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The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995

  1. "Appropriate Government" means,-
    1. in relation to the Central Government or any establishment/wholly or substantially financed by that Government, or a Cantonment Board constituted under the Cantonment Act, 1924, the Central Government ;
    2. in relation to a State Government or any establishment wholly or substantially financed by that Government, or any local authority, other than a Cantonment Board, the State Government;
    3. in respect of the Central Co-ordination Committee and the Central Executive Committee, the Central Government;
    4. in respect of the State Co-ordination Committee and the State Executive Committee, the State Government;
  2. "blindness" refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:-
    1. total absence of sight; or
    2. visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
    3. limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse;
  3. "Central Co-ordination Committee" means the Central Co-ordination Committee constituted under sub-section (1) of section 3;
  4. "Central Executive Committee" means the Central Executive Committee constituted under sub-section (1) of section 9;
  5. "cerebral palsy" means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, peri-natal or infant period of development;
  6. "Chief Commissioner" means the Chief Commissioner appointed under sub-section (1) of section 57
  7. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner appointed under sub-section (1) of section 60;
  8. "competent authority" means the authority appointed under section 50;
  9. "Disability" means-
    1. blindness;
    2. low vision;
    3. leprosy-cured;
    4. hearing impairment;

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