Rehabilitation Council of India

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The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) is the apex government body, set up under an Act of Parliament, to regulate training programmes and courses targeted at disabled, disadvantaged, and special education requirement communities. It is the only statutory council in India that is required to maintain the Central Rehabilitation Register which mainly documents details of all qualified professionals who operate and deliver training and educational programmes for the targeted communities[2]. In the year 2000, the Rehabilitation Council of India (Amendment) Act, 2000, was introduced and notified consequently by the government of India. The amendment brought definitions and discussions provided within the earlier Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992, under the ambit of a larger act, namely, Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995[3].

Professionals who can apply for RCI accreditation[edit]

As per RCI, the following categories of professionals can apply for RCI's accreditation process. (To apply, the requirement is specifically that the professionals be providing services targeted towards communities for which RCI has been set up) [4][5]:

  • Prosthetists and Orthotists
  • Audiologists and Speech Therapists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors, Administrators
  • Rehabilitation Workshop Managers
  • Rehabilitation Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation Social Workers
  • Rehabilitation Practitioners in Mental Retardation
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Special Teachers for Educating and Training the Handicapped
  • Vocational Counsellors, Employment Officers and Placement Officers
  • Multi-purpose Rehabilitation Therapists, Technicians
  • Orientation and Mobility Specialists
  • Community Based Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Hearing and Ear Mould Technicians
  • Rehabilitation Engineers and Technicians

The council has reportedly registered around 12,000 such professionals across India.[1]

References[edit]

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