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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



(1) The Board may, with the previous approval of the State Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, make regulations not inconsistent with this Act and the rules made there under, for enabling it to perform its functions under this Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such regulations may provide for all or any of the following matters namely :-

(a) The time and place of the meetings of the Board, the procedure to be followed in regard to the transaction of business at such meetings and the quorum necessary for the transaction of business at such meetings;

(b) The maintenance of the minutes of meetings of the Board and the transmission of copies thereof to the State Government;

(c) The appointment of sub-committees and local committees and of persons by the Board for the purpose of assisting it in peforming its functions under this Act;

(d) The supervision and control of the management of recognised homes;

(e) The inspection of homes;

(f) The calling of returns and other information by the Board from managing committees;

(g) The reception, care, treatment, maintenance, protection, training, welfare, instruction, control and discipline of inmates in recognised homes;

(h) Visits to, and communication with, inmates of recognised homes and the grant of permission to such inmates to absent themselves for short periods;

(i) The discharge of inmates from recognised homes, their transfer from one recognised home to another and the reports to be sent by managers to the Board;

(j) Any other matter in respect of which provision is, in the opinion of the Board, necessary for the efficient supervision and control of homes.

(3) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, amend, vary or rescind any regulation which it has approved; and thereupon the regulation shall have effect accordingly, but without prejudice to the exercise of the powers of the Board under sub-section (1).



(1) As from the date of the coming into force in any State1 of this Act, the Women's and Children's Institutions (Licensing) Act, 1956,1* or any other Act corresponding to this Act in force in that State immediately before such commencement, shall stand repealed.

(2) Notwithstanding such repeal,anything done or any action taken (including any direction given, any register or rule or order made or any restriction imposed) under the said Act shall,insofar as such thing or action is not inconsistent with the provisions of thisAct, be deemed to have been done or taken under the provisions aforesaid, as ifthey were in force when such thing was done or such action was taken, and shallcontinue in force accordingly until superseded by anything done or any actiontaken under this Act.

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1.This Act has been enforced in Kerala and Rajasthan so far. Naturally,Act 105 of 1956 stands repealed in those two States.

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Last updated on July, 2016

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