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Cabinet nod to amending Disabilities Act, 1999

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today approved fixing of the term for and members of the National for welfare of persons with and other disabilities for three years through a proposed amendment in

The Section 4(1) of the National for the Welfare of Person with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 provides that the or a would continue in office beyond the prescribed term of three years until his or her successor shall have been duly appointed.

In case of resignation of the chairperson, section 5(1) of the Act provides for him to continue in office until his successor is duly appointed by the

"The wording of the above provisions of the Act in its present form has resulted in continuation of a for an indefinite period as no suitable successor could be found eligible for appointment," an official statement said.

"The proposed amendments in these provisions of the Act seek to avoid such a situation and will thus eliminate any chance of prolonged continuation in the same post by any incumbent," it said.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 16:15 IST