THE ORPHANAGES AND OTHER CHARITABLE HOMES (SUPERVISION AND CONTROL)
ACT NO. 10 OF 1960
[9th April, 1960.]
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.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Eleventh Year of the Republic of India as follows: -
1.Short title, extent and commencement.
1. Short title, extent and commencement. (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.
2. Definitions. 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 manage-
ment referred to in section 20 ;
(g) " recognised home " means a home in respect of which a certificate has been granted ;
744.(h) " prescribed " means prescribed by rules made under this Act ;
(i) "woman" means a female who has completed the age of eighteen years.
3.Act not to apply to certain institutions.
3. Act not to apply to certain institutions. Nothing in this
Act shall apply to-
(a) any hostel or boarding house attached to, or controlled or recognised by, an educational institution ; or
(b) any protective home established under the Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act, 1956 (104 of
(c) any reformatory, certified or other school, or any home or workhouse, governed by any enactment for the time being in force.
4.Effect of Act on instruments governing recognised homes.
4. Effect of Act on instruments governing recognised homes.
The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any instrument governing a recognised home.
THE BOARD OF CONTROL AND ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS