Section 23 in The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998

Title: Accounts and audit

Description: (1) The Institute shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts, including the balance-sheet, in such form as may be specified, in accordance with such general directions as may be issued by the Central Government in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India. (2) The accounts of the Institute shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any expenditure incurred by him in connection with such audit shall be payable by the Institute to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India. (3) The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any person appointed by him in connection with the audit of the accounts of the Institute shall have the same rights, privileges and authority in connection with such audit as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India has in connection with the audit of the Government accounts, and, in particular, shall have the right to demand the production of books, accounts, connected vouchers and other documents and papers and to inspect the offices of the Institute. (4) The accounts of the Institute 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 each House of Parliament

Title: Pension and provident fund

Description: (1) The Institute shall constitute, for the benefit of its employees, including the Director, in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Statutes, such pension, insurance and provident funds as it may deem fit. (2) Where any such provident fund has been so constituted, the Central Government may declare that the provisions of the Provident Funds Act, 1925 (19 of 1925) shall apply to such fund as if it were a Government provident fund.

Title: Appointments

Description: All appointments of the staff of the Institute, except that of the Director, shall be made in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Statutes— (a) by the Board, if the appointment is made on the academic staff in the post of Assistant Professor or above or if the appointment is made on the non-academic staff in any cadre, the maximum of the pay-scale for which is the same or higher than that of Assistant Professor; and (b) by the Director, in any other case.

Title: Statutes

Description: Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the formation of departments of teaching; (b) the institution of fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals and prizes; (c) the classification, the method of appointment and the determination of the terms and conditions of service of officers, teachers and other staff of the Institute; (d) the reservation of posts for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and other categories of persons as may be determined by the Central Government, from time to time; (e) the constitution of pension, insurance and provident funds for the benefit of the officers, teachers and other staff of the Institute; (f) the constitution, powers and duties of the authorities of the Institute; (g) the establishment and maintenance of halls and hostels; (h) the manner of filling vacancies among members of the Board; (i) the authentication of the orders and decisions of the Board; (j) the meetings of the Senate, the quorum at such meetings and the procedure to be followed in the conduct of their business; and (k) any other matter which by this Act is to be, or may be, prescribed by the Statutes

Title: Statutes how made

Description: (1) The first Statutes of the Institute shall be framed by the Board with the previous approval of the Visitor and a copy of the same shall be laid as soon as may be before each House of Parliament. (2) The Board may, from time to time, make new or additional Statutes or may amend or repeal the Statutes in the manner hereafter in this section provided. (3) A new Statute or addition to the Statutes or any amendment or repeal of a Statute shall require the previous approval of the Visitor who may assent thereto or withhold assent or remit it to the Board for consideration. (4) A new Statute or a Statute amending or repealing an existing Statute shall have no validity unless it has been assented to by the Visitor.

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