner as !a( be )rescribed"

 "ccounts and audit audit 101"71 The entr 101"71 entral al 'ove 'overn!e rn!ent nt shal shalll !aint !aintain ain )ro )ro)er )er acco acco-nts -nts and othe otherr relevant records and )re)are an ann-al state!ent of acco-nts of the -nd incl in cl-d -din ing g th the e inco inco!e !e an and d e5 e5)e )end ndit it-r -re e acco acco-n -nts ts in s-ch s-ch for! for! as !a !a(( be )rescribed in cons-ltation with the o!)troller and A-ditor'eneral A-ditor'eneral of ndia" 72 The acco-nts of the -nd shall be a-dited b( the o!)troller and A-ditor 'ene 'e nera rall of ndi ndia a at ss-ch ch inte interv rval alss as !a !a(( be s)ec s)ecif ifie ied d b( hi hi! ! an and d an an(( e5)endit-re inc-rred b( hi! in connection with s-ch a-dit shall be )a(able fro! the -nd to the o!)troller and A-ditor'eneral of ndia" 73 73 Th The e o o!) trol olle r an and d AA-di dito tor r'e 'ene nera rall ofof n ndi dia aacco-nts an and d an an( ( the othe other r )e )ers rson on a))ointed b(!)tr hi! inlerconnection with the a-dit the of -nd shall have the sa!e rights, )rivileges and a-thorit( in connection with s-ch a-dit as

 

the o!)troller and A-ditor'eneral of ndia generall( has in connection with the a-dit of the 'overn!ent acco-nts, and in )artic-lar, shall have the right to de!and de! and )rod )rod-ct -ction ion of bo boo.s o.s of acc acco-n o-nts, ts, conne connecte cted d vovo-che chers rs an and d oth other er doc-!ents and )a)ers and to ins)ect an( of the offices of the -nd" [email protected] The acco-nts of the -nd as certified b( the o!)troller and  A-ditor 'eneral of ndia or an( other )erson a))ointed b( hi! in this behalf, together with the a-dit re)ort thereon, shall be laid before each $o-se of Parlia!ent b( the entral 'overn!e 'overn!ent" nt"  

Exemption from tax on ealth, income, profits and #ains   102" Notwithstanding an(thing contained in6 7i the #ealthta5 Act, 1?=4, 7Re 7Re!ar.s !ar.s 6 24 to 1?=4 7ii the nco!e nco!eta5 ta5 Act, 1?*1, or 7Re!ar.s6 7Re!ar.s6 @3 of 1?* 1?*1 1 7iii an( other law for the ti!e being in force relating to ta5 on wealth, inco! inc o!e, e, )ro )rofit fitss or ga gains ins,, the -nd sha shall ll not be lia liable ble to )a( #eal #ealth thta5 ta5,, inco!eta5 or an( other ta5 in res)ect of its wealth, inco!e, )rofits or gains derived"  

CHAPTER 16 OFFENCES AND PENALTIES Punishment for contravention of provisions of "ct or rules or re#ulations made thereunder. 103" An( )erson who contravenes an( of the )rovisions of this Act, or of an( r-le or reg-lation !ade there-nder shall for first contravention be )-nishable with i!)rison!ent for a ter! which !a( e5tend to si5 !onths, or with a fine which !a( e5tend to ten tho-sand r-)ee r-)eess or with both, and for an( s-bse-ent contravention with i!)rison!ent for a ter! which !a( e5tend to two (ears or with fine which shall not be less than fift( tho-sand r-)ees b-t which !a( e5tend to five la.h r-)ees or with both"

)ffences by companies [email protected]" 71 #here an offence -nder this Act has been co!!itted b( a co!)an(, ever( )erson who at the ti!e the offence was co!!itted was in charge of, and wass re wa res) s)on onsi sibl ble e to, to, the the co co!) !)an an(( fo forr the the co cond nd-c -ctt of the the bb-si sine ness ss of the the co!)an(, as well as the co!)an(, shall be dee!ed to be g-ilt( of the offence and shall be liable to be )roceede )roceeded d against and )-nished according accordingl(6 l(6

 

