THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2006#No. 28 of 2006$[13th July, 2006]+An Act to establish and incorporate the National Institute of Fashion Technology for the promotion and development of education and research in fashion technology and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:—CHAPTER IPreliminaryCHAPTER IPreliminary1.Short title and commencement.1. Short title and commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the National Institute of Fashion Technology Act, 2006.(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act.2.Definitions.2. Definitions.-In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, —(a) “appointed day” means the date of establishment of the National Institute of Fashion Technology under sub-section (1) of section 3;(b) “Board” means the Board of Governors of the Institute constituted under sub-section (3) of section 3;(c) “Chairperson” means the Chairperson of the Institute nominated under clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 3;(d) “Director-General” means the Director-General of the Institute appointed under section 15;(e) “fashion” includes a popular trend or a lifestyle, specially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behaviour or the business of creating, promoting or studying styles in vogue or the designing, production and marketing of new styles of goods such as, clothing, accessories, craft and cosmetics; and the words “fashion technology” with their grammatical variations and cognate expressions, shall be construed accordingly;(f) “Fund” means the Fund of the Institute to be maintained under section 19;(g) “Institute” means the National Institute of Fashion Technology established under sub-section (1) of section 3;(h) “Institute Campus” means an Institute Campus located at New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata or any other place in India or abroad as may be decided by the Board of Governors;(i) “Senate” means the Senate of the Institute referred to in section 12;(j) “Society” means the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860;(k) “Statutes” and “Ordinances” mean respectively the Statutes and the Ordinances of the Institute made under this Act.