Section 31 in The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998

Title: Acts and proceedings not to be invalidated by vacancies

Description: No act of the Institute or Board or Senate or any other body set up under this Act or the Statutes, shall be invalid merely by reason of— (a) any vacancy in, or defect in, the constitution thereof, or (b) any defect in the election, nomination or appointment of person acting as a member thereof, or (c) any irregularity in its procedure not affecting the merits of the case.

Title: Grant of degrees, etc., by Institute

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956) or in any other law for the time being in force, the Institute shall have power to grant degrees and other academic distinctions and titles under this Act.

Title: Sponsored schemes

Description: Whenever the Institute receives funds from any Government, the University Grants Commission or any other agency sponsoring a scheme to be executed by the Institute, notwithstanding anything in this Act,-- (a) the amount received shall be kept by the Institute separately from the Fund of the Institute and utilised only for the purpose of the scheme; (b) the staff required to execute the same shall be recruited in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated by the sponsoring organisation: Provided that any money remaining unutilised under clause (a) shall be transferred to the endowment fund created under section 22 of this Act.

Title: Power to remove difficulties

Description: (1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions or give such directions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as appears to it to be necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty: Provided that no such order shall be made after the expiry of two years from the appointed day. (2) Every order made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament.

Title: Transitional provisions

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act,-- (a) the Board of Governors of the Society functioning as such immediately before the commencement of this Act shall continue to so function until a new Board is constituted for the Institute under this Act, but on the constitution of a new Board under this Act, the members of the Board holding office before such constitution shall cease to hold office; (b) until the first Statutes and the Ordinances are made under this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Sector-67, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali), District Ropar, Punjab as in force, immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall continue to apply to the Institute in so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.