Section 21 in The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Publicprivate Partnership) Act 2017

Title: Powers and functions of Finance Committee

Description: The Finance Committee shall examine the accounts, scrutinise proposals for expenditure and financial estimates of the Institute and thereafter submit it to the Board together with its comments for approval.

Title: Meetings

Description: (1) The Chairperson shall ordinarily preside over the meetings of the Board, Finance Committee and at the convocations of the Institute. (2) It shall be the duty of the Chairperson to ensure that the decisions taken by the Board are implemented. (3) The Chairperson shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by this Act or the Statutes.

Title: Director

Description: (1) The Director shall be the principal executive officer of the Institute and shall be responsible for implementation of the decisions of the Board and Senate and for day-to-day administration of the Institute. (2) The Director shall be appointed by the Visitor, on such terms and conditions of service as may be laid down by the Statutes. (3) The Director shall be appointed out of the panel of names recommended by a search-cumselection committee consisting of— (a) Chairperson of the Board, who shall be the Chairperson of the search-cum-selection committee; (b) two members, nominated by the Board, from amongst eminent administrators, industrialists, educationists, scientists, technocrats and management specialists; (c) nominee of the State Government in which the Institute is located; (d) nominee of one of the industry partners by rotation; (e) head of the Bureau, Ministry of Human Resource Development dealing with Indian Institutes of Information Technology—Member Secretary, ex officio; (4) The Director shall exercise the powers and perform the duties as may be assigned under this Act or the Statutes or Ordinances, or as may be delegated by the Board. (5) The Director shall, except on account of resignation or removal, hold office for a period of five years from the date of assumption of charge as Director. (6) The Director may, by writing under his hand addressed to the Chairperson, resign his office. (7) The Visitor may remove from office the Director, who— (a) has been adjudged as insolvent; or (b) has been convicted of an offence which, in the opinion of the Visitor, involves moral turpitude; or (c) has become physically or mentally incapable of acting as a Director; or (d) has acquired such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially the functions as a Director; or (e) has so abused the position or so conducted as to render the continuance in office prejudicial to the public interest: Provided that the Director shall not be removed from office except by an order made by the Visitor, after an enquiry instituted by the Board, in which the Director has been informed of the charges and given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of those charges. (8) The Board shall initiate the process of appointment in respect of any vacancy due to arise for the post of Director on completion of tenure before a period of six months from the date of arising of such vacancy and that the process of appointment shall be completed before such vacancy arises. (9) Where the post of Director falls vacant on account of any reason other than completion of tenure, the process of appointment shall be initiated by the Board within one month of such vacancy and process shall be completed as early as possible.

Title: Registrar

Description: (1) The Registrar of every Institute shall be appointed on such terms and conditions as may be laid down by the Statutes. (2) The Registrar shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Statutes or by the Director. (3) The Registrar shall be responsible to the Director for the proper discharge of his functions.

Title: Review of Performance of Institute

Description: (1) The Institute shall, within five years from the date of establishment and incorporation under this Act and thereafter at the expiration of every fifth year, constitute, with the prior approval of the Board, a review committee or shall appoint an agency as a third party to evaluate the performance of the Institute and its achievements with respect to its objectives during the said period. (2) The review committee constituted under sub-section (1) shall consist of members of repute in academia or industry, from relevant fields of teaching, learning and research in such Institute. (3) The third party agency appointed under sub-section (1) shall have past experience of conducting such evaluations. (4) The review committee or the third party agency, as the case may be, shall assess the performance of Institute and shall submit its report with recommendations on— (a) the extent of fulfilment of the objects of the Institute mentioned in section 6, as demonstrated by the state of teaching, learning and research, and its contribution to the society; (b) the promotion of transformational research and its impact on industry and society; (c) the advancement of fundamental research beyond the current frontiers of knowledge; (d) the establishment of the Institute as amongst the global leaders in the area of information technology; (e) such other parameters as the Board may consider necessary and specify. (5) The Board shall place the report of the review committee or the third party agency in the public domain and on its website and consider the recommendations referred to in sub-section (3) and take such action as it may deem fit: Provided that the recommendations of the review committee or the third party agency along with an explanatory memorandum on the action taken or proposed to be taken, specifying the reasons thereof, shall be submitted to the Central Government.