Provided Provid ed tha thatt no nothi thing ng con contai tained ned in thi thiss s-b s-bse secti ction on sha shall ll rende renderr an( s-c s-ch h )erson liable to an( )-nish!ent )rovided in this Act, if he )roves that the offence was co!!itted witho-t his .nowledge or that he has e5ercised all d-e diligence to )revent the co!!ission of s-ch offence" 72 Notwithstanding an(thing contained in s-bsection 71, where an offence -nder this act has been co!!itted b( a co!)an( and it is )roved that the of offe fenc nce e ha hass be been en co!! co!!it itte ted d wi with th the the co cons nsen entt or conn conniv ivan ance ce of, of, or is attrib-table to, an( neglect on the )art of an( director, !anager, secretar( or other oth er off office icerr of the co!)a co!)an(, n(, s-ch s-ch dir direc ector tor,, !an !anag ager, er, sec secret retar( ar( or oth other er officer shall also be dee!ed to be g-ilt( of the offence and shall be liable to be )roceeded against and )-nished accordingl(" %5)lanation  or the )-r)oses of this section, 7a 7a Fco Fco!) !)an an(F (F !ean !eanss an an(b (bod od(( cor)o cor)ora rate te an and d inc incll-de dess a fi fir! r! or ot othe herr association of individ-als+ and 7b FdirectorF, in relation to a fir!, !eans a )artner in the fir!"

Punishment fraudulently  personsfor ith disabilities.availin# any benefit meant for disabilities. 10=" #hoever, fra-d-lentl( avails or atte!)ts to avail an( benefit !eant for )ersons with bench!ar. disabilities, shall be )-nishable with i!)rison!ent for a ter! which !a( e5tend to two (ears or with fine which !a( e5tend to one la.h r-)ees or both"  

Punishments for offences of atrocities 10*" #hoever, 7a intentionall( ins-lts or inti!idates with intent to h-!iliate a )erson with disabilit( in an( )lace within )-blic view+ 7b assa-lts assa-lts or -ses ses forc force e to a an( n( )er )erson son with disabilit( with intent to dishonor hi! or o-trage the !odest( of a wo!an with disabilit(+ 7c having the act-al charge or control over a )erson with disabilit( vol-ntaril( or .nowingl( denies food or fl-ids to hi! or her+ 7d being in a )osition to do!inate the will of a child or wo!an with disabilit( and -ses that )osition to e5)loit se5-all(+ 7e vol-ntaril( inC-res, da!ages or interferes with the -se of an( li!b or sense or an( s-))orting device of a )erson with disabilit(+ 7f )erfor!s cond-cts or directs an( !edical )roced-re to be )erfor!ed on a wo!an with disabilit( which leads to or is li.el( to lead to ter!ination of )reg )regna nanc nc(( with withoo-tt he herr e5)r e5)res esss cons consen entt e5 e5ce ce)t )t in ca case sess wh wher ere e !e !edi dica call )roced-re for ter!ination ter!ination of )regnanc( is done in severe cases of disabilit( and with the o)inion of a registered !edical )ractitioner and also with the consent of the g-ardian of the wo!an with disabilit("

 

shall be )-nishable with i!)rison!ent for a ter! which shall not be less than si5 !onths b-t which !a( e5tend to five (ears and with fine"

Punishment for failure to furnish information. 104" #hoever, fails to )rod-ce an( boo., acco-nt or other doc-!ent or to f-rnish an( state!ent, infor!ation or )artic-lars which, -nder this Act or an( order, reg-lation or direction !ade or given there -nder, is d-t( bo-nd to )rod-ce or f-rnish or to answer an( -estion )-t in )-rs-ance of the )rovisions of this Act or of an( order, reg-lation or direction !ade or given there -nder, shall be )-nishable with fine which !a( e5tend to twent( five tho-sand r-)ees in res)ect of each offence, and in case of contin-ed fail-re or ref-sal, with f-rt f-rthe herr fine fine wh whic ich h !a !a(( e5te e5tend nd to on one e thotho-sa sand nd r-)e r-)ees es for for ea each ch da da(, (, of co cont ntin in-e -ed d fa fail il-r -re e or re reff-sa sall af afte terr the the da date te of orig origin inal al orde orderr i! i!)o )osi sing ng )-nish!ent of fine"

Previous sanction of appropriate (overnment

10>" 10>" No o o-r -rtt sh shal alll ta.e ta.e co cogn gni: i:an ance ce of an offe offenc nce e al alle lege ged d to ha have ve be been en co!!itted b( an e!)lo(ee of the a))ro)riate 'overn!e 'overn!ent nt -nder this ha)ter, e5ce e5ce)t )t with with the the )r )rev evio io-s -s sa sanc ncti tion on of the the a) a))r )ro) o)ri riat ate e 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt or a co!)laint is filed b( an officer a-thorised b( it in this behalf"  

 "lternative punishments   10?" #here an act or o!ission constit-tes an offence )-nishable -nder this Act and also -nder an( other entral or &tate Act, then, notwithstanding an(thing contained in an( law for the ti!e being in force, the offender fo-nd g-ilt( of s-ch offencewhich shall isbegreater liable to )-nish!ent onl( -nder s-ch Act as )rovides for )-nish!ent in degree"  

CHAPTER 17 MISCELLANEOUS  "pplication of other las las not barred. 110" The )rovisions of this Act shall be in addition to and not in derogation of, the )rovisions of an( other law for the ti!e being in force"  

 

Protection of action ta%en in #ood faith 111" No s-i 111" s-it, t, )ro )rosec sec-ti -tion on or oth other er legal legal )ro )rocee ceedin ding g sha shall ll lie aga agains instt the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent or an( officer of the a))ro)riate 'overn!ent or an( office off icerr or e! e!)lo )lo(ee (ee of the Na Natio tional nal o! o!!is !issio sion n or &ta &tate te o! o!!is !issio sion n for an(thing which is in good faith done or intended to be done -nder this Act or the r-les or reg-lations !ade there -nder"

Poer to remove difficulties 112"71 f an( diffic-lt( arises in giving effect to the )rovisions of this Act, the entral 'overn!ent !a(, b( order )-blished in the fficial 'a:ette, !a.e s-ch )rovisions or give s-ch directions, not inconsistent with the )rovisions of this Act, as !a( a))ear to it to be necessar( or e5)edient for re!oving the diffic-lt(6 Provided that no s-ch order shall be !ade -nder this section after the e5)ir( of the )eriod of two (ears fro! the date of co!!ence!ent of this Act" 72 %ver( order !ade -nder -nder this section shall be laid as soon as !a( be, after it is !ade, before each $o-se of Parlia!ent"

Poer to amend Schedule 113"71 n the re 113"71 reco! co!!e !enda ndatio tions ns !ad !ade e b( the a)) a))ro) ro)ria riate te 'ov 'overn ern!en !entt or ot othe herw rwis ise, e, if the the e ent ntra rall 'o 'ove vern rn!e !ent nt is sa sati tisf sfie ied d that that it is ne nece cess ssar ar(( or e5)edient so to do, it !a(, b( notification, a!end the &ched-le and an( s-ch notification being iss-ed, the &ched-le shall be dee!ed to have been a!ended accordingl(" 72 %ver( s-ch notification shall, as soon as )ossible after it is iss-ed, shall be laid before each $o-se of Parlia!ent"

Poer of Central (overnment to ma%e rules [email protected]" 71 The entral 'overn!ent !a(, s-bCect to the condition of )revio-s )-blication, b( notification, !a.e r-les for carr(ing o-t the )rovisions of this Act" 72 n )artic-lar, and witho-t )reC-dice to the generalit( of foregoing )ower, s-ch r-les !a( )rovide for all or an( of the following !atters, na!el(6 7a the !anner of constit-ting the ethics co!!ittee -nder s-bsection 72 of section =+ 7b the !anner of notif(ing the e-al o))ort-nit( )olic( -nder s-bsection 71 of section 20+ 7c the for! 71 andof!anner s-bsections sectionof 21+!aintaining records b( ever( establish!ent -nder

 

