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

  1. loco motor disability;
  2. mental retardation;
  3. mental illness;
  1. "employer" means,-
    1. In relation to a Government, the authority notified by the Head of the Department in this behalf or where no such authority is notified, the Head of the Department; and
    2. in relation to an establishment, the Chief Executive Officer of that establishment;
  2. "establishment" means a corporation established by or under a Central, Provincial or State Act, or an authority or a body owned or controlled or aided by the Government or a local authority or a Government company as defined in section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and includes Departments of a Government;
  3. "hearing impairment" means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies;
  4. "institution for persons with disabilities" means an institution for the reception, care, protection, education, training, rehabilitation or any other service of persons with disabilities;
  5. "leprosy cured person" means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from-
    1. loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
    2. manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
    3. Extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation,

    and the expression "leprosy cured" shall be construed accordingly;

  6. "loco motor disability" means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy;
  7. "medical authority" means any hospital or institution specified for the purposes of this Act by notification by the appropriate Government;
  8. "mental illness" means any mental disorder other than mental retardation;
  9. "mental retardation" means a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person which is specially characterized by sub normality of intelligence;
  10. "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette;

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