Section 26 in The National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993

Title: Accounts and audit

Description: (1) The Council shall cause to be maintained such books of account in such form and in such manner and as the Central Government may, in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India, prescribe. (2) The Council shall, as soon as may be, after closing its annual accounts, prepare a statement of accounts in such form and forward the same to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India by such date as the Central Government may, in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General, determine. (3) The accounts of the Council shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India at such times and in such manner as he think fit. (4) The accounts of the Council as certified by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India or any other person appointed by him in this behalf, together with the audit report thereon shall be forwarded annually to the Central Government and that Government shall cause the same to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

Title: Delegation of powers and functions

Description: The Council may, by general or special order in writing, delegate to the chairperson or to any other member or to any officer of the Regional Committee, subject to such conditions and limitations, if any, as may be specified in the order, such of its powers and functions under this Act (except the power to make regulations under section 32), as it may deem necessary.

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government, the Council or any committees appointed by it, or any Member of the Council or member of such committees, or any officer or employee of the Central Government or the Council or any other person authorised by that Government or the Council, for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the rules or regulations made thereunder.

Title: Directions by the Central Government

Description: (1) The Council shall, in the discharge of its functions and duties under this Act be bound by such directions on questions of policy as the Central Government may give in writing to it from time to time. (2) The decision of the Central Government as to whether a question is one of policy or not shall be final.

Title: Power to supersede the Council.

Description: (1) If the Central Government is of the opinion that the Council is unable to perform, or has persistently made default in the performance of the duties imposed on it by or under this Act or has exceeded or abused its power, or has wilfully or without sufficient cause failed to comply with any direction issued by the Central Government under section 29, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, supersede the Council for such period as may be specified in the notification: Provided that before issuing a notification under this sub-section, the Central Government shall give reasonable opportunity to the Council to show cause why it should not be superseded and shall consider the explanation and objections, if any, of the Council. (2) Upon the publication of a notification under sub-section (1) superseding the Council— (a) all the Members of the Council shall, notwithstanding that their term of office had not expired, as from the date of supersession, vacate their offices as such Members; (b) all the powers and duties which may, by or under the provisions of this Act be exercised or performed by or on behalf of the Council shall, during the period of supersession, be exercised and performed by such person or persons as the Central Government may direct; (c) all property vested in the Council shall, during the period of supersession, vest in the Central Government. (3) On the expiry of the period of supersession specified in the notification issued under sub-section (1), the Central Government, may— (a) extend the period of supersession for such further period as it may consider necessary; or (b) reconstitute the Council in the manner provided in section 3.

The National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993