AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12(d) OF THE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITIES ACT, 1987

 

AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12(d) OF THE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITIES ACT, 1987

The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (No. 1 of 1996) which received the assent of the President on 1st January, 1996 has amended section 12(d) of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

Section 74 of the said Act, which has amended clause (i) of section 2 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, is to the following effect:-
    "74. Amendment of Act 39 of 1987. - In section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, for clause (d), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-
    "(d) a person with disability as defined in clause(i) of Section
    Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of
    Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995."

Clause ( i ) of Section 2 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, defines 'disability' as under:-

"(i) 'disability' means --

( i ) blindness;
(ii) low vision;
(iii) leprosy-cured;
(iv) hearing impairment;
(v) loco-motor disability
(vi) mental retardation;
(vii) mental illness;"

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