7d the !anner of !aintenance of register of co!)laints b( grievance redressal officer -nder s-bsection 7 3 of section 22+ 7e the !anner of f-rnishing infor!ation and ret-rn b( establish!ent to the &)ecial %!)lo(!ent %5change -nder section 3=+ 7f the co!)osition of the Assess!ent Board -nder s-bsection 72 and !anner of assess!ent to be !ade b( the assess!ent board -nder s-bsection 73 of section 34+ 7g the !anner of a))lication for iss-ance of certificate of disabilit( -nder s-b section 71 and for! of certificate of disabilit( -nder s-bsection 72 of section =4+ 7h the allowances to be )aid to no!inated e!bers of entral Advisor( Board -nder s-bsection 7* of section *0+ 7i the r-les of )roced-re for transaction of b-siness in the !eetings of entral Advisor( Board -nder section *3+ 7C the salaries and allowances and other conditions of services of chair)ersons and e!bers of Na National tional o!!ission -nder section 4>+ 7. the salaries and allowances and conditions of services of officers and staff of National o!!ission -nder s-bsection 73 of section >1+ 7l 7l th the e for! for!, !a !ann nner ero!!ission an and d co cont nten ent t of s-bsection an annn-al al re)o re)ort rtoftosection be )re) )r>=+ e)ar ared ed an and d s-b!itted b( ,National -nder 73 7! the )roced )roced-re, -re, !ann !anner er of -tili:ation a and nd !anage! !anage!ent ent of the ff-nd nd -nder s-bsection 72 of 100+ and 7n the for! for )re)aratio )re)aration n of acco-nts of f-nd -nder s-bsection71 of section 101+ 73 %ver( r-le !ade -nder this Act shall be laid, as soon as !a( be after it is !ade, before each $o-se of Parlia!ent while it is in session, for a total )eriod of thirt( da(s which !a( be co!)rised in one session or in two or !ore s-cce s-c cessi ssive ve ses sessio sions, ns, and and if, be befor fore e the e5 e5)ir )ir(( of the ses sessio sion n i!! i!!edi ediate atel( l( following the session or the s-ccessive sessions, afore aforesaid, said, both $o-ses agree in !a.ing an( !odification in the r-le or both $o-ses agree that the r-le sho-ld not be !ade, the r-le shall thereafter have effect onl( in s-ch !odified for! or be of no effect, as the case !a( be+ so, however, that an( s-ch !odification or ann-l!ent shall be witho-t )reC-dice to the validit( of an(thing )revio-sl( done -nder that r-le"

Poers of State (overnment to ma%e rules r ules   11="71 11= "71 The &ta &tate te 'ov 'over ern!e n!ent nt !a( !a(,, s-b s-bCe Cect ct to the condi conditio tion n of )re )revio vio-s -s )-blication, b( notification, !a.e r-les for carr(ing o-t the )rovisions of this Act" 72 )artic-lar, and witho-t )reC-dice to following the generalit( of foregoing s-chnr-les !a( )rovide for all or an( of the !atters, na!el(6 )owers,

 

7a the !anner of constit-ting the ethics co!!ittee -nder s-bsection 72 of section =+ 7b the for! and !anner of !a.ing an a))lication for certificate of registration -nder s-bsection 71 of section =0+ 7c the facilities to be )rovided and standa standards rds to be !et b( instit-tion for grant of certificate of registration -nder s-bsection 73 of section =0+ 7d the val validi idit( t( of cer certif tifica icate te of reg registr istrati ation, on, the for for! ! of an and d con condit dition ionss attached to certificate of registration -nder s-bsection [email protected] of section =0+ 7e the )eriod of dis)osal of a))lication for certificate of registration -nder s-bsection 74 of section =0+ 7f the )eriod within which an a))eal to be !ade -nder s-bsection 71 section =2+ 7g the ti!e and !anner of a))ealing against the order of certif(ing a-thorit( -nder s-bsection 71 and !anner of dis)osal of s-ch a))eal -nder s-bsection 72 of section =>+ 7h the allowances allowances to be )a )aid id to no!inate no!inated d !e!bers o off &tate Advisor( Board Board -nd -nder er s-b s-bsection section 7* 7* of section * **+ *+ 7i the r-le r-less of )roced-r )roced-re e for tra transa nsacti ction on of bb-sin siness ess in the !e !eeti etings ngs of &ta &tate te Adv Adviso isor( r( Boa Board rd -n -nder der section *?+ 7C the co!)osition, and f-nctions of district level co!!ittee -nder section 41+ 7o salaries, allowances and other conditions of services of hair)ersons and e!bers of &tate o!!ission -nder &ection ?1+ 7) the salar salaries, ies, allowan allowances ces and cond condition itionss of serv services ices of offi officers cers and staf stafff of &tate o!!ission -nder s-bsection 73 of section [email protected]+ 7 the for!, !anner and content of ann-al and s)ecial re)orts to be )re)are )re)ared d and s-b!itted b( &tate o!!ission -nder s-bsection 73 of section ?*+ and 7r the fee or re!-nera re!-neration tion to be )aid to the s)ecial )-blic )rosec-to )rosec-torr -nder s-bsection 72 of section ??+ 73 %ver( r-le !ade b( the &tate 'overn!ent -nder this Act shall be laid, as soon as !a( be after it is !ade, before each $o-se of the &tate egislat-re where it consists of two $o-ses, or where s-ch &tate egislat-re consists of one $o-se, before that $o-se"  

