An Act to provide for the constitution of the Rehabilitation Council of India for regulating the training of rehabilitation professionals and the maintenance ...
Short title and commencement
1. This Act may be called the Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992.2. It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by ...
1. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--a. "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Council appointed under sub-section (3) of sect...
|Chapter II||The Rehabilitation Council of India|
Constitution and incorporation of Rehabilitation Council of India
1. With effect from such date as the Central Government may, by notification appoint in this behalf, there shall be constituted for the purposes of this ...
Term of office of Chairperson and members
1. The Chairperson or a member shall hold office for a term of two years from the date of his appointment or until his successor shall have been duly app...
No person shall be a member if he—a. is, or becomes, of unsound mind or is so declared by a competent court; orb. is, or has been, convicted of any ...
Vacation of office by members
If a member—a. becomes subject to any of the disqualifications mentioned in section 5; orb. is absent without excuse, sufficient in the opinion of th...
Executive Committee and other committees
1. The Council shall constitute from amongst its members an Executive Committee and such other committees for general or special purposes as the Council ...
Member-Secretary and employees of Council
1. The Central Government shall appoint the Member-Secretary of the Council to exercise such powers and perform such duties under the direction of the Co...
Vacancies in the Council not to invalidate acts, etc.
No act or proceeding of the Council or any committee thereof shall be called in question on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy in, or any defec...
Dissolution of Rehabilitation Council and transfer of rights liabilities and employees of Rehabilitation Council to Council
1. On and from the date of the constitution of the Council, the Rehabilitation Council shall stand dissolved and on such dissolution,-a. all properti...
|Chapter III||Functions of the Council|
Recognition of qualifications granted by University, etc. in India for rehabilitation professionals
1. The qualifications granted by any University or other institution in India which are included in the Schedule shall be recognised qualifications for ...
Recognition of qualifications granted by institutions outside India
The Council may enter into negotiations with the authority in any country outside India for settling of a scheme of reciprocity for the recognition of qualifi...
Rights of persons possessing qualifications included in the Schedule to be enrolled
1. Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act, any qualification included in the Schedule shall be sufficient qualification for enrolment on t...
Power to require information as to courses of study and examinations
Every University or institution in India which grants a recognised qualification shall furnish such information as the Council may, from time to time, require...
Inspectors as examinations
1. The Council shall appoint such number of Inspectors as it may deem requisite to inspect anyUniversity or institution where education for practising as...
Visitors at examinations
1. The Council may appoint such number of Visitors as it may deem requisite to inspect any University or institution wherein education for rehabilitation...
Withdrawal of recognition
1. When upon report by the Inspector or the Visitor it appears to the Council--a. that the courses of study and examination to be undergone in or the...
Minimum standards of education
The Council may prescribe the minimum standards of education required for granting recognised rehabilitation qualification by Universities or institutions in ...
Registration in Register
The Member-Secretary of the Council may, on receipt of an application made by any person in the prescribed manner enter his name in the Register provided that...
Privileges of persons who are registered on Register
Subject to the conditions and restrictions laid down in this Act regarding engagement in the area of rehabilitation of the handicapped by persons possessing t...
Professional conduct and removal of names from Register
1. The Council may prescribe standards of professional conduct and etiquette and a code of ethics for rehabilitation professionals.2. Regulations m...
Appeal against order of removal from Register
1. Where the name of any person has been removed from the Register on any ground other than that he is not possessed of the requisite rehabilitation qual...
1. It shall be the duty of the Member-Secretary to keep and maintain the Register in accordance with the provisions of this Act and any order made by the...
Information to be furnished by Council and publication thereof
1. The Council shall furnish such reports, copies of its minutes, abstracts of its accounts, and other information to the Central Government as that Gove...
Cognizance of offences
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), no court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under this Act...
Protection of action taken in good faith
No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government, Council, Chairperson, members, Member-Secretary or any officer or oth...
Employees of Council to be public servants
The Chairperson, members, Member-Secretary, officers and other employees of the Council shall, while acting or purporting to act in pursuance of the provision...
Power to make rules
The Central Government may, by notification, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act....
Power to make regulations
The Council may, with the previous sanction of the Central Government, make, by notification, regulations generally to carry out the purposes of this Act, and...
Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament
Every rule and every regulation made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session...