SAC approves legislations

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SRINAGAR: The SAC gave nod to the enactment of the ‘The Jammu & Kashmir State Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Bill, 2018’ and ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Bill, 2018’.
‘The Jammu & Kashmir State Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Bill, 2018’ aims at empowering persons with disabilities to live independently by providing them support, extending support to registered organisations to provide need based services to families of persons with disabilities, promoting measures for care and protection of such persons and realisation of equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of persons with disabilities. It will leverage various centrally sponsored schemes/programmes and will be beneficial for their rehabilitation, education, skill development and effective participation and inclusion in society.
‘The Jammu and Kashmir Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Bill, 2018’ aims to put a check on misleading advertisements for certain purposes of remedies alleged to possess magic qualities which directly or indirectly gives a false impression regarding the true character of the drug or makes a false claim for the drug or is otherwise false or misleading in any manner.
In 1954, the Government of India passed Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954. The said Act extends to whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The State Health and Medical Education Department mooted the proposal for enactment of legislation similar to the central legislation.

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