Poer of &ational Commission to ma%e re#ulations   11*"71 11* "71 Th The e Na Natio tional nal o! o!!is !issio sion n !a !a(, (, wit with h the )r )revi evio-s o-s a)) a))ro roval val of the entra en trall 'ov 'over ern!e n!ent nt and aft after er )re )revio vio-s -s ))-bli blica catio tion, n, b( no notif tifica icatio tion, n, !a. !a.e e reg-lations consistent with this Act and the r-les !ade there-nder to carr( o-t the )rovisions of this Act" 72 n )artic-lar, and witho-t )reC-dice to the generalit( of the foregoing )ower, na!el(6s-ch reg-lations !a( )rovide for all or an( of the following !atters, 7a standards for accessibilit( -nder section 3?+ and

 

7b the r-les of )roced-re for transaction of b-siness -nder section >0" 73 %ver( reg-lation !ade -nder this Act shall be laid, as soon as !a( be after it is !ade, before each $o-se of Parlia!ent, while it is in session, for a total )eriod of thirt( da(s which !a( be co!)rised in one session or in two or !ore s-cce s-c cessi ssive ve ses sessio sions, ns, and and if, be befor fore e the e5 e5)ir )ir(( of the ses sessio sion n i!! i!!edi ediate atel( l( following the session or the s-ccessive sessions aforesaid, both $o-ses agree in !a.ing an( !odification in the r-le or both $o-ses agree that the r-le sho-ld not be !ade, the r-le shall thereafter have effect onl( in s-ch !odified for!, or be of no effect, as the case !a( be+ so, however, that an( s-ch !odification or ann-l!ent shall be witho-t )reC-dice to the validit( of an(thing )revio-sl( done -nder that r-le"  

Poers of State Commission to ma%e re#ulations 114"71 The &tate o!!ission !a(, with the )revio-s a))roval of the entral 'overn!ent and after )revio-s )-blication, b( notification, !a.e reg-lations consis con sisten tentt wit with h thi thiss Act and the r-l r-les es !ad !ade e the therere-nde nderr to car carr( r( oo-tt the )rovisions of this Act6 Provided that where an( reg-lation has alread( been iss-ed in an( s-ch !atter b( the National o!!ission, s-ch reg-lations shall )revail over the reg-lations of the &tate o!!ission )ertaining to the said !atter" 72 n )artic-lar, and witho-t )reC-dice to the generalit( of the foregoing )ower, the &tate o!!ission shall !a.e reg-lations relating to the r-les of )roced-re for transaction of b-siness -nder section ?3" 73 %ver( reg-lation !ade b( the &tate o!!ission -nder this Act shall be laid, as soon as !a( be after it is !ade, before each $o-se of the &tate egislat-re where it consists of two $o-ses, or where s-ch &tate egislat-re consists of one $o-se, before that $o-se"

!epeal and savin# 11>"71 The Persons with Disabilities 7%-al ))ort-nit( Protection of Rights and -ll Partici)ation Act, 1??= is hereb( re)ealed" 7Re!ar.s 6 1 of 1??* 72 Notwithstanding the re)eal of the said Act, an(thing done or an( action ta.en -nder the said Act, an(thing done or an( action ta.en -nder the said Act shall sha ll be dee dee!ed !ed to be hav have e be been en do done ne or ta. ta.en en -n -nde derr the corre corres)o s)ond nding ing )rovisions of this Act"  

 

