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Acts
 
Persons with disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of rights and full participation) Act 1995

The Act has been enacted under Article 253 of the Constitution read with item No. 13 of the Union List (WORD - -1 ) . It gives effect to the proclamation on the full participation and equality of the persons with disabilities in the Asian & Pacific Region and provides for their education, employment, creation of barrier free environment, social security, etc. The implementation of the Act requires a multi-sectoral collaborative approach by the appropriate governments, including various Central Ministries/Departments, States/Union Territories, local bodies


The Persons with disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of rights and full participation) Act 1996

This Act was passed by the Parliament on Dec.12, 1995 and notified on Feb. 7, 1996. The Act fixes responsibility of the Central and State Governments, local bodies to provide services, facilities to people with disabilities to provide equal opportunities for participating as productive citizens of the country. The Act enlists rights and facilities persons with disabilities would be entitled to and which are enforceable. This is an important landmark. The act provides for both preventive and promotional aspects of rehabilitation.


Rehabilitation Council Act of India Act 1992

The Act provides for constitution of the Rehabilitation Council of India for regulating the training of rehabilitation professionals, maintenance of a Central Rehabilitation Register, recognized rehabilitation qualifications, minimum standards of educations etc.


The national trust for the welfare of persons with autism,cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple Disabilities Act, 1999

The Act provides for constitution of the Board of the National Trust, Local Level Committees, Accountability and Monitoring of the Trust. It has provisions for legal guardianship of the four categories of the persons with disabilities and for creation of enabling environment for their as much independent living as possible.


The national trust for the welfare of persons with autism,cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple Disabilities Act, 2000

The Rules provide for election of Members of the Trust, Powers and Duties of its Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer etc.


The mental health Act, 1987

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the treatment and care of mentally ill persons, to make better provision with respect to their properly and affairs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.