Section 22 in The Indian Council of World Affairs Act, 2001
Title: Authentication of orders and instruments of Council
All orders and decisions of the Council shall be authenticated by the signature of the President or the Vice-President and all other instruments issued by the Council shall be authenticated by the signature of the Director-General or any other officer of the Council authorised by the Council in this behalf.
Title: Vacancy, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of the Council
No act or proceeding of the Council, Governing Body or any standing or ad hoc committee under this Act 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.
Title: Transitory provision
1[23A. Transitory provision.-- For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that till the constitution of a Council in terms of sub-section (2) of section 7, the Council referred to in sub-section (1) thereof shall be deemed to have been a Council for the purposes of this Act notwithstanding anything contrary contained in any provision of this Act:
Provided that anything done or any action taken or any proceeding initiated under any provision of this Act or rules or regulations made there under shall not be called in question before any court or other authority because of non-existence of a Council in terms of sub-section (2) of section 7.]
1. Ins. by Act 5 of 2004, s. 4 (w.e.f. 7-1-2004).
Title: Reports, returns and information
The Council shall furnish to the Central Government such reports, returns and other information as that Government may require from time to time.
Title: Power to make rules
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(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 members under sub-section (7) of section 8;
(b) the powers and functions to be exercised and discharged by the President and the Vice-Presidents under sections 9 and 10, as the case may be;
(c) the allowances to be paid to the members under section 11;
(d) the control and restrictions in relation to the constitution of standing and ad hoc committees under sub-section (5) of section 14;
(e) the number of other officers and employees that may be appointed by the Council and the manner of such appointment under sub-section (5) of section 15;
(f) the salaries and allowances payable to the Director-General and other officers and employees of the Council under sub-section (6) of section 15;
(g) such other functions to be performed by the Council under section 16;
(h) the form in which and the time at which the budget shall be prepared by the Council and the number of copies thereof to be forwarded to the Central Government under section 19;
(i) the form in which an annual statement of accounts including the balance-sheet shall be prepared by the Council under sub-section (1) of section 20;
(j) the form in which and the time at which the annual report of the activities of the Council shall be submitted to the Central Government under section 21;
(k) any other matter which has to be or may be prescribed by rules.