Section 24 in The Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 1992

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government or any State Government or any officer of the Central Government 1[or a representative of such voluntary organisation which is notified under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 21] for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act. 1. Subs. by Act 38 of 2003, s. 10, for "or of any State Government" (w.e.f. 1-11-2003).

Title: Application of Act 37 of 1954 not barred

Description: The provisions of this Act, or the rules made thereunder shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of, the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, or the rules made thereunder.

Title: Power to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the conditions and restrictions subject to which educational equipment and other material may be donated or distributed under the proviso to clause (b) of section 5; (b) the language in which the notice and other particulars shall be indicated under sub-section (1) of section 6; (c) the particulars which are to be indicated under clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 6; (d) the particulars which a container or label shall not bear under clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 6; (e) the matters to be included in the information which reaches pregnant women or mothers of infants under clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 7; (f) any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed. (3) Every rule 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, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.

Title: Short title and commencement

Description: 1[1. 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 date2 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.] 1. Subs. by Act 38 of 2000, s. 2, for "the training of rehabilitation professionals and" (w.e.f. 4-9-2000). 2. 31st July, 1993, vide notification No. S.O. 288(E), dated 28th April, 1993, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

Title: Definitions

Description: (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Council appointed under sub-section (3) of section 3; (b) "Council" means the Rehabilitation Council of India constituted under section 3; 1[(c) "handicapped" means a person suffering from any disability referred to in clause (i) of section 2 of the Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996);] 2* * * * * (f) "member" means a member appointed under sub-section (3) of section 3 and includes the Chairperson; (g) "Member-Secretary" means the Member-Secretary appointed under sub-section (1) of section 8; (h) "mental retardation" means a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person which is specially characterised by sub-normality of intelligence; (i) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette; (j) "prescribed" means prescribed by regulations; (k) "recognised rehabilitation qualifications" means any of the qualifications included in the Schedule; (l) "Register" means the Central Rehabilitation Register maintained under sub-section (1) of section 23; (m) "regulations" means regulations made under this Act; 3[(ma) "rehabilitation" refers to a process aimed at enabling persons with disabilities to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric or social functional levels;] (n) "rehabilitation professionals" means— (i) audiologists and speech therapists; (ii) clinical psychologists; (iii) hearing aid and ear mould technicians; (iv) rehabilitation engineers and technicians; (v) special teachers for educating and training the handicapped; (vi) vocational counsellors, employment officers and placement officers dealing with handicapped; (vii) multi-purpose rehabilitation therapists, technicians; or (viii) such other category of professionals as the Central Government may, in consultation with the Council, notify from time to time; 4* * * * * 5[(1A) Words and expressions used and not defined in this Act but defined in the Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996) shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in that Act.] (2) Any reference in this Act to any enactment or any provision thereof shall, in relation to an area in which such enactment or such provision is not in force, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law or the relevant provision of the corresponding law, if any, in force in that area. 1. Subs. by Act 38 of 2000, s. 3, for clause (c) (w.e.f. 4-9-2000). 2. Clauses (d) and (e) omitted by s. 3, ibid. (w.e.f. 4-9-2000). 3. Ins. by s. 3, ibid. (w.e.f. 4-9-2000). 4. Clause (o) omitted by Act 38 of 2000, s. 3 (w.e.f. 4-9-2000). 5. Ins. by s. 3, ibid. (w.e.f. 4-9-2000).

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