Title : THE INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY ACT, 1961 Year : 1961
31.Establishment of Council.
31. Establishment of Council. (1) With effect from such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf, there shall be established a central body to be called the Council.
(2) The Council shall consist of the following members, namely:-
(a) the Minister in charge of technical education in the
Central Government, ex officio, as Chairman;
(b) the Chairman of each Institute, ex officio;
(c) the Director of each Institute, ex officio;
(d) the Chairman, University Grants Commission, ex officio;
(e) the Director-General, Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research, ex officio;
(f) the Chairman of the Council of the Indian Institute of
Science, Bangalore, ex officio;
(g) the director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, ex officio;
(h) three persons to be nominated by the Central
Government, one to represent the Ministry concerned with technical education, another to represent the
Ministry of Finance and the third to represent any other Ministry;
(i) one person to be nominated by the All-India Council for
(j) not less than three, but not more than five, persons to be nominated by the Visitor, who shall be persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of education, industry, science or technology;
(k) three Members of Parliament, of whom two shall be elected by the House of the People from among its members and one by the Council of States from among its members.
162.(3) An officer of the Ministry of the Central Government concerned with technical education shall be nominated by that
Government to act as the Secretary of the Council.
32.Term of office of, vacancies among, and allowances payable to, membersof
32. Term of office of, vacancies among, and allowances payable to, members of Council. (1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, the term of office of a member of the Council shall be three years from the date of his nomination or election, as the case may be.
(2) The term of office of an ex officio member shall continue so long as he holds the office by virtue of which he is a member.
(3) A member of the Council referred to in clause (h) of sub-
section (2) of section 31 shall hold office during the pleasure of the
(4) The term of office of a member elected under clause (k) of sub-section (2) of section 31 shall expire as soon as he ceases to be a member of the House which elected him.
(5) The term of officer of a member nominated or elected to fill a casual vacancy shall continue for the remainder of the term of the member in whose place he has been nominated or elected.
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section an outgoing member shall, unless the Central Government otherwise directs, continue in office until another person is nominated or elected as a member in his place.
(7) The members of the Council shall be paid such travelling and other allowances by the Central Government as may be determined by that Government, but no member shall be entitled to any salary by reason of this sub-section.
33.Functions of Council.
33. Functions of Council. (1) It shall be the general duty of the
Council to co-ordinate the activities of all the Institutes.
(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the
Council shall perform the following functions, namely:-
(a) to advise on matters relating to the duration of the courses, the degrees and other academic distinctions to be conferred by the Institutes, admission standards and other academic matters;
(b) to lay down policy regarding cadres, methods of recruitment and conditions of service of employees, institution of scholarships and freeships, levying of fees and other matters of common interest;
163.(c) to examine the development plans of each Institute and to approve such of them as are considered necessary and also to indicate broadly the financial implications of such approved plans;
(d) to examine the annual budget estimates of each
Institute and to recommend to the Central Government the allocation of funds for that purpose;
(e) to advise the Visitor, if so required, in respect of any function to be performed by him under this Act; and
(f) to perform such other functions as are assigned to it by or under this Act.
34.Chairman of Council.
34. Chairman of Council. (1) The Chairman of the Council shall ordinarily preside at the meetings of the Council.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Chairman of the Council to ensure that the decisions taken by the Council are implemented.
(3) The Chairman shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as are assigned to him by this Act.
35.Power to make rules in respect of matters in this Chapter.
35. Power to make rules in respect of matters in this Chapter.
(1) The Central Government may 1*[by notification in the Official
Gazette,] make rules to carry out the purposes of this Chapter.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-
(a) the manner of filling vacancies among the members of the Council;
(b) the disqualifications for being chosen as, and for being, a member of the Council;
(c) the circumstances in which, and the authority by which, members may be removed;
(d) the meetings of the Council and the procedure of conducting business thereat;
(e) the travelling and other allowances payable to members of the Council; and
(f) the functions of the council and the manner in which such functions may be exercised.
1*["(3) Every rule made by the Central Government under this
Chapter shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each
House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule."]
1. Ins. by Act 4 of 1986, s. 2 and Sch. (w.e.f. 15.5.1986).
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