CHAPTER 184
DISABLED PERSONS (EMPLOYMENT) ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   NOTICES

      The Disabled Persons (Employment) (Appointment of Members of the National Advisory Council) Notice

   REGULATIONS

      The Disabled Persons (Employment) Regulations

NOTICES

THE DISABLED PERSONS (EMPLOYMENT) (APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL) NOTICE

(Sections 3 and 5)

G.N. No. 48 of 1984

   1. This Notice may be cited as the Disabled Persons (Employment) (Appointment of Members of the National Advisory Council) Notice.

   2. A National Advisory Council is hereby established and the following persons are appointed to be members of the said National Advisory Council, the Regional and District Committees respectively:

   (a)   The National Advisory Council Chairman;

      The Commissioner for Social Welfare to be Secretary;

      One member from the Ministry of Industries;

      One member from the Ministry of Health;

      One member from the Prime Minister's Office;

      One member from the Manpower Development;

      One member from the Association of Tanzania Employers;

      One member from the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs;

      One member from The Association of the Disabled;

      One member from the National Council of Social and Welfare Services;

      One member from the Trade Unions;

      One member from the Shah Industries Limited Moshi;

      One member from the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare;

      One member from the Christian Council of Tanzania; and

      One member from the Tanzania Episcopal Conference.

   (b)   For each Region, the following persons shall be members of the Regional Advisory Committee:

Regional Development DirectorChairman;
Regional Social Welfare OfficerSecretary;
The Regional Medical Officermember;
The Regional Labour Officermember;
The Regional Secretary of the Trade Unionsmember;
The Regional Social Welfare Development Officermember;
Regional Representative of the Association for the Disabledmember;
Regional Representative of the Tanzania Society for the Albinosmember;
Regional Representative of the Tanzania Society for the Blindmember;
The Regional Small Industries Officermember;
The National Member of Parliament representing the Regionmember;
A representative of volunteer agencies within the Regionmember;

   (c)   For each District, the following persons shall be members of the District Advisory Committee:

The District Development DirectorChairman;
The District Educational Officermember
The District Medical Officermember
The District Secretary of the Trade Unionsmember
The District representative of Tanzania Society for the Albinosmember
The District representative of Tanzania Society for the Blindmember
The District Small Industries Officermember
The Member or Members of Parliament representing that Districtmember
A representative of volunteer agencies within the Districtmember

REGULATIONS

THE DISABLED PERSONS (EMPLOYMENT) REGULATIONS

(Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 14)

[1st January, 1986]

G.N. No. 464 of 1985

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Disabled Persons (Employment) Regulations.

2.   Application

   (1) Subject to subregulation (2), these regulations shall apply to towns in Tanzania Mainland regions and districts specified in the First Schedule to these Regulations.

   (2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1), these regulations shall apply to towns in other Tanzania Mainland Regions and Districts as and when a social welfare Office is established there.

   (3) These Regulations shall be carried into effect by departments of Government, local authorities, parastatal organisations and private enterprises as if they were employers within the meaning of the Act.

3.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations–

    "the Act" means the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act *;

   "Commissioner" means Commissioner for social welfare;

   "Committee" means the Regional or District Committee established under section 5 of the Act;

   "Council" means the Nationals Advisory Council established under section 3 of the Act;

   "medical officer" means a medical officer in the service of Government, or a medical practitioner approved by the Commissioner for the purposes of these Regulations;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for the welfare of disabled persons;

   "Registration Centre" means a social welfare office of a Region or District.

4.   Register of Disabled Persons

   (1) The Commissioner shall maintain a Disabled Persons Register in Form "A" prescribed in the Second Schedule to these Regulations.

   (2) A disabled person may apply in Form "B" prescribed in the Second Schedule to the District Committee for Registration in the Register of disabled persons.

5.   Disabled persons to carry identity card

   (1) A registered disabled person shall carry an identity card of registration as prescribed in Form "C" of the Second Schedule signed by the Commissioner or a person authorised by him.

   (2) Every disabled person shall surrender his identity card to the Commissioner or a person authorised by him six months after obtaining suitable employment.

6.   Conditions for registration

   A person may be registered in the Disabled Persons Register if he is–

   (a)   a disabled person within the meaning of the Act;

   (b)   within working age;

   (c)   willing to work; and

   (d)   not currently in suitable employment for his upkeeping and self-dependency.

7.   Retention of name in register; renewal of registration

   (1) Subject to subregulation (2) the name of a disabled person shall remain in the register for a period of three years, but he may apply to the Commissioner for renewal of his registration within six months from the end of that period.

   (2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1), the name of a disabled person shall remain in the register if–

   (a)   he is not provided with or in a position to get a job commensurate with his qualification or experience; or

   (b)   he is rehabilitated vocationally; or

   (c)   the information furnished by him is not subsequently found to be wrong; or

   (d)   has failed to renew his registration within the period mentioned in subregulation (1).

8.   Training of disabled persons

   (1) Subject to a certificate of fitness signed by a medical officer, a disabled person may be admitted for training in a vocational training centre in the private or public sector.

   (2) At least two percent of the vacancies in Vocational Training Centres shall be reserved for disabled persons.

   (3) On production of a certificate of fitness signed by medical officer, owners of industries covered by the Act, may be required to impart in plant requisite training to at least five disabled persons.

9.   Employer's Register

   (1) An Employer's Register is hereby established.

   (2) The Commissioner shall maintain the Employer's Register in Form "D" prescribed in the Second Schedule.

   (3) An employer shall be registered in the Register if he has the capacity to employ fifty or more employees.

10.   Vacancy of disabled person

   (1) Every registered employer shall employ registered disabled persons who shall constitute at least two percent of the number of employees in his establishment.

   (2) The vacancies for employment for disabled persons shall be notified by employer in form "E" prescribed in second schedule to the registration centre.

11.   Register of particulars of disabled persons on half yearly return

   (1) Every registered employer shall–

   (a)   maintain a register showing the particulars of disabled persons employed; and

   (b)   within thirty days after half year, render half yearly return to the Regional and District social welfare officer in Form "F" prescribed in the Second Schedule showing the number of disabled persons employed by the establishment.

   (2) For the purposes of the registration, "half year" means the period ending on 30th June and 31st December.

FIRST SCHEDULE
LIST OF REGIONAL OFFICES/DISTRICT OFFICES, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT

(Regulation 2(1))

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT

Name of Region

District

City/Town in which Regional or District Office is situated

1

2

3

1.

Arusha ... ... ... ... ...

   Arusha ... ... ... ...

   Arusha.

   Mbulu ... ... ... ...

   Mbulu.

2.

Dar es Salaam ... ... ...

   Dar es Salaam.

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