Section 27 in The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act, 2014

Title: Review of performance of Institute.

Description: (1) Each Institute shall, within five years from the establishment and incorporation of Institute under this Act and thereafter at the expiration of every fifth year, constitute, with the prior approval of the Central Government, a Committee to evaluate and review the performance of the Institute in achievement of its objects in the said period. (2) The Committee under sub-section (1) shall consist of members of acknowledged repute in academia or industry, drawn from such fields of knowledge as may have relevance to teaching, learning and research in such Institute. (3) The Committee shall assess the performance of Institute and make recommendations onβ€” (a) the extent of fulfilment of the objects of the Institute referred to in section 6, as demonstrated by the state of teaching, learning and research and its contribution to 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 matters as the Board may specify. (4) The Board shall consider the recommendations referred to in sub-section (3) and take such action on it as it may deem fit: Provided that the recommendations of the Committee 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.

Title: Grants by Central Government.

Description: (1) For the purposes of enabling the Institutes to discharge their functions efficiently under this Act, the Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, pay to each Institute in every financial year such sums of money in such manner as it may think fit. (2) The Central Government shall provide to each Institute, grants of such sums of money as are required to meet the expenditure on scholarships or fellowships instituted by it, including scholarships or fellowships for students from socially and educationally backward classes of citizens enrolled in such Institute.

Title: Fund of Institute.

Description: (1) Every Institute shall maintain a fund to which shall be credited:β€” (a) all monies provided by the Central Government or State Government, as the case may be; (b) all fees and other charges received by the Institute from students; (c) all monies received by the Institute by way of grants, gifts, donations, benefactions, bequests or transfers; (d) all monies received by the Institute from utilisation of intellectual property arising from research conducted or provision of advisory or consultancy services by it; and (e) all monies received by the Institute in any other manner or from any other source. (2) The fund of every Institute shall be applied towards meeting the expenses of the Institute, including expenses incurred in the exercise of its powers and discharge of its duties under this Act, furtherance of research in the Institute or in collaboration with other educational institutions or industry and for capital investment aimed at the growth and development of the Institute.

Title: Accounts and audit.

Description: (1) Every Institute shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare annual statement of accounts including the balance sheet in such form and accounting standard as may be specified by notification, by the Central Government in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India. (2) Where the statement of income and expenditure and the balance sheet of the Institute do not comply with the accounting standards, the Institute shall disclose in its statement of income and expenditure and balance sheet, the following, namely:β€” (a) the deviation from the accounting standards; (b) the reasons for such deviation; and (c) the financial effect, if any, arising out due to such deviation. (3) The accounts of every Institute shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any expenditure incurred by audit team in connection with such audit shall be payable by the Institute to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India. (4) The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any person appointed by him in connection with the audit of the accounts of any 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 rights to demand the production of books, accounts, connected vouchers and other documents and papers and to inspect the offices of the Institute. (5) The accounts of every 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 in accordance with such procedure as may be laid down by the Central Government.

Title: Pension and provident fund.

Description: (1) Every Institute may constitute for the benefit of its employees such provident or pension fund or provide such insurance scheme as it may deem fit in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Statutes. (2) Where such provident fund or pension 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.

CHAPTER 3 AUTHORITIES OF CENTRALLY FUNDED INDIAN INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY