Section 19 in The Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992
Title: 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 the Member-Secretary is satisfied that such person possesses the recognised rehabilitation qualification:
1[Provided that the Council shall register vocational instructors and other personnel working in the vocational rehabilitation centres under the Ministry of Labour on recommendation of that Ministry and recognise the vocational rehabilitation centres as manpower development centres:
Provided further that the Council shall register personnel working in national institutes and apex institutions on disability under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on recommendation of that Ministry and recognise the national institutes and apex institutions on disability as manpower development centres.]
1. Ins. by Act 38 of 2000, s. 6 (w.e.f. 4-9-2000).
Title: 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 the recognised rehabilitation qualifications, every person whose name is for the time being borne on the Register shall be entitled to practise as a rehabilitation professional in any part of India and to recover in due course of law in respect of such practice any expenses, charges in respect of medicaments or other appliances or any fees to which he may be entitled.
Title: 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 made by the Council under sub-section (1) may specify which violations thereof shall constitute infamous conduct in any professional respect, that is to say, professional misconduct, and such provision shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force.
(3) The Council may order that the name of any person shall be removed from the Register where it is satisfied, after giving that person a reasonable opportunity of being heard, and after such further inquiry, if any, as it may deem fit to make,--
(i) that his name has been entered in the Register by error or on account of misrepresentation or suppression of a material fact;
(ii) that he has been convicted of any offence or has been guilty of any infamous conduct in any professional respect, or has violated the standards of professional conduct and etiquette or the code of ethics prescribed under sub-section (1) which, in the opinion of the Council, renders him unfit to be kept in the Register.
(4) An order under sub-section (3) may direct that any person whose name is ordered to be removed from the Register shall be ineligible for registration under this Act either permanently or for such period of years as may be specified.
Title: 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 qualifications, he may appeal, in the prescribed manner and subject to such conditions, including conditions as to the payment of a fee, as may be prescribed to the Central Government whose decision thereon shall be final.
(2) No appeal under sub-section (1) shall be admitted if it is preferred after the expiry of a 1[period of sixty days] from the date of the order under sub-section (3) of section 21:
Provided that an appeal may be admitted after the expiry of the said 1[period of sixty days] if the appellant satisfies the Central Government that he had sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal within the said period.
1. Subs. by Act 38 of 2000, s. 7, for "period of thirty days" (w.e.f. 4-9-2000).
(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 Council and from time to time to revise the Register and publish it in the Official Gazette.
(2) The Register shall be deemed to be a public document within the meaning of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872) and may be proved by a copy thereof.