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THE ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT, 1987

Title : THE ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT, 1987

Year : 1987



(1) With effect from such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, there shall be established a Council by the name of the All India Council for Technical Education.

(2) The Council shall be a body corporate by the name aforesaid, having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power in contract and shall by the said name sue and be sued.

(3) The head office of the Council shall be at Delhi and the Council may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, establish offices at other places in India.

(4) The Council shall consist of the following members, namely:-

(a) A Chairman to be appointed by the Central Government;

(b) A Vice-Chairman to be appointed by the Central Government;

(c) The Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of the Central Government dealing with education, ex officio;

(d) The Educational Adviser (General) to the Government of India, ex officio;

(e) The Chairman of the four Regional Committees, ex officio;

(f) The Chairmen of,-

(i) The All India Board of Vocational Education, ex officio;

(ii) The All India Board of Technician Education, ex officio;

(iii) The All India Board of Under-graduate Studies in Engineering and Technology, ex officio;

(iv) The All India Board of Post-Graduate Education and Research in Engineering and Technology, ex officio;

(v) The All India Board of Management Studies, ex officio;

(g) One member to be appointed by the Central Government to represent the Ministry of Finance of the Central Government;

(h) One member to be appointed by the Central Government to represent the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Central Government;

(i) Four members to be appointed by the Central Government by rotation to represent the Ministries and the Department of the Central Government, other than those specified in clauses (g) and (h);

(j) Two members of Parliament of whom one shall be elected by the House of the People and one by the Council of States;

(k) Eight members to be appointed by the Central Government by rotation in the alphabeti¬cal order to represent the States and the Union territories :

Provided that an appointment under this clause shall be made on the recommendation of the Government of the State, or as the case may be, the Union territory concerned;

(l) Four members to be appointed by the Central Government to represent the organisations in the field of industry and commerce;

(m) Seven members to be appointed by the Central Government to represent,-

(i) The Central Advisory Board of Education;

(ii) The Association of Indian Universities;

(iii) The Indian Society for Technical Education;

(iv) The Council of the Indian Institutes of Technology;

(v) The Pharmacy Council of India;

(vi) The Council of Architecture;

(vii) The National Productivity Council;

(n) Four members to be appointed by the Central Government to represent the professional bodies in the field of technical and management education;

(o) Not more than two members to be appointed by the Central Government to represent such interests not covered by the foregoing clauses as the Central Government may deem fit;

(p) The Chairman, University Grants Commission, ex officio;

(q) The Director, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Delhi, ex officio;

(r) The Director-General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, ex officio;

(s) The Director-General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, ex officio;

(t) Member Secretary to be appointed by the Central Government.

(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (4),--

(a) The first Chairman shall be the Minister of Human Resource Development of the Central Government;

(b) The first Vice-Chairman of the Council shall be the Minister of State for Education of the Central Government;

(c) The first Member - Secretary of the Council shall be the Educational Adviser (Technical) of the Central Government.



(1) The term of office of a member, other than an ex officio member, on the first constitution of the Council shall be five years and thereafter three years.

(2) If a casual vacancy occurs in the office of the Chairman, whether by reason of his death, resignation or inability to discharge his functions owing to illness or other incapacity, the Vice-Chairman holding office as such for the time being shall act as the Chairman and shall, unless any other person is appointed earlier as the Chairman, hold office of the Chairman for the remainder of the term of office of the person in whose place he is to so act.

(3) If a casual vacancy occurs in the office of the Vice-Chairman or any other member, whether by reason of his death, resignation or inability to discharge his functions owing to illness or other incapacity, such vacancy shall be filled up by the Central Government by making a fresh appointment and the member so appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term of office of the person in whose place he is so appointed,

(4) The Vice-Chairman shall perform such functions as may be assigned to him by the Chairman from time to time.

(5) The procedure to be followed by the members in the discharge of their functions shall be such as may be prescribed.



(1) The Council shall meet at such time and places, and shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings (including the quorum at such meetings) as may be provided by regulations:

Provided that the Council shall meet at least once every year.

(2) The Chairman and in his absence the Vice-Chairman shall preside at the meetings of the Council.

(3) If for any reason the Chairman or the Vice-Chairman is unable to attend any meeting of the Council any other member chosen by the members present at the meeting shall preside at the meeting.

(4) All questions which come up before any meeting of the Council shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting, and, in the event of an equality of votes, the Chairman, or in his absence, the person presiding, shall have and exercise a second or casting vote.



No act or proceeding of the Council shall be invalid merely by reason of-

(a) Any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of the Council; or

(b) Any defect in the appointment of a person acting as a member of the Council; or

(c) Any irregularity in the procedure of the Council not affecting the merits of the case.



(1) The Council may associate with itself, in such manner and for such purposes as may be determined by regulations, any person whose assistance or advice it may desire in carrying out any of the provisions of this Act.

(2) A person associated with it by the Council under sub-section (1) for any purpose shall have a right to take part in the discussions relevant to that purpose, but shall not have a right to vote at a meeting of the Council, and shall not be a member for any other purpose.



(1) For the purpose of enabling it efficiently to discharge its functions under this Act, the Council shall, subject to such regulations as may be made in this behalf, appoint (whether on deputation or otherwise) such number of officers and other employees as it may consider necessary:

Provided
that the appointment of such category of officers, as may be specified in such regulations, shall be subject to the approval of the Central Government.

(2) Every officer or other employee appointed by the Council shall be subject to such conditions of service and shall be entitled to such remuneration as may be determined by regulations.



All orders and decisions of the Council shall be authenticated by the signature of the Chairman or any other member authorised by the Council in this behalf, and all other instruments issued by the Council shall be authenticated by the signature of the Member-Secretary or any other officer of the Council authorised in like manner in this behalf.
Last updated on July, 2016

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