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THE ORPHANAGES AND OTHER CHARITABLE HOMES (SUPERVISION AND CONTROL) ACT, 1960

Title : THE ORPHANAGES AND OTHER CHARITABLE HOMES (SUPERVISION AND CONTROL) ACT, 1960

Year : 1960

[Act, No. 10 of 1960]
[9th April, 1960]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for the supervision and control of orphanages, homes for neglected women or children and other like institutions and for matters connected therewith.



(1) This Act may be called The Orphanages and Other Charitable Homes (Supervision and Control) Act, 1960.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3) It shall come into force in a State on such date" as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.



In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Board" means the Board of Control established under section 5;

(b) "Certificate" means the certificate of recognition granted under section 15;

(c) "Child" means a boy or girl who has not completed the age of eighteen years;

(d) "Home" means an institution, whether called an orphanage, a home for neglected women or children, a widows' home, or by any other name, maintained or intended to be maintained for the reception, care, protection and welfare of women or children;

(e) "Manager" means a member of the managing committee appointed as such by the committee under section 20;

(f) "Managing committee" means the committee of management referred to in section 20;

(g) "Recognised home" means a home in respect of which a certificate has been granted;

(h)"Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(i) "Woman" means a female who has completed the age of eighteen years.

Last updated on July, 2016

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