What is Full Form of RCI

RCI Full Form


The Rehabilitation Council of India is the apex government body, setup under an act of parliament, to regulate training programs and courses targeted at disabled, disadvantaged, and special education requirement communities. It is the only statutory council in India that is required to maintain
the Central Rehabilitation register which mainly documents of all qualified professionals who operate and deliver training and educational programs for the targeted communities.


In the year 2000, the Rehabilitation Council of India (Amendment) Act, 2000, was introduced and notified consequently by the Government of India. The Amendment brought definitions and discussions provided within the earlier Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992, under the ambit of a larger act, namely,
persons with act disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full
Participation) Act, 1995.


Objectives of RCI

  • Regulating the training policies and programs of the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
  • Bringing standardization of training courses for professionals.
  • Prescribing minimum standards of education and training of various categories of professionals.
  • Recognize institutions and universities running master’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees and diploma courses in the related field.
  • To recognize degrees/diplomas/certificates awarded by foreign universities/institutions on a reciprocal basis.
  • Promoting research in rehabilitation and special education.
  • Maintaining a central rehabilitation register for registrations of·
    professionals and personnel.
  • Collecting information on a regular basis on education and training in the field of rehabilitation of people with disabilities of institutions in India and abroad.
  • Encouraging continuing education in the field of rehabilitation and special education by collaborating with other organizations.
  • Recognizing vocational rehabilitation centers as manpower development centers.
  • To register vocational instructors and other personnel working in the Vocational rehabilitation Centers.
  • To register personnel working in national institutes and apex institutes on disability under the ministry of social justice and empowerment.

Training Courses under RCI
One of the main functions of the council is to standardize the training courses for
professionals for ensuring quality services to people with disabilities. The councils
keep on modifying and revising the existing syllabus and adopting new training
programs incorporating new developments.
The council has standardized 58 Long Term/Short Term training courses, which
include 04 courses developed during the current year, with the help of respective
expert committees constituted by the council.