The particulars of NIHH, its organization, function and duties


  1. Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai was established on 9th August, 1983. The institute, functioning under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, is an apex National Level Autonomous Institute working in the area of research, education, training and rehabilitation of the hearing handicapped.

    1.1 The main aims and objectives of Institute are –

    1. Manpower Development
    2. Research
    3. Clinical Services
    4. Outreach & Extension Services
    5. Socio–economic Rehabilitation Services
    6. Material Development
    7. Collection of Information, Documentation and Dissemination of Information

    1.2 Regional Centres:

    The Institute has its Regional Centres at Kolkata, New Delhi, Secunderabad and Bhubaneshwar. These centers are meeting the local and regional needs in terms of manpower development, research and clinical services.

  2. Authorities of the institute:

    The following are the authorities of the institute:

    2.1 General Council
    2.2 Executive Council
    2.3 Such other Authorities as may be prescribed from time to time by the General Council

  3. General Council:

    3.1 The composition of the General Council shall be:

    (a) Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of India President
    (b) Joint Secretary concerned with the subject in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of India. Member
    (c) Financial Adviser to the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India Member
    (d) Dir. Gen. of Employment & Training Government of India, Ministry of Labour Member
    (e) Ten specialists/representatives of voluntary organizations/social workers in the field (to be nominated by the Government of India). Member
    (f) A nominee of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Member
    (g) Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Member
    (h) Director of the Institute Member Secretary

    3.2 The General Council will have the power to co–opt from time to time for such period as they deem fit representative or representatives of such other organizations or institutions and individuals as they deem desirable in the interests of the institute. Co–opted member shall have the right to participate in the discussion but not to vote.

  4. Term of office:

    4.1 The tenure of office of the Members and Office Bearers of the General Council ex–cept that the President shall be–two years or until their successors are nominated, whichever is later, and they shall be eligible for re–nomination.

    4.2 The tenure of office of the member of the General Council shall be at the pleasure of the Central Government It can be reduced or ex–ended at the pleasure of the Central Government.

    4.3 An ex–officio member shall automatically cease to be a member of General Council on vacating office.

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