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Section 13 – The Rehabilitation Council of India Act,1992

The Rehabilitation Council of India Act,1992

Section 13. 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 the Register.

(2) No person, other than the rehabilitation professional who possesses a recognised rehabilitation qualification and is enrolled on the Register,–

(a) Shall hold office as rehabilitation professional or any such office (by whatever designation called) in Government or in any institution maintained by a local or other authority;

(b) Shall practice as rehabilitation professional anywhere in India;

(c) Shall be entitled to sign or authenticate any certificate required by any law to be signed or authenticated by a rehabilitation professional;

(d) Shall be entitled to give any evidence in any court as an expert under section 45 of the Indian Evidence Act,1872 on any matter relating to the handicapped:

Provided that if a person possesses the recognised rehabilitation professional qualification on the date of commencement of this Act, he shall be deemed to be an enrolled rehabilitation professional for a period of six months from such commencement, and if he has made an application for enrolment on the Register within said period of six months, till such application is disposed of.

(3) Any person who acts in contravention of any provision of sub-section (2) shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

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