The Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992 (Amendment 2000)
The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) was set up as a registered society in 1986. On September,1992 the RCI Act was enacted by Parliament and it became a Statutory Body on 22 June 1993. The Act was amended by Parliament in 2000 to make it more broadbased. The mandate given to RCI is to regulate and monitor services given to persons with disability, to standardise syllabi and to maintain a Central Rehabilitation Register of all qualified professionals and personnel working in the field of Rehabilitation and Special Education. The Act also prescribes punitive action against unqualified persons delivering services to persons with disability.
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 7th April, 2017, and is hereby published for general information:—
THE MENTAL HEALTHCARE ACT, 2017 NO. 10 OF 2017 An Act to provide for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. WHEREAS the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol was adopted on the 13th December, 2006 at United Nations Headquarters in New York and came into force on the 3rd May, 2008; AND WHEREAS India has signed and ratified the said Convention on the 1st day of October, 2007; AND WHEREAS it is necessary to align and harmonise the existing laws with the said Convention.