National Council for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (General) Rules 1983

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(Gaz. of Pak. Extr. Pt. II, July 24, 1985, p. 1405)

S. R. O. 713 (I)/85.‑‑Islamabad, the 23rd July, 1985.‑In exercise of the powers conferred by sub‑section (1) of section 22 of the Disabled Persons (Employment and Rehabilitation) Ordinance, 1981 (XL of 1981), the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rules, namely :‑

1 Short title and commencement.‑---(1) There rules may be called the National Council for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (General) Rules, 1983.

(2) They shall come into force at once.

**2. Headquarter of the Council.‑--**The headquarter of the Council shall be at Islamabad.

3. Notice of meeting and agenda.‑----(1) Notice of a meeting shall be despatched by the Secretary to each member of the Council not less than fifteen days before the date of the meeting:

Provided that three days notice shall be given for an emergency meeting of the Council.

(2) The Secretary shall issue with the notice of the meeting a prelimi nary agenda showing the business to be brought before the meeting along with the names of the movers of the motions.

4. Inclusion of motion in the agenda.‑--(1) A member who wishes to move any motion not included in the agenda or an amendment to any item of the agenda shall give notice thereof to the Secretary not less than seven days before the date fixed for the meeting.

(2) A motion shall not be admissible :‑

(a) If the matter to which it relates is not within the scope of the Council's function;

(b) If it raises substantially the same question as a motion or an amendment which has been moved or withdrawn with the leave of the Council within ore year of the date of the meeting at which it is proposed to be moved;

(c) If it does not raise or clearly and precisely express one definite;

(d) If it contains arguments, references, ironical expressions or defa matory statement.

(3) The Chairman may disallow any motion which, in his opinion, is inadmissible.

Provided that if a motion can be rendered admissible by amendment, the Chairman may admit it in an amended form.

(4) When the Chairman disallows or amends a motion, the Secretary shall inform the member who gave notice of the motion of the order of disallowance or, as the case may be, of the amended form in which the motion has been admitted.

**5. Adjournment of meeting.‑‑--**If, at the time appointed for a meeting, a quorum is not present. The meeting shall not commence until a quorum is present and if the quorum is not present on the expiration of thirty minutes from the time appointed for the Greeting, the meeting shall stand adjourned for the next following day at the same time and place and for such adjour ned meeting no quorum shall be required.

6. Decision of the Council.‑(I) Every matter to be determined by the Council shall be determined on a motion moved by a member and put to the Council by the Chairman.

(2) Voting on a motion under sub‑rule (1) may be by a show of hand or by division or by ballot, as the Chairman may direct Provided that the voting shall be by ballot if majority of the members so demand.

(3) The result of the voting shall be announced by the Chairman and it shall not be challenged.

(4) In the event of equality of votes, the Chairman shall have a casting vote.

7. Motions.‑‑(1) Every motion or amendment shall be seconded and if not seconded it shall be deemed to have been withdrawn.

(2) When motions identical in purpose stand in the names of two or more members, the Chairman shall decide whose motion shall be moved and the other motion or motions shall thereupon be deemed to have been withdrawn.

(3) When 'a motion has been sconded, it shall be so stated by the Chairman:

(4) When a motion has been stated, it may be discussed as a question to be resolved either in the affirmative or in the negative and any member may move amendment to the motion a

Provided that the Chairman shall not allow an amendment to be moved which if it had been a substantive motion would have been inadmissible under sub‑rule (2) of rule 4.

8. Amendments.‑--(1) An amendment must be relevant to and within the scope of the motion to which it is proposed.

(2) The Chairman shall not allow an amendment to be moved which has, merely the effect of a negative vote.

(3) The Chairman may refuse to allow an amendment which, in his opinion, is frivolous,

(4) A motion may be amended by the omission, insertion, substitution or addition of words.

(5) When a motion or amendment is under debate, no proposal with reference thereto shall be made other than :‑‑

(a) an amendment of the motion or of the amendment, as the case may be;

(b) a motion for the adjournment of the debate on the motion or amendment either to a specified date and hour or sine‑die;

(c) a motion for closure, that is to say, a motion that the question be row put; or

(d) a motion that the Council, instead of proceeding to deal with the motion, do pass to next item on the agenda:

(6) It shall be in the discretion of the Chairman to put to or to refuse to put to the Council a proposal of the nature referred to its paragraph (b) of sub‑rule (5).

**9. Motion for closure.‑‑-**Unless the Chairman is of the opinion that the motion for closure curtails the right of reasonable debate, he shall forth with put a motion that the question be now put, and if that motion is carried, the substantive motion or amendment under debate shall be put forward:

Provided that the Chairman may allow the mover of the substantive: motion to exercise his right of address gar reply before the substantive motion tinder debate is put,

**10. Adjournment of debate.‑---**A proposal to adjourn the debate to a specified date and hour may be made at any time provided that it shall not interrupt a speech and it shall be in the discretion of the Chairman to put or to refuse to put such a proposal to the Council,

11. Order at Speeches and right of reply.‑‑(1) When a motion has been moved and seconded, members other than the mover and the seconder, may speak on the motion an such order as the Chairman may direct:

Provided that the mover and the seconder of a motion may, with the permission of the Chairman, speak thereon at any subsequent stage of the debate:

Provided further that any member at any stage of the debate may rise an, a point of order but no speech stall be allowed on that point ;

Provided also that a member who has spoken can s motion may speak again on an amendment subsequently moved to the motion.

(2) During the meeting, the Chairman may give at any time any objection, suggestion gar information to elucidate any point to help the members its the discussion.

(3) The mover of an original motion and the mover of an amendment, if permitted by the Chairman shall have the right of final reply.

(4) No member shall, save with the permission of the Chairman, speak for more than five minutes.

(5) The speech shall be strictly confined to the subject matter of the motion or amendment on which it is being made.

(6) Any motion or amendment standing in the name of a member who is absent front the meeting or unwilling to move it may be brought forward by any otter member with the permission of the Chairman.

12. Order of amendment to a motion, etc.‑--(1) When an amendment to any motion is moved and seconded or when two or more such amendment are moved and seconded, the Chairman shall, before taking the sense of the Council thereon, state or read to the Council the text of the original motion and of tie amendment or amendments proposed.

(2) An amendment to a motion shall be taut to the vote first.

(3) If there be more than one amendment to a motion, the Chairman shall decide in what order the amendments shall be taken.

13. Chairman to decide point of orders, etc.‑‑‑(1) When any motion involving several points has been discussed, it shall be in the discretion of the Chairman to divide the motion rind put each or any point separately to the vote as he may think fit.

(2) The Chairman shall decide any point of order which arises and his decision thereon shall be final.

(3) If any question of procedure arises in respect of a matter for which these rules mike no provision, the Chairman shall decide the same and his decision shall be final.

14. Appointment of Committees. Etc-----(1) The Council may appoint one or more Committees consisting of its members for the consideration of any special business.

(2) The Chairman of such Committee shall be appointed by the Council at the time of appointment of the Committee.

(3) The quorum to constitute a meeting of such Committee shall be determined at the time of its appointment.

(4) The report of such Committee shall be submitted to the Council at its next meeting alongwith its views.

15. Minutes of the meetings.‑------(1) A record of the proceedings of the Council and its Committees shall be preserved in the form of the minutes.

(2) A copy of the minutes of each meeting of the Council shall be sub mitted to the Chairman within fifteen days of the meeting which shall be authenticated by him and shall then be sent to each member within thirty days of the meeting.

(3) The minutes of each meeting of the Council shall contain such motions and amendments as have been moved and adopted or negated with the names of the movers and the seconders but without any record of com. meats or observations made by any member ht the meeting.

(4) If any objection regarding the correctness of the minutes is received by the Secretary within fifteen days of this despatch of tee minutes, such objection together with the minutes as recorded and attested shall be put before the next meeting of the Council for information, and no question shall be raised except as to the correctness of records of the meeting

Provided that if no objection regarding a decision take at a meeting is received within fifteen days of the despatch by the Secretary, such decision may, if expedient, be put into effect before the confirmation of the minutes at the next meeting:

Provided further that the Chairman may direct that action be taken on any decision of the Council before the expiry of the period of fifteen days.

(5) The minutes of the meeting of Council and the Committee shall, as soon as practicable after their confirmation, be printed in a volume which shall be permanently preserved.

**16. Report of observations and discussions.‑--**A report shall be kept of the observation and discussions at the meetings of the Council in as accurate a manner as possible. The detailed proceedings of the meeting shall be treated as confidential and shall be open for inspection by members only.

17. Resignation of members and filling of casual Vacancies.‑---(1) A member of the Council may by writing under his hand and addressed to the Chairman, resign his office and his resignation shall take effect on the date specified by him in this behalf or on the date of receipt of his resigna tion by the Chairman, which ever is letter.

(2) When a causal vacancy occurs by reason of death or resignation of a member of the Council or for any other reason, a report shall be made forthwith by the Chairman to the Federal Government which shall cause the vacancy to be filled by nomination by the authority by which that member was nominated.

**18. Duties of the Chairman:‑-----**The Chairman shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as may be assigned to him by the Council and may do such acts as he considers necessary in the furtherance of the objects of the Council.

19. Registration of disabled persons.‑----(1) Any disabled person desirous of being employed or otherwise rehabilitated may apply for registration with the Employment Exchange of his area in Form‑I.

(2) Every Employment Exchange shall keep a register in Form‑II for registering the names, addresses, qualifications and other particulars of disabled persons who apply for registration under sub‑rule (1).

(3) The Employment Exchange shall, after registration, issue an Index Card in Form‑III to the registered disabled persons.

**Explanation.‑--**For the purpose of this rule, form means a form appended to these rules as form‑IV.

20. Appointment officers and staff of the Council‑---(1) Subject to the approval of the Chairman, the Council may appoint such administrative and other staff as may be required for it from time to time for the effective performance of the functions.

(2) The powers and duties of the officers and staff of the Council shall be such as may be laid down by it from time to time.

(3) All officers and staff of the Council shall retire on attaining the age of sixty years; provided that the Council may, in its discretion, re‑employ any officer or member of the staff.

21. Estimate of receipts and expenditure.‑---(1) The Secretary shall pre pare detailed estimates of the receipts and expenditure for the next financial year and shall submit the same for approval at a meeting to be held for the purpose and for sanction by the Council.

(2) The funds of the Council shall not be appropriated to expenditure on any item which has not b; en sanctioned by the Council.

(3) The Chairman may re‑appropriate funds from one unit of appropri ation to another within the total sanctioned estimates and the copies of the orders of sanctions of such re‑appropriations by the Chairman shall be placed before the Council.

(4) The Chairman may sanction Cash expenditure of an amount not exceeding two thousand five hundred rupees in each case, and the Secretary may sanction expenditure of a contingent nature of an amount not exceed ing five hundred rupees.

(5) A permanent grant of two thousand rupees as imprest amount shall be made to the Secretary.

22. Cheques.(1) All cheques drawn on the Fund shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary.

(2) The Chairman may, in his discretion, authorise any other member of the Council to sign the cheques on his behalf.

(3) The cheque books shall remain in the personal custody of the Secretary.

**23. Certifying Officers.‑----**The Secretary shall be the certifying officer in respect of traveling daily and other allowances to members, officers and staff of the Council and the Chairman shall by the certifying officer in respect of the Secretary.

**24. Registers to be kept by the Council.‑‑‑**The Council shall keep the following accounts and registers, namely ;‑‑

(1) Cash books.

(2) classified abstract.

(3) A Register of Fund received.

(4) A. Register of Stock and Furniture.

(5) A Register of Stock of cheque hooks.

(6) A Register of leave Account.

(7) A. Register of Provident Fund Contributions.

25. Audit and account‑----(1) Monthly account shall be compiled in the classified abstract according tea the appropriations and suitable secondary units may be opened at the discretion of the Secretary who shall be responsible for the duo preparation and maintenance of all accounts.

(2) The audit of accounts of the Council shall be conducted by a firm of chartered accountants appointed by the Council.

(3) The audit report Shall be placed before the Council.


Section 12‑‑RP (E & R) Ordinance, 1981 FORM‑I

(Insignia) [See Ruls 19 (I)]



The Manager,

Employment Exchange.

Dear Sir,

I request that my name address and qualification, as stated, may be registered on the Register of Employment Exchange for reference to pro vincial Council for RDP as disabled and that I may be furnished with a Certificate of Registration.

  1. Name in full (in block letters)

  2. Father's name .........

  3. Type of Disability

  4. Date of Birth ....................... ..

  5. Permanent Address ..........................................

  6. Present Postal Address (on which registration is to be rent).

  7. Nationality 8. Province of Domicile

................................. 9. Religion

  1. Qualification Name of/Particulars Subject


(i) Literate up to.

(ii) Degree or Equipment.

(iii) Post graduate qualifications.

(iv) Professional Affiliations with status.

  1. Details of Specialization/Training Academic Practical

  2. Details of Employment Post Held From To Description of job achievement.



[See Rule 19 (8)]


Name in full ...... Registration No.:

Father's Name Date




Specimen Signature of the Disabled

or Thumb Impression

Signature of the Attesting Officer.


Employment Exchange

Registration of disable persons


[See Rule 19 (2)] FORM-II

|-----------------|----------------------|------|---------------|--------------|----------------------|---------------|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------------| | Registration No | Date of Registration | Name | Father s Name | Home Address | Professional Address | Qualification | Professional affiliation with status | Specialization Training/Attainment | Nature extent of Disability | Signature (Manager Employment Exchange) | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 |






  1. Name of Division/Department/Agency ..

  2. Name of Employer .

  3. Total number of posts ............................................................................................

  4. No of posts filled in category‑wise :‑


(a) Blind.

(b) Deaf.

(c) Physically disabled.

(d) Mentally Retarded..


(i) Apprentices .................................................................

(ii) Trainees .............................................................

(iii) Trained by other agencies and regu larly employed in the agency (with out being on the list of apprentices or trainers) ..................................

  1. Name of the disabled persons employed

in your Agency (enlist) .

  1. Qualification ......................................................................................

  2. Special Training .

  3. Monthly Salary paid to disabled

  4. Total amount paid yearly to the disabled

employed of your organization .......................................................................

  1. Total amount paid into Fund yearly in car no disabled person is employed

under section‑II .

  1. Remarks, if any ..........................................................................................

Name and Signature

with Rubber Stamp ...................

Date ..



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