THE SCHEDULE &ee cla-se 75 of section 2Q

SPEC*+*ED D*S"*L**ES

1" ;A-tis! &)ectr-! DisorderF !eans a ne-ro)s(chological condition t()icall( a))earing in the first three (ears of life that significantl( affects a )ersonOs abilit( to co!!-nicate, -nderstand relationshi)s and relate to others, and is fre-entl( associated with -n-s-al or stereot()ical rit-als or behavio-r behavio-rs" s" 2" FblindnessF !eans a condition where a )erson has an( of the following conditions, after best correction, 7i total absence of sight+ or 7ii vis-al ac-it( not e5ceed e5ceeding ing 3*0 or 10200 7&nellen in the better e(e+ or 7iii li!itation of the field of vision s-btending an angle of 10 degree or worse" 3" ;cerebral )als(F !eans a gro-) of non)rogressive ne-rological condition of a )erson affecting bod( !ove!ents and !-scle coordination ca-sed b( da!age to one or !ore s)ecific areas of the brain, -s-all( occ-rring before, d-ring or shortl( after birth" @" Fchronic ne-rological conditionsF !eans a condition that has its origin in so!e )art of )ersonOs nervo-s s(ste! lasting for a long )eriod of ti!e or !ar.ed b( fre-ent rec-rrence" =" FdeafblindnessF !eans !eans a condition in which a )erson !a( have a co!bination of he hea arin ring and viss-a al i! i!) )ai airr!e !en nts caa-si sing ng seve severre co co! !!-n -nic ica ati tio on, develo)!ental, develo)!e ntal, and ed-cational )roble!s and incl-de, 7i !oderate to )rofo-nd hearing and significant vis-al i!)air!ents+ 7ii 7ii !od !oder erate ate to )ro )rofofo-nd nd hea hearin ring g and sign signifi ifican cantt vis vis-al -al i!)a i!)air! ir!en ents ts and other significant disabilities+ 7iii central )rocessing )roble!s of vision and hearing+ 7iv )rogressive sensor( i!)air!ents or significant vis-al i!)air!ent+ and 7v )ossible loss of a-ditor( )rocessing !echanis!s 7associated with severe )h(sical disabilit( or severe cognitive disabilit( and severe co!!-nication dela(" *" Fhe!o)hiliaF !eans an inheritable disease, -s-all( affecting onl( !ale b-t tr tran ans! s!it itte ted d b( wo wo!e !en n to thei theirr !a !ale le ch chil ildr dren en,, ch char arac acte teri rise sed d b( lo loss ss or i!)air!ent of the nor!al clotting abilit( of blood so that a !inor wo-nd !a( res-lt in fatal bleeding" 4" Fhearing !)air!entF !eans loss of si5t( decibels hearing level or !ore in the better ear in the conversational range of fre-encies"

 

