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18. Functions of the State Coordination Committee.

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the function of the State Coordination Committee shall be to serve as the state focal point on disability matters and facilitate the continuous evolution of a comprehensive policy towards solving the problems faced by persons with disabilities.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing function the State Coordination Committee may, within the State perform all or any of the following functions, namely:

(a) review and coordinate the activities of all the Departments of Government and other Governmental and non-Governmental Organisations which are dealing with matters relating to persons with disabilities;

(b) develop a State policy to address issues faced by persons with disabilities;

(c) advise the State Government on the formulation of policies, programmes, legislation and projects with respect to disability;

(d) review, in consultation with the donor agencies, their funding policies from the perspective of their impact on persons with disabilities;

(e) take such other steps to ensure barrier free environment in public places, work places, public utilities, schools and other institutions;

(f) monitor and evaluate the impact of policies and programmes designed for achieving equality and full participation of persons with disabilities;

(g) to perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the State Government.

Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 Back

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