A set of amendments have already been introduced in the Parliament during the 2010 budget session, which are likely to be incorporated during the following monsoon session. They are:
to insert in Section 2(d) after the word “means”, the words “a child with a disability or”
after clause 2(e) insert the following clause: ‘(ee) “child with disability includes” namely – (A) a child with “disability” as defined in clause (i) of the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995, (B) a child, being a person with disability as defined in clause (j) of section 2 of the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999; (C) a child with “severe disability” as defined in clause (o) of section 2 of the National Trust Act, 1999.
In Section 21 of the Act, in sub-section (2), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: “Provided that the School management Committee constituted under sub-section (1) in respect to a school established and administered by minority, whether based on religion or language, shall perform advisory functions only.”
Section 3 of the Act has also been amended to reflect the amendments (i) and (ii) and Section 22 has also been appropriately amended to reflect amendment (iii).