>" Fin Fintel tellec lect-a t-all dis disab abili ilit(F t(F !ea !eans ns a con condit dition ion cha charac racter terise ised d b( sig signif nifica icant nt li!ita li! itatio tions ns bot both h in int intell ellect ect-al -al ff-nct nction ioning ing 7re 7reaso asonin ning, g, lea learni rning ng,, )r )robl oble! e! solving and in ada)tive behavio-r, which covers a range of ever(da( social and )ractical s.ills" Fle)ros( c-red )ersonF !eans a )erson who has been c-red of le)ros( b-t is s-ffering fro! 7i loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and )aresis in the e(e and e(elid b-t with no !anifest defor!it(+ 7ii !anifest defor!it( and )aresis b-t having s-fficient !obilit( in their hands and feet to enable the! to engage in nor!al econo!ic activit(+ 7iii e5tre!e )h(sical defor!it( as well as advanced age which )revents hi! or her fro fro! ! -n -nder derta. ta.in ing g an( gai gainfnf-ll occ-) occ-)ati ation on,, and the e5)re e5)ressi ssion on Fle Fle)ro )ros( s( c-redF shall constr-ed accordingl(" 10" Flo Floco! co!oto otor rciat dis disab abili ilit(F t(F !eans ns a nt )er )erson sonOs Osself ina inabil bilit( it( ob toCect e5ece5sec-te dis distin tincti ve activ activit itie ies s as asso soci ated ed with wi th !ea !o !ove ve!e !ent of self an and d obCe cts resrete s-lt ltin ing g ctive fro! fro! affliction of !-sc-los.eletal or nervo-s s(ste! or both" 11" FlowvisionF !eans a condition where a )erson has an( of the following conditions, na!el(6 7i vis-al ac-it( not e5ceeding *1> or 20*0 and less than **0 or 20200 7&nellen in the better e(e with correcting lenses+ or 7ii li!itation of the field of vision s-btending an angle of !ore than 10 and -) to @0 degree" 12 12"" ;!e !ent ntal al il illn lnes essF sF !e !ean anss a ss-b bst stan anti tial al di diso sord rder er of thin thin.i .ing ng,, !o !ood od,, )erce)tion, orientation or !e!or( that grossl( i!)airs C-dge!ent, behavior, ca)acit( to recognise realit( or abilit( to !eet the ordinar( de!ands of life, b-t does not incl-de !ental retardation which is a condition of arrested or inco! inc o!)le )lete te de deve velo) lo)!en !entt of !in !ind d of a )e )erso rson, n, s)e s)ecia ciall( ll( cha charac racter terise ised d b( s-bnor!alit( of intelligence" 13" F!-lti)le d(stro)h(F !eans a gro-) of hereditar( genetic !-scle disease that wea.ens the !-scles that !ove the h-!an bod( and )ersons with !-lti)le d(stro)h( have incorrect or !issing infor!ation in their genes, which )revents th the e! fro! fro! !a !a.i .ing ng the the )r )rot otei eins ns the( the( ne need ed for for he heal alth th(( !!-sc scle les" s" t is charac cha racter terise ised d b( )rog )rogres ressiv sive e s.e s.elet letal al !!-scl scle e wea wea.ne .ness, ss, de defe fects cts in !-s !-scle cle )roteins, and the death of !-scle cells and tiss-e" [email protected]" F!F!-lti lti)le )le scl sclero erosis sisFF !ea !eans ns an inf infla! la!!at !ator( or(,, ner nervovo-ss s(s s(ste! te! di disea sease se in which the !(elin sheaths aro-nd the a5ons of nerve cells of the brain and

 

s)inal cord are da!aged, leading to de!(elination and affecting the abilit( of nerve cells in the brain and s)inal cord to co!!-nicate with each other" 1=" Fs)ecific learning disabilitiesF !eans a heterogeneo-s gro-) of conditions wherein there is a deficit in )rocessing lang-age, s)o.en or written, that !a( !anifest itself as a diffic-lt( to co!)rehend, s)ea., read, read, write, s)ell, or to do !ath !a the! e!at atic ical al calc calc-l -lat atio ions ns an and d incl incl-d -des es s-ch s-ch co cond ndit itio ions ns as )e )erc rce) e)tt-al al disabilitie disab ilities, s, d(sl d(sle5ia e5ia,, d(sg d(sgra)h ra)hia, ia, d(sc d(scalcalc-lia, lia, d(s) d(s)ra5ia ra5ia and dev develo) elo)!enta !entall a)hasia"   1*" Fs)eech and lang-age disabilit(F !eans a )er!anent disabilit( arising o-t of conditions s-ch as lar(ngecto!( or a)hasia affecting one or !ore co!)onents of s)eech and lang-age d-e to organic or ne-rological ca-ses" 14" Fth Fthala alasse sse!ia !iaFF !e !ean anss a gro gro-) -) of inh inher erite ited d di disor sorde ders rs cha charac racter terise ised d b( red-ced or absent a!o-nts of he!oglobin" 1>" Fsic.le cell diseaseF !eans a he!ol(tic disorder chronic ane!ia, )ainf-l events, and vario-s co!)lications d-echaracterised to associatedb( tiss-e and organ da!age, Fhe!ol(ticF refers to the destr-ction of the cell !e!brane of red blood cells res-lting in the release of he!oglobin" 1?" 1?" F! F!-l -lti ti)l )le e di disa sabi bili lit( t(FF !e !ean anss tw two o or !o !ore re of the the s)ec s)ecif ifie ied d di disa sabi bili litie tiess !entioned at serial n-!bers 1 to 1>, occ-rring in a )erson at the sa!e ti!e" 20" An( other categor( as !a( be notified b( the entral 'overn!ent"

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