Section 23 in The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995

Title: Repeal and savings

Description: (1) The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Ordinance, 1995 (Ord. 3 of 1995) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the said Ordinance, shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provision of this Act.

Title: Short title and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Technology Development Board Act, 1995. (2) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1. 1st November, 1996,vide notification No. S.O. 602(E), dated 29th August, 1996, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Board" means the Technology Development Board constituted under sub-section (1) of section 3; (b) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Board; (c) "Fund" means the Fund for Technology Development and Application constituted under sub-section (1) of section 9; (d) "member" means a member of the Board and includes the Chairperson; (e) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; (f) "Secretary' means the Secretary of the Board appointed under sub-section (1) of section 4; (g) words and expressions used herein and not defined but defined in the Research and Development Cess Act, 1986 (32 of 1986), shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in that Act.

Title: Constitution and incorporation of the Board

Description: (1) The Central Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute, for the purposes of this Act, a Board to be called the Technology Development Board. (2) The Board shall be a body corporate by the name aforesaid having perpetual succession and a common seal with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to contract and shall, by the said name, sue and be sued. (3) The Board shall consist of the following members, namely:-- (a) the Secretary to the Government of India incharge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government dealing with Science and Technology ex officio Chairperson; (b) the Secretary to the Government of India incharge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government dealing with Scientific and Industrial Research ex officio; (c) the Secretary to the Government of India incharge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government dealing with Finance (Expenditure) ex officio; (d) the Secretary to the Government of India incharge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government dealing with Defence Research and Development ex officio; (e) the Secretary to the Government of India incharge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government dealing with Industrial Development ex officio; (f) the Secretary to the Government of India incharge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government dealing with Rural Development ex officio; (g) such number of persons, not exceeding four as may be prescribed, to be appointed by the Central Government from amongst persons having experience in technology development and application, banking and finance, industry, agriculture and rural development; and (h) Secretary of the Board. ex officio. (4) The term of office and other conditions of service of members specified in clause (g) of sub-section (3) shall be such as may be prescribed. (5) The Chairperson shall, in addition to presiding over the meetings of the Board, exercise and discharge such powers and duties of the Board as may be delegated to him by the Board and such other powers and duties as may be prescribed. (6) No act or proceeding of the Board shall be invalidated merely by reason of— (a) any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of, the Board; (b) any defect in the appointment of a person acting as a member of the Board; (c) any irregularity in the procedure of the Board not affecting the merits of the case.

Title: Secretary and other officers and employees of the Board

Description: (1) The Board may appoint the Secretary and such other officers and employees as it considers necessary for the efficient discharge of its functions under this Act. (2) The terms and conditions of service of the Secretary and other officers and employees of the Board shall be such as may be determined